gun control

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Update posted 7 hours ago

Petition to Senator Jim Merritt

Senator Jim Merritt: Stop supporting the NRA over Indy families

In the wake of two tragic mass murders this month, public opinion polls show that support is growing for common-sense gun regulations at every level of government. However, as other cities across the country explore locally-based solutions, Indy’s hands are tied after Senator Jim Merritt supported a 2011 bill prohibiting cities and towns from adopting local firearm regulations.Worst of all, when Senator Merritt was asked to reconsider his vote and support Indianapolis getting the chance to consider local ordinances impacting violent gun crime, he doubled down: Merritt voted in favor of that legislation in 2011 as a member of the Indiana State Senate. Whitley Yates, a spokesperson for his campaign, said he would still vote the same way today. When given the choice, Senator Merritt chose his friends at the NRA over giving Indianapolis a chance to even consider action to stop mass shootings.SIGN THIS PETITION TO ASK SENATOR JIM MERRITT TO DROP HIS SUPPORT FOR THE NRA AND SUPPORT LETTING OUR CITY HAVE OUR GUN REGULATION RIGHTS RESTORED.In addition to voting to prohibit Indiana’s cities and towns from passing local regulations when it comes to gun violence, Senator Merritt has a long history of embracing pro-gun legislation, including voting for more guns in the workplace [1], more guns in schools [2], and more guns in churches [3], in addition to "stand your ground" legislation that would allow the use of deadly force against local police [4]. Senator Merritt has also consistently received high ratings from the NRA, earning a 93% score just last year. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO SEND A MESSAGE TO SENATOR JIM MERRITT THAT IF HE WANTS TO BE INDY'S MAYOR, HE NEEDS TO START REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE OF OUR CITY, NOT THE NRA. Background: [1] HB 1065, 2010[2] SB 229, 2014[3] SB 33, 2018[4] SB 1, 2012

Marion County Democratic Party
125 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Duckworth, Brad Schneider

Ban Downloadable/Plastic Guns and Bullets

In August of 2018, a United States Federal Judge blocked Cody Wilson and his organization, Defense Distributed from releasing their 3D printed gun blueprints. However, the judge did provide Wilson with other options, such as mailing USB drives with the information on them. In addition, Defense Distributed illegally released the blueprints to the public, days before they were scheduled to be granted permission.  In addition to Defense Distributed, Deterrence Dispense has become active. Unlike Defense Distributed, Deterrence Dispense has no leader, no address, and no known members. They also use peer to peer (P2P) sharing to share CAD files. Because there is no central server location, Deterrence Dispense is extremely hard to shut down. They are 100% anonymous. This makes is exceptionally difficult to take legal action against the group or shut them down. Now, we not only have loosely regulated CAD files for 3D printed guns but there are unregulated files from this new group circulating.  3D printed guns are dangerous because they can be made on demand and can bypass security checkpoints undetected. Also, they have no serial number making the guns untraceable. Kids, felons, terrorists, abusers and mentally ill people could all get their hands on an unlimited amount of guns, without a single background check. A new startup has also appeared on multiple news stations because of their frightening and absurd goal. They want to give blueprints for 3D printable bullet proof vest penetrating bullets to the public at no cost. Not only is this dangerous for citizens of the United States but this organization going under the name, Atlas Arms is also anti government and encourages the bullets to be used to murder police officers.  Safe Nation demands that a bill is passed, stating that all gun and bullet blueprints are illegal to be sold or given for free in the United States. If you agree, take a minute to sign the petition because every signature counts!  Safe Nation is a student led organization fighting to end gun violence. It was founded in July, 2018 and has been fighting 3D printable guns since. Text @GUNFREE to 810-10 to subscribe to text message updates! REGISTER TO VOTE! Text @FUTURE to 644-33! Follow our social media channels to support us and to help campaign! @oursafenation on Instagram and Twitter  Visit our website! Contact me with questions or comments! 224 358 3388 *PLEASE READ UPDATES BELOW FOR CURRENT NEWS AND GOALS*

Safe Nation
140,396 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Mitch McConnell

We're Done with Your Prayers Mitch McConnell, Ban Assault Weapons Now!

Aug 4, 2019: Dayton shooting; 36 late-night revelers killed or injured.Aug 3, 2019: El Paso shooting; at least 46 shoppers killed or injured.Jul 28, 2019: Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting; 19 food lovers killed or injured.Oct 27, 2018: Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting; 17 Jews killed or injured.Apr 22, 2018: Nashville Waffle House shooting; 6 diners killed or injured.Feb 14, 2018: Stoneman Douglas High School shooting; 34 students and educators killed or injured.Nov 5, 2017: Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shooting; 47 church-goers killed or injured.Oct 1, 2017: Las Vegas shooting; 481 concert-goers killed or injured.Jun 12, 2016: Pulse Nightclub shooting: 103 club-goers killed or injured. What do all these mass shootings have in common? The shooter used a semi-automatic assault-style rifle. That's why we need to demand that Senate GOP Majority Leader McConnell bring Senate Bill 66, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 sponsored by Sen. Feinstein (D-CA), to the Senate floor for a vote.  More than half of mass shootings involve the use of assault-style rifles and/or high-capacity magazines, both of which would be banned by S.66. In 6 out of 10 mass shootings where high-capacity magazines are used, nearly twice as many people are killed, and six times as many injured. Time after time Majority Leader McConnell has refused to even allow debate on gun control legislation, despite a nearly 2:1 margin of voters who favor a federal ban on assault weapons versus those opposed. Since 6 in 10 voters favor stricter gun laws McConnell should also advance a host of other gun control legislation he has blocked. He should bring S.42, the Background Check Expansion Bill sponsored by Sen. Murphy (D-CT) to a vote, a measure favored by 94% of voters. He should bring S.184, the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act sponsored by Sen. Markey (D-MA) to a vote. He should bring S.193, Ethan's Law to require safe firearm storage sponsored by Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT) to a vote. To name just a few of the gun safety bills buried by the "grim reaper" (as McConnell likes to call himself) an apt description for a leader who sits by while more than 100 people are killed by guns every day. America has had enough of Mitch McConnell's prayers, it's long past time for him to put American lives ahead of the gun lobby. Please sign this petition to demand that McConnell schedule a vote on S.66, the Assault Weapons Ban, and other federal gun control measures.

CT Against Gun Violence
11,079 supporters