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gun reform

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

Gun law reform, protect America and end gun violence

I'm a high school student who no longer feels safe at school after Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland, all some of the deadliest school shootings the United States has seen, and there have been countless others. This isn't even taking into consideration the amount of non-school mass shootings. My question is how many innocent people, and children who didn't get a chance at life, have to die before change happens? Kids as low as 7 years old have asked parents to buy them different shoes so that if there is a shooter, their shoes don't light up giving away their position. Schools have become a place where you go to not just wondering if you'll pass a test, but wondering if this will be the day you die. That is why I am petitioning the NRA to reform the gun laws. For one I believe that fully automatic and semi-automatic weapons should not be available to the public. However semi-automatic can be purchasable with a hunting license. Pistols should only have access to .22 ammunition, no higher than .22 caliber. You can have a .32 magnum revolver and a .44 magnum with a concealed carry license. Secondly, I believe security in school needs to be increased. We need more federal funding for schools. Security guards at school should be armed with tasers, that way not to kill a possible shooter but to stop them. Lastly, we need stricter laws on who can purchase guns. We need stricter background checks for those who wish to purchase a weapon. We need background checks to lock people out of guns who suffer from mental illness. Parents shouldn't have to send their kids to school worrying about a shooting, and kids shouldn't have to go to school worrying about death. Nobody should be worrying about getting shot from just going to a concert, walking down the street of a city to pick up some groceries, or any other normal everyday task people do every day. That is why I'm calling on all of you to take action now by signing this petition, together we can make a change and put an end to these horrible actions.

Ben Lopez
168 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren, Dianne Feinstein, Marco Rubio, John McCain, Barbara Boxer, Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bill Nelson, Dick Durbin, Cory Booker, Harry Reid, Patty Murray, John Cornyn, Tim Kaine, Illinois State House

Weapons of War Ban

With heavy hearts and unshakeable resolve, we write to seek your support.  We are a coalition of educational stakeholders committed to demanding, facilitating, and realizing substantive change in our fundamental ability to keep our schools’ children safe.  As such, we ask you to join us to advocate for the passage of laws to keep our schools safe from weapons of war. As educators, schools, and communities, we have relentlessly worked to foster, ensure, and maintain safe learning environments for our students and teachers.  Yet the issue that is out of our control is that of the weapons of war brought to bear in these attacks on our children.  Despite our mental health resources, our physical security barriers, our coordination with local law enforcement, and the tireless work of our student services professionals, these efforts are too often negated by the type of firepower in the hands of perpetrators.  While we have repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to professional development, appropriate staffing, community building, and resource allocation, our government has routinely abstained from passing a ban on all weapons of war.  We believe the proposed legislation linked here is a critical step in giving our collective efforts the upper hand in ensuring our most fundamental responsibility: student safety. We believe the time has come for us to coalesce as we advocate for real change, support the powerful movement that our students have started, and create the conditions in which our stakeholders feel empowered and able to take a stand and facilitate change.  We are energized by the voice that so many are finding and sharing.  We believe it is, in part, our responsibility to ensure these voices see and realize their power in changing the narrative and the outcomes of these horrific situations.    We greatly appreciate your consideration, partnership, and advocacy to shield our kids from undue risk and harm in the face of weapons meant for war. Motivated, coordinated, and together, Jason Markey - Father, High School Principal, Suburban Chicago, IL Chris Lehmann - Father, CEO / Co-Principal, Philadelphia, PA Erin Groth - Mother, Teacher, Suburban Chicago, IL Corey Janisch - Father, Teacher, Suburban Chicago, IL Jenna Shaw - Teacher David Narter - Father, Teacher, Chicago, IL Carla Hicks Bos - Mother, Elementary Principal, CA Amy Gorzynski - Teacher, Chicago, IL Dwight Carter, Father, Principal, Suburban Columbus, OH Dr. Bradford Hubbard - Father, Assistant Superintendent, Suburban Chicago, IL Amy Stolarsky - Mother, Teacher, Chicago, IL Natalia LeMoyne - Mother, Coordinator for Educational Technology, Guilderland, NY Ben Kovacs - Teacher, Suburban Chicago, IL James Lima - Father, School Board Member, Suburban Chicago, IL Mayra Carrera - Teacher, Suburban Chicago, ILRichard Drehobl - Father, Grandfather and retired Policemen. Devin Schoening - Father, Instructional Technology Program Lead, Council Bluffs, IA Jaime Casap - Father, Education Evangelist, Google Dr. Lisa Stevenson- Mother, Director of Instruction, Bettendorf, IA Catina Haugen Mother, Elementary Principal Dr. Demian Singleton - Father, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Guilderland, NY Dr. Kathy Robbins - Mother, Grandmother, retired Superintendent Jennifer Kloczko - Mother, Elementary Principal Cameron Park, CA Emily Roth - Mother, Educator Kristin Kahlich - Program Manager, Google, San Francisco, CA Tom Whitford - Father, Educator, Wisconsin Jennifer Heisler - Mother, Teacher, Illinois Kyle Pace - Father, Director of Technology, Kansas City, MO Dr. Henry Thiele - Father, Superintendent of Schools, Suburban Chicago, IL Kristin Ziemke - Educator, Chicago, ILk Jennie Magiera - Educator, Chicago, IL Cynthia Ellis- Mom, Teacher, Suburban Chicago, IL Nancy Blair Black - Mother, Educator, Florida  

Jason Markey
1,757 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Christopher Wray, Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

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 with its entirely lopsided donations to Republican legislators. 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. Domestic terrorism is on the rise in the wake of Trump's Russian-engineered election. The shooter in Parkland (Feb 14, 2018) declared himself a member of a white nationalist group. The NRA, which facilitates both the arming and the militant ideology of these groups, 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 Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fl), of Sutherland Springs (11/5/17), of Las Vegas (10/2/17), 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
1,207 supporters