Las Vegas shooting
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)
Petition to U.S. Senate, California State Senate, Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives
Require Federal Background Checks for all firearms sold in the United States.
We live in a time when mass shootings are more common than days of the year and nothing but “prayers” are given to the families that lost their family to a gunman in America. With the overwhelming majority of Americans supporting Mandatory Background checks for guns (about 93%), Congress and the POTUS decide to do nothing. Nothing except taking legalized bribes from weapons manufacturers that is. It isn’t an issue of partisanship as most of America wants more reasonable gun legislation, so why isn’t anything done about it? Give more than “thoughts and prayers” in hopes that people won’t use the mounds of guns they have to kill others, instead let us prevent them from unjustifiably murdering innocent civilians. In America, there seems to be a craze for weapons with about 89 guns per 100 people in the United States with about one mass shooting (4 or more people injured/killed) a day. This isn’t an issue that solves itself. It isn't an issue of race or religion, it is an issue regarding the very fundamentals of being a person. The latest example of the broken system led to a tragedy in Las Vegas. Out of the average 33,000 deaths caused by firearms a year in the United States(suicide, homicide, and accidental deaths), almost 60 of them took place on the first of October, where a 64 man open fire on innocent citizens attending a country concert. We don't only need this, but we as the people of America need a reform in our entire judicial system. We need more funding for mental illnesses in America and the reduction in prescription drug prices to make them more available for those that need them.We need a focus on what is best for America, not big corporations that pay off politicians.We need these Federal Background checks for the sake of every American.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Donald Trump
Congress re-address gun restrictions.
“Here we are again – in the aftermath of another terrible, inexplicably shocking and painful tragedy. This time – in Las Vegas."(where 59 have died and over 500 people are wounded on Oct. 2nd 2017) “It’s too much to even process. All these devastated families who now have to live with this pain forever because one person with a violent and insane voice in his head managed to stockpile a collection of high-powered rifles – and used them to shoot people.” “The House of Representatives will be voting on a piece of legislation this week. It’s a bill to legalize the sale of silencers. For guns. This is what they’re working on. We have a major problem with gun violence in this country – and I guess they don’t care.” I don't know what else to do besides sign petitions, pray and love on my community. Sign this petition to tell Members of Congress to: 1. Vote no on H.R. 3668, the SHARE Act that would gut long-standing regulations on silencers and loosen restrictions on armor piercing bullets. 2. Persons on the 'no fly list' being unable to purchase guns full stop. 3. Stricter background checks and monitoring/documentation of gun owners to gun restrictions for mentally diagnosed persons. I hope this changes the conversation in the senate from promoting more accessibility to guns to stricture, more controlled measures. For the sake of my future children and my fellow Americans children and loved ones please sign the petition. The above excerpts are from Jimmy Kimmels monologue this evening.
Petition to President of the United States, Paul Ryan, Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi
Gun Safety For All
Dear America, We are sick and sad over the latest tragedy in Las Vegas and we are appealing to the great majority of people who want to see a safer country. We are only asking you to sign this if you agree with what we think are two ways all sides of this issue can come together. Roughly 33,000 people die from gun violence every year in this country. Every day, 315 are shot in the United States and 93 die. The homicide rate in the United States is 20 times higher than 22 countries like us in wealth and population – combined. No one is challenging the right of law abiding citizens to responsibly own a firearm. But like most of you, we believe that guns should be kept away from criminals, terrorists, domestic abusers, the dangerously mentally ill, and children. Yes, Americans have rights. The right to be safe. The right not to be afraid when you go into a public place. The right to go to a public place - to a concert, to walk down the street or to go to school. The right not to have a generation of scared kids raised on lockdown drills. We love this country. And one of the many reasons we love it is that it was built on the principle that the people could change it. We are asking people to sign their name if you: 1. Support universal background checks that keep criminals and terrorists from purchasing guns 2. Support gun owners safely storing firearms so they don’t lead to accidental deaths or get in the hands of people intending to do harm In addition to signing this petition, we are asking you to contact your local lawmaker and ask them to support these two substantive changes to our current laws. It can be your Mayor, Governor, representative in Congress or your Senator. You can find your person by going to: It may not stop every gun death, but if it prevents just one, it’s worth it. People are dying who don’t need to. We pledge to use our voice, influence and skills to try to prevent more gun deaths. So far, 59 people were murdered in Las Vegas and counting, making it the “deadliest” shooting in American history. Until the next one. And then the next one. Orlando. Virginia Tech. Charleston. Aurora. San Bernardino. Sandy Hook. And in each case, the guns used were far too easily available to people intent on doing harm. This depravity should rattle anyone with a conscience. We hope every American will join together and correct what has been a shameful period in our nation’s history. We deserve better than this. Let’s end this national disgrace and show the rest of the world that the United States of America can indeed stand for the principles on which it was founded. Please share if you want #GunSafetyForAll (Note: This is my personal view – not necessarily the view of any affiliated organization.)
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..
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.
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.
Petition to Google, Inc, YouTube
Google: Take down instructional videos for illegal automatic gun modifications!
It only took fifteen minutes for the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history to occur. One man was able to injure or kill 574 people from a Las Vegas hotel window. The Clark County Sheriff has confirmed that two of the weapons used in the massacre “appeared to have been mechanically converted to full automatic fire.”Despite automatic weapons being illegal, people can turn to places like YouTube to learn how to turn their weapons into killing machines. A quick search for “diy automatic rifle” on Youtube returns 1.8 million video results! These videos provide advice and step-by-step guides for private citizens who want to make illegal modifications to otherwise legally-available semi-automatic firearms.YouTube shouldn’t be allowing videos that teach people how to turn their weapons into deadly, illegal machine guns. YouTube must remove and ban these videos now.I believe the ease with which anyone can turn to a website like Youtube to find tips and detailed instructional guides to make deadly weapons even more lethal presents a clear and present danger to society.Platforms like Youtube should be part of the solution to gun violence – not an enabler of deadly behavior. They must take action now. Enough is enough.If you agree with me, please sign and share this petition calling on Youtube to take down millions of videos showing gun owners how to illegally modify their semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic killing machines today.