Petition to Sean Reyes, Federal Communications Commission
Utahns for Net Neutrality
"I am a big advocate of what is known as net neutrality. This means that [internet service] providers are compelled to transmit content without political or commercial pre-selection."-Thomas de Maiziere According to the Hill, a whopping 83% of voters support net neutrality-the concept that internet service providers, such as Comcast or Verizon, cannot limit your access to websites that you choose to visit. Despite the bipartisan support for net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, advocated and successfully took down the very framework that has historically prevented our internet access from being limited by large corporations. Simply put, net neutrality means that everyone gets an equal chance to be heard on the internet. By taking this away, Ajit Pai confirms his belief that corporations voices are more important than individuals voices. Without net neutrality, you could be forced to pay a substantial fee to visit social media sites or even see a delay when visiting certain websites, like this one. Quite frankly, we can do better. Because of this belief in our right to be heard and our right to access information equally, we encourage the Utah Attorney General, Sean Reyes, to join the 16 other states in legally fighting for a truly free and open internet.
Petition to Christopher Wray, Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, FBI Deputy Director
Declare the NRA a supporter of domestic terrorism
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is more a political lobby than sportsmen's organization. It has spent over $3 million per year since 2013 to keep gun policies in an antiquated state despite the fact that more Americans have died from gun violence (over 1.5 million) than from all the wars since the Revolution, and now want some form of gun control. A sensible reading of the 2nd Amendment would 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. Yet none of it will be regulated while the NRA effectively controls the GOP. While not a branch of government, the NRA has enormous impact on American life by coercing politicians and voters with money and intimidation, and restricting our safety and public health. Thousands have already signed another petition calling the NRA a terrorist organization, and the governor of Connecticut agrees. Former NRA CEO and multi-millionaire Wayne LaPierre has said that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." As at Stoneman Douglas High, where three or four armed deputies waited outside during the shooting, 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 inaccessible and shot himself before police arrived. In the wake of these horrific attacks the NRA mobilizes to enrich gun and ammo manufacturers while putting Americans at increasing risk of being shot. NRA's newly appointed CEO, Oliver North, infamously sold weapons to Iran to finance a covert Central American war under Reagan. This shows the cynicism and moral rot central to the organization; there is no reason to think they will ever act responsibly. Domestic terrorism is on the rise in the wake of Trump's election. White nationalist groups were eager to claim the shooter in Parkland as one of their own. The NRA facilitates both the arming and the militant ideology of these groups, supporting domestic terrorism. While right-wing politicians divert or attention with imagined threats from immigrants, the NRA does real harm to democracy, spreading anti-government hysteria and the idea of armed insurrection. The FBI should stop hesitating and brand the NRA for what it does rather than what it claims. This and other petitions aim to tarnish its reputation enough to interrupt its pernicious political influence. The victims of Santa Fe High (TX), Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fl), Sutherland Springs (11/5/17), Las Vegas (10/2/17), the 2016 Orlando shooting, of Sandy Hook Elementary, and on and on and miserably on deserve no less. Please sign the MoveOn.org petition, another petition seeking to designate the NRA a terrorist organization under the Patriot Act, and support the Violence Policy Center.
Petition to Jacob Willis
Change the Florida gun purchase age back to 18
We are wanting to change part of the new gun law that was signed in florida. It states that no one under the age of 21 may purchase a firearm. This is clearly unconstitutional! There are legal adults in the state of Florida of age 18, 19, or 20 that are being denied there right to purchase a firearm! The legal age to purchase a firearm should be 18, just like it used to be!
Petition to Tom Henry, Mike Pence, Donald Trump
The right to bear arms In all 50 states
The second amendment has already been infringed. America has forgotten where we came from. We let people burn our flag and arrests the people who stand up for it. 50 states are not united We allow the in media to influence our people I’m sorry but the president of United States should be treated with the upmost respect not tore apart
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Donald Trump, Rand Paul, Thomas Massie, Marsha Blackburn
Repeal the National Firearms Act and Restore the Bill of Rights.
The second amendment to the constitution reads "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." All gun laws are infringments, and should be repealed immediately. The purpose of the National Firearms Act of 1934 was to combat prohibition era gangland violence by outlawing private possession of Thompson machine guns. If the government had not tried to legislate morality, there would have been no black market in alcohol to create the increase in organized crime. An armed populace is a polite populace.