Ban the use of tear gas (especially during a pandemic with respiratory distress!)

Ban the use of tear gas (especially during a pandemic with respiratory distress!)

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maya sarraf started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

Tear gas is a weapon that is being used to silence the voices of people fighting against racial injustice by invoking their first amendment right As they stand up for what they believe they are being met with weapons we are not allowed to use in war because they are so harmful, yet we are allowing them to be used on our own citizens. That is wrong. We need to make sure that our citizens are safe especially in a time where coronavirus’s main symptom is respiratory distress we should not aggravate and harm our citizens further. Being hit with tear gas may make you more susceptible to respiratory illness, like influenza or COVID-19, later on, Duke University anesthesiology professor Sven-Eric Jordt says. Our country is hurting, we need the freedom to speak out about this and stand up for equality and not be met by weapons to damaging to use against our enemies. WE CANNOT USE THAT ON OUR OWN PEOPLE! Tear gases was used in warfare throughout most of the 20th century until 1993. This is when the Chemical Weapons Convention banned the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons in battle. That means we cannot use it on our enemies in war, however,  The international treaty doesn’t apply to nations’ domestic law enforcement, so police are allowed to use it on their own citizens as they exercise their first amendment right and fight racial injustice. Please sign and share to help the safety of protestors standing up for what they believe. Thank you! 

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