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Gun Rights

56 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump

Defend the 2nd Amendment as promised!

Over 120 million Americans are lawful gun owners. Every day, they own and carry their firearms safely and when necessary, use them to defend against criminal attack. These defensive gun uses include the AR-15 rifle, a semi-auto modern sporting rifle that only fires one bullet with each pull of the trigger. It is not a killing machine, it is not a military machine gun (the M-16A3 and M4 rifles are the military's machine guns for individual soldiers). Antigun, anti-liberty Democrats want to undo the Bill of Rights by starting with the 2nd Amendment. Mr. Trump, you promised to protect the 2nd Amendment when you ran for office. At the prompting of the NRA, which has compromised repeatedly and worked to undermine gunowners' rights, you spoke favorably of Bump-stock bans and Red Flag laws, which are the Democrat camel's nose under the tent of the Bill of Rights. Mr. President, you need to walk it back and rescind the Bump stock ban and withdraw support for Red Flag laws. Disregard the promptings of the National Rifle Association; they only speak for about 10% of gun owners. Mr. President, if you need a national gun organization's advice on how to address 2nd Amendment issues, contact Gun Owners of America (GOA) - their website is http://gunowners.org Gun Owners of America is the no-compromise gun rights group that Democrats truly fear. If the Democrats can succeed in abolishing the 2nd Amendment, then all other liberties are in jeopardy. Already, Britain has essentially done away with all the fundamental liberties of their people, starting with the Englishman's common-law right to own, carry, and use firearms. Don't let America follow down that dark path! Support and defend the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution, the right that guarantees all other rights!

William Flatt
26 supporters
Update posted 1 month 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
8,157 supporters
This petition won 4 months ago

Petition to Candice Odonnell, Tom Blankenhorn, Gabriel Romero, Mark Gallegos, Jim Fambro

Make Taos County, New Mexico a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.

Taos County Board of County Commissioners Resolution № 2019--____Declaring __________ County to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary CountyWHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners met in a Regular Meeting on DATE at TIME at ADDRESS OF MEETING, New Mexico; and,WHEREAS, NMSA 1978, Section 4-37-1 (1995) provides that Counties have the power to, “provide for the safety, preserve the health, promote the prosperity and improve the morals, order, comfort and convenience of any county or its inhabitants”; and,​WHEREAS, NMSA, 1978, Section 4-38-18 (1976) provides that a Board of County Commissioner has the duty and authority to represent the county and have the care of the county property and the management of the interest of the county in all cases where no other provision is made by law; and,WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, protects the inalienable and individual right of the people to keep and bear arms; andWHEREAS, the Supreme Court in the District of Columbia v. Heller 554 U.S. 570 (2008), decision affirmed an individuals’ right to possess firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home; and,WHEREAS, the Supreme Court in McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), affirmed that the right of an individual to "keep and bear arms," as protected under the Second Amendment, is incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment against the states; and,WHEREAS, the Supreme Court, in United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939), opined that firearms are part of ordinary military equipment, or with use that could contribute to the common defense are protected by the Second Amendment; and,WHEREAS, Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of New Mexico provides that “no law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms;” and,WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and the New Mexico Constitution protecting citizens’ inalienable and individual right to keep and bear arms; and,WHEREAS, the members of this Board took an oath to support and defend the United States Constitution, the Constitution of the State of New Mexico and the laws of the State of New Mexico (insofar as they are constitutional); and,NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Taos by the authority granted the Board by the laws of the State of New Mexico and people of Taos County, New Mexico to stand and defend their rights and liberties, which are guaranteed by the United States and New Mexico Constitutions, we hereby declare this Resolution as follows:Second Amendment Preservation Resolution Designating Taos County a Second Amendment “Sanctuary County”.BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board affirms its support for the duly elected Sheriff of Taos County, New Mexico in the exercise of his/her sound discretion and affirms its resolve to support decisions by our Sheriff to not enforce any unconstitutional firearms law against any citizen.BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board will not authorize or appropriate government funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers or offices for the purpose of enforcing law that unconstitutionally infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.APPROVED, ADOPTED, AND PASSED on this ___ day of _______________, 2019

Melissa Fryzel
451 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Phil Murphy

Put an end to unconstitutional firearm carry restrictions in New Jersey

Governor Murphy: Stop infringing on our Second Amendment right to bear arms; Revise N.J.S.2C:58-4(c) to remove the requirement of “justifiable need” There is no doubt that we live in a dangerous world, and it seems to be getting worse day by day. We are constantly bombarded with new reports of violent crime, be it assault, robbery, rape, murder, or even large-scale terrorist attacks. These crimes often occur at the hands of armed criminals, leading many to believe that banning or severely restricting guns will prevent them from happening. That’s simply not the case. -- If New Jersey’s gun legislation really worked, we wouldn't have two of the “Murder Capitals of America”. Criminals largely tend to circumvent the strict regulations imposed on them by simply buying guns illegally. Just look at the story of Anderson Baker, who speaks of his own experience using illegally obtained firearms to carry out his gang activities in Camden. He says: “Gun laws to people in Camden are like saying you’ll get a ticket if you jaywalk [...] It means nothing.” But those same regulations do prohibit honest, lawful people from protecting themselves against deadly harm. Right now, New Jerseyans can’t protect themselves until it’s too late. NJ state law currently dictates the following regarding applications for permits to carry handguns: "Each application form shall be accompanied by a written certification of justifiable need to carry a handgun, which shall be under oath and, in the case of a private citizen, shall specify in detail the urgent necessity for self-protection, as evidenced by specific threats or previous attacks which demonstrate a special danger to the applicant's life that cannot be avoided by means other than by issuance of a permit to carry a handgun." [N.J.S.2C:58-4(c)] That means we can’t decide to protect ourselves until after receiving a deadly threat or even an actual attack. Imagine not being allowed to have airbags in your car until after you get in an accident, or a fire extinguisher until your house has already burned down. That’s the position the people of New Jersey are in right now when it comes to self-defense. And that’s exactly what happened to Carol Bowne, who in 2015 was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend while waiting for a permit. Even having received the permit on time, "If Bowne had obtained a gun, state law would not have allowed her to carry it loaded outside her Patton Avenue home." She could have been saved had it not been for an overly restrictive system that does little to stop unlawful gun use and everything to limit law-abiding citizens. As citizens of a free nation, we deserve the legal right to protect ourselves before our lives are threatened. Nobody should need a specific reason to protect their life. Let's make sure that the good people of the State of New Jersey are empowered to protect themselves at all times.

Emmanuel Garcia
171 supporters