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gun laws

35 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Charles Schumer

Tell Congress They Must No Longer Accept Contributions from the NRA!

After the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 15, 2018 that resulted in the deaths of 17 students and teachers and injuries to at least 17 more, it seems as though we have finally had enough of the out-of-control violence caused by people with access to AR-15s and other assault-type weapons. Despite what the NRA would like us to believe, guns do kill people! Students across the country are in fear for their lives. They are afraid to return to their schools, and are demanding major changes to our gun laws to protect them from more occurrences of the senseless violence. In support of that demand, plans are under way for a mass protest in which they will walk out from their classrooms and not return until laws are passed to ensure this never happens again. But change will never happen as long as the members of Congress are in the pocket of the NRA and the gun industry. In support of this effort to make our country a safer place for our children to grow up in, we propose the all 100 Senators and 435 Representatives sign a pledge to no longer accept donations, or funds of any kind, from the NRA or any gun manufacturer. Our lawmakers must be freed from the influence of these entities that put profit before people and actively conspire to maintain the gun culture that has allowed these unprecedented acts of violence to continue at an alarming rate. In 1996, after a man killed 35 people with a semi-automatic weapon in a popular tourist area of Port Arthur, in Tasmania, the people of Australia stood up and demanded that the their government ban rapid-fire guns to end these kinds of mass shootings. The government responded, and the proof that tougher gun laws are the solution is that there has not been one death from a mass shooting incident in Australia since the new laws were enacted. It CAN work here as well, but not as long as our elected representatives are beholden to the gun industry and their enforcers, the NRA. These are our children, the future of our country, and their voices must be heard. For America to survive and grow as a free nation, we must protect them, and ourselves, from the epidemic of deadly violence that has infected every part of our country. Let's tell our lawmakers in no uncertain terms that this must be the first step they have to take to actually protect the country and the people they took an oath to do.

Andrew Zweigel
7,154 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Mr. Thomas Lanier, Mr. Kurt Yancey, Mr. Michael Starner, Dr. John Kellog

Westerville City Schools March 14 and April 20 protests

We, the Students at Westerville City Schools, are going to participate in a 17 min walkout at 10:00 AM on March 14 and an organized national walkout on April 20, also, taking place at 10:00 AM. The students of Westerville City Schools are going to participate in the nationwide protests for gun reform and school safety on the above mentioned dates. March 14 will be the one month anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. shooting. We will commemorate the lives of the 17 victims by walking out of the school at 10:00 a.m. for 17 minutes. One minute for each life lost. April 20 is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. We will host a national walk-out followed by student speakers and, hopefully, leaders of our community. We will meet at a pre-determined location where we will give anyone a chance to speak if they so desire.  We, respectfully, request that the administration allow us the ability to peacefully protest without consequence.  We understand that these protests are disruptive to the staff and security of our schools, however, as citizens of the United States it is our right to peacefully protest any injustice that we feel affect our lives.  We hope that we will have the support of the administration.   If anyone wishes to help organize or wants to speak on April 20 then contact Liam Eadie of Westerville Central H.S. Liam's twitter: @stem_lem Sincerely, The Students of Westerville City Schools

Liam Eadie
572 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to GA Senator David Perdue, GA Senator Johnny Isakson, GA Governor Nathan Deal

GOP for Sensible Gun Laws - Georgia

     We are the GOP of Georgia.  We support the 2nd Amendment and support our hard-working GOP leaders.  We voted them into office because they hold the same conservative principles that we do.  In response to the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, just one of many mass shootings in recent years, it is time to acknowledge, however, that the gun laws in our state have become far too broad.  Georgia has some of the most liberal gun laws in the country with surprisingly few restrictions.  We make it very easy for the most destructive assault weapons to end up in the wrong hands.        Democrats are calling for changes in the Republican leadership in this country and in our state in an effort to get gun reform legislation.  But changing our party leaders is not necessary...our own great Georgia legislators can reform our gun laws right now and protect the lives of children.          Our Senators, Governor and Representatives genuinely want to hear from their constituents to know what is important to them.  Let's send them the message that gun reform in our state should be their top priority!      We say: YES! to Reforming our Gun Laws (Including Laws for Semi-Automatic Assault Rifles) YES! to Mandatory Background Checks for ALL Gun Purchases and to Closing Loopholes YES! to Raising the Minimum Age from 18 to 21 for Assault Rifles YES! to Bump Stocks Ban YES! to Keeping Current Federal Requirements for Silencer Purchases (Including a Comprehensive Background Check) YES! to Magazine Capacity Restrictions  YES! to Improved Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services for Mental Health YES! to Reporting Mental Health Information to the NICS Index      Let's close the loopholes and figure out a way to curb the sale and distribution of assault-style weapons. In the short-term we need to pass immediate legislation to require NICS background checks on all gun purchases, raise the minimum age for assault rifles, ban bump stocks and restrict magazine capacity.      The state of Georgia has:      A minimum age of only 18 to purchase military-style assault rifles, like the AR-15      NO waiting period to purchase firearms      NO permit requirement      NO registration requirement       NO licensing of owner for owning a gun       NO magazine size restriction      NO background check requirement when purchasing a gun privately; on-line, from a non-licensed dealer at a gun show or from an individual.  Background checks are required when purchasing from a licensed firearms dealer.        Ask yourself...Why do high school kids, not even old enough to vote, have to be the ones to get our gun laws changed?  That should be our job.  Let's do our job... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.gopforsensiblegunlaws.com FB: GOP For Sensible Gun Laws Twitter: gopforsensiblegunlaws              

Georgia GOP www.gop4sensiblegunlaws.com
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