Topic

Gun Rights

25 petitions

Started 1 week ago

Petition to New Jersey State House, New Jersey Governor

NJ to be a concealed carry state.

Many crimes across New Jersey are committed with illegally-obtained weapons -- and many of those weapons come from out of state.  NJ.com analysis of federal data found 80 percent of so-called crime guns recovered in New Jersey were traced to other states, mostly Pennsylvania and five southern states known for their loose requirements for gun purchasing: North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.  When it comes to concealed carry, New Jersey is a "may issue" state, meaning local officials or the State Police have broad discretion in issuing a concealed carry permit to an applicant.  Applicants in New Jersey need to show a "justifiable need" for a carry permit, but Second Amendment advocates have said officials here interpret the phrase too narrowly. New Jersey's concealed carry regulations "so individuals who can demonstrate an urgent necessity for self-protection by articulating serious threats, specific threats or previous attacks which demonstrate a special danger to the applicant's life that cannot be reasonably avoided by other means could obtain a carry permit."    Proponents of concealed carry say that criminals are less likely to attack someone they believe to be armed. They cite the 2nd Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear arms," and argue that most adults who legally carry a concealed gun are law-abiding and do not misuse their firearms.  States that implemented "shall-issue" concealed carry laws reduced murders by 8.5%, rapes by 5%, aggravated assaults by 7%, and robbery by 3%, according to an analysis of FBI crime data.  Responsible citizens should have the right to arm themselves against criminals with guns.Violent criminals will always have guns. Rather than being victims, concealed handgun carriers have a sense of safety and security, especially when going outside at night or in dangerous areas.  The right to carry concealed handguns is guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.The entire Second Amendment states: "a well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed."  The majority of Americans support allowing the concealed carry of handguns.  It is crucial New Jersey moves forward as a shall issue state.  All to often citizens become victims of violent crimes.  Even state law writes we need to be victims before we can have a fighting chance.  All it takes is one time for criminals to cause serious bodily harm and even death, let us be prepared and protected for that one time. 

Brandonlee Feliciano
15 supporters
Update posted 1 week 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
7,715 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Mandate Gun Owner's Insurance, License/Renewal Tests & Record Trade of Ammo, Gun etc .

About Me: Unpopular regular individual, Not paid by/affiliated with any insurance companies. Thought: Gun violence will linger around unless and until people stop making a Democratic vs Republican discussion out of it. I propose following apolitical approach on the matter- Mandatory Gun Owner's Insurance: Insurance Mandate will organize the process of owning, maintaining gun and encourage the responsibility among the owners Owner's insurance will demotivate people with hobby, enthusiast and emotional intentions Gun Owner's insurance will add another layer of Owner eligibility check Ammo and guns buy-sell record should be tied to the license, Insurance, to record any unnatural activity. Insurance design will encourage deep study, research and analysis of gun violence and help determine the systematic gun use. Mandatory Gun License Test, Registration, Renewal: License Test will provide the opportunity of teaching about social responsibility, personality evaluation, malicious thoughts influencing, Positive reinforcement License test, Registration, Renewal method will keep gun owners on the record, keep them reachable and traceable. Different levels/layers to eligibility of guns & ammo can be added based on the Gun owners profile, which will control the unwanted nuisance created by unreasonable owners. Gun Owners must file a yearly Ammo/Gun used in annual year X paperwork. Audits can be done on the Gun Owner's record vs ownership. Hefty penalties will enforce the reasonable use and weed out non-sense Political leaders and lobbyist will have no choice but to fulfill public demand if we get enough signatures on this petition. I request your support.

Normal Person
15 supporters