Topic

gun control

48 petitions

Update posted 17 hours ago

Petition to Bernie Brenner, Neeraj Gunsagar

End TRUECar's relationship with the NRA

Drain The NRA is a movement that boycotts, protests and encourages divestment from the gun industry and its corporate partners. We were dismayed to discover that TrueCar advertises on the NRA's website and offers its car buying services as a benefit to NRA members. By partnering with the NRA, TrueCar is endorsing the gun lobby's practices of stopping sensible gun safety laws from getting passed and making large contributions to Congressional campaigns to ensure that politicians do nothing about the proliferation of guns and easy access to weapons of war.  By associating itself with the NRA, TrueCar is complicit in stalling gun safety legislation while we see more and more mass shootings in addition to the 315 people who are shot and 93 that die every day from gun violence. Drain The NRA is a new movement of mothers who want their children to come home from school or church or a concert. We're gun control activists who have seen firsthand the suffering that gun violence brings to families. TrueCar's relationship with the NRA spits in the faces of victims of gun violence and their loved ones. Those who sign this petition are asking TrueCar to no longer advertise its services to NRA members and remove its page from the NRA website. We will boycott, protest and divest from TrueCar until it decides to be on the right side of history, stand with the majority of Americans who want sensible gun safety laws and walks away from the NRA. 

Drain The NRA
4,101 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Kevin de Leon

Ban Handguns and Assault Firearms in California

People of California and United States as a whole, This country is facing an unprecedented swath of violence due to firearms.  A recent study showed we have more mass shootings than the cumulative combination of ten other leading worldwide countries (Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Norway, and Switzerland). This is again reflected in the number of people killed and injured, we outdo the other countries combined. We have more guns than people.  Tens of millions more.  Guns are widely available.  There is no background check for purchasing a firearm at a gun show.  Federal law posits that the ATF may not retain background checks on gun purchasers.  There is no reliable, widespread system for keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals, the mentally unstable, or even children. In another study, of the twenty-three countries compared, 91% of child deaths by firearm occurred in the United States.  90% of women deaths by firearms occurred in the United States.  One can endlessly provide statistics on how much worse our country is to others when it comes to guns.  But our country is unique with its relationship to firearms.  Our nation was founded in response to tyranny.  Thus, it has always been important to us that we have the ability to defend against tyranny. I encourage you to realize that we stand no chance against our government in a hypothetical situation of tyranny.  Our access to firearms would do nothing against the vast firepower of the United States military.  Our ability to defend against tyranny was relevant when the citizens of a nation could contend with tyranny.  These ideas were conceived of in a time when muskets and cannons were used. This leads me to my next point. The potential danger a firearm presented when the second amendment was created was fatal, but not catastrophic.  It took several minutes to reload a single shot musket.  Mass shooting was not an option.  Now, with a semi-automatic pistol or an an assault rifle, hundreds of bullets can be fired in minutes. Our right to bears arms did not take this into account.  It is time to pioneer change. Having already some of the nation’s tougher gun laws, California is an excellent choice to lead the charge. In showing one state can do without firearms, the rest of the country can and will follow. Ask yourselves, is it necessary that we be able to kill so excessively?  Is it necessary that one man may easily kill hundreds with the help of firearms?  Is it REALLY necessary that children be gunned down in school so that we may keep our second amendment rights?  I believe this no longer needs to be so.  Sign this petition, let us get rid of the most dangerous firearms.  Ban handguns and assault firearms in California for the future of our country.  In hope and kindness,Daniel S. Ryan

Danny Ryan
7 supporters
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