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Gun Rights

22 petitions

Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Wayne La Pierre

Petition to NRA to Endorse and Lobby for the Michael's Law Amendment to 18 U.S.C. 926A

WHEREAS, the National Rifle Association ("NRA") has been attempting to effect "National Reciprocity" for gun permits for nearly a decade; and WHEREAS, the NRA has not, to date, been successful; and WHEREAS, even if such legislation were to successfully pass Congress and be signed into law by the president, we believe there is a good chance the law would be thrown out by the Supreme Court on 10th Amendment grounds, as using Federal power to coerce states that do not want to grant reciprocity into doing so violates "states' rights;" and WHEREAS, the Small Business in Transportation Coalition ("SBTC") has proposed an amendment to an existing Federal firearms-related statute (18 U.S.C. 926A; Interstate Transportation of Firearms) in furtherance of the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause, calling for the statute to be re-entitled: "Interstate Possession, Transportation and Carrying of Firearms;" and WHEREAS, this proposal is referred to as the "Michael's Law Amendment," in honor of an unarmed trucker named Michael Boeglin, who was shot and killed and burned in his truck on June 26, 2014 in Detroit; and  WHEREAS, Americans travelling interstate are routinely the victim of gun violence with no means to protect themselves if the states they go to do not grant reciprocity, including, but not limited to, truckers like Randy Tomblin, Jerry Matson and most recently, a trucker shot today, January 27, 2016; and WHEREAS, this proposed law would apply to all Americans and would not require any Federal registration whatsoever, but would merely reaffirm the Second Amendment insofar as traveling from state-to-state is concerned and would preempt the ability of the states to make laws that apply to interstate transportation of-- and travelling with-- firearms; WHEREAS, the text of this proposed law, in its entirety, is as follows: 18 U.S. Code 926A; (Renamed): Interstate possession, transportation and carrying of firearms... (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of any Federal law or any Federal rule, a person who is an American citizen and is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from possessing, carrying, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to carry on his person in a loaded, readily-accessible capacity and transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place in any state to any other place in a different state in accordance with the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. (2) FEDERAL PREEMPTION The states are hereby preempted from regulating firearms that are transported into, out of, or through their state by a person who is an American citizen and is not a resident of that state, regardless of whether or not the firearm is carried in a loaded, readily-accessible capacity, pursuant to the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. NOW, LET IT HEREBY BE RESOLVED that we, the people of the United States of America, including, but not limited to, members of the SBTC and NRA, respectfully request the NRA leadership immediately embrace, endorse, and lobby for the passage of the SBTC's proposed MICHAEL'S LAW AMENDMENT in the interest of protecting all Americans' gun rights.  (Click Here to join the Michael's Law Amendment group on Facebook).

James Lamb
7,670 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to President of the United States

Presidential Medal of Freedom for Latino Security Guard: Jesus Campos

There were many heroes during the Las Vegas tragedy that need to be recognized and honored. The first should be Jesus Campos, a Latino security guard who played an absolutely critical role in stopping the gunman from killing more innocent people. On the night of October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada as a killer continued to unload modified semi-automatic weapons into a crowd of thousands, one man would prevent his massacre from continuing: Jesus Campos, an unarmed guard. Campos was the first person to reach the shooter at his 32nd floor room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where he had amassed an arsenal of 23 weapons, with scopes, and an array of cameras to monitor the corridor outside of his base. Campos took the elevator to the 32nd floor, approaching the room where the killer had barricaded himself. When the gunman saw the guard approaching the room, he shot through the door, hitting Campos in the right leg and leaving him wounded. In distracting the shooter, Campos pulled him away from the window, where he had fired round after round into thousands of civilians. "I think that only God knows that number," says David Hickey, president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) when asked how many people Campos had prevented from facing the shooter's bullets, "but we certainly know that he distracted the gunman and so lives were saved." After giving the location of the shooter, Campos did not stop there. He continued to clear rooms on the floor with police despite his wounds. He only stopped when ordered to by police because of his injuries. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said: "His bravery was amazing because he remained with our officers, providing them the key pass to access the door, and continued to help them clear rooms until our officers demanded he seek medical attention," Lombardo said. We ask President Trump to recognize Jesus Campos with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S. This will be a great message to the world, to reaffirm that some of America's greatest heroes are Latino Americans. We also ask that the shooter's name shall not be mentioned in the official record. He should only be referred to as "the killer", "the gunman" or "the shooter". #JesusMOF  

Frederic Lumiere
19 supporters