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gun control

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Started 3 days ago

Petition to Kentucky State Senate, Kentucky State House, Kentucky Governor, Kentucky State Interim Judicial Committee

We The People of Kentucky Oppose Red Flag Laws

Do you believe in the United States Constitution?  The Bill of Rights? If so, you must agree that Red Flag Laws violate these inalienable rights that our forefathers had the wisdom to provide for.  Specifically:   1. The Second Amendment gives all Americans the right to keep and bear arms.  We already have laws on the books to ensure that individuals convicted of felony crimes cannot own weapons.    Red Flag Laws would remove the right from some individuals with only a court's decision that they are “at risk”, without defining what exactly that means.   2. The Fourth Amendment states that no one shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law." Seizing the property of individuals who have been convicted of no crime violates this provision. Under Red Flag Laws, ANY person who believes you are “at risk” can report you to law enforcement and a warrant can be issued to seize your firearms without any proof at all that you are indeed “at risk” for violence. The potential for revenge reporting is great, and such reports would further burden our already burdened courts.   Gun Control advocates would have you believe Red Flag Laws help stop violence but that has not been shown in states with such laws. For example, in Virginia, to stop all firearm related suicides, 12,000 confiscation episodes would be needed per year. Red flag laws enacted in CT nearly twenty years ago haven't been shown to stop a single homicide, and more than twenty people killed themselves after they were disarmed. Our Founding Fathers designed a system of government consisting of a series of checks and balances in the service of defending liberty. They knew that tyranny was an omnipresent threat, and that tyranny begins with the disarmament of the people. Tell your lawmakers to fulfill their oath to uphold our Constitution by signing the petition. I have an informational document expanding on this in the works, but I am a busy college student and haven’t completed it yet. As soon as it is finished I will link it here for your review.  Even though my target audience is Kentucky residents, this petition is viewable on a national level. If you or someone you know has been affected by red flag laws, please contact me at courtneygriffieth1@gmail.com or send me a message on Facebook to share your story. Thank you!

Courtney Griffieth
104 supporters
Update posted 3 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 MoveOn.org petition, another petition seeking to designate the NRA a terrorist organization under the Patriot Act, and support the Violence Policy Center.

Chris Monroe
2,302 supporters
Update posted 4 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! www.oursafenation.org Contact me with questions or comments! 224 358 3388 *PLEASE READ UPDATES BELOW FOR CURRENT NEWS AND GOALS*

Safe Nation
140,472 supporters