Petition to State Of California
Recall CA Governor Gavin Newsom
Governor Newsom has worked to strip essential liberties from California gun owners and has been tied to the corruption of figures like former State Senator Leland Yee and "Shrimp Boy" Chow. Please sign the petition to show support. http://recallnewsom.org/ https://www.facebook.com/Recall-Gavin-Newsom-1529605463998789/ https://www.gofundme.com/newsomrecall
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Comprehensive Gun Control
After all of the mass shootings the past few years, we have to do something. We must come up with ways to keep our children safe, our churches safe, and our communities safe. That's why we are calling on Congress to pass comprehensive gun control that includes universal background checks, a ban on bump stocks, and a ban on assault weapons from civilians. Yes, these measures might not prevent every tragedy but that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep trying until we finally eradicate this type of violence.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Pass Common Sense Gun Control
I am a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, where the school shooting happened on 02/14/18. I am close friends with one of the victims and I want common sense gun control to be passed to prevent more families from losing loved ones in these terrible tragedies. I'm lucky that I was on the other side of the school when the shooting started and was evacuated quickly. Nick Cruz killed SEVENTEEN people, some who were freshman just starting their second semester of high school, others seniors who just committed to the colleges of their dreams. He took away their hopes and aspirations. He should not have been able to carry an assault rifle. We need to convince our elected officials that now is the time to speak up against the NRA and promote some form of gun control. They should not be worrying about how much money they will make or whether they will be re-elected. Innocent people are DYING because of gun violence. These children and heroes might be alive today. There’s a reason why other countries don’t have mass shootings and as a nation, we should work towards that. Please sign and share this petition with everyone you know. Nobody should have to face tragedies like this.
Petition to MGM Resorts, Mandalay Bay Hotel
Demand MGM Resorts drop their lawsuit against the 1000s of Las Vegas mass shooting victims
On Oct. 1, from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock shot and killed 58 people and wounded more than 500 others attending a country music concert below. It was the worst mass shooting in modern American history. MGM Resorts, the parent company of Mandalay Bay hotel is suing 1000s of victims, and concertgoers, to prevent the hotel from being liable for their lax security and allowing the gunman to use their hotel as a perch to murder innocent civilians. MGM is not suing for money, but the company wants a federal court to rule that it cannot be held liable for the shooting by more than 1,000 victims and others it named in the suits. The company said it named only people that have already sued or given notice that they intend to do so. Faced with potential lawsuits from hundreds of victims of last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International is trying an untested strategy: suing the victims first.
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 Aaron Bean, Dennis Baxley
Require those Charged With Murder to have nothing lower than a 1,000,000 bond
My son, Trevor Gray, 20 years old was murdered 1/2/19. His was the 1st murder in Jacksonville, FL in 2019. In 2019 alone there were 160 homicides of which 129 were murders. The one charged with my sons murder not only faces Murder 2 but two counts of attempted second degree murder and a charge of shooting at a moving vessel. He was just given the opportunity to bond out of jail! He originally had a500,000 bond and it was reduced to 110,000.00 courtesy of Judge Maureen Horkan who also agreed to waive the monitoring fees for his ankle bracelet. There should be absolutely NO REASON why someone who is facing a murder charge, much less 3, should have the opportunity to have such a low bond and monitoring fees waived! How did this happen? The Judge is given discretion when setting the bond amount and the ability of the defendant to pay is considered. The purpose of a bail determination in criminal proceedings is to ensure the appearance of the criminal defendant at subsequent proceedings and to protect the community against unreasonable danger from the criminal defendant. I believe Those charged with murder should have a minimum 1,000,000.00 bond and the judge should not have discretion to set a lower bond amount. The financial resources of the accused should have no bearing in the bond set for a murder charge. The community and victims should be first in consideration! The nature and probability of danger which the defendant’s release poses to the community and the nature and probability of intimidation and danger to victims should take precedence. Many would argue they may sit for years before their case is settled, this would not be the case if they did not waive their right to a speedy trial! I must add that the rights of the person who was murdered were stripped forever when their life was taken. The victim should be considered first and foremost, not the criminal charged for the act. Below is a link to our current laws http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=09000999/0903/0903.html
Petition to U.S. Department of Education
More Support for Victims of School Shootings, Support for Bullying Victims and Depressed.
I've been doing a project in school where we choose a problem in the world and see how we can impact them. I decided to do research on School Shootings, and found that bullied and depressed children were more likely to commit a school shooting. A lot of schools only have one to two counselors, and aren't always available. A program for supporting people that have fallen victim to bullying and depression would help solve that issue. This could include: Meetings at lunch Weekly/monthly sessions a 'Refuge Room' where they would be allowed to come in and feel safe and talk about what is going on I feel this would really help people because sometimes you just need someone to talk to, a friend. Another factor into school shootings, is that most are targeted. This means that it was only meant to harm a specific target (like bullies.) If schools had more crackdowns on bullying, including taking reports more seriously (eg not favoring one child more) as well as suspending repeat offenders. The rates of school shootings have been going up more in the past few years, and so have the rates of depression. Most of the time, they are actually smart kids, but shut down when they become depressed or bullied. Sometimes teachers do not notice right away, and think the child is being disrespectful by not doing work. This can lead to the child being upset, and taking revenge too far. This petition aims to get the Department of Education to create or fund in-school programs across the nation where victims of bullying and depression can get support. This is also to encourage schools to get more counselors. For example, schools like mine have 600 kids per grade, and only one counselor per grade. One counselor, 600 kids.
Petition to Gavin Newsom
California Schools Need Metal Detectors
Schools are among the places parents entrust their children to be safe and free from gun violence. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Schools have become hiding places for children trying to avoid armed and disgruntled classmates. It is not enough to say something when you see something. We need more protection for our loved ones. We need schools to adopt best practices and be proactive about our children's safety. Install metal detectors on every high school campus and require everyone to pass through them prior to entering the campus. We want our loved ones to be safe in the place where they spend the most time.