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guns

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Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Florida Governor, Florida State Senate, Florida State House

Stop the 2020 Assault Weapons Ban and The proposed Bills HB 117, SB 270, SB 94, SB 266...

Don't forget to join my Group for important updates and lawsExclusive Facebook GroupWatch me on YouTube Stop the 2020 Assault Weapons Ban and The proposed Bills HB 117, SB 270, SB 94, SB 266, HB 6009.  Vote NO on Bills HB 117, SB 270, SB 94, SB 266, HB 6009.  And Vote Yes on HB 6003 and HB 6001. Watch my video here explaining what these Bills mean for you �https://youtu.be/K1xJnCx-3dg An organization called Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) has proposed a constitutional amendment that would ban the possession of all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition at one time. This would include an AR-15 and also thousands of other common rifles and shotguns used every day for sporting, hunting and self-defense. The 2020 assault weapons ban does not include handguns yet, but one of my biggest fears is the future escalation of the ban. The goal of this assault weapons ban is to reduce the number of active shootings in the state of Florida. However, FBI data shows that less than 2.7% of homicide victims were killed with a rifle and less than 1.8% were killed with a shotgun. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement violent crime has been in a sharp decline for over a decade.  Unfortunately, The 2020 Assault Weapons Ban will not solve the problem with active shooters or violence in our society. The only thing it will do is strip law-abiding Americans from exercising their constitutional rights. The authors of this bill have promised not to come after handguns. However, FBI data shows that 46% of homicides committed in 2017 the murder used a handgun. When the Anti-gunners realize the minuscule effect of a rifle and shotgun ban. What's the next logical target?  The proposed assault weapons ban will have a negative impact on every gun owner and or person who is concerned about defending yourself, your family and your constitutional rights.   Please don’t misunderstand me, I don’t think the anti-gun community is evil. I think they are misinformed. They believe that a no guns allowed sign is going to stop a mad man from walking into a school. They believe that criminals are concerned about the law. How has that worked for the war on drugs, sex trafficking, and murder?  I have to fight... I know that if I choose to do nothing and this bill passes it would be my fault. I know that it was my responsibility to take action, I have to take a stand. I often think about what I would have done if I was alive during the creation of this amazing country we call home. I think about what it would have been like to leave my family to fight against the tyranny and oppression. So many good people died for us to have these freedoms and it's up to us to make sure they are not taken away. This is our chance. This is our opportunity to make a mark on the world and defend our freedom.  “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of the free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Are you willing to join me in defending our rights?  The first step is to sign this petition opposing the 2020 Assault Weapons Ban in Florida. Then you need to educate yourself with the facts surrounding violent crimes and gun control. You will need this knowledge as you prepare to go out into the world and educate your friends, family and co-workers. This is not the time to be shy or reserved if you don’t take a stand your rights will be taken away. What happens if we win? If we are able to prevent this bill from being added to the 2020 ballot the victory will be short-lived. The anti-gun community will not give up. They will not stop. It is up to you and me to stand and fight. It is up to you and me to defend the second amendment which is by far the most important amendment in the bill of rights. The Second Amendment allows us the ability to defend all of our other rights and freedoms.  What happens if we lose? Our constitutional right to bear arms will be diminished. Law-abiding citizens will have their rights stripped away. Parents will no longer be able to purchase a Ruger 10/22 for their children, a mother will no longer be able to purchase a shotgun for home defense and millions of law-abiding gun owners will become criminals overnight.  

Ryan G. Thomas
4,708 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Doug McMillon, Walmart

Stop the sale of guns at Walmart stores

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019: 2 people were murdered at Walmart #0848 in Southaven, Mississippi.  Saturday, August 3rd, 2019: 22 people were murdered at Walmart #2201 in El Paso, Texas. In light of these recent tragedies -- a mere snapshot of the gun violence epidemic plaguing the United States -- and in response to Corporate’s inaction, we as employees are organizing several days of action, to protest Walmart’s profit from the sale of firearms and ammunition. Walmart is a company that has always placed its associates and customers first; we have recently made great strides toward fostering a safe, inclusive, and progressive community. Last year, Walmart raised the minimum age to buy a firearm or ammunition from 18 to 21. In 2015, Walmart removed products resembling assault-style rifles from its inventory. Nonetheless, Walmart remains one of the largest retailers of firearms in the United States, and there is a direct correlation between the number/availability of guns and the amount of mass shootings per capita. Yes, we have made great strides already, but now we must organize to shape this company into a place that we can all be proud of. As associates, we can and must leverage our power and ability to change our company for the better. We have one demand, and that is all. We value Walmart and our fellow associates, but we are no longer willing to contribute our labor to a company that profits from the sale of deadly weapons. We would like to see Walmart take a unified and public stance against guns and gun violence. We urge our leadership to cease the sale of all firearms and ammunition, ban the public open and concealed carry of weapons on company property and in all stores, and cease WALPAC donations to NRA backed -A/A+ politicians. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at walmartwalkout@gmail.com

Walmart Walkout
153,988 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Texas State House, Texas State Senate, Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Mitch McConnell, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense

Congress: Create Meaningful Gun Regulations!

I'm a student. I go to class everyday and worry about being shot up, because it's obvious that at some point in time, my school is going to be the one that's shot up. I go to places like the grocery store or a park or, now, thanks to the Odessa Highway Shooting, the middle of the street in my car and worry about being shot.  I'm sick of worrying. I'm sure you are, too.  And we've come up with a bunch of so-called solutions to these problems, from bullet-proof backpacks to the "safe corner" in schools to even the ludicrous idea that carrying a gun yourself will save you from being shot, (did the open carry rules in Texas help people in El Paso?) There are federal regulations being made about this, (again, but even those don't work, somehow.) Et cetera, et cetera.  But there is one common flaw with all of these solutions: instead of being proactive solutions, these are all reactive solutions.  These solutions only seek to ease the symptoms of being shot, instead of attacking the root cause of all this trouble: hate, America's Toxic Gun-carrying Culture, assault rifles, and even accessibility, which has been addressed but, somehow, hasn't done too much in the way of stopping shootings. None of these reactive solutions have done anything to stop shootings. All they've done is cemented the reality of being shot at some point in the near future into the heads of all Americans.  These reactive, almost passive solutions have shown everyone that this fear of being shot and pity and "prayers" for those who do get shot is the new normal. This isn't normal, and we all know it.  So why are we all sitting back? All US citizens have the right to petition the government, as said in the first amendment. Should we be content in letting people who haven't done anything to stop the shooting epidemic in the past dictate what change happens in the future? It's up to us to make Proactive Gun Control and Gun Reform happen. It's up to us to look at the data, look at the constitution, and look at the flaws in our society to come up with proactive solutions to this problem.  Because otherwise, it won't.   

SL Engel
40 supporters