gun violence

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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
60 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Jeff Bezos, Amazon,

Remove NRA TV from Amazon's Streaming Service & Website

My oldest friend (for nearly 20 years) has a son who attends Marjory Stoneman Douglas and was there last week, huddling and hiding for his life. For 30 anxious minutes, we knew there was a school shooting but has no word on his safety. We learned he was okay fairly quickly, but too many others weren't so lucky. After seeing 17 young people lose their lives, I was angered to see the defensive reaction from the National Rifle Association - and upset when I saw that Amazon hosts NRAtv, a channel with the slogan “America’s Most Patriotic Team on a Mission to Take Back The Truth." It’s a 24-hour streaming service with 22 original series that promote the NRA's propaganda, and there’s even an entire segment devoted to how it should be easier to purchase an AR15. Amazon needs to remove from their services, sites and offerings immediately. The NRA has long ignored its role in promoting gun violence and betrayed the names of good and responsible gun owners. It’s time to hold it, and its partners, accountable. The NRA represents millions of gun owners BUT nowhere near all or a majority of U.S. gun owners. In fact, less than 10 percent of gun owners belong to the NRA. We need to include gun owners in this fight - responsible people who don't feel that the NRA speaks for them - so let's keep this fight focused. The NRA is a group that's rotten to the core and a company like Amazon should not be spreading its message. Not anymore. We must remember to respect the First Amendment above all else. If NRA members want to watch NRA TV, they can find it without Amazon's promotion. There is no place in your home for brands that earn money through the NRA. Sign this petition, then flood Amazon's Legal Department with calls at 206-266-4064. We already shook up their PR Department and got their long-running media hotline to temporarily shut down (206-266-7180), although it’s still worth a try during business hours, since they’ll likely put it back up again at some point.

Brad Chase
341,255 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Chris Geith, District Manager, Barnes and Noble,

Stop Barnes and Noble Bookstore from selling so many (over 50) gun magazines!

My 9-year-old daughter recently noticed that Barnes and Noble Bookstores sell over 50 different magazines that support guns. They have multiple magazines that promote AR-15 assault rifles, magazines that show you how to build your own AK-47 rifle, how to master alternative shooting positions and so on. Barnes and Noble Bookstores give everyone, including children, direct access to over 50 magazines that promote guns and violence. After my daughter complained to our local bookstore with a threat that we would boycott and protest in front of the store, the manager did make one change: All the gun magazines were moved from a middle section to the back top row where children could not readily access them. If they are willing to fold so easily under the pressure of my 9-year-old daughter, maybe they will follow suit and just stop selling those magazines. We have contacted the upper management of Barnes and Noble but received no response. The national group Women Against Gun Violence did respond and they've joined our fight against Barnes and Noble. My 9-year-old daughter has been asked to be a guest speaker at their 25th anniversary luncheon later this month and they will initiate a "postcard" campaign to encourage a boycott of Barnes and Noble Bookstores until they stop selling gun magazines. Join our fight!! Support my 9-year-old daughter Madison!

steven 4socialjustice
37,525 supporters