Topic

2nd amendment

11 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke

Declare the NRA a supporter of domestic terrorism

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is no longer purely a sportsmen's organization. It spends enormously (over $3 million per year since 2013) to keep our gun policies in a retrograde, 18th century state such that there is effectually no gun control in the United States.  More Americans have died from gun violence (over 1.5 million) than from all the wars since the Revolution, and Americans overwhelmingly want some form of gun control. A sensible reading of the 2nd Amendment would allow gun ownership but restrict purchase of equipment designed for mass murder: large clips, military grade semi-and fully automatic rifles, and ammunition for the same, which could be as easily tracked as over-the-counter medication. None of this will be regulated while the NRA is allowed to influence public policy. One of the many stupid things NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre (who earns nearly a million dollars a year) has said is that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." This is rarely true and unfortunately doesn't help the shooter's victims. In Las Vegas, where over 500 people were shot with automatic gunfire, the shooter was completely inaccessible and shot himself before police arrived. What the NRA does now is use these horrific attacks to spread the demand for weapons, enriching gun and ammo manufacturers while putting Americans at increasing risk of being shot. The NRA as it stands should be declared an organization that supports domestic terrorism. Even if the FBI refuses to make such a declaration, a strong public demand for it could tarnish the reputation of NRA-supported candidates enough to interrupt their pernicious influence on our politics. The victims of Nov 5 in Sutherland Springs, of Oct 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, of the 2016 Orlando shooting, of Sandy Hook Elementary, and on and on and miserably on deserve no less.  I will update this petition with links and contact information as it gains support. Please sign the MoveOn.org petition calling for the same designation.

Chris Monroe
368 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to New York's 4th Congressional District

Kathleen Rice: Send in your letter of resignation

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice of New York's 4th Congressional District must immediately resign. If not by her own volition, then her constituents and superiors must demand her letter of resignation.  Ms. Rice recently tweeted an appalling and disturbingly malicious comment directed at the NRA, its members and supporters and to Ms. Dana Loesch. Ms. Loesch is a conservative author, commentator and radio show host most widely known for her ardent support of the 2nd Amendment. Representative Rice, in a Twitter post accused Ms. Loesch and others of being domestic security threats. In her exact words: "I'm just going to say it. #NRA & @DLoesch are quickly becoming domestic security threats under President Trump. We can't ignore that" These comments are irresponsible of an elected official, bound by oath and duty to protect and uphold the Constitutional rights of their citizens. Does Ms. Rice honestly hold the millions of American gun owners with such contempt she finds them comparable to a domestic threat? Does Ms. Rice believe that the NRA, which constantly advocates for legal defensive gun use, is in essence a terrorist organization? Is Representative Rice aware of the definition and proper use of the phrase domestic security? Many residents of her own district are no doubt 2nd Amendment supporters and NRA members. Are they a potential security risk? This isn't about gun control or gun rights. This is about yet another elitist politician viewing their subjects with incredible disdain. I have absolutely no confidence in Representative Kathleen Rice to faithfully perform her duties with dignity and respect. She must be removed from her office. 

Amari Clark
35 supporters