Gun Safety

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Petition to Gargiulo’s Restaurant

Gargiulo’s Restaurant: Sever Ties with NRA and Cancel Upcoming Fundraiser

We call on Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island to sever ties with the National Rifle Association. By hosting a fundraiser at their establishment on April 12th – which includes a raffle for pistols, rifles, and shotguns – Gargiulo’s turns a blind eye to its one-hundred-year history of community engagement and instead provides support to the dangerous and un-American agenda of the NRA. We cannot remain silent while an organization that refuses to even engage in a conversation about gun violence prevention is given a space to peddle its hysteria in our beloved borough of Brooklyn. Despite attempts among NRA members to prevent gun violence, the leadership of the NRA has sought to extinguish any effort to keep dangerous guns out of the hands of dangerous people. On average 96 Americans – including seven children – are killed every day with guns. A majority of Americans – and 74% of NRA members – support requiring criminal background checks for gun purchases. Though there are dozens of evidence-based and constitutionally-sound policies that would preserve the lives and liberty of Americans, NRA leadership has again and again rejected any and all efforts to keep Americans safe. The NRA opposes universal background checks, it opposes prohibiting people on the terrorist watch list from acquiring guns, and it opposes federal gun violence research. Once an organization that existed focused on marksmanship and gun safety, it now seemingly exists solely to obstruct efforts to prevent gun violence. Let us follow the lead of brave students around this country and demand that Gargulio’s acts in the best interests of our borough and cancels this event. Let us take a step towards ending the bloodshed. Please join us in the movement by signing this petition and sharing it with your friends.  

Brooklyn Young Democrats
151 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Kentucky Parole Board

Kentucky Parole Board: Deny Parole for Damien Lacambra (Inmate No. 296119)

On April 24th, 2016, Amelia Forsting (Lacambra) was shot and killed by her husband, Damien Lacambra. The gun was 4 to 6 inches away from her head. Her one month old son, Luke, was nearby and witnessed Amelia's killing. He only had his mother for 46 days. The murder trial took place from December 4th to 8th, 2017. During the trial, Amelia’s friends and family had to listen in horror while the details of the crime were presented. The prosecutors detailed how Damien was a trained weapons expert in the US Army who loves guns. He is shown as a patterned liar in matters large and small; proudly displaying stickers on his car stating “Afghanistan: I served” despite never being deployed overseas. Multiple people at the trial testified about his anger and jealousy issues. The Commonwealth of Kentucky's gun expert testified that the weapon could not have malfunctioned and that the trigger was intentionally pulled. The lead investigator of the case testified that he believed this was an intentional murder. Damien’s explanation for what happened that day changed multiple times. At first, in his 911 call, he said he had an accidental discharge while removing his gun from the holster. Later, he changed the story to say the gun went off when he was trying to unload the gun. Later that day, after being questioned by LMPD detectives, he said that it was only a joke; he pointed the gun at her and pulled the trigger to get a reaction out of her, telling detectives that he thought it was unloaded. Amelia is not able to tell her side of the story. Her one month old son, Luke, will fortunately not remember that horrible day. However, the abundance of evidence presented told her story and was more than sufficient to convict Mr. Lacambra of murder. Amelia’s family and friends were confident that their loved one’s killer would remain behind bars for at least the next 25 years. However, the jury—in ignorance of the evidence presented—returned a verdict of not guilty for the charge of murder. Instead, they sentenced him guilty to the charge of manslaughter in the second degree. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, this is a Class C felony that carries a maximum 10-year sentence. In addition, offenders are considered “non-violent” and eligible for parole after serving only 20% of their sentence. This means that this man, who shot and killed his wife, is considered non-violent by the state and may be released from prison only two years after his crime. His parole date is set for April 3rd, 2018—almost two weeks from today. As friends, family, and concerned members of the public, we petition the Kentucky Parole Board to deny parole to Damien Lacambra, inmate 296119. We are horrified by what this man did and live in fear that he will hurt Amelia’s family, her friends, and her son Luke. He is a danger to not only those who knew Amelia, but all members of the public as well. We, as signers of this petition, represent concerned members of the public and ask the Kentucky Parole Board to deny parole to this man. We cannot retry the case, but we can demonstrate that we, as citizens, are horrified by the crime and concerned about what may happen when the killer is released. We thank the Kentucky Parole Board for considering our concerns and urge you to deny parole for this killer. Thank you. ----------- This petition is authored by The Mary Byron Project on behalf of Amelia's family and friends. Learn more at

The Mary Byron Project
3,795 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Fred Upton, Debbie Stabenow, Chris Murphy, Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Gary Peters, Richard Blumenthal, Margaret O'Brien

Students Fighting Guns Since Adults Won't

Adults have failed us. Everyday, we students walk into school with the promise of an education without threat of violence. However, it has become increasingly clear that hallways of schools across America are no longer a guaranteed safe haven. Whether it's an elementary school in small-town Connecticut or a high school in Florida, it's become apparent that school shootings are becoming an expected part of American life. Since 2013, there have been 291 school shootings, with 18 of them happening in 2018 alone. We simply ask how many shootings will it take, how many innocent children have to die, until adults decide we, as our nation's children, are more important than our nation's guns. Therefore, we ask our fellow students to take it upon ourselves to stand up as our adults remain sitting. We demand change. While most students cannot vote, we are not voiceless to our society. There are about 56 million K through 12 students in the United States. If we mobilize this population -- by signing petitions, contacting lawmakers, and utilizing social media -- we can make our presence felt. Ultimately, our goal is to pressure lawmakers to make comprehensive and responsible gun control policy to keep our schools and society safe.  It's not a matter of if anymore, it's a matter of when we will be affected.   Students For Gun Legislation

Julia Kemple
249,513 supporters