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Las Vegas shooting

37 petitions

Update posted 13 hours 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 the latest case in Las Vegas where over 500 people were shot with automatic gunfire, the shooter was completely inaccessible and shot himself before police arrived. Mostly what the NRA does now is actively 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. The victims of Oct 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, the 2016 Orlando shooting, Sandy Hook Elementary, etc. 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
78 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to U.S. Congress

Stop gutting federal gun laws

Now is not the time for silence. It's time for outrage. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the hundreds of people that were killed or injured at the Mandalay Bay Casino mass shooting in Las Vegas, the worst in the nation's history. But sympathy will not save the 33,000 Americans who will be killed this year by gun violence.  Legislators beholden to the gun lobby will no doubt say now is not the time to talk about gun laws. There is no other kind of attack on Americans that is met with this level of indifference. It needs to stop. Right now Congress is considering deregulating silencers which would make it harder to identify from where gunshots are coming in active shooter situations. The House is close to passing a bill making it easier for people to carry concealed weapons to any state in the nation with not so much as a background check.  Tell Congress #Enough. Sign this petition to tell Members of Congress to: Vote no on H.R. 3668, the SHARE Act that would gut long-standing regulations on silencers and loosen restrictions on armor piercing bullets. Block H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act that would force states to honor the concealed carry weapons permits of every other state, regardless of how lax the other state's law. Ban weapons of war: assault weapons and large capacity magazines, which have no place in the hands of private citizens. (photo credit: D. Becker/Getty Images)

CT Against Gun Violence
263,563 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Dina Titus, Dean Heller, Catherine Cortez Masto, Brian Sandoval, Mark Amodei

Stop the public sale of explosives

I am a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, father, husband, and citizen of Nevada.  Since I returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan, I've noticed the building of political tensions in our country.  I've witnessed violence having to do with social injustice and several mass shootings.  Through my experience dealing with the insurgency and following sectarian violence in Iraq I gained knowledge of the tactic techniques and procedures employed by terrorist groups.  I am also an avid hunter, and I enjoy shooting sports.  Not long after being back I came across reactive targets that would make a flash and report when shot with a rifle.  I didn't think anything of it until someone handed me a can and I read the ingredients.  Ammonium Nitrate and Aluminum.  I was instantly shocked because these compounds were the very signature of bomb factories that I searched for day after day in Iraq.  I am shocked that I can purchase in wholesale the main charge of an explosive device at almost any store that sells weapons or ammunition.  I live just down the road from our latest mass shooting here in Las Vegas.  I know many people are up in arms that this person was able to modify a weapon legally to fully automatic as am I.  For me, though I know the power of these explosives first hand having lost brothers in arms,  witnessing the aftermath of vehicle suicide bombings and roadside bombings.  These explosives are so much more dangerous than direct fire weapons, and they can employ in a fashion that the attacker need not even be present leaving the authorities in a deadly cat and mouse game.  I don't want to see any of these types of attacks become commonplace here as they have in Iraq or Afghanistan.   It boggles my mind that we here in the US would open the floodgates as it were by making the capability of this type of weapon as simple as a trip to Bass Pro and Home Depot.  I hope this petition doesn't fall on deaf ears.  I hope that we can realize that a few seconds of fun or profit should not give ease of access to a truly devastating weapon.     

Craig Perez
14 supporters