Petition to Doug McMillon, Walmart
Stop the sale of guns at Walmart stores
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019: 2 people were murdered at Walmart #0848 in Southaven, Mississippi. Saturday, August 3rd, 2019: 22 people were murdered at Walmart #2201 in El Paso, Texas. In light of these recent tragedies -- a mere snapshot of the gun violence epidemic plaguing the United States -- and in response to Corporate’s inaction, we as employees are organizing several days of action, to protest Walmart’s profit from the sale of firearms and ammunition. Walmart is a company that has always placed its associates and customers first; we have recently made great strides toward fostering a safe, inclusive, and progressive community. Last year, Walmart raised the minimum age to buy a firearm or ammunition from 18 to 21. In 2015, Walmart removed products resembling assault-style rifles from its inventory. Nonetheless, Walmart remains one of the largest retailers of firearms in the United States, and there is a direct correlation between the number/availability of guns and the amount of mass shootings per capita. Yes, we have made great strides already, but now we must organize to shape this company into a place that we can all be proud of. As associates, we can and must leverage our power and ability to change our company for the better. We have one demand, and that is all. We value Walmart and our fellow associates, but we are no longer willing to contribute our labor to a company that profits from the sale of deadly weapons. We would like to see Walmart take a unified and public stance against guns and gun violence. We urge our leadership to cease the sale of all firearms and ammunition, ban the public open and concealed carry of weapons on company property and in all stores, and cease WALPAC donations to NRA backed -A/A+ politicians. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition to The Bronx county district attorney, Bronx county hall of justice, New York Times
Junior Killers Should Get Life Without Parole!
The teen Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz who was murdered on June 20, 2018 by a group of gang members. Family isn’t getting the Justice they deserve... #JusticeForJunior
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, chuck schumer, Steny H. Hoyer, Jim Clyburn, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, Michael Pence, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Gavin Newsome, Scott Wilk
The people of Santa Clarita urge Congress to do something about mass shootings.
Today is a terrible day for the community of Santa Clarita, California. At least five lives hang in the balance, and at least six families have been irreversibly changed. This is so much more than politics- so much more than right or left, red or blue, black or white. The people of Santa Clarita have always been diverse. We have different ideologies, religious beliefs, heritages, and lifestyles. However, we have always been a city united, and a welcome place for everyone. We must band together now more than ever in the face of this senseless tragedy which took place this morning at Saugus High School. Enough is enough. The citizens of Santa Clarita demand that Congress comes together, like the people of Santa Clarita always will, to pass bipartisan gun control legislation that respects our Second Amendment rights, but makes it much, much harder for tragedies like this to occur on a regular basis. We also urge Congress to address this problem at the source, by making mental healthcare more accessible for all Americans. The people of Santa Clarita will not allow Saugus High to become just another school shooting! Congress, it's time to stop sitting on your hands, acting like nothing can be done about this. It's time to see beyond party politics and stop talking about unrealistic solutions like taking away all guns, or arming teachers. Congress, it is time for you to face this complex issue and find a real solution, no matter how long it takes! Work together to protect the American people! Stop allowing mass shootings to become our new normal!
Petition to Nancy Pelosi, Ashley Etienne
Speaker Pelosi: invite New Zealand’s Prime Minister here to America to address Congress
With both Gun Violence and Anti-Islamic rhetoric at epidemic levels in the US, having our Madam Speaker Pelosi invite Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, to America, would be an amazing sign of unity for our nations, our Islamic citizens and all Americans intent on unity, peace and religious freedom. Ms. Ardern has set a global example, wearing a hijab in support of mourning families and taking immediate action to end mass shootings in her country. Having her speak to Congress would be inspiring.
Petition to Pennsylvania Department of Education, North Penn School District, Montgomery County Judicial System
North Penn School District Response to Terroristic Threats
On December 13th, 2019 an 8th grade student at Pennfield Middle School threatened to "shoot up" the school. This is the student's 2nd terroristic threat against the school, which included a list of students identified by the 8th grader. As concerned parents and community members, we are demanding that the following actions occur, in an effort to ensure the safety and emotional wellbeing of our children and the staff of the North Penn School District: Criminal prosecution of the identified student, based on repeated terroristic threats against Pennfield Middle School. Permanent expulsion of the identified student from the North Penn School District. Revision of the 2020 North Penn School District Secondary Disciplinary Structure Code of Conduct related to Level IV misconduct, to identify permanent expulsion and criminal prosecution as an explicit response to terroristic threats In Pennsylvania, terroristic threats are considered a criminal offense, as defined by 18 Pa.C.S.A. 2706 (https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/18/00.027.006.000..HTM In September of 2019, a teenager in Luzerne County, PA was prosecuted and found guilty after making a similar terroristic threat against his school. (https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-student-beat-the-record-school-shooting-threat-20190913-ntftevgawzdfzlgfkhfnxxbkoi-story.html The North Penn School District, PA Department of Education and Montgomery County Judicial System must take drastic preventative measures to protect innocent students and staff and to deter future threats of this nature.
Petition to Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors, Dan Lyons, John Higgins, David Hinty, Jay Lewis
Support Gun Violence Prevention in Rockbridge County
Gun violence prevention is on the agenda for the Virginia General Assembly. The Rockbridge County board of supervisors should support gun violence prevention measures. Rockbridge County residents want to ensure the safety of our schools, places of worship, and other public spaces. Validated research supports gun safety measures. Research shows that background checks are associated with reduced rates of firearm homicide, suicide and firearm trafficking. Extreme Risk laws, also known as "Red Flag" laws, empower loved ones or law enforcement to intervene in order to temporarily prevent someone in crisis from accessing firearms. Youth aged 18 to 20 are at increased risk for firearm violence. Raising the age to purchase firearms to 21 to prevent minors, like the shooter in Parkland, from easily getting their hands on guns will save lives. In 2018, there were 1,667 emergency department visits in Virginia for gun-related injuries; 72% of these unintentional injuries were among persons aged 15-34 years. Strengthening Virginia’s Child Access Prevention law will help prevent child firearm injuries and deaths. Gun safety measures have the potential to save lives here in Rockbridge County without infringing on second amendment rights.
Petition to Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Duckworth, Brad Schneider
Ban Downloadable/Plastic Guns and Bullets
In August of 2018, a United States Federal Judge blocked Cody Wilson and his organization, Defense Distributed from releasing their 3D printed gun blueprints. However, the judge did provide Wilson with other options, such as mailing USB drives with the information on them. In addition, Defense Distributed illegally released the blueprints to the public, days before they were scheduled to be granted permission. In addition to Defense Distributed, Deterrence Dispense has become active. Unlike Defense Distributed, Deterrence Dispense has no leader, no address, and no known members. They also use peer to peer (P2P) sharing to share CAD files. Because there is no central server location, Deterrence Dispense is extremely hard to shut down. They are 100% anonymous. This makes is exceptionally difficult to take legal action against the group or shut them down. Now, we not only have loosely regulated CAD files for 3D printed guns but there are unregulated files from this new group circulating. 3D printed guns are dangerous because they can be made on demand and can bypass security checkpoints undetected. Also, they have no serial number making the guns untraceable. Kids, felons, terrorists, abusers and mentally ill people could all get their hands on an unlimited amount of guns, without a single background check. A new startup has also appeared on multiple news stations because of their frightening and absurd goal. They want to give blueprints for 3D printable bullet proof vest penetrating bullets to the public at no cost. Not only is this dangerous for citizens of the United States but this organization going under the name, Atlas Arms is also anti government and encourages the bullets to be used to murder police officers. Safe Nation demands that a bill is passed, stating that all gun and bullet blueprints are illegal to be sold or given for free in the United States. If you agree, take a minute to sign the petition because every signature counts! Safe Nation is a student led organization fighting to end gun violence. It was founded in July, 2018 and has been fighting 3D printable guns since. Text @GUNFREE to 810-10 to subscribe to text message updates! REGISTER TO VOTE! Text @FUTURE to 644-33! Follow our social media channels to support us and to help campaign! @oursafenation on Instagram and Twitter Visit our website! www.oursafenation.org Contact me with questions or comments! 224 358 3388 *PLEASE READ UPDATES BELOW FOR CURRENT NEWS AND GOALS*
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Bulletproof Schools in the USA
I am Miles in Grade 11. I am from North Carolina in the United States. I have found that 187,000 students have come in contact with gun violence in schools since Columbine. I care deeply about this issue, too many innocent children our losing their lives to gun violence in our schools and nothing is being done to prevent this. I created this petition to make bulletproof doors and windows in all the schools in the United States of America. I know that making bulletproof schools will not make gun violence completely stop but I have created this to make it harder for these violent acts to happen. In the United States of America it is already to easy to own a gun, so why should you have it easy for violence to happen in our schools? WHY COMMIT #Bulletproof schools, safer schools, and better us. Please consider signing my petition to make a change for the better in our country.