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Mass Shootings

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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. 

Gabriel Zuger
128 supporters
Started 1 month ago

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.

Brianna Ocasio
35 supporters