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Gun Safety

151 petitions

Update posted 22 hours ago

Petition to Maine Lawmakers and Governor Mills

Save Maine Lives: Pass the Red Flag Law

When a person is in crisis, considering harming themselves or showing signs that they might pose a serious danger to others, “red flag” laws or Extreme Risk Protection laws give family members and law enforcement a way to intervene and prevent a tragedy. Maine has the opportunity to pass a red flag law.  Ellsworth Police Chief Moshier wrote this year:   "If enacted, this bill would provide a critical tool to law enforcement to protect communities while affording due process protections to those for whose protection the order is sought. I strongly urge the Maine legislature to pass LD 1312, a solid, comprehensive red flag bill, and provide law enforcement and the public with this life-saving tool." A significant majority of Mainers (81%) support red flag legislation including 94% of Democrats and 70% of Republicans.  “Red flag” laws have passed in 18 states, have been upheld in courts, and have earned the support of Republican, Democratic and Independent lawmakers because they make sense and save lives.   Sign our petition that asks our legislators and Governor Mills to enact this effective gun safety measure. #protectmelives #protectmekids Erika CreutzMom and Concerned CitizenSteep Falls Maine Rev. Dr. Marvin M. EllisonPresbyterian MinisterWillard S. Bass Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics, Bangor Theological Seminary Grace LeavittSpanish Teacher, Greely High School (on leave)President, Maine Education Association Charles Pattavina, MD, Emergency Physician, St. Joseph HospitalPast President of the Maine Medical Association----- Dear Maine Lawmakers and Governor Mills:  Please support LD 1312 “An Act Regarding Access to Firearms by Extremely Dangerous and Suicidal Individuals”, a life-saving tool that will both protect people’s rights while giving loved ones and law enforcement the tools they need to temporarily remove firearms from a dangerous situation.   A significant majority of Mainers (81%) support red flag legislation including 94% of Democrats and 70% of Republicans.  “Red flag” laws have passed in 18 states, have been upheld in courts, and have earned the support of Republican, Democratic and Independent lawmakers because they make sense and save lives.   The Extreme Risk Protection Order is an evidence-based, effective way to prevent suicides-by-firearm, domestic gun violence, mass shootings, and other senseless gun deaths and injuries. Join leaders in education, law enforcement, public health, domestic violence prevention, faith organizations, gun violence prevention advocates, and others aiming to save lives. I urge you to support LD 1312.   

Erika Creutz, Rev. Dr. Marvin M. Ellison, Grace Leavitt, and Charles Pattavina MD
781 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Ohio State Senate, Ohio Governor, Ohio State House

Tell the Ohio House to vote NO on HB 178, permitless carry!

On April 4th, 2019, the Ohio House of Representatives referred HB 178 to the Federalism Committee. This bill is titled "Modifies weapons law; permit concealed carry without license".  This dangerous bill would allow Ohioans to conceal weapons on their person, without having to have a license. This would allow someone to carry a weapon, concealed, into crowded public areas and on city streets. People with dangerous histories, and those without any firearm safety training would be allowed to carry concealed, loaded, guns.  Anyone over 21 years of age and not prohibited by law to carry hidden loaded guns in public without a license, training, background checks, or oversight. This is extremely dangerous and would put Ohioans at risk. The sponsors of this bill call it a 'constitutional carry' bill, in their attempt to make us believe that they have a right to carry a loaded weapon hidden from the rest of us wherever and however they wish. Now they are trying to expand that to let anyone carry guns without training, licenses, and background checks. It is reckless and dangerous. The primary sponsors of this bill are Representatives Ron Hood (District 78) and Tom Brinkman (District 27). Co-Sponsors include Representatives Niraj J. Antani, Brian Baldridge, John Becker, Louis W. Blessing III, Jim Butler, Sara Carruthers, Jon Cross, Bill Dean, Kris Jordan, Candice R. Keller, J. Kyle Koehler, George F. Lang, P. Scott Lipps, Susan Manchester, Don Manning, Riordan T. McClain, Derek Merrin, Jena Powell, Craig S. Riedel, Mark J. Romanchuk, Tim Schaffer, Ryan Smith, Todd Smith, A. Nino Vitale, Scott Wiggam, Shane Wilkin, and Paul Zeltwanger. Please sign this petition and call your legislators! Tell them to vote NO on HB 178!   Yours, Ohio Students for Gun Legislation (If you have any questions, please email us at studentsforgunlegislationohio@gmail.com)  

Ethan Nichols
958 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to US State Department

Ban Downloadable/Plastic Guns and Bullets

On July 31st, 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 for gun violence ever 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 Some users have issues signing this petition. Please email safenationhelp@gmail.com for technical support, or go to www.oursafenation.org/contact *PLEASE READ UPDATES BELOW FOR CURRENT NEWS AND GOALS*

Safe Nation
139,983 supporters