assault weapons

13 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Robert Casey, Pat Toomey, Matthew Cartwright, Rosemary Brown, Mario Scavello, Charlie Dent, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell

Ask Gun and Ammo Manufacturers to Help Fund Your Schools' Security

Our son goes to a good school that we believe in. But, my wife and I just talked about what would happen if someone pulled-up to the front of the building and started shooting their way in. Is the glass bullet proof? Could anyone stop this person? No, there is no one in the building equipped to prevent a mass shooting. The reality is many people would die.We are currently relying on hope, and that's not a strategy. While people argue over banning weapons, and the laughable idea of arming teachers to police their buildings, and even raising the minimum age to by an AR-15, Americans have a moral responsibility to take action NOW to keep our schools safe. Not just kind of safe - REALLY SAFE. We need to assess each of our country's school buildings (starting with OUR school), decide what resources are required to mitigate an assault crisis, and then install those resources immediately. Because we do not know where the next event will occur, we must secure ALL schools. Not just some lucky ones. ALL SCHOOLS IN THIS COUNTRY. I'm guessing this will cost our country a lot of money, probably $10B+ per year based on some "back of the napkin" math. The fact is, it doesn't matter what it costs because it's our government's duty to keep our kids safe in these school buildings. But, I am realistic so I can't just say "it doesn't matter" without providing a viable option. Here it is: I am calling on my local, state and federal representatives to levy a special "Secure our Schools" fee on the sales of guns and ammunition to cover these costs. You should do the same, if you think your school is not safe enough. This critical fee will allow us to secure our schools IMMEDIATELY. I am not challenging 2nd Amendment Rights or gun laws. Others are doing that. This proposal allows the folks who are staunch supporters of the 2nd amendment to maintain their position while accepting that there is a financial consequence of how some of these guns are being applied by a fractional percentage of individuals.Our schools are already cash strapped (at least our district is), so expecting that we can just cut programs or lay-off teachers or cut staff is a non-starter. The guns and ammo fee will help make our children safe again. Extraordinary times require extraordinary actions. Will YOUR child survive a shooting at school? Support this plan and make the answer "yes!"

Anthony Zugel
255 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

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

Declare the NRA a supporter of domestic terrorism

The National Rifle Association (NRA) in no longer a sportsmen's organization; it's a political lobby. It spends enormously (over $3 million per year since 2013) to keep our gun policies in a hopelessly backward, 18th century state. 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. Yet none of this will be regulated while the NRA is allowed to influence public policy with its entirely lopsided donations to Republican legislators. 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." 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 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. Domestic terrorism is on the rise in the wake of Trump's Russian-engineered election. White nationalist groups were eager to claim the shooter in Parkland as one of their own. The NRA, which facilitates both the arming and the militant ideology of these groups, should be declared an organization that supports domestic terrorism. While right-wing politicians try to divert our attention to immigrants and foreign terrorist groups like Islamic State, the real damage to our democracy is being engineered by the NRA, which has been successfully spreading anti-government hysteria and seeking to legitimize armed insurrection for at least a decade. 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 Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fl), of Sutherland Springs (11/5/17), of Las Vegas (10/2/17), 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 petition and growing number of similar petitions at and elsewhere.

Chris Monroe
1,451 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Bank Of America, Bank of Montreal, Branch Bank and Trust, Capital One Financial, Citizens Financial Group, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley Bank, MUFG Bank, Northern Trust, People's United Bank, Stifel Bank & Trust, TD Bank, u.s. bank, Wells Fargo, Zions First National, Regions Bank

Banks, stop financing assault weapons manufacturers!

If you’re a customer of Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, or any of more than a dozen other banks, your deposits could be helping finance the production of assault weapons – the weapons used in Parkland and many other mass shootings. This report from Think Progress shares the details. Sixteen banks are financing Remington Outdoor, Smith & Wesson, Sturm Ruger, Sig Sauer, and Vista Outdoor, the makers of the assault weapons used in Parkland, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, at a church in Texas, and in countless other tragedies. It’s time to tell these banks that it’s no longer socially acceptable to be financing these merchants of death. Banks love to tell us how they are community-minded, but helping fuel gun violence is the opposite of community-minded! Please sign this petition to tell banks to stop financing assault weapons manufacturers. And in addition to signing and sharing this petition, please look at our Google document which lists all of the banks and contact information for them, and consider also reaching out to them directly to show your displeasure.

Boycott NRA Partners
9,221 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Enact a comprehensive assault weapons ban based on the definition of militia.

I think that the gateway to proper gun control is to follow the Constitution. The Constitution as it is written doesn't allow for women to carry firearms. Who is often a victim of gun violence in homes? Women. Where did Adam Lanza get his guns? From his mother, who ILLEGALLY owned them according to the Constitution. The right to keep and bear arms is predicated on the uniquely American institution of the, "Unorganized militia." However, being strict constructionists, we must look at the definition as outlined in 10 U.S. Code § 246 - Militia: composition and classes: (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.(b) The classes of the militia are—(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia. Therefore, women not currently serving in the national guard are NOT members of the militia, and therefore the second clause of the amendment does not apply. We, as patriotic American women, and lovers of our founding documents, do hereby seek the immediate confiscation of illicit arms in possession of U.S. women.  We as women need to set the example and just give up our guns. We do not need to be accessories to our own deaths or those of children.  

Women For Contructionist Interpretation of the Second Amendment
24 supporters