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gun violence

183 petitions

Update posted 3 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
286,409 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to National Rifle Association, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Alabama State Senate, Alabama State House, Alaska State Senate, Alaska State House, Arizona State House, Arizona State Senate, Delaware State Senate, Delaware State House, Hawaii State House, Hawaii State Senate, Hawaii Governor, Iowa State Senate, Iowa State House, Iowa Governor, Illinois Governor, Illinois State Senate, Illinois State House, Kansas State Senate, Kansas State House, Kansas Governor, Kentucky State House, Kentucky Governor, Kentucky State Senate, Louisiana State Senate, Louisiana Governor, Louisiana State House, Maryland Governor, Maryland State House, Maryland State Senate, Massachusetts State House, Massachusetts State Senate, Massachusetts Governor, Michigan State House, Michigan State Senate, Michigan Governor, Minnesota State House, Minnesota State Senate, Minnesota Governor, Missouri State Senate, Missouri State House, Missouri Governor, New Jersey State House, New Jersey Governor, New Jersey State Senate, New York Governor, New York State House, New York State Senate, Ohio State Senate, Ohio Governor, Ohio State House, Pennsylvania State House, Pennsylvania Governor, Pennsylvania State Senate, Rhode Island State House, Rhode Island State Senate, Rhode Island Governor, Tennessee Governor, Tennessee State Senate, Tennessee State House, Vermont State Senate, Vermont State House, Vermont Governor, Delaware Governor, Arizona Governor, Alaska Governor, Alabama Governor

Gun Violence Restraining Order

You may know this, but in case you haven’t read, seen or heard any news lately: America has a problem with gun violence. In the first half of 2018 alone, there have been 25,573 gun violence incidents. These incidents have resulted in 6,296 deaths and 11,824 injuries. At this rate 34 people will die per day this year due to gun violence. My solution is not to take away all guns, as I know that is not realistic. The change I am requesting is the implementation of Gun Violence Restraining Order Laws in more states across the country. Gun Violence Restraining Orders empower law enforcement and immediate family members to petition a court when they think a person poses a threat to themselves or others with a firearm. This person is then temporarily prohibited from legally purchasing and possessing guns and requires them to turn over their guns while the order is in effect. Families and law enforcement are often the first to see warning signs that a person may be violent and this law gives them the opportunity to save lives, including their own. In a study from 2009-2016, 42 percent of people who committed gun violence showed warning signs before they did so. These laws give us the opportunity to stop 42 percent of shootings. If you are a citizen who has no plans of violently using guns, this law would only benefit you. It does not threaten any guns you may own now or in the future, but gives you the opportunity to save lives. 

Hannah Duffy
64 supporters