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guns

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Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Tom Graves, Johnny Isakson, David Perdue, Nathan Deal, Chuck Payne, Kasey Carpenter

Create & mandate mental health safety labels for guns, their accessories & carry permits.

Everyone who encounters a gun is at risk of harming themselves and other people. Though many people who have access to a gun may not be mentally ill, it is hard to predict when someone may experience a mental health crisis. For those who have access to a gun when distressed, impaired judgement and thinking can result in unnecessary loss of life through gun violence. Those people need to know they can choose help instead of harm. Creating and mandating mental health safety labels for conceal carry applications, guns and gun accessories will save lives. Similar to cigarette warning labels, mental health safety labels will be eye-catching, short and comprehensive while promoting the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. An example label may include: "Are you thinking about hurting yourself or someone else with a weapon? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free 24/7 through the National Lifeline. 1-800-273-8255." This label will be put in a variety of locations: inside gun cases, on gun magazines, ammo boxes, etc. Prompting someone to pause and recognize their motivation for a purchase or use of a gun and its accessories can save lives. As a mental health professional, I understand how difficult it can be reach out for help. I also understand that the risk for suicide and homicide increase after the purchase of a gun. Often people who perpetrate gun violence or complete a suicide haven't been given opportunities to pause or think about their impulsive actions. Creating and mandating a mental health safety label doesn't stigmatize someone for their thoughts, but it does give them a choice in a difficult moment.

Nicholas Deslattes
225 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Victim Services, Pre-Proceeding Correspondense, Trish Tanner, Yuka Kamiishi

Keep a murderer behind bars

In 1993 Robert Shippman killed Juli Mathis Shippman, his estranged wife.  After, she moved into shelter, he hired a private investigator, unhappy with the results, he kidnapped her, and threatened to kill her.  Although he did release her the first time,  he was able to abduct her again, taking her to Angwin where he shot her three times. This was considered second degree murder in the courts eyes. He was given 15 years to life with 4 extra years for the use of a firearm.  He has had several(5) parole hearings and so far we have been successful in keeping him locked up. Every parole hearing gets more unsettling and we feel that the courts are getting more lenient.  Last year he was ordered to complete a domestic violence class(after serving 23 years) before he would be eligible for release in 3 years. As per the penal codes, he is up for an early release parole hearing after just 12 months and we will again attempt to keep him locked up. Despite his age, he is very fit and quite capable of doing harm to others around him. He is not prepared to live in society as it is today, he will not be successful and you have to ask yourself what might trigger another outrage.  Seriously, once a murderer always a murderer. At his age, he doesn't have much to lose, but we do.   Please sign this petition to show the courts you are not happy about his potential release.

Bonnie Sears
1,086 supporters