Federal Government: National tax on gun and ammo sales to support mental health services.
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Federal Government: National tax on gun and ammo sales to support mental health services.

    1. Kevin Knauss
    2. Petition by

      Kevin Knauss

      Granite Bay, CA

Mental illness and mental health stress is the leading cause of mass shootings and other gun violence in our communities. There seems to be no political will or momentum for additional gun control laws that may or may not have prevented these mass shootings. Consequently, we should at least focus our efforts on expanding mental health care, access, and awareness. The revenue from a national tax from the sale of guns and ammunition could go into grants to support mental health services, programs to reduce gun violence and support the families and friends effected by gun violence.

To:
Federal or State Governments
Please support a national or state tax on gun and ammo sales to support mental health services.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. White House Petition

      Kevin Knauss
      Petition Organizer

      New White House Petition to tax guns and ammo to remind V.P. Biden the need to expand healthcare. Please sign and share. http://wh.gov/QPeJ

      Tax Gun and Ammo Sales For Mental Healthcare | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

      we petition the obama administration to: Tax the sale of all guns and ammunition to support and expand mental healthcare services in our communities. The ultimate goal is to reduce gun violence in domestic situations, gang activity, suicides and mass shootings.

    2. Opinion Piece on gun and ammo tax.

      Kevin Knauss
      Petition Organizer

      More people realizing the necessity for a tax on guns and ammo to fund mental healthcare.

      Viewpoints: It's time to tax the gun, video game industries for damages - The Sacramento Bee

      Columbine. Aurora. Newtown. After more than a decade of mass slayings, one trend is becoming clear: Severe mental illness, particularly among a tiny number of young men, is often at the root of this evil. Instead of launching into another debate - which will not be settled - about gun control, policymakers should focus on the root cause.

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. New Facebook Page

      Kevin Knauss
      Petition Organizer
      Tax Guns and Ammo for Mental Healthcare

      The sale of guns and ammo at either the Federal or State level should be taxed to support and...

    5. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • James Moore LOUISVILLE, KY
      • 3 months ago

      Too many of my friends have been the victims of senseless gun violence. With rights come responsibilities; this tax is a way for responsible gun owners to be a part of the solution instead of the problem.

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    • loshitha dhanapala SRI LANKA
      • 12 months ago

      safty

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    • lasantha mahadurage COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
      • about 1 year ago

      for hobby

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    • Carol Sullivan MILLIS, UNITED STATES
      • over 1 year ago

      This ties in the two key issues about mass killings by very disturbed individuals. Good idea.

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    • David Neal BUENA VISTA, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      Health care and esp. mental health care should be a national priority

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