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Las Vegas shooting

42 petitions

This petition won 4 months ago

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.

ANDREW SWETLAND
62,790 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Donald Trump, Steve Scalise, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein, Bernie Sanders, Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Steny Hoyer, Orrin Hatch, John Cornyn, Dick Durbin, John Barrasso, Cory Gardner, Cory Booker, Mike Lee, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Mike Crapo, Lindsey Graham, Mark Warner, Roy Blunt, Jeff Merkley, Chris Van Hollen

Reinstate Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB)

On September 13, 1994, Members of Congress came together and passed the Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB). That same day, President Bill Clinton signed it into law - until it expired 10 years later.  As a result of this lapse, the legal sale of assault weapons has led to an increase in mass shootings: Virginia Tech (2007), Sandy Hook (2012), Aurora (2012), San Bernardino (2015), Orlando (2016), and Las Vegas (2017). From these tragedies alone, 192 people have died.  I think we can all agree that we don't want to take away anyone's rights, but certain weapons should never find civilian hands. At this point, our technology has surpassed the 2nd Amendment.   A civilian's right to bear arms is meant to protect and defend, not kill large amounts of people in a short amount of time. If there is anything that a post-AWB world has proven, it's that we're not safe. Colleges, movie theaters, the workplace, nightclubs, concerts, and elementary schools are targets for the mentally ill.  America isn't a war zone. We shouldn't have to live in fear. That's not why we're here. I am asking for a bridge of bipartisan support and to reinstate the AWB. Put away the petty politics and address the root of the problem. Mental illness is a major component of all of these tragedies, but we must start by removing military-grade weapons from the hands of people who should never hold them in the first place.   The trained men and women of this country who defend us should be the only ones to yield it. Anything else would cheapen their service. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope this opens a concerned and meaningful dialogue among our current representatives.  US Mass Shootings (1982 to 2017) - 401 more mass murder fatalities post-AWB (September 2004 to present day) than during (September 1994 - September 2004) EDIT: Since initially starting this petition, 26 lives have been taken in the Texas First Baptist Church massacre in Sutherland Springs, TX  and 17 lives have been lost at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.  

Matt Nye
15,861 supporters
Update posted 5 months 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
399,366 supporters
Update posted 6 months 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
6,207 supporters