Petition to Kittery Trading Post
Stop the sale of assault-style firearms & high capacity magazines at Kittery Trading Post
In light of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, FL, I am asking Kittery Trading Post to stop selling assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines immediately. Dick's Sporting Goods today announced that they will no longer sell these weapons as they do not want to be part of another mass shooting. I am a regular and devoted customer of Kittery Trading Post. If you do not discontinue selling assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines, I will take my business elsewhere. KTP does so much good in our community, I ask that they think of the welfare of our community and students in this respect too. Respectfully,
Petition to Nancy Pelosi, Ashley Etienne
Speaker Pelosi: invite New Zealand’s Prime Minister here to America to address Congress
With both Gun Violence and Anti-Islamic rhetoric at epidemic levels in the US, having our Madam Speaker Pelosi invite Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, to America, would be an amazing sign of unity for our nations, our Islamic citizens and all Americans intent on unity, peace and religious freedom. Ms. Ardern has set a global example, wearing a hijab in support of mourning families and taking immediate action to end mass shootings in her country. Having her speak to Congress would be inspiring.
Petition to Jennifer Walton
Immediate BAN of assault weapons in the USA!
Assault weapons and bump stocks are for mass violence. Nobody uses them for hunting for sport and nobody uses them to protect their homes. There is only one reason someone buys an assault weapon and that is for mass destruction of life. There is no place for this type of weapon in our society.
Petition to Congress, Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, President of the United States
Ban the AR-15 Rifle, along with Other Assault Weapons, Protect Our Students and People!
It is only mid-February and there have already been 30 school shootings since 2018 has begun. The most recent shooting we are aware of is the Valentine's Day shooting in Florida by an angry student, Nikolas Cruz, who was expelled from his high school. He used an AR-15 rifle to kill 17 students and staff, who were finishing up their school day. He had all the warning signs of a possible threat to that high school, was even reported to authorities prior to this, and nothing was done. On October 1st, 2017, during the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, 58 innocent people were massacred by Stephen Paddock by using bump stocks from his hotel room, which made his semi-automatic weapons become automatic. In addition, he had a collection of assault weapons in his procession. Hotel security didn't seem to question that he had huge bags of what we now know were weapons, and he kept making multiple trips to and from his car to bring these weapons to his room, in which he was staying alone. And let us not forget on December 14, 2012, when Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 innocent elementary school children and 6 staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty innocent children who will never get to grow up to be a firefighter, a teacher, or even hug their parents one last time. It makes me sick. Regardless of how you feel on politics, this nation needs to come together and put a stop to this. Innocent people are dying due to these violent crimes. The AR-15 has a purpose for "hunting", many have argued including the organization titled the Gun Owners of California, but this weapon is not being used for this purpose. It is being used to kill innocent people, whether their reasons are because they are angry at the system who failed them, like Nikolas and his anger building up with his experience at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, or with Stephen Paddock, who we still don't even know his reasons for the massacre in Las Vegas, except for the fact that he was interested in doing this to several other groups of people in different locations including Santa Monica. Working in schools and with children, it scares me to think that something could happen in my schools I work in. The schools where our students are supposed to grow, to learn, and be safe. It scares me that these shootings can happen anywhere, and our government has not done anything about it. There has been much debate on gun laws, but Congress needs to come to an agreement. We need these assault weapons out of our reach. We need more safety precautions in public areas and schools in which will better protect our citizens, including our most vulnerable, our children. Please sign this petition to show Congress that we are serious, and we DEMAND reform in our gun laws. These mass shootings need to stop, and your signature will be the first step in doing so. Thank you.
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. This petition aim to tarnish its reputation enough to interrupt the NRA's 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, Sandy Hook Elementary, Tree of Life Synagogue, Dayton, El Paso, 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.
Petition to Unified Government
Ban Sale of Assault weapons in Wyandotte County (UG Government)
Adopt a city ordinance to ban the sale in Wyandotte County, Kansas specific semi-automatic and fully automatic firearms, classified as "assault weapons", large capacity magazine (LCM's) 10 rounds or more. This includes telescoping or folding stocks, pistol grips, flash suppressors, grenade launchers, and bayonet lugs. Banning the sale of such weapons will serve as a benchmark precedent for gun reform. This effects every citizen in the county including our children, schools and other public places where many gather and are at risk for gun violence.
Petition to Everytown for Gun Safety, Mitch McConnell, Coalition To Stop Gun Violence
Demand a National Firearms Act in 2019 like we did in 1934
El Paso, Dayton, Poway, Pittsburg, Parkland, Sandy Hook, Columbine, Orlando, Las Vegas... The list of mass shootings in the United States goes on and on. Our children are dying because of angry men who have easy access to military-style assault weapons, bump stocks and ammunition that allows them to kill dozens of innocent people in a matter of seconds, whether or not they are mentally ill, have criminal records or links to terrorist organizations. It's time to pass a National Firearms Act of 2019 that echoes the one passed in 1934 because of public outrage over the St. Valentine's Day Massacre that was facilitated by the use of use of Tommy guns, the equivalent of AR-15 rifles of today, by gangsters like Al Capone who were in cahoots with corrupt politicians in Chicago and other US cities. As the NYT article (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/opinion/how-the-st-valentines-day-massacre-changed-gun-laws.html points out, The National Firearms Act of 1934 took away the right of all private citizens to own Tommy guns and "required NFA designated firearms to be registered and taxed. The $200 tax was quite prohibitive at the time (equivalent to $3,659 in 2017)." (For more information on the NFA, go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Firearms_Act The banning of automatic firearms, together with prohibitively high taxation, greatly reduced the number of gun deaths in that era. We need national legislation, not piecemeal state-by-state and city-by-city laws to solve our national crisis of gun violence. To get rid of existing assault weapons, we could also demand that gun manufacturers be taxed to pay for buying back of all assault-style weapons, just as Australians did in their national referendum following the mass shooting in Port Arthur in 1996. The referendum in Australia did not cause a "slippery slope" to take away private ownership of hunting and sporting guns by Australian citizens, which gun control opponents in this country so fear if a buy-back program were to happen here. There has not been a mass shooting in Australia since the national referendum in 1996. Why can't we have the courage to do the same thing? Let's keep every day a day of love, not a day of mourning!
Petition to Ohio State Senate, Ohio Governor, Ohio State House
Tell the Ohio House to vote NO on HB 178, permitless carry!
On April 4th, 2019, the Ohio House of Representatives referred HB 178 to the Federalism Committee. This bill is titled "Modifies weapons law; permit concealed carry without license". This dangerous bill would allow Ohioans to conceal weapons on their person, without having to have a license. This would allow someone to carry a weapon, concealed, into crowded public areas and on city streets. People with dangerous histories, and those without any firearm safety training would be allowed to carry concealed, loaded, guns. Anyone over 21 years of age and not prohibited by law to carry hidden loaded guns in public without a license, training, background checks, or oversight. This is extremely dangerous and would put Ohioans at risk. The sponsors of this bill call it a 'constitutional carry' bill, in their attempt to make us believe that they have a right to carry a loaded weapon hidden from the rest of us wherever and however they wish. Now they are trying to expand that to let anyone carry guns without training, licenses, and background checks. It is reckless and dangerous. The primary sponsors of this bill are Representatives Ron Hood (District 78) and Tom Brinkman (District 27). Co-Sponsors include Representatives Niraj J. Antani, Brian Baldridge, John Becker, Louis W. Blessing III, Jim Butler, Sara Carruthers, Jon Cross, Bill Dean, Kris Jordan, Candice R. Keller, J. Kyle Koehler, George F. Lang, P. Scott Lipps, Susan Manchester, Don Manning, Riordan T. McClain, Derek Merrin, Jena Powell, Craig S. Riedel, Mark J. Romanchuk, Tim Schaffer, Ryan Smith, Todd Smith, A. Nino Vitale, Scott Wiggam, Shane Wilkin, and Paul Zeltwanger. Please sign this petition and call your legislators! Tell them to vote NO on HB 178! Yours, Ohio Students for Gun Legislation (If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)