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gun laws

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Petition to Donald J. Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell

Oppose Red Flag Laws; Support 2nd Amendment Rights

“We the People” and gun owners in America want our voices heard before congress. Although mass shootings are very tragic, we ask congress to not ignore thousands of “responsible” gun owners across this nation. By removing and/or restricting the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution one does not make America safer, according to research and statistics, but weakens our ability to protect ourselves, our families, and our homes while making us more vulnerable to gun violence.While our hearts goes out to the victims of gun violence removing ones’ right to protect themselves, their families, and their homes is not the answer according to current research and statistics that clearly shows that guns deter crimes. Many states have already enacted Red Flag Laws, such as California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, according to https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-are-red-flag-laws-and-which-states-have-implemented-them/ Yet California, Florida, Washington, Colorado, New York, and Illinois continue to have the highest rates of gun violence and mass murders, according to https://www.statista.com/statistics/811541/mass-shootings-in-the-us-by-state/?fbclid=IwAR08-j81sTSIyZVQetpKq2n2KzUhyxFb92BRaLxWXffr8ilUBaSQe16kiYThese Red Flag laws violate the Constitution by taking away “Due Process” and confiscation of proper from innocent people – guilty till proven innocent. Additionally, they strip law abiding citizens of our constitutional freedoms and make us more vulnerable while they do not provide any help to those committing these crimes that are suffering from mental illness. Therefore, we urge congress to vote down Red Flag Laws that violate the constitution of its citizens. Gun Owners represent 50% of the American Vote ....OUR VOTES WILL COUNT IN 2020 - United We Stand !   

On behalf of all Gun Owners of America
878 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Board of Orange County Commissioners (North Carolina)

Change the Shooting Ordinance

We the undersigned wish to express our concerns about the shooting that has occurred regularly over the past 2 years, at a backyard firing range on Council Lane, near Hatch Road just outside of Carrboro, NC.  Our concerns include:  Excessive and terrorizing noise from hundreds of rounds of ammunition being shot, often over the course of multiple hours. The noise, which some have equated to "being in a warzone," is frightening to adults, children, pets, and veterans with PTSD; many residents are now afraid to be outside while the shooting is occurring. The threat to public and personal safety. Multiple neighbors with property downrange from the shooting have reported the sound of stray bullets hitting trees and branches.  This is a densely populated area, with hundreds of people in the immediate vicinity.  We are concerned that a tragic accident might occur. The potential for lead contamination of soil and water. The negative health effects of lead are well-established.  There is concern that the growing accumulation of spent lead at this particular location, which feeds directly into the Morgan Creek watershed, may leach into University Lake. Because this reservoir provides drinking water for Chapel Hill and Carrboro, this has the potential to affect a much larger segment of the population than those who live within immediate earshot of the shooting.  We respectfully request that steps be taken to change County ordinances such that gunfire is limited or no longer allowed in densely-populated Orange County areas in North Carolina.

Morgan Creek Safety Alliance
659 supporters
Started 1 month ago

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

Help Non-violent felons, people with 302's and domestic charges get their 2A Rights back!

Thousands of law-abiding American men and woman, who go to work every day and support their families, or themselves, no longer have the right to bear arms.  They've lost those rights because they've made a mistake in their life once, and now they'll never have their rights back ever again, thanks to our crooked laws signed by some very crooked politicians.   I am not here asking for people who just committed a crime yesterday, last year or even 5 years ago.  I am asking for people who have gone 10 -15 years without a single incident.  I'm not asking for super violent offenders either.  We all know not every domestic abuse case was a clear and cut case.  Some men and women sign plea deals just to get out of jail, not realizing that that deal would ultimately seal their fate for life.  The same goes for people who have been involuntarily committed to a mental facility, we can not simply strip a human of their constitutional rights for life, because he or she had a moment of weakness in their life.  Most incidents occur around age 16 -20 when young adults are setting out alone in the world and having a rough time adjusting or its often due to a break up with a partner.  Sadness and pain need to be worked through and as time goes on people grow wiser and mature.  Many looking back can't believe they even thought that way, many would never consider harming themselves or others, but yet they are left with a burden for life for receiving "help".  Last but not least people with nonviolent felonies who have paid their debts to society and served their time should without question get their rights back.  This is only if they have remained free of charges and free from any of the subjects mentioned above for 10 -15 years.    All of these are real problems for thousands of law-abiding citizens in America, who work hard and strive to give their child a better life.  All Americans deserve to have the right to defend themselves or their families if they so choose to do so.  Limiting anyone from this list from doing so is shameful, unconstitutional and just flat out wrong.  So please sign and share this petition to help these Americans who have worked very hard to change and better their lives gain back some freedom and respect.  "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."  THANK YOU!   

Ryan Robinson
28 supporters