Topic

gun violence prevention

6 petitions

Started 1 month ago

Petition to Peter Roskam

Save Our Streets: There’s No Excuse For Gun Abuse!

Dear local citizen,         Every day there are twice as many suicides than homicides related to guns. Whether or not you believe that making gun laws more strict is the solution the problem is not at fault of the gun but the person pulling the trigger. Making gun laws more strict is not going to fix the problem because either way if someone wants to cause harm they will do anything to do it. Instead of making gun laws more strict there should just be more requirements. We should expand the background checks not only to the person but to some family members, friends, and people who know the person interested in buying a firearm.          According to Mass Shooting Tracker, most shootings that are not involved in big crowds, happen within a single household. Meaning, the shooter is not a stranger but a family member.  You will be able to see a chart and explanations of some of the shootings if you take the time to look at the data. (https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data) This chart is not specified to one specific area but across our country. Many people believe that strangers killing each other is more common than having known people end their lives and we have come to see that tragically this is not true. Multiple polls done by Gallup News show us the publics opinion. Most people believe that gun laws should be more strict. Not only does this poll provide the public’s opinion today but also from the late 1950’s. (http://news.gallup.com/poll/1645/guns.aspx)          People’s sanity and surroundings are a big part of who the person is and how they may act. If you make gun laws more strict it might hurt more than it can help. If there is someone who wants to kill people they are not going to go somewhere where there is going to be firearms. They are most likely going to go somewhere where guns are not allowed. Given this information, the problem is not where the guns are being taken but who is able to buy guns and fire arms. Most shootings take place in a gun prohibited place and most shooters show signs of mental illness before, during, and or after the incedent occurs.          In order to end gun violence doing background checks on people who are planning on buying guns and background checks on people they surround themselves with is not only going to prevent more gun violence but encourage gun owners to take more responsibility and seriousness of owning a firearm. Adding more laws to restricting guns in public areas is not going to terminate the gun violence itself. We as a community need to take this into a deeper level of recognition and laws are not going to help with someones saneness.  Thank you for taking the time to read my explanation and I hope to have made you think about your own opinions in this subject.

Brianna Ocasio
37 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Eleanor Norton

Help "Divas" Keep the Gun Industry & our Elected Officials accountable for the Violence!

As a mental health awareness advocate and organization, M.I. Mother's Keeper is saddened by the many instances of horrific violence, and more importantly violence perpetrated by the use of a gun, whether self-inflicted or otherwise, that is alarmingly becoming the norm for many in our communities and across the nation. Now more than ever we need more funding to support various methods of mental health screenings, research, treatment, and programs.  We want answers and we need action!  Mental Illness and Gun Violence are public health matters, that as of late have been at the forefront of our atrocities as a nation.  The State of our City, communities, and our nation are under siege due to violence.  It's time for a real change! Help us help the nation, one community, and one family at a time.  We are all in this together!  Proper Mental Health Matters! We need more funding! We need more caring! We need more accountability!  www.mimotherskeeper.com  Join Us!  We're calling on all DIVAS in the community to help us raise awareness to this very sensitive and necessary movement.  M.I. Mother's Keeper believes that our mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, etc. are the nurturers of the community.  We're asking our DIVAS to stand up for proper mental health!  Stand up and help us take back our communities!  We're losing our families to violence and we've got to stay vocal to be heard!  Calling all DIVAS....M.I. Mother's Keeper needs your voice!  Our communities need healing!  We need your persistence, we need your Love!  Sign up today and show your support for the many families that are in crisis due to violence.Are you a DIVA? A nurturer who is "Deeply Incensed by Violent Acts"...Stand with us and help to secure more funding to get our communities the help and resources needed to keep the nation mentally healthy and aware!. www.mimotherskeeper.com Join Us! 1-844-36HELP2!

Rhonda Hamilton
38 supporters
Update posted 3 months 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
281,911 supporters