gun control

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Update posted 7 days ago

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.  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.  Domestic terrorism continues to rise in Trump era. 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. FBI director Wray recently testified regarding the danger of armed, right-wing extremism amid growing white nationalism. The FBI should stop hesitating and brand the NRA for its leading role in providing cover for this disease.  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, Sandy Hook Elementary, Tree of Life Synagogue, Dayton, El Paso, Santa Clarita (11/14/19) and on and on deserve no less.  Please sign the petition, another petition seeking to designate the NRA a terrorist organization under the Patriot Act, and support the Violence Policy Center.

Chris Monroe
2,531 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Michigan State House, Michigan State Senate, Michigan Governor, United States Supreme Court, Joseph R. Biden, Kamala Harris

Metal Detectors at Schools to Help Prevent Gun Violence

Today I heard about the school shooting at Oxford Highschool. I have always been on board with gun control, but today something just snapped inside me. Oxford is so much closer to me than any of the other school shootings I've heard about. It made it so much more personal. I realized I finally had to act. I didn't know exactly where to start, but I figured this was the best I could do at the moment. Now, some people may be asking why I care. My question is: why don't you? Teens like myself spend their entire four years afraid. Many adults don't understand what it feels like to go to school everyday and know you could die. That your best friend could die. Or your teacher, or your brother, or your sister. My friends and I deal with this fear every single day. And we're not the only ones. At Oxford, three people died and six were injured. Imagine if one of those people was your child. Or your brother, sister, friend, mother, father, grandchild. I cry and I mourn for the students and teachers who were lost or injured in school shootings. And my heart goes out to the families and friends affected by these losses or traumatic experiences. When I hear about these horrors, I have to be convinced to go to school again. Because I am so afraid. Afraid I will die. Afraid my friends will die. Afraid my teachers will die. We should not have to live in fear. These reasons, and many others, are why I ask you to please sign this petition for schools to utilize and be required to have metal detectors that students must walk through before entering the school. We still have much more work to do when it comes to gun control, but this is a bit of a first step, to try to protect our kids.  (Picture is from Google, NBC News, it is not my picture. )

Anoymous Changemaker
483 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Bradley Bartlett


On November 9, 2019, Christean Lynn Norton supplied Moshe Lee Ward, a convicted felon, with a 9 mm firearm that was used to end the life of a young woman, Brooke Nicole Ford. Not only did Christean supply the firearm that resulted in Brooke's death, but she also assisted the convicted felon in fleeing from Florida to Maine where he has recently been apprehended by the Limestone Maine Police.  He will be extradited back to Marion County Florida to face the weapons charge. When Christean purchased the firearm two weeks prior to the shooting of this young woman, didf she have a motive?  That we will never know.  However, what we DO know is that when you purchase a fire arm, you have rights AND you have resposibilities.  One of those resposibilities is to keep it out of the hands of a convicted felon.  Another is keeping it out of the reach of children.  That gun was out while Brooke's two young children played in that home.  That gun was out and loaded in front of those children.  That gun was aimed and discharged at their mother while in their presence. She has been harboring a fugitive for over a year! Charge this woman with endangering the welfare of a child x 2, child abuse x 2, child neglect x 2, harboring a fugitive, transporting a fugitive over numerous state lines, and anything else the state can add. Please bring this woman in! She is just as guilty as Moshe.

Tammie Ballentine
162 supporters