Topic

gun control

170 petitions

Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to US State Department

Ban Downloadable Guns and Plastic Guns

On July 31st, 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.  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. Safe Nation demands that a bill is passed, stating that all gun blueprints are illegal to be sold 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 for gun violence ever 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 Some users have issues signing this petition. Please email safenationhelp@gmail.com for technical support, or go to www.oursafenation.org/contact *PLEASE READ UPDATES BELOW FOR CURRENT NEWS AND GOALS*

Safe Nation
136,768 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, National Rifle Association, Donald Trump

Create better gun control laws to protect students.Our lives are more important than guns.

Every day after I wake up and brush my teeth, I put on my glasses, my watch and my armband. It's an orange strip of cloth, frayed at the edges, that's begun to turn brownish from dirt. I have been wearing it every single day since February 14, 2018. The day that 17 people were killed because some people value the false sense of security that their guns bring them and the money the gun industry and NRA provide them, over the lives of me, my classmates, and every child attending a school in the United States. So yes. I have been wearing that armband every day for over seven months now. And I plan to wear it every day for the rest of my life until I, and any other American student can walk into a classroom without fearing the crack of gun fire piercing the air. According to the Washington Post, more than 215,000 children have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine. Also according to the Post's study, over 140 people have been killed, and many more have been injured. In the year 2018 (which has not even ended yet) there have been more school shootings than in any other year in the 21st century.  These are the facts. Make of them what you want. The Trump Administration is arguing that the solution is to arm teachers, but you can't stop guns with more guns. And where would the money for those guns be coming from? Money that could be used to give those same hard working teachers higher wages. I'm sure if you offered any teacher the choice of fair peyment or a gun, they would not pick the killing machine. Some say that all we need is better background checks, which may be a part of the solution, but in truth, the one fool proof way to stop people from using assault rifles to kill children and educators is to take away the guns. Create better gun control laws. Ban assault weapons. Their only purpose is to kill, so why would anyone need to use them, except to kill? There are many names of the people that have pulled the trigger, but in the end, it's the gun that the bullet shot out of, and the real murderer is the politician who allowed for the gun to exist, and to be in that person's hand in the first place. So please. Please, please, please, please, please. Take one moment out of your life to sign this petition, to click that one button, so that we children can have time to grow up and sign petitions and make a difference too. We are the future. It is your duty to protect us.    

Ember Moon
65 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks 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. Thousands have already signed another petition calling the NRA a terrorist organization, and the governor of Connecticut agrees. 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. NRA's newly appointed CEO, Oliver North, infamously sold weapons to Iran to finance a covert Central American war under Reagan. This shows the cynicism and moral rot central to the organization; there is no reason to think they will ever act responsibly. Domestic terrorism is on the rise in the wake of Trump's election. 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. The FBI should stop hesitating and brand the NRA for what it does rather than what it claims. This and other petitions aim to tarnish its reputation enough to interrupt its pernicious political influence. 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, of Sandy Hook Elementary, and on and on and miserably 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
2,114 supporters