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gun violence

198 petitions

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 3 weeks ago

Petition to NEW YORK STATE PAROLE BOARD

Garth Cole MUST serve his 5 year sentence for driving the car that killed Michael Nolan.

On September 18th, 2015 Garth Cole drove the car that did the drive by shooting that killed Michael Nolan the innocent Oakland Athletics baseball in Yonkers,NY while Michael was standing next to his car eating a cheeseburger in the parking lot. Michael fought extremely hard for his life for three weeks in the hospital by unfortunately passed away due to his injuries. Garth Cole tried to sell his car days later to hide evidence and did not come forward until the Yonkers Police tracked him down along with the three other murders after six months. Cole who pleaded down to a lesser charge and cooperated with the police for his testimony accepted a deal of five years in prison for his cooperation. This upcoming December 4th, 2019 he is eligible for an early release from the New York State Parole Board and we can NOT allow that to happen. Cold MUST serve every single month, week, day, minute, and second apart of the 5 year prison term that he accepted. Garth Coles original release date is 2/24/21. Michael has unfortunately received a lifetime sentence and will never be able to get released from it so Garth Cole should not be let out any sooner then he is suppose to. I ask you to please sign and share with family and friends this petition in support of Garth Cole NOT getting out one second sooner then the original date that he was sentenced. He didn’t pull the trigger but he is just as much of a murder like the other three that were in the car, they all played a part in taking Michael away from us. I am also asking for people to write letters supporting that he should not be allowed out early and should serve every second that he should in prison. If anyone is interested in writing a letter also please contact me for details, I have to collect the letters. We must continue to fight for justice for Mike and all of the support is needed!

James Nolan
1,978 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Texas State House, Texas State Senate, Greg Abbott

Texas: No more armed schools

*We are looking for a passionate signer with a connection to the issue to take ownership of this petition. Interested? Click here to learn more.* A year after a mass shooting at a Texas high school in which eight students and two substitute teachers were killed, lawmakers are considering passing a measure that would put more guns in schools. Teacher groups and activists on the topic worry that more guns in the classroom will lead to more deadly accidents. It could potentially lead to violence against black and brown students due to systemic biases. As a scholar who focuses on the school to prison pipeline said: "If we can't even treat black and brown students with respect when all they're doing is walking or talking, why would parents feel safe if we're then arming people who are not law enforcement or increasing the amount of law enforcement at school?" In the last five years, there have been more than 65 reported incidents that involved the mishandling of a gun in a classroom that is using the marshal program. This includes a teacher’s gun falling to the floor and a security guard forgetting and leaving his gun in a room. There hasn’t been interest in the program from educators. In fact, one of the three entities that run the program in the state had to cancel it last year because of lack of interest. In one instance, a principal at a Texas school that already had its own police force and who had no previous military experience expressed interest. A bill that has bipartisan support just passed in the state that was designed to get more mental health counselors into schools and to create “threat assessment teams” that would help identify potentially dangerous students before they act. More guns doesn’t necessarily equate to safer schools, and it’s a big risk to take. Urge Texas to not pass the bill putting more marshals into the state’s schools.

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