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firearms

9 petitions

Started 5 months ago

Petition to President of the United States, US Department of Education, Department of Education, Department of Justice

Schools hiring armed US Veterans to protect the staff and students from criminals.

Our children deserve to be protected! Banning guns, or gun alterations,  is not going to stop criminals from being criminals! All over the world countries have created different ways to fight crime, some allowed their citizens, even to the point of requiring them, to own guns without limitation while others have banned them. Instead of looking at gun violence as overall gun related homicides you need take in consideration how many were in self defense of a criminal committing malicious acts. Law abiding citizens do not harm people. Ask yourself this, does your nieghbor own a gun? Do they wave it around for everyone to see? Does that elderly couple go around shooting people? The answer is usually no or “I don’t know”. Normal human beings do not commit crimes but they can prevent them if they have the means to do so.  We have thousands of people who have been properly trained in firearm safety, firearm usage, and tactical skills. Many of those individuals are on the street without a home or struggling to find work after having served our country to protect our freedoms, to keep us safe from terrorists both foreign and domestic!  I guarantee if you walked up to any honorably discharged veteran and asked if they would serve their country once again but this time against domestic threats the answer would be yes especially if it meant the safety of our children! They are trained to run towards the threat! They are trained to pinpoint any and all suspicious persons and to react rationally in an emergency or irrational situation! They are trained in treating casualties on the spot while under fire! They are trained to apprehend and subdue any and all threats! They are trained to be take orders and see them through! Call them to action once again, ask them to volunteer their lives to the same oath they swore to uphold for our country but this time to protect our most precious children and our future!  Depending on the size of the school and the amount of children would determine how many armed veterans would be required to secure the campus, random inspections, frequent walk throughs, and constant supervision of the enterances and exits would be a huge step in the directions of our children have a safe learning environment. Our children should be worth whatever funding is needed to keep them safe! Our Veterans are worth the opportunities available for them have employment that specifically require them to use their military skills! With this we can literally decrease the amount of jobless veterans and the likeliness of shootings!  As of right now our school campuses are a target, an easy one too because we have made them gun free zones. We basically told all the criminals, established or not, that there is no way to protect our children and no way that they, the criminals, will be stopped for 8-10 minutes after they start the crime. We basically served our children on a silver platter with a sign saying “We are victims.”. You can not protect what you love without the proper tools to do so. Let’s turn the tides and finally do something that will actually stop criminals! Let’s protect our children with a better weapon than the criminals, Tactically trained and armed Unites States Veterans!  If we can get this proposition to be heard and we can do so much more for this country and our children! End the violence, stop making our children the victims and take control!     

Julie Stratton
122 supporters
Update posted 11 months ago

Petition to Council of the European Union

EU Schengen area wide firearms concealed carry for self protection and property protection

English / ENG / EN: European Firearms Pass should become sufficient condition for concealed carry across the entire Schengen Area of European Union once concealed firearms carry is allowed for the European Firearms Pass owner in his/her home country. This will allow to: self protect families with children traveling for seasonal vacation across EU self protection of truck/lorry drivers and property protection of ware and products they transport across the entire Schengen protect any business representatives and employees while transiting themselves or any ware or products across Schengen No further actions or requests in terms of announcements to authorities to transit or destination countries should be needed. Concealed firearms carry of any EU citizen in Schengen area should become as natural and easy as traveling across Schengen country borders. Slovak / SVK / SK: Európsky zbrojný pas by sa mal stať postačujúcou podmienkou pre skryté nosenie zbrane na celom území Európskej Únie patriacej do Schengen zóny pre každého držiteľa zbrojného preukazu, ktorým mu je umožnené zbraň nosiť v jeho/jej domácej krajine. Toto umožní: ochranu osôb a majetku pre rodiny s deťmi, ktoré cestujú na letnú alebo zimnú dovolenku do inej krajiny EÚ ochranu osôb pre vodičov kamiónov a tiež efektívnejšiu ochranu tovaru a produktov, ktoré prevážajú po krajinách Schengen zóny ochranu osôb a majetku konateľov a zamestnancov spoločností pri nutnosti presunu seba a tovaru alebo produktov po krajinách Schengen zóny Na takéto nosenie zbrane v krajinách Schengen zóny nebude potrebná žiadna ohlasovacia ani oznamovacia povinnosť žiadnych autorít z tranzitných krajín a ani cieľovej krajiny. Možnosť skrytého nosenia zbrane pre ktoréhokoľvek obyvateľa EÚ v Schengen zóne by sa mala stať rovnakou samozrejmosťou akou je voľný priechod štátnych hraníc týchto krajín.   https://www.facebook.com/schengen.concealed.carry/  

Sport Shooting Club DigitalH
3,535 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to President of the United States

Disband The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF)

When is the ‘Trump Era’ administration going to do a complete and permanent ‘REVERSAL’ on the entire ATF itself, as he promised to do with feckless, useless, out of control, dangerous, money-wasting and redundant agencies? Why haven't they started repeals of illegal, unconstitutional gun-control laws? Let us start with the obsolete, Fascist 1934 National Firearms Act. Let's follow with the Totalitarian Gun Control Act of 1968. These laws are insidiously helping tyrannical regimes to quietly disarm the populace, by eventually enacting laws where targeted political opposition will become criminals, subjecting their weapons to confiscation, so these populations end up not capable of resisting an invasion of any sort; either that of a household or that of a state's police force.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) has not been a legitimate Law Enforcement Agency for some time:August 21, 1992, Incident at Ruby Ridge, which began with Randy Weaver, a white separatist, had been targeted by the federal government after failing to appear in court to face charges related to his entrapment sale of two 'illegal?' sawed-off shotguns to an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) informant. On August 21, 1992, after a period of surveillance, U.S. marshals came upon Harrison; Weaver; Weaver’s 14-year-old son, Sammy; and the family dog, Striker, on a road near the Weaver property. A marshal shot and killed the dog, prompting Sammy to fire at the marshal. In the ensuing gun battle, Sammy and U.S. Marshal Michael Degan were shot and killed. A tense standoff ensued, and on August 22 the FBI joined the marshals besieging Ruby Ridge. Later that day, Harris, Weaver, and his daughter, Sarah, left the cabin, allegedly for the purpose of preparing Sammy’s body for burial. FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi, waiting 200 yards away, opened fire. Horiuchi wounded Weaver, and the group ran to the shed where Sammy’s body was lying. When they attempted to escape back into the cabin, Horiuchi fired again, wounding Harrison as he dove through the door and killing Vicki Weaver, who was holding the door open with one hand and cradling her infant daughter with the other. In 1993, Weaver and Harris were acquitted by a federal court on murder, conspiracy, and other charges related to Degan’s death, but Weaver was convicted of failing to appear for trial on the firearms charge. In 1994, the two men filed federal civil rights cases against the FBI and U.S. marshals stemming from the siege, and in 1995 the government settled Weaver’s case for $3.1 million. (BATF & FBI weren't out of line? Horse-hockey!)February 28, 1993, Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raid the Branch Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas, prompting a gun battle in which four agents and six cult members are killed. The federal agents were attempting to arrest the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, on information that the religious sect was stockpiling weapons. The agent could have arrested Koresh 2 hours earlier without incident, but chose not to, instead raiding the compound. The ensuing Waco siege, a 51-day standoff between Branch Davidians and federal agents ended in an assault on April 19, 1993. During the attack, a fire engulfed Mount Carmel Center. In total, 76 people died, including David Koresh.2009 - The project that became known as Fast and Furious began in November 2009 and took place out of the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (ATF) office. Gun-buyers, many of whom the feds suspected were criminals, were permitted to take firearms purchased in the U.S. and walk into Mexico without interference from agents; the intention was that once the guns were sold to powerful drug cartels, the ATF would later trace the firearms. Whistleblowers and investigators, however, found no attempt to trace the guns.Some ATF agents became concerned the weapons were being used for crimes; e.g. on Dec. 14, 2010, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed during a gunfight. It was later learned that guns used in the shootout were involved in the Fast and Furious operation.More than 2,000 guns were sold to suspected criminals thought to be linked to Mexican drug gangs in the two years of the operation under the Obama presidency. A similar operation took place years before under the Bush administration. Called "Operation Wide Receiver," it also failed in tracking down gun and drug traffic.Agents came forward in 2010 to speak with Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa who was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Grassley began to work with GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of California, who chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. ATF director Ken Melson, who would later be moved to a different position, began talking secretly with Grassley and Issa.Following moves by the White House to use executive privilege in an attempt to halt eMails related to the case, and contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Eric Holder in 2012, many documents were finally handed over to Issa’s House Oversight Committee in November 2014.Emails from Holder reveal his contempt for the committee — he refers to Issa "and his idiot cronies," the Wall Street Journal reported.Emails released to Judicial Watch, a group that filed suit to obtain legal documents from the Justice Department, show Holder’s direct involvement with officials throughout the Justice Department and the ATF in how to handle congressional inquiries and ways to format talking points about Fast and Furious.The operation started to fall apart inside as U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, who headed the Phoenix office, became angry with Special Agent John Dodson for reporting on the bungled program before Congress.Burke, who was later forced to resign in 2011, leaked information about Dodson’s activities in the operation to Fox News. An inspector general’s report cited Burke’s actions in violation of Justice Department policy.It has been alleged by the National Rifle Association and the New American that the killing of hundreds of Mexicans and even some U.S. law enforcement officers because of the Fast and Furious program was going to be used by the Barack Obama administration as an excuse for more gun control.In these events, and numerous others, involving BATF agents, as well as involving FBI agents, all involved not only escaped any kind of punishment, but were well compensated, highly decorated and subsequently fast-tracked to obviously undeserved promotions. BATF currently stands as a self-contained criminal enterprise on its own merit.

Rd Lankes
1,349 supporters