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Las Vegas shooting

43 petitions

Started 2 days ago

Petition to Carolyn Goodman, Scott Adams, Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian, Councilman Steven G. Seroka, Councilman Bob Coffin, Councilman Stavros S. Anthony, Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow, Councilwoman Michele Fiore, Orlando Sanchez, Brad Jerbic, Michele Freeman, William McDonald, Clark County Manager, Clark County Public Works, Brian Sandoval, Downtown Area Command, Marilyn Fenimore, Steve Sisolak, Lynn Goya, John J. Cahill, Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Larry Brown, Lawrence Weekly, Chris Giunchigliani, Susan Brager, James B. Gibson, Clark County Democratic Party, Nevada State Democratic Party, Clark County Republican Party, Nevada State Republican Party

Rename "Giles Street" to "1 October Memorial Way" to Honor Victims of 1 October Shooting

We, the undersigned supporters would like to see the City of Las Vegas and/or Clark County rename Giles Street, adjacent to the Las Vegas Village. We are petitioning the city and/or county to change the name of Giles Street to 1 October Memorial Way in honor of the 58 lives lost during the mass shooting on October 1, 2017 at Mandalay Bay. Giles Street runs North/South between E Reno Ave on the North and Mandalay Bay Rd on the South. A map of the area and street can be found at https://goo.gl/maps/2XqeLj6J99u. We would like to see a permanent way of being able to honor the victims from this horrific tragedy. Being able to rename the street that directly wraps around the venue where this incident occurred would provide a great opportunity to continue their legacy. Giles Street was the main street that thousands of people fled to while tying to escape the gunfire. This street was one of the main thoroughfares medical personnel used to evacuate victims and provided access for private citizens to use their vehicles to load victims into their vehicles and rush them to several local hospitals. Renaming this street will not be a constant reminder of what happened on 1 October, but a way for our city and the country to remember the innocent victims and being able to honor them will live on for generations to come. It will also be a way for those that live within our great city to honor the First Responders and private citizens that risked their lives to save the many countless lives. It will also provide the survivors a way to remember and reflect. Thank you for considering our request to rename this street. ** As renaming a street is a very complex and challenging project, many agencies must review and approve the name change. These include, County, City, State or Federal Governments, Police and Fire Departments, the Post Office as well as others. As a result, we're petitioning all those who can make this happen to make them all aware of our intentions to rename this street.

John W
66 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Brian Sandoval, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Scott Adams, Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian, Orladno Sanchez, Steve sisolak

Don't Throw #VegasStrong Crosses in Storage like old furniture

Don't Throw #VegasStrong Crosses in Storage like old furniture Greg Zanis, a retired carpenter, traveled from Chicago and lined the 58 crosses behind the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign honoring the 58 lives lost during the Oct. 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. The 58 crosses that were moved from the Welcome to Las Vegas are currently on display at the Clark County Museum and will be on display until Dec. 17. After that they are going to a new home... In a warehouse. Are you kidding!! This shooting devastated our community and your just going to throw them in storage like old boxes? Erik Poppa, Clark County spokesman stated "The crosses are being preserved for the future and no permanent exhibit is planned. They will be displayed when it’s appropriate, possibly, for instance, on the one-year anniversary." I was outraged when I heard this. You wouldn't put a tomb-stone in storage would you? How about instead of just throwing them in a storage unit, you put them at the Memorial Garden? If not the Memorial Garden, somewhere other than a warehouse... People grieve and mourn in different ways and they need a place to go to reflect on their terms. The fact that someone would have to schedule an appointment to see a cross is appalling. It's as if they were going to the doctor. Come on Las Vegas, we're better than that! We have a "Neon Bone-Yard" (Neon Museum) that people can see the history of Las Vegas and see all the old Casino Signs and Neon Displays. Why put something so important that people died from in storage like old boxes? How about working with the community on the best place to keep them on display? Putting them in storage is just disrespectful..

John W
648 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Put a stop to unstable gun holders—not the guns themselves

For now, let’s focus on stopping the criminals, not the weapons. Let’s face it: when it comes to gun control, people tend to have a strong opinion on it.  With no side willing to give in, nothing is being done about the continuingly increasing mass shootings here in the U.S.  So why don’t we attack this issue in a different way?   I was recently informed that the number of guns in the U.S. is about the same as the number of people (despite this, only about 1 in 3 households actually possess one as of research found in 2015).  With so many guns already in the U.S.—and the more in the making to fit the increasing demand—it’s unreasonable to completely ban guns. Besides, banning guns doesn’t mean getting rid of them.  Not only will it cause a riot, but the vast amount of guns already existing will be hard to retrieve and could remain in circulation for the next 300 years alone.  On the other hand, NOT banning them doesn’t prove to be the best idea either, according to the many recent mass shootings.   But there’s a solution. Instead of following the unending path of whether we should ban guns or not, we should focus more on the bearers of the guns themselves.  There’s a trend with most of the recent mass shootings—all of them had warning signs of some sort.  The Texas shooter showed signs of instability, yet no report of some sort was filed to keep him from obtaining a gun.  Other shooters all showed signs of instability which friends and family took notice to—one’s parents took the car batteries out of his car every night for this reason—but no one spoke out. So instead of questioning the law, how about we question the mental health of people before they can obtain such devastating weapons, then offer some some sort of reform or therapy to fix the problem?  I don’t think I’m the only one in the U.S. that cares about this matter, especially because it concerns the safety of my family, peers, and myself. For now, let’s focus on stopping the criminals, not the weapons.

Sophie Kadan
961 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke

Declare the NRA a supporter of domestic terrorism

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is no longer purely a sportsmen's organization. It spends enormously (over $3 million per year since 2013) to keep our gun policies in a retrograde, 18th century state such that there is effectually no gun control in the United States.  More Americans have died from gun violence (over 1.5 million) than from all the wars since the Revolution, and Americans overwhelmingly want some form of gun control. A sensible reading of the 2nd Amendment would allow gun ownership but restrict purchase of equipment designed for mass murder: large clips, military grade semi-and fully automatic rifles, and ammunition for the same, which could be as easily tracked as over-the-counter medication. None of this will be regulated while the NRA is allowed to influence public policy. One of the many stupid things NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre (who earns nearly a million dollars a year) has said is that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." This is rarely true and unfortunately doesn't help the shooter's victims. In Las Vegas, where over 500 people were shot with automatic gunfire, the shooter was completely inaccessible and shot himself before police arrived. What the NRA does now is use these horrific attacks to spread the demand for weapons, enriching gun and ammo manufacturers while putting Americans at increasing risk of being shot. The NRA as it stands should be declared an organization that supports domestic terrorism. Even if the FBI refuses to make such a declaration, a strong public demand for it could tarnish the reputation of NRA-supported candidates enough to interrupt their pernicious influence on our politics. The victims of Nov 5 in Sutherland Springs, of Oct 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, of the 2016 Orlando shooting, of Sandy Hook Elementary, and on and on and miserably on deserve no less.  I will update this petition with links and contact information as it gains support. Please sign the MoveOn.org petition calling for the same designation.

Chris Monroe
507 supporters