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 Congress
Increase School Security to
Stop Mass Murdering of Children
I'm tired of feeling like my children are waiting to draw the short end of the straw in a random school shooting. Enough is enough! While there is much to be done to prevent violence from escalating to the point of mass murder of children, it's not happening soon enough. I'm calling on Congress to introduce a bill that would fund increased security measures, intruder-proof infrastructures and surveillance/alarm technology in every school in America. Telling our children to duck under desks like fish in a barrel is not working. Funding should come from to-be-determined federal tax, of which 100% of funding should go directly to this cause. States should appoint security contractors to perform the necessary modifications for every school. Guns aren't going anywhere and, in the mean time, our children shouldn't be sitting ducks when a psycho decides to murder the most innocent people on the planet, while at their place of learning. This is something that both sides of the political aisle can get behind. Please join with me and let's spend our money on something that matters!
Petition to Alma Adams, Robert Aderholt, Peter Aguilar, Lamar Alexander, Rick Allen, Justin Amash, Mark Amodei, Jodey Arrington, brian babin, Don Bacon, Tammy Baldwin, Jim Banks, Lou Barletta, Andy Barr, Nanette Barragan, John Barrasso, Joe Barton, Karen Bass, Joyce Beatty, Xavier Becerra, Michael Bennet, Ami Bera, John Bergman, Don Beyer, Andy Biggs, Gus Bilirakis, Michael Bishop, Rob Bishop, Sanford Bishop, Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn, Rodney Blum, Earl Blumenauer, Richard Blumenthal, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Roy Blunt, Suzanne Bonamici, Cory Booker, John Boozman, Madeleine Bordallo, Mike Bost, Brendan Boyle, Robert Brady, Kevin Brady, Dave Brat, Jim Bridenstine, Mo Brooks, Susan Brooks, Anthony Brown, Sherrod Brown, Julia Brownley, Vern Buchanan, Kenneth Buck, Larry Bucshon, Ted Budd, Michael Burgess, Richard Burr, Cheri Bustos, G.K. Butterfield, Bradley Byrne, Ken Calvert, Maria Cantwell, Shelley Capito, Michael Capuano, Salud Carbajal, Tony Cardenas, Ben Cardin, Tom Carper, Andre Carson, John Carter, Matthew Cartwright, Robert Casey, Bill Cassidy, Kathy Castor, Joaquin Castro, Steve Chabot, Jason Chaffetz, Liz Cheney, Judy Chu, David Cicilline, Katherine Clark, Yvette Clarke, Lacy Clay, Emanuel Cleaver, James Clyburn, Thad Cochran, Mike Coffman, Steve Cohen, Tom Cole, Chris Collins, Doug Collins, Susan Collins, James Comer, Barbara Comstock, Mike Conaway, Gerry Connolly, John Conyers, Paul Cook, Christopher Coons, Jim Cooper, Bob Corker, John Cornyn, Lou Correa, Catherine Cortez Masto, Jim Costa, Ryan Costello, Tom Cotton, Joe Courtney, Kevin Cramer, Mike Crapo, Rick Crawford, Charles Crist, Joseph Crowley, Ted Cruz
End Gun Violence in America Now
If you abhor gun violence, sign this petition. If you are disgusted by the more than 12,000 deaths each year in this country due to guns, sign this petition. If you are sick and tired of the everyday senseless murder of children and students, parents and grandparents, sons and daughters, innocents, Americans, sign this petition. If you value human life, sign this petition and let us send the members of the house and senate the following message: Dear Representatives of the People, Contrary to presidential opinion, this is the time for politics. We have reached a point of critical mass in this country where every week we are inundated with the latest mass murder, followed by nothing but hollow platitudes and flags at half staff. These massacres have become such common place that we are desensitized to their true horror, and cowed by the blasé attitudes that our elected officials have shown towards the tremendous loss of life here on our home soil. We, the undersigned, are tired of seeing stories of mass murder on the news. We, the undersigned, do not believe the lame insinuations that these are the results of untreated mental health issues. We, the undersigned, are unmoved by weak bills and measures regarding silencers, specific gun models, and clip size. We, the undersigned, recognize that our elected officials have failed to protect American lives, and that in their misguided efforts to protect the second amendment, they directly empower killers such as Stephen Paddock (58 killed), Adam Lanza (26 killed), Devin Kelley (26 killed), James Holmes (12 killed), Omar Mateen (49 killed), Robert Hawkins (8 killed), Dylan Roof (9 killed), Jeff Weise (9 killed), Esteban Santiago-Ruiz (5 killed), Chris Harper-Mercer (9 killed), Scott Evans Dekraai (8 killed), Steven Phillip Kazmierczak (5 killed), Jennifer San Marco (7 killed), Michael Kenneth McLendon (10 killed), Jared Lee Loughner (6 killed), Seung-Hui Cho (32 killed), Elliot Rodger (6 killed), Charles Carl Roberts (5 killed), Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold (13 killed), Micah Xavier Johnson (5 killed), Kyle Aaron Huff (6 killed), and so many others. We, the undersigned, cannot condone the more than 33,000 firearm-related deaths in the United States each year (the annual average compiled from C.D.C. data). We, the undersigned, will not sit back while mass shootings occur nearly every day in our country. We, the undersigned, value the lives of our fellow Americans, and do not want to see anyones life ended by gun violence, including suicides. We, the undersigned, demand action. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act must be dismissed completely, not simply allowed to hang over the heads of hundreds of millions of American’s like an ax waiting to drop. Not only that, we must also make it harder for people to obtain guns. From Vox: "Last year, researchers from around the country reviewed more than 130 studies from 10 countries on gun control for Epidemiologic Reviews. This is, for now, the most current, extensive review of the research on the effects of gun control. The findings were clear: 'The simultaneous implementation of laws targeting multiple firearms restrictions is associated with reductions in firearm deaths.' The study did not look at one specific intervention, but rather a variety of kinds of gun control, from licensing measures to buyback programs. Time and time again, they found the same line of evidence: Reducing access to guns was followed by a drop in deaths related to guns. And while non-gun homicides also decreased, the drop wasn’t as quick as the one seen in gun-related homicides — indicating that access to guns was a potential causal factor.” It is ignorant to dismiss the fact that as a nation we have more guns and more gun-related deaths than any other developed country in the world. We are not, by nature, a more violent people; we are not, by nature, a more mentally ill people; we quite simply have more guns and more legal access to guns. That is the problem. Plain and simple. We, the undersigned, demand bills that require more frequent and more stringent background checks. We, the undersigned, demand bills that limit the sale of military grade/law-enforcement grade munitions, such as, but not limited to, high-powered rifles and body armor, to name a few. We, the undersigned, demand bills that prevent the sale and use of mods designed for maximum carnage, including but not limited to, bump stocks, silencers, and large capacity magazines, to name a few. We, the undersigned, demand that greater action be taken to prevent the continued slaughter of innocent Americans at the hands of other Americans and the gun lobby.
Petition to Nancy Fletcher, Ken Klein
Stop Billboards Marketing Firearms with Christmas Themes
We, the undersigned, believe that any firearm advertising that uses Christmas themed messaging is patently offensive and incompatible with community standards. These ads market guns, ammunition, and silencers through the use of verses from Christmas carols and cartoon images from children’s stories. They disrespect families, mock Christian beliefs, and flout the norms of common decency. With all due respect for First Amendment free speech rights, we ask that you insist that all billboard owners who are members of your organization abide by the voluntary Code of Industry Principles of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and reject these ads in 2018. We request that you make an appropriate change to your Principles statement that reflects this position, and specifically state that holiday themed advertisements for firearms are offensive to many people and should not be allowed.
Petition to Peter Roskam
Save Our Streets: There’s No Excuse For Gun Abuse!
Dear local citizen, Every day there are twice as many suicides than homicides related to guns. Whether or not you believe that making gun laws more strict is the solution the problem is not at fault of the gun but the person pulling the trigger. Making gun laws more strict is not going to fix the problem because either way if someone wants to cause harm they will do anything to do it. Instead of making gun laws more strict there should just be more requirements. We should expand the background checks not only to the person but to some family members, friends, and people who know the person interested in buying a firearm. According to Mass Shooting Tracker, most shootings that are not involved in big crowds, happen within a single household. Meaning, the shooter is not a stranger but a family member. You will be able to see a chart and explanations of some of the shootings if you take the time to look at the data. (https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data) This chart is not specified to one specific area but across our country. Many people believe that strangers killing each other is more common than having known people end their lives and we have come to see that tragically this is not true. Multiple polls done by Gallup News show us the publics opinion. Most people believe that gun laws should be more strict. Not only does this poll provide the public’s opinion today but also from the late 1950’s. (http://news.gallup.com/poll/1645/guns.aspx) People’s sanity and surroundings are a big part of who the person is and how they may act. If you make gun laws more strict it might hurt more than it can help. If there is someone who wants to kill people they are not going to go somewhere where there is going to be firearms. They are most likely going to go somewhere where guns are not allowed. Given this information, the problem is not where the guns are being taken but who is able to buy guns and fire arms. Most shootings take place in a gun prohibited place and most shooters show signs of mental illness before, during, and or after the incedent occurs. In order to end gun violence doing background checks on people who are planning on buying guns and background checks on people they surround themselves with is not only going to prevent more gun violence but encourage gun owners to take more responsibility and seriousness of owning a firearm. Adding more laws to restricting guns in public areas is not going to terminate the gun violence itself. We as a community need to take this into a deeper level of recognition and laws are not going to help with someones saneness. Thank you for taking the time to read my explanation and I hope to have made you think about your own opinions in this subject.