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 President of the United States
Stronger Gun laws
Recently, there has been a shooting in Florida. There were 17 victims in this horrific event. These victims were young, innocent people. Many died because they were saving their own classmates or students. This event effected so many people, many who lost their close friends and family in this act of terror. No one deserves to go through what these people had to. We have to take control, otherwise things like these will only continue to happen. These events have happen in the past countless times, 30 of which have been this year as of February. We MUST do something about these gun laws. Incredibly dangerous weapons are EASILY falling into the hands of the wrong people. They are in the hands of regular civilians, rather than the officials and military where they belong. They are being used for the wrong reasons, they are supposed to defend us from harm not kill innocent people. We can no longer stand by and watch these things happen or wait for someone else to speak up. We Can’t JUST offer our prayers for the families, but USE OUR VOICES AND BE HEARD! Our government must take action. There needs to be change in our laws if we want to feel safer in our communitys. We NEED to fight for stronger gun laws, so things like this CANNOT happen. Our Future Children SHOULD be able to feel safe. If we don’t start taking a stand now, will we ever? If we don’t set an example For our future, who will? SIGN THIS PETITION SO WE CAN ALL BE SAFE FROM GUN VIOLENCE!
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. 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, Santa Clarita (11/14/19) and on and 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 Illinois State Legislature
Create a statewide ban on assault weapons in Illinois
Although some individual cities have their own restriction on the sale of assault weapons, the Illinois does not have a statewide ban on assault weapons. Assault weapons are generally defined as semi-automatic or fully automatic shoulder-mount rifles. The average civilian has no reason to own or operate a semi-automatic or fully automatic guns. In fact, seven states have already passed statewide bans on these firearms, including New York, California, and New Jersey, to great success. As a student, it is concerning to see the ever-increasing number of school shootings happening every year. Creating a statewide ban on assault weapons will move the state of Illinois towards a safer future; one in which students will not have to worry about their own physical safety while in school. With a greater number of signatures, it is more likely that the Illinois State Legislature will address the problem and start working towards a solution. Sign now!
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Bulletproof Schools in the USA
I am Miles in Grade 11. I am from North Carolina in the United States. I have found that 187,000 students have come in contact with gun violence in schools since Columbine. I care deeply about this issue, too many innocent children our losing their lives to gun violence in our schools and nothing is being done to prevent this. I created this petition to make bulletproof doors and windows in all the schools in the United States of America. I know that making bulletproof schools will not make gun violence completely stop but I have created this to make it harder for these violent acts to happen. In the United States of America it is already to easy to own a gun, so why should you have it easy for violence to happen in our schools? WHY COMMIT #Bulletproof schools, safer schools, and better us. Please consider signing my petition to make a change for the better in our country.
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.