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11 petitions

Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Take The Anarchist Cookbook Off Shelves (and out of print)

During the protests of the Vietnam War, a very angry 19 year old wrote a dangerous book called The Anarchist Cookbook. It was filled with complied diagrams for weapons and commentary driven by anger. This literature has since found its way into the hands of many other hurting, lonely people, including those behind The Oklahoma City Bombing; the shootings in Aurora, CO; the attempted murder of Gabby Giffords; Virginia Tech; Sandy Hook; and many others, including the young hands of the students at Columbine. As attacks become more and more prevalent around the world, there is an obvious trend of those who act on their pain in violent ways against others, and this piece of literature becoming a catalyst for their violence. The author even asked for it to stop being printed, however he no longer had rights, and has now passed away.  Despite all of this, major book sellers have done nothing to make the book less accessible, and quite personally I think they should be ashamed. We are currently in a time when issues on gun ownership and violence are being pushed back into the political sphere, but signing this petition is a small plan of action we can take ourselves, telling companies that we want to support a change of heart in people by making literature that supports dangerous mindsets - and clearly leads to devastating situations - less accessible. I ask you to please not only sign this petition, but to take action by going out of your way to show love to someone who may be distancing themselves, or anyone else who may need it (which is everyone). 

Stacia Stone
13 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Brian Sandoval

Call a Special Session to Implement Firearm Background Checks in Nevada

In 2013, the Nevada Legislature passed a universal background check bill on all gun sales, which had the support of 87% of Nevada Voters, 75% who said they "strongly favor" the law. When the bill was brought to Governor Sandoval's desk, he caved to the pressure of the NRA and vetoed the bill. Then in 2016, Nevada voters passed Question 1, which would allow for universal background checks, but it was put on a permanent hold by our Republican Attorney General, Adam Laxalt, due to technicalities, subverting the will of the people.  Sign this petition calling for universal background checks for firearm purchases in Nevada! As a resident of Las Vegas, I am overwhelmed with emotion after the massacre that occurred overnight. I am OUTRAGED, UPSET, TERRIFIED, and DISTRAUGHT over what happened. I didn't get any sleep on that tragic night, ultimately staying up to watch the news for updates – waiting to see if I knew anybody who was gunned down. We have had 273 mass shootings in 275 days in our country. THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE when we have measures we can put into place to prevent this from happening – measures that Nevada voters have already voiced their support for. Please join me in signing and sharing so that we can send a message to Governor Sandoval that he MUST call a Special Session of our State Legislature to implement universal background checks to help prevent any more tragedies from happening in our great state.  

Justin Bianchini
1,662 supporters