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assault weapons

7 petitions

Update posted 1 week 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
399 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Toys 'R' Us, Walmart, Kroger, fred meyer, Nerf, Hasbro, Amazon, Amazon.com, Target, Kmart, Costco, Costco Wholesale

Stop selling our kids automatic assault rifles!

While shopping at a Costco in Portland yesterday, I saw a Christmas display with two Nerf brand assault rifles and it took my breath away. I was surprised the concept made it past all management levels at Nerf/Hasbro and equally shocked that Costco decided to carry them! The Raptorstrike (pictured) and Mastodon are made for kids 8+, now with "motorized mega blasting" and a "precision strike set".  You can find them at Amazon.com, Toys R Us, K Mart, Walmart, Target, Costco and Fred Meyer. Thousands are bound to be sold this Christmas and end up in the hands of young boys all over the US. Those same boys who have become desensitized to hearing there was another school/mall/church shooting and are now able to play out these scenarios after school at the park with their "bolt-action blaster" and  "2 six-dart clips".  Sadly mass shootings have become a weekly event. We can spend another 10 years arguing about the cause, or we can start making small changes and speaking up when we see things that just don't sit well with us. Making "toys" to be sold to kids that simulate the exact weapons used in most mass shootings is morally wrong. If you agree these toys should be pulled from shelves and that Nerf/Hasboro should take responsibility for the influence their toys have on our kids, please sign my petition!  

Darcie Alexander
498 supporters