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Mass Shootings

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Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Christopher Wray, Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, FBI Deputy Director

Declare the NRA a supporter of domestic terrorism

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is more a political lobby than sportsmen's organization. It has spent over $3 million per year since 2013 to keep gun policies in an antiquated state despite the fact that  more Americans have died from gun violence (over 1.5 million) than from all the wars since the Revolution, and now want some form of gun control. A sensible reading of the 2nd Amendment would 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. Yet none of it will be regulated while the NRA effectively controls the GOP. While not a branch of government, the NRA has enormous impact on American life by coercing politicians and voters with money and intimidation, and restricting our safety and public health. Thousands have already signed another petition calling the NRA a terrorist organization, and the governor of Connecticut agrees. Former NRA CEO and multi-millionaire Wayne LaPierre has said that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." As at Stoneman Douglas High, where three or four armed deputies waited outside during the shooting, 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 inaccessible and shot himself before police arrived. In the wake of these horrific attacks the NRA mobilizes to enrich gun and ammo manufacturers while putting Americans at increasing risk of being shot. NRA's newly appointed CEO, Oliver North, infamously sold weapons to Iran to finance a covert Central American war under Reagan. This shows the cynicism and moral rot central to the organization; there is no reason to think they will ever act responsibly. Domestic terrorism is on the rise in the wake of Trump's election. White nationalist groups were eager to claim the shooter in Parkland as one of their own. The NRA facilitates both the arming and the militant ideology of these groups, supporting domestic terrorism. While right-wing politicians divert or attention with imagined threats from immigrants, the NRA does real harm to democracy, spreading anti-government hysteria and the idea of armed insurrection. The FBI should stop hesitating and brand the NRA for what it does rather than what it claims. This and other petitions aim to tarnish its reputation enough to interrupt its pernicious political influence. The victims of Santa Fe High (TX), Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fl), Sutherland Springs (11/5/17), Las Vegas (10/2/17), the  2016 Orlando shooting, Sandy Hook Elementary, Tree of Life Synagogue, and on and on and miserably on deserve no less.  Please sign the MoveOn.org petition, another petition seeking to designate the NRA a terrorist organization under the Patriot Act, and support the Violence Policy Center.

Chris Monroe
2,126 supporters
This petition won 7 days ago

Petition to Department of Justice

CLEAR Chief Lacewell {Highest Ranking TAS Agent EVER} creator of The C.H.A.R.L.I.E.S. FIVE

CLEAR THE NAME OF CHIEF D. MYKE J. LACEWELL HIGHEST RANKING TAS {Tactical Assault Specialist} OFFICER/AGENT EVER! The City of Lexington has proven that Chief Lacewell is truly and legally the Senior TAS Officer/Agent of ACT Guard Tactical Assault and that he was acting in legal merits to his legal duties to the community and that he was NOT responding to a police call, RATHER a quarter of his neighborhood came to the Tact House where he is assigned and resides. Lexington Court, D.A. and the Lexington Police Department have yet to accept responsibility for a horrendous mistake. No, they have continued to try and get Chief to accept any charge so that they don't have a Lawsuit. We his Supporters say, IT IS FAR TOO LATE. They are facing countless and multiple lawsuit on various levels, and each who caused his false arrest. Once the case is over we the Supporters of Chief Lacewell will DEMAND ALL NAMES INVOLVED! It's past time for REAL JUSTICE! Power hungry Rookie Police Officer shows his inexperience when he falsely arrested the Senior ranking TAS {Tactical Assault Specialist) Officer and Chief of The Guard, whilst he was responding to his Call of Duty and his neighbors desperate pleas. Chief Myke J. Lacewell 43 year old Serving Hero who was currently volunteering his and his Guards/Officers and Agents hours to Secure and Protect the frustrated and pleading citizens from the growing criminal element in his own neighborhood on his very street. This Black Ops Specialist known for Tactical Rescues and Kidnappings. He mainly that takes no money, because he believes he can't put a price on saving a life, not even hourly. This very same man who created the only and first male cancer foundation. Fighter against cancer and all diseases for over 2 decades. The creator of 3 100% non-income deductible fundraiser of children's cancer and sick Veterans. This man who when he gets a paycheck of grand amounts, he cashes it, then he drops it over half off anonymously at a charity. With no credit ever needed. THIS MAN, is the man that was purposely setup by 4 young college girls seeking attention. Setup from his own neighbors who he freely offered his time to listen after a burglary and the cops had came and went, but they were terrified and wanted true and complete Protection and Security through the night. Especially since the offender was still at large and the officers told the young ladies that the odds were that they would not find out who robbed them. Chief Lacewell was question, with no respect to rank or position, he was detained and arrested hours after he responded to a clients & neighbors complaint. He was charged with impersonating and officer, though he works with officers all over the globe, and they knew this charge not to be true. Plus he trains Officers, theirs and many countless others. He rescues countless officers in trouble when the threat is above a regular shots fired. He has been the unseen bodyguard to countless political higher ups on both Political sides and yet they put this lie on him to arrest him. ALL BECAUSE OF THE CHARLIES FIVE BILL/ACT !! A weak and cruel attempt to steal one of our Nation's, one of our World's most sacred of Protectors, most cherished of the un-honored shield Valor. Chief Lacewell was booked in his full tactical uniform and Shield, weapons, vest and all. Once in jail Chief Lacewell was stripped of all of his clothing for this entire stay, it was not a short one! Chief Lacewell was beaten in his cell late at night in his sleep, waking up on the floor unaware of what transgressed, but full aware that he felt as if he had been beaten senseless, repeatedly. His entire stay was in a cell for lunatics on the ward for lunatics. They spit in his food so that it was obvious, his trays of food were ALWAYS soaked in liquid and mushy gunk by the time he got it. He was on constant watch by inmates, and they started to feel bad for him, so they would pre-tell him about the food and they snuck him little niblets of food for him to survive. And survive he did. But after a FULL 10,000 dollar bond and he is still being taking to court a year later with full charges. The girls have relocated and have never shown for court, other witnesses robbed that same day have made several statements contradicting the false charges and statements and yet the City and D.A. still persist. Chief Lacewell has lost over 5.7 Million dollars in the past year of expected income, his local office couldn't afford to stay open finacially nor reputation wise. Money and a reputation desperately needed to Fund The C.h.a.r.l.i.e.s. Five ACT and his family. Contracts were put on freeze and his reputation has been slander without limit. They took all forms of identification from him, so he basically doesn't exist if questioned and he was warned that he would be arrest for such. They also tried to hide that they added that Chief Lacewell is supposed to be the thief. When Chief Lacewell was on a missing Child/Persons Case and he found 2 dead children whist looking for one. And yet when he got back, he proceeded to assist one of his teams on a raid and then he went to his office to train more cadets. At that time he was called and told that the neighbor hood had been robbed hours prior and the neighbors were out in big numbers looking for Chief. Hours later Chief was free to respond and yet the officers and court were told this immediately and yet they chose to disbelieve the entire neighborhood on the chance/hope to get a fake cop bust, in a time when they had 3 active fakers out there.{Note; Chief Lacewells' House & 2 Cars were broken into as well & Robbed} Oddly enough they had 9, Chief Lacewell and The Guard caught the other 6, but that seems to be irrelevant in Kentucky. The Judge told Chief Lacewell, that he knew exactly who he was and they have all the legal proof that Chief is Chief. And yet they still say the must prosecute. When his Lawyer asked what type of madness this was, they were told that in Kentucky You're Guilty until proven innocent. The opposite of our Constitutional rights. And yet they have yet to to stop, this has gone on for a year and they keep pressing. At this point, it's not all about an apology.. Just SET THIS MAN FREE!!!!! To add he was immediately allowed by the judge to return to work and yet he was arrest for that very same said work. He has not been able to accept one cent while under this case and yet he has worked every single day non stop. FREE OUR HERO< FREE OUR CHIEF!!!   Special Note: Chief was never even read his right by acknowledgement of the Officer and yet it's obvious this was not about Chief having any Rights. Find More on Chief Lacewell or just get to know this Hero @ http://Actguard.webstarts.com/ http://511tacticalassault.webstarts.com/chief_days.html

Supporters of the CHARLIES FIVE BILL/ACT
1,052 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Vermont Governor, Patrick J. Leahy, Elizabeth Warren, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Florida State Senate, Charles E. Schumer, John McCain, Dianne Feinstein, Bill Nelson, Harry Reid, Tim Kaine, Al Franken, Orrin G. Hatch, Amy Klobuchar, Chris Murphy, Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, Dean Heller, Bill Cassidy, Shelley Moore Capito, Lisa Murkowski, Susan M. Collins, Joni Ernst, Richard Blumenthal, Tom Udall, Debbie Stabenow, Heidi Heitkamp, Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown, Doug Jones, Angus S. King Jr., Nancy Pelosi, Joseph P. Kennedy III, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Daniel Webster, Patrick Murphy, Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis, Kathy Castor, Florida State House, Alcee L. Hastings, Ted S. Yoho, Joe Donnelly, Cory A. Booker

school lockdown security alarms in all public schools in America

 We want standardized lockdown alarms throughout all public schools in this country. We want pull alarms with a specific sound, and specific lights, in every hallway and classroom. This system, although a last response, would give students and educators a faster response and would reduce confusion at a time when knowledge of surroundings and fast responses are most critical to survival. For a nation that has seen so much violence in the past 20 years, we have to do better. Cost does not matter when it comes to the safety of our children and their right to live safe, free and happy lives. Let's build safer schools. We believe it starts with standardized lockdown alarm systems in all public schools.  Just as we did with fire alarms, we need to create the infrastructure and standards necessary for school safety in the event of a lockdown. As an educator who works in public schools, I believe that it is mandatory that we increase the level of safety in all our schools. PLEASE sign this petition and support this cause. We demand lockdown alarms and safer schools.

Mike Thomas
606 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to eHealth , Emergency Assistance Plus, HotelPlanner , Medical Concierge Network, American Cellars Wine Club (Vinesse Wines), Association Group Insurance Administrators (AGIA Affinity), Direct Long Term Care, Global Rescue, Long Term Care Resources, ManageYOURiD , Clearent Credit Card Processing Services, FFLBizHub.com , Life Insurance Central, Transamerica , Aig , Mutual of Omaha Insurance, Protective , Prudential Life Insurance Company, Holiday Card Central, Genworth Financial

Tell companies to cut their ties with the NRA

With 96 Americans killed with guns on the average day, and murderers targeting our schools, churches and concerts, the American people are getting fed up with inaction on the part of our politicians. Although the majority of Americans favor stronger gun control measures, they never seem to happen. This is in large part due to the actions of a single organization, the National Rifle Association. Historically, the NRA supported hunting, marksmanship, safety training – and common sense gun laws. But a faction takeover of its leadership in 1977 brought into power a group with extreme views, which have now become the NRA party line. Many members of the NRA don’t support its more extreme policies. For example, 74% of NRA members support requiring background checks for anyone purchasing a gun, and 71% support prohibiting people on the terrorist watch list from purchasing guns – positions that are the opposite of the NRA stance. So why do they remain members? One reason is financial – NRA members receive valuable discounts on things like insurance and hotel stays. The myriad of discounts offered to NRA members by corporations are listed on the membership benefits page on the NRA site. These partners of the NRA include MetLife, LifeLock, eHealth, Norton Security, Allied Movers, NorthAmerican Van Lines, Hertz, Avis, and the First National Bank of Omaha. Indeed, the NRA touts the many special discounts as number two in its list of reasons to join the organization, and stresses the “access to hundreds of dollars in savings.” These corporate partnerships not only help the NRA attract and retain members, but also provide funds for the NRA that help fuel its extremist agenda. It’s time to tell companies that it is no longer acceptable for them to be associated with the NRA. Let’s send a message to the NRA membership benefits partners they must end sever their relationships with the NRA. This petition is aimed at 25 of the companies involved in the NRA membership benefits program. This is because 25 is the limit for a Change.org petition. Let’s start with these 25, and then go after the others later. In addition to signing and sharing this petition, please look at our Google document which lists all of the partner companies and contact information for them, and consider also reaching out to the companies directly to show your displeasure.

Boycott NRA Partners
188,064 supporters