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Update posted 16 hours ago

Petition to Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Jeff Flake, Charlie Baker, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jeffrey Sanchez, Kevin Peterson, Carroy Ferguson, Maura Healey, Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Mike Pence, William Owens, Ron Marlow, Bill Celester, John McCain, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Michael Bennet, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Tom Carper, Christopher Coons, Bill Nelson, Brian Schatz, Mazie Hirono, Dick Durbin, Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Kirk, Joe Donnelly, Susan Collins, Angus King, Barbara Mikulski, Ben Cardin, Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters, Amy Klobuchar, Claire McCaskill, Jon Tester, Harry Reid, Jeanne Shaheen, Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich, chuck schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Robert Casey, Pat Toomey, Jack Reed, Sheldon Whitehouse, Patrick Leahy, Tim Kaine, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, Joe Manchin, Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth

Reasonably Regulated Federal Gun Control: Focused on lowering gun violence through science

The intent of this petition is not to take guns away from law-abiding citizens. Rather, our purpose is to follow the Second Amendment’s words of "well regulated".   Our approach is to take a route that has been prevalent in our country since the beginning.  That route details that whenever we get a new technology, like cars, television, radio, phones, Internet etc., we begin to regulate it through legal means to ensure public safety.  This has not been the case with guns and we are seeking to change that through reasoned, constitutionally sound gun control.  Therefore, 1)  We want comprehensive Federal regulations for gun control 2)  We want gun owners to register their guns through the REAL ID program that will become mandatory in all 50 states by 2020. (or US passport) 3)  We want gun owners to insure each gun and each magazine (i.e., to get mandatory gun and magazine insurance) 4)  We want the money from yearly registration fees and insurance payments to be used to help people and families victimized by gun violence, as well as to help fund mental health in the form of more providers and facilities that specialize in pediatrics and young adults. 5)  We want the age limit for gun and ammo purchases to be raised to 21 years of age. (Science based age of maturity) 6)  We want to make sure that only legal gun owners can purchase ammo for only the type of gun that is registered to them using their REAL ID (or Passport) (scan code on REAL ID, just like we do with alcohol, tobacco and certain over the counter medications) 7)  We want stricter background checks and longer wait times (mental health assessment with your PCP) 8)  We want the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to have a larger budget to study gun violence, causes and mental health issues (We hope that by creating a national data base of registered and insured gun owners, the CDC will have a verified population of gun owners that would be willing to participate in research studies, published as data becomes available)    

Policy For America
566 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Bank of Montreal, Branch Bank and Trust, Capital One Financial, Citizens Financial Group, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley Bank, MUFG Bank, Northern Trust, People's United Bank, Stifel Bank & Trust, TD Bank, u.s. bank, Wells Fargo, Zions First National, Regions Bank

Banks, stop financing assault weapons manufacturers!

If you’re a customer of Chase, Wells Fargo, or any of more than a dozen other banks, your deposits could be helping finance the production of assault weapons – the weapons used in Parkland and many other mass shootings. This report from Think Progress shares the details. Sixteen banks are financing Remington Outdoor, Smith & Wesson, Sturm Ruger, Sig Sauer, and Vista Outdoor, the makers of the assault weapons used in Parkland, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, at a church in Texas, and in countless other tragedies. It’s time to tell these banks that it’s no longer socially acceptable to be financing these merchants of death. Banks love to tell us how they are community-minded, but helping fuel gun violence is the opposite of community-minded! Please sign this petition to tell banks to stop financing assault weapons manufacturers. And in addition to signing and sharing this petition, please look at our Google document which lists all of the banks and contact information for them, and consider also reaching out to them directly to show your displeasure. Bank of America has announced that it will stop financing assault weapons manufactuers. These other banks need to follow their lead.

Boycott NRA Partners
51,232 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to

Bank of America, do NOT consider limiting lawful transactions for political gain.

American citizens have rights based on natural law, The Constitution of the United States, and particularly the Bill of Rights. All of those laws include the natural right to defend oneself. Specifically, the Bill of Rights guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear firearms.As a bank, you have a responsibility to act in an ethical and lawful manner. Telling people that they cannot use their own money to buy a lawful product in a lawful way is highly unethical. There are plenty of other products that you could find a reason for not honoring your legal obligations in regard to. Will you not honor alcohol sales because some people are alcoholics and drunk drivers? Will you not honor opioid medicine sales because opioids are responsible for for thousands of deaths per year? Will you not honor pornography sales because pornography objectifies women and is often used by rapists? Will you refuse to honor abortion clinic sales because half the country thinks abortion is murder?It is time to do what's right. What's right is not making political grandstanding and virtue signaling a business practice which tramples of the rights of all Americans. You are not law makers, and have no business trying to control the lives of all Americans based on your political views. American's bank accounts are THEIR money, not yours.We urge you to ignore calls for following Citigroup in not honoring certain legal firearms sales.

Tim Hines
6 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Rick Scott

Give all Stoneman Douglas High School Seniors honorary diplomas

Dear Rick Scott, the seniors at MSD, class of 2018, are suffering through this terrible shooting, along with the rest of the school. We lost four students in our graduating class. For the first time, I am taking action, on an issue that must be dealt with now. Not tomorrow, not next week. NOW. Due to the shooting, we cannot fathom going back to our school and "learning" on a campus where our classmates lost their lives. Many students are traumatized and scared to return, affecting their ability to complete classes and work. As I returned to school for the first time on Wednesday, I walked into my class (which was relocated, due to it formerly being in the building of the shooting) and I arrived to my classmates just asking about their test grades that they took on the day of the shooting and speaking about what graphic things they saw and the things that occurred in their classroom. This is way too stressful for students to be worrying about their grades. There is less than 90 school days left, and everything has been interrupted by the last two weeks of absence. The absence will not stop as students are scared to return. It is impossible for us to return to normal and continue on. I (and many others) believe the class of 2018 should be given honorary diplomas because there is not enough time to make up for our work, grades, and exams. We have suffered enough. Please take this into consideration- actually, make this happen, it's your only choice, because we would like to graduate on time, together, and in the school where we began 4 years ago. Douglas is our home. The least we can ask for is that we have early release days for the rest of the year, or are excused for absences.  Thank you.  Josh Levine, MSD Senior, class of 2018.

Josh Levine
750 supporters