Topic

Gun Safety

120 petitions

Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Rick Scott, Richard Corcoran, Jose Oliva, Bill Galvano, Joe Negron, Jared Moskowitz, Lauren Book, Gary Farmer, Michael Bileca, Manny Diaz

Stoneman Douglas 9th and 10th Graders Punished by House Bill 7055 Section 50

My name is Shannon Fest and I am a parent of a freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Due to the horrific and unimaginable tragedy that occurred on February 14th, a bill was passed that exempts all End of Course (EOC) exams (Biology, Geometry, US History) and State FSA testing for students EXCEPT for the 10th grade FSA/ ELA and Algebra 1 EOC. This affects 650 Algebra 1 students as well as 850 10th graders. That is half of the student body at MSD. The original language given to the House exempted ALL students from state and standardized testing including graduation requirement tests but that wasn't the language the Florida House placed into House Bill 7055.  While students currently in Algebra 1 and in 10th grade will be exempted from taking the EOC and FSA this year, they are still required to pass them prior to graduation. If the purpose of the exemptions and priority is for students to focus on healing, mental health and reestablishing an environment of learning, then why are only certain tests exempt and not all tests exempt? How can students be held accountable for a years worth of content when there has been a gap in curriculum and instruction for the past 8 weeks plus the week missed in Sept. due to Hurricane Irma. That is 9 weeks or the equivalent of one quarter of lost learning. My daughter’s teachers are also suffering, many taking time off to heal themselves. Additionally, this bill exempts the senior class from this SAME testing graduation requirement. Students who had the full course taught to them in years past and failed the test multiple times are being exempted and allowed to graduate?? Why is this same relief not being extended to those students currently enrolled in those classes? If the testing is too stressful for all the other students in the other courses why is it not too stressful for 10th grade ELA and Algebra 1 students? This bill is not consistent and therefore unfair to half of our student body. We have the support of the Florida Department of Education, Broward County Public Schools as well as the Florida PTA as they are continuing to advocate for the extension of the exemptions to include the graduation requirement but we need your help. Testing starts in 2 weeks and time is of the essence. Please sign our petition as we call upon Governor Rick Scott, to sign an executive order to provide the exemption from all state and standardized testing including graduation requirement tests for the Algebra 1 EOC and Grade 10 FSA/ELA for ALL students who are enrolled at Stoneman Douglas during the 2017-2018 school year as this is consistent with the relief provided to the Senior Class of 2018.  I am also respectfully requesting that Representative Bileca, Representative Diaz, Senate President Negron and House Speaker Corcoran write a letter to the FLDOE and BCPS stating that it was not the intent to exclude the graduation testing requirement for the Algebra 1 EOC and 10th grade FSA/ELA so this bill can be interpreted in the spirit that it was originally created; to relieve ALL students from any further and unnecessary stress and trauma. Haven’t ALL the students at Stoneman Douglas suffered enough?

Shannon Fest
4,193 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Jeff Flake, Charlie Baker, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jeffrey Sanchez, Kevin Peterson, Carroy Ferguson, Maura Healey, Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Mike Pence, William Owens, Ron Marlow, Bill Celester, John McCain, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Michael Bennet, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Tom Carper, Christopher Coons, Bill Nelson, Brian Schatz, Mazie Hirono, Dick Durbin, Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Kirk, Joe Donnelly, Susan Collins, Angus King, Barbara Mikulski, Ben Cardin, Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters, Amy Klobuchar, Claire McCaskill, Jon Tester, Harry Reid, Jeanne Shaheen, Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich, chuck schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Robert Casey, Pat Toomey, Jack Reed, Sheldon Whitehouse, Patrick Leahy, Tim Kaine, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, Joe Manchin, Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth

Reasonably Regulated Federal Gun Control: Focused on lowering gun violence through science

The intent of this petition is not to take guns away from law-abiding citizens. Rather, our purpose is to follow the Second Amendment’s words of "well regulated".   Our approach is to take a route that has been prevalent in our country since the beginning.  That route details that whenever we get a new technology, like cars, television, radio, phones, Internet etc., we begin to regulate it through legal means to ensure public safety.  This has not been the case with guns and we are seeking to change that through reasoned, constitutionally sound gun control.  Therefore, 1)  We want comprehensive Federal regulations for gun control 2)  We want gun owners to register their guns through the REAL ID program that will become mandatory in all 50 states by 2020. (or US passport) 3)  We want gun owners to insure each gun and each magazine (i.e., to get mandatory gun and magazine insurance) 4)  We want the money from yearly registration fees and insurance payments to be used to help people and families victimized by gun violence, as well as to help fund mental health in the form of more providers and facilities that specialize in pediatrics and young adults. 5)  We want the age limit for gun and ammo purchases to be raised to 21 years of age. (Science based age of maturity) 6)  We want to make sure that only legal gun owners can purchase ammo for only the type of gun that is registered to them using their REAL ID (or Passport) (scan code on REAL ID, just like we do with alcohol, tobacco and certain over the counter medications) 7)  We want stricter background checks and longer wait times (mental health assessment with your PCP) 8)  We want the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to have a larger budget to study gun violence, causes and mental health issues (We hope that by creating a national data base of registered and insured gun owners, the CDC will have a verified population of gun owners that would be willing to participate in research studies, published as data becomes available)    

Policy For America
645 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, President of the United States

National High School Walk-Out for Anti Gun Violence

We are the students, we are the victims, we are change, fight gun violence now! High School students across the U.S.A, the way to fight back is here. There has been too much complacency on the part of politicians when it comes to gun violence. The time to act is now! Public school shootings affect communities and especially teenagers. On February, 14th a High School shooting in Parkland, Florida occurred, killing 17 people. Still,  POTUS has not addressed any form of gun legislation. The majority of teenagers have no right to vote, leaving our voice unheard. The government does not hear or care how these tragedies affect our lives.  Seven children and teens are killed with guns in the U.S. on an average day (https://everytownresearch.org). The violence of guns is being performed in our schools and our communities. Not the Senate floor. As the future of America, it is time for teenagers to speak their minds and put their frustration into action. The Plan: On Friday, April 20th, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting I propose a National High School student walk out. Walk out of school, wear orange and protest online and in your communities. Sign the petition if you pledge to do so. Nothing has changed since Columbine, let us start a movement that lets the government know the time for change is now. #nationalschoolwalkout 

Lane Murdock
283,718 supporters
Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand

New York City Schools Protest For Gun Control

Following the School Walkout on April 20th, we will head to COLUMBUS CIRCLE in protest against gun violence. Adults are welcome as well and we hope that Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Governor Andrew Cuomo and many more will consider coming and supporting us. Please wear orange and come be apart of this movement to let the government know that we need change now. Enough is enough. #NEVERAGAIN On February 14th a school shooting took place at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people.This school shooting is one of eighteen that has taken place thus far in 2018. If school shootings continue at this rate, by the end of 2018 there will have been almost 150 school shootings in the United States, yet no action is being taken to fix this problem. As students, we have had enough of hearing about the deaths of other kids but no initiative being taken to fix it. We have to realize that this impacts the community significantly. Speaking on behalf of the student population of New York City, we can all think of a time when our school or another has received a gun threat. This implements fear into not only the students, but our parents and faculty as well. Why should we have to fear for our lives when going to school?Between the years of 2001 and 2013, guns killed 409,496 people in America. In the past several years, the majority of the deadliest mass shootings in America involved the use of AR-15’s or similar assault-style rifles which were specifically “designed to kill efficiently.”  The use of these weapons are unnecessary and should not fall into the wrong hands. Our request: gun control NOW. So far we students have done so much, including pressuring POTUS to call for bump stock ban and leading advertisers to leave the NRA. This should not be a debate between political parties, but rather basic human morality. EVERYONE should agree that the murder of innocent children is not right. Our voice will be heard if we all stand together. “We are the students, we are the victims, we are change, fight gun violence now!” More details on time and location are to come. To stay updated or for any questions regarding the protest, please follow/contact: https://twitter.com/ramijaalam https://www.instagram.com/ramijaalam/?hl=en\ Email: ramijaalam@gmail.com Organization Email: nycstudentvoiceunion@gmail.com Remember to share this information and spread #NEVERAGAIN with all of your friends and family. We need your support.

ramija alam
518 supporters