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Gun Rights

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Petition to Donald J. Trump, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Let DoD personnel defend themselves on base.

Since the implementation of Regulation 90-114 in 1993, military personnel have been restricted in their ability to carry firearms on government property and in federal facilities. The justification of such action has historically been the belief that military bases feature robust security and trustworthy employees. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the failures of those assumptions leading to active shooter and related incidents on military bases located in the United States since 1993. 1993 - Fort Knox (3 Patriots lost) 1994 - Fairchild AFB (4 Patriots lost) 1995 - Arlington Virginia (2 Patriots wounded) 1995 - Fort Bragg (1 Patriot lost) 2009 - Fort Hood (13 Patriots lost) 2011 - Fort Hood (planned bombing thwarted) 2013 - Quantico Virginia (2 Patriots lost) 2013 - Washington Navy Yard (12 Patriots lost) 2014 - Fort Hood (3 Patriots killed) 2015 - Chattanooga Tennessee (4 Patriots lost) 2016 - Lackland AFB (2 Patriots lost) 2019 - NAS Oceana (1 Patriot lost) 2019 - Pearl Harbor (2 Patriots lost) 2019 - NAS Pensacola (3 Patriots lost) That tally includes 52 Patriots killed or wounded by terrorists, disgruntled service members, or civilian employees on a base or post that doesn't include overseas bases or federal buildings such as court houses, jails, schools, on-base housing, post offices, airports, National Parks, BLM buildings, IRS buildings, and so on.  It would be unfair to say all of those Patriots would be with us today had personnel been allowed to carry firearms for personal defense, but at least one life could have been saved at an incredibly minimal risk level. The Citizens of the United States have, through the Constitution and the US Code via the Oath of Office, entrusted members of the United States Armed Forces with the defense of the country and all we hold dear. The fact that those same service members can obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon in each state they happen to get stationed in, but can't carry that same firearm in the most highly targeted location in that state - the military base - flies in the face of that trust and is contrary to good sense. This petition, and your signature, is designed to drive legislation leading to the establishment of a concealed carry permit that is extended to Department of Defense civilian and military personnel, is NOT subject to the discretion of lower levels of command, includes reciprocity in all 50 US states and it's territories, and permits concealed carry in all federal facilities regardless of duty status. Thank you for your consideration and support and please consider sharing!  http://chng.it/m8mPPyL4    

David Ritchey
348 supporters
Started 2 days ago

Petition to Kentucky State House, Kentucky State Senate, David Osborne, David Meade, John Carney, Brandon Smith

STOP WEAPONS BAN "BILL 354" in Kentucky

Representative Jeff Donohue (D) has proposed a bill banning "assault weapons" in Kentucky. These Laws are not only detrimental to law abiding citizens, but also unconstitutional and a violation of our 2nd Amendment Rights of the United States of America. The proposed bill will classify an "Assault Weapon" as the following; 1) A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has at least one (1) of the following characteristics: a. A folding or telescoping stock;b. A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;c. A second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand;d. A thumbhole stock;e. A suppressor, flash suppressor, muzzle break, muzzle compensator, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor, muzzle break, or muzzle compensator; orf. A grenade launcher. These classifications also extend to shotguns and handguns. After the effective date of this bill, a law abiding citizen will be found guilty of possession or transfer of a "large-capacity ammunition feeding device" (magazine) when; (a)  Possesses a large-capacity ammunition-feeding device;(b)  Transfers a large-capacity ammunition-feeding device to another person, except as provided in subsections (4)(c) and (d) of this section.Possession or transfer of a large-capacity ammunition-feeding device is a Class A misdemeanor.This section shall not apply to a person who is: (a)  A member of the Armed Forces of the United States, a reserve component thereof, or the National Guard; or(b)  A law enforcement officer as defined in KRS 15.310. After the effective date of this bill, a law abiding citizen must; (a) Remove the large-capacity ammunition-feeding device from the state;(b) Render the large-capacity ammunition-feeding device permanently inoperable;(c) Sell the large-capacity ammunition-feeding device to a federally licensed firearms dealer; or(d) Transfer the large-capacity ammunition-feeding device to law enforcement. If still in possession of these weapons or magazines you will be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor.  This bill also makes it to where your firearm must be "permanently inoperable"  As used in this section, "permanently inoperable" means that the assault weapon is altered in such a manner that it cannot be fired and that the owner or possessor of the firearm does not possess or have control over the parts necessary to make the firearm operable; and 2. As used in this section, "temporarily inoperable" means that when the assault weapon is not in the direct control of the registered owner, it is stored using an integrated design feature or attachable accessory that will prevent the use of the weapon by an unauthorized user. This means that even if you were to take the firing pin out of your rifle, it is still considered operable if you have said firing pin still located inside your home. You must now register your weapons in Kentucky within 1 year (currently no registration is required by the state). a. Register with the Department of Kentucky State Police as the certified owner of each assault weapon that the person elects to continue to possess; and b. Store the weapon with devices which render the weapon temporarily inoperable, in accordance with subsection (2) of this section; Transfer the assault weapon to any person lawfully entitled to own or possess the firearm;Transfer the assault weapon to the Department of Kentucky State Police buyback program in accordance with subsection (3) of this section; or Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable. Kentucky State Police will offer a buyback program that will be funded by registrations fees of weapons.  237.104 Rights to acquire, carry, and use deadly weapons not to be impaired -- Seizure of deadly weapons prohibited -- Application of section. No person, unit of government, or governmental organization shall, during a period of disaster or emergency as specified in KRS Chapter 39A or at any other time, have the right to revoke, suspend, limit the use of, or otherwise impair the validity of the right of any person to purchase, transfer, loan, own, possess, carry, or use a firearm, firearm part, ammunition, ammunition component, or any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.(2)  No person, unit of government, or governmental organization shall, during a period of disaster or emergency as specified in KRS Chapter 39A or at any other time, take, seize, confiscate, or impound a firearm, firearm part, ammunition, ammunition component, or any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument from any person.(3)  The provisions of this section shall not apply to the taking of an item specified in subsection (1) or (2) of this section from a person who is: (a)  Forbidden to possess a firearm pursuant to KRS 527.040;(b)  Forbidden to possess a firearm pursuant to federal law;(c)  Violating KRS 527.020;(d)  In possession of a stolen firearm;(e)  Using a firearm in the commission of a separate criminal offense; or(f)  Using a firearm or other weapon in the commission of an offense under KRS Chapter 150. Effective: July 12, 2006History: Created 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 240, sec. 7, effective July 12, 2006. This Bill is Unconstitutional This bill is unconstitutional and a render of the safety of law abiding citizens through out the state of Kentucky. The 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution reads; "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 United States Constitution restricts legislative bodies from prohibiting firearm possession, or at the very least, the Amendment renders prohibitory and restrictive regulation presumptively unconstitutional. The 2nd Amendment allows citizens of the United States to defend themselves against criminals and against government tyranny.  Safety of Citizens against tyranny by means of Disarming Citizens by Government.  In 2012 Venezuela banned their citizens from possessing firearms and ammunition similar to the Red Flag Laws we see today. Under the new law only Military and Police are allowed to own them. Disarming law abiding citizens is a dangerous act that allows greater power to the government. Crime in Venezuela has multiplied since these laws have taken place. The violent crime rate, already high, soared. Almost 28,000 people were murdered in 2015 – with the homicide rate becoming the world’s highest. Within the past few years Venezuela military are law enforcement have killed thousands of citizens who have protested their laws and tried defending their rights. These same gun control laws were used in Nazi Germany against their own citizens. IT'S YOUR RIGHT Kentucky has always been a supportive state for firearms. Just this past year we became one of the many states to support the right of "Constitutional Carry" allowing law abiding citizens to conceal carry weapons across the whole state. Kentucky is ranked one of the top states in the US for gun ownership. It is your constitutional right as an American to be able to process and own a firearm. It is your right to have the means necessary to defend yourself and your family against evil and criminals. Criminals don't care about laws and bills, these bills only effect law abiding citizens. No matter what bills are brought forward, crime rates are always going to be there. The only thing that will change is your capability to defend yourself, and you having your own rights given to you at birth by this Nation, TAKEN AWAY. DO YOUR PART BY SIGNING/SHARING THIS PETITION!  KEEP KENTUCKY SAFE!  

Devin Lawrence
36,088 supporters
Update posted 3 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
8,260 supporters