• Petitioned President Obama

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President Obama

Enforce Gun Control Act of 1968 to import only guns for sporting purposes

    1. Petition by

      Christopher H

      irvine, CA

The President can immediately, without legislation, direct the ATF through the Department of Justice to review the importing of all firearms. All imported firearms must be "particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes” according to the Act. This provides a basis for the ATF to immediately review and ban the importing of assault rifles, and any firearms not deemed to fit "sporting purposes". A narrow definition of sporting would limit imports to hunting and traditional target firearms.

This point was mentioned by Tom Diaz in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air on Dec. 20, 2012.

This can be done by executive order without waiting another day. Another day cannot pass without a definitive action by the President. This action would be the start of the longer process led by VP Biden.
Please act now.

To:
President Obama
Enforce Gun Control Act of 1968 to import only guns for sporting purposes

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Cheryl Gonsalves SARASOTA, FL
      • 10 months ago

      Assault weapons becoming more prevalent, as evidenced by a 12-page ad flyer from WalMart sent in the Sunday newspaper yesterday. Some of the illustrations, depicting militia-type "hunters," are bone-chilling! As of today, I, and 5 other family members, have pledged to boycott WalMart.

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    • Lisa O'Dwyer FORT COLLINS, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      In Ireland, where my husband is from, there is a limit on the type of weapons a person can own. There is no gun violence in Ireland and no mass murders. There is no use for assault rifles except to kill humans. The US deserves to be a civilized country again. I don't want my children growing up in a culture of fear.

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    • Anne White SANTA CLARITA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      kThis is common sense.

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    • Tammy Smecker-Hane IRVINE, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Lets help President Obama get the ball rolling on creating new common-sense regulations on guns. Lets not wait another minute! People tend to think most about these horrible incidents of mass killings, but so many thousands of children and teens die needlessly every year because of gun violence and gun accidents.

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    • Carol Lee GLEN BURNIE, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      I am an American and I am an elementary school teacher and a mother and grandmother. I want to live and I want to protect our citizens.

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