Topic

gun violence prevention

3 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

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
264,561 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Celgene , Greg Geissman, Mark Alles

Tell Celgene Biopharmaceuticals to stop getting people shot

It sickens me that every day in America more than 90 people are shot by a gun. Our rate of gun violence is more than ten times higher than most other countries. Gun violence is a public health science issue of epidemic proportions. It is clear to police, doctors, and public health officials that it requires evidence-based solutions. Despite this, Celgene enables gun violence in America by giving tens of thousands of dollars to members of Congress who reliably vote against evidence-based solutions (such as the ones proposed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence) because the members of Congress are in the pocket of or fear the NRA. The NRA and their backers in the gun industry oppose numerous evidence-based gun violence solutions, preferring their own marketing slogans that are not supported by science. Just as Celgene would never send a cancer patient to a snake oil salesman, they also have a moral duty not to put the public health safety of Americans in the hands of people who tell lies in the name of making a buck. Their behavior is not in keeping with science and they are not true to their own words that "[Celgene is] committed to improving the lives of patients and advancing the course of human health in the interest of global prosperity and progress" Tell Mark Alles, CEO of Celgene, that it is time to stand on the side of the American people and not the NRA by never supporting politicians who vote against evidence-based public health policies to reduce gun violence.  

Gays Against Guns New Jersey
118 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to CT General Assembly

Let CT police confirm that those openly carrying guns in public are doing so lawfully.

H.B. 6200 would provide what Connecticut law enforcement says it needs: the authority to confirm that individuals openly carrying firearms in public are doing so lawfully. Current statute only allows law enforcement to request to see the permit if they have “reasonable suspicion" of a crime, even though the individual is required to have the permit on his person. When police respond to reports of a person carrying a gun in public they can’t assume the individual is simply “exercising his rights.” When officers respond to these calls they have to consider the individual a potential threat until they can assess the situation. Law enforcement's duty to protect the public is compromised when they don’t have the authority to quickly and easily determine whether the individual is legally allowed to carry a firearm in public. The gun lobby vehemently opposes the bill because it challenges its unfettered “guns everywhere” agenda. NRA sympathizers don’t recognize any limitations or requirements on the right to bear arms, despite the Heller Supreme Court decision which reads, “Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited.”  H.B. 6200, An Act Concerning Presentation of a Carry Permit, gives law enforcement the authority it needs to assure public safety and diffuse situations which the general public finds threatening while respecting the Second Amendment rights of gun owners.

CT Against Gun Violence
218 supporters