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gun violence

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Petition to U.S. Congress

Stop gutting federal gun laws

Now is not the time for silence. It's time for outrage. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the hundreds of people that were killed or injured at the Mandalay Bay Casino mass shooting in Las Vegas, the worst in the nation's history. But sympathy will not save the 33,000 Americans who will be killed this year by gun violence.  Legislators beholden to the gun lobby will no doubt say now is not the time to talk about gun laws. There is no other kind of attack on Americans that is met with this level of indifference. It needs to stop. Right now Congress is considering deregulating silencers which would make it harder to identify from where gunshots are coming in active shooter situations. The House is close to passing a bill making it easier for people to carry concealed weapons to any state in the nation with not so much as a background check.  Tell Congress #Enough. Sign this petition to tell Members of Congress to: Vote no on H.R. 3668, the SHARE Act that would gut long-standing regulations on silencers and loosen restrictions on armor piercing bullets. Block H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act that would force states to honor the concealed carry weapons permits of every other state, regardless of how lax the other state's law. Ban weapons of war: assault weapons and large capacity magazines, which have no place in the hands of private citizens. (photo credit: D. Becker/Getty Images)

CT Against Gun Violence
263,016 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Motel 6, Jim Amorosia

Motel 6 issue a public apology to survivors Ricky Johnson and David Wells on Fox 5 News

  http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/motel-shooting-ends-with-3-car-wreck-injuries http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/local-couple-thieves-steal-car-source-of-income-at-motel Last summer a mold issue forced us from our home into a pet friendly hotel, Motel 6. In August 2016, days before we celebrated our 1st year of marriage hotel guests that had just been evicted from the property, stole our vehicle with everything inside. Fox 5 Atlanta aired that story because it took away our entire honest working income. After, Fox 5 aired the story a Holly Springs, Ga councilman donated a van so we could immediately start working again. Additionally, some viewers donated about 4 weeks worth of hotel reservations to help us get back on our feet. Motel 6 in Norcross stole reservations and told us to leave the property. After calling corporate Motel6 to complain and ask for help with the illegal actions of the Norcross property, they informed us to move to a corporate owned location so they could compensate us for our mistreatment and refund the stolen money. We moved to the Motel 6 on Lawrenceville Hwy in Tucker, Georgia (Metro Atlanta) on August 31, 2016, David's birthday. Corporate Motel 6 never kept their promises on compensation for everything that we've been through, nor any compensation for all our items that were stolen. 26 days past and on the morning of September 26, 2016, the unthinkable happens. We left the property around 11:45, in the morning to fill the car with gas and to grab some breakfast. We returned to the property and parked in our usual parking spot. Minutes later we see a person in a dark heavy coat waving a gun at our car while climbing into a Ford Expedition parked in the spot directly behind us. The next thing we know, the Expedition is reversing and slams into us from behind, with the gunman still half way hanging out the passenger side of the car. After the impact the gunman got out and fired multiple shots. At least 7 bullets or more hit our van. 1 bullet grazed Ricky in the back. While Ricky threw the car in reverse, he pressed the pedal to the floor, pushing the Expedition out the way and sending our van into a S-shape, while the bullets were stilling hitting the car. We crashed into two other parked cars. We later found out from the detective that we had absolutely nothing to do with the incident and that it was a case of mistaken identity.  We later discovered that same week that the Motel 6 stole almost $400 dollars from our personal bank account, stealing all of our savings. There are some serious safety issues and concerns at Motel 6 properties, there was no security at the time and the Motel manager stated those same guys were shooting in the parking lot the night before and did absolutely nothing to have them barred from the property, which resulted in Ricky Johnson and David Wells almost losing their lives over an incident that could've been prevented. We want the location closed. Security checks when vehicles enter. Visible armed security guards at all times since there is danger on their properties. We demand an apology from the CEO Jim Amorosia on Fox 5 News (Reporter Marissa Mitchell) to Ricky Johnson, David Wells and the community that supported.

Ricky Johnson
34 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts

Regulate and restrict the purchase of ammunition in Massachusetts

As of 2016, the United States has fallen victim to 31% of the world’s mass shooters, despite only hosting 5% of the world’s population. In recent events, this horrifying percentage has undoubtedly risen. Gun violence in America has come to be something perpetual. Children grow up seeing flags at half mast every other day. Students are taking moments of silence much too often. Tragedy hits in blows disproportionate to the rest of the modern world. Our constitution makes us entitled to own firearms, and it is understandable how we as a country would ideally like to follow its principles. However, these shootings have proven beyond any stretch of doubt that the limits of this privilege need to be altered, no matter how difficult that may be. Our proposal is not to ban the usage of firearms, as past events have shown us that contradicting the second amendment will likely not work. However, restricting and further regulating access to ammunition would help prevent people from acquiring the resources to commit mass shootings. It is a route that strays from the usual solution to these problems, but it seems like a compromise to people who insist on owning guns.  As Massachusetts Governor, we ask that you pioneer this change. Hopefully, your actions in Massachusetts can elucidate a peaceful path to safety and security for other states, and even prevent attacks like the most recent shooting in Las Vegas. Thank you very much, and it is our hope that you will consider this proposal. 

Abby Chase
76 supporters