Topic

Mass Shootings

373 petitions

Update posted 4 weeks 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.  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.  Domestic terrorism continues to rise in Trump era. 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. FBI director Wray recently testified regarding the danger of armed, right-wing extremism amid growing white nationalism. The FBI should stop hesitating and brand the NRA for its leading role in providing cover for this disease.  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, Dayton, El Paso, Santa Clarita (11/14/19) and on and 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
2,333 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to United Nations

USA Must Adopt the International Declaration of Human Rights NOW in 2020.

The current human rights document of the U.S. government is a literal ancient scroll, all whipped out by a bunch of slave owners to allow human rights to “all men”... as long as those men were white, straight, a flag worshipper, and a certain type of protestant Christian deemed to be within “proper christianity”. The U.S. constitution is an incredibly old, outdated and dangerous piece of paper. But it’s still in use, with its militant supporters screeching against every attempt to tear it down. The U.S. constitution supports the lethal national crime of civilian gun ownership in the 21st century, when we live in an age where hundreds, if not thousands of Americans are shot and killed by other ordinary citizens with guns every month. Even with all the gun laws and limits on what guns people can buy, plenty of crimes are also committed by citizens with background checks and legal, non-assault style guns on a regular basis. The complete halt of gun violence cannot be guaranteed until all guns are completely seized and banned from all ordinary citizens and all cops. Cops also shoot and kill innocent unarmed civilians on a regular basis in the U.S., so citizens with these easy-to-use weapons aren’t the only problem. Gun stores, militant pro-US gun owners on social media and gun shows are also a major nationwide problem. Next, the constitution does not recognize Native American rights, nor does the constitution support any rights for anyone outside the tight-knit circle of that imaginary US empire that pro-constitution wingnuts have in mind. The constitution refers to indigenous Americans as “indian savages” and further proves that the USA is guilty of the genocide of millions of indigenous Americans since 1491. ACTUAL QUOTE FROM THE CONSTITUTION: “He has excited domestic Insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions.” And to keep it short, the U.S. constitution uses outdated, overly difficult English. The international declaration of human rights uses much easier english, is much more accessible, advocates against violence, and advocates for all people’s rights, not just the straight white “ideal” American.   Don’t be intimidated by stupid pro-gun/pro-Uncle Sam/pro-child abuse wingnuts on the internet. You, the peacemakers, have much greater power than those angry potbellied 2DA/second ammendment pushers on social media.

True Understander
13 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Pennsylvania Department of Education, North Penn School District, Montgomery County Judicial System

North Penn School District Response to Terroristic Threats

On December 13th, 2019 an 8th grade student at Pennfield Middle School threatened to "shoot up" the school.  This is the student's 2nd terroristic threat against the school, which included a list of students identified by the 8th grader.  As concerned parents and community members, we are demanding that the following actions occur, in an effort to ensure the safety and emotional wellbeing of our children and the staff of the North Penn School District: Criminal prosecution of the identified student, based on repeated terroristic threats against Pennfield Middle School. Permanent expulsion of the identified student from the North Penn School District.    Revision of the 2020 North Penn School District Secondary Disciplinary Structure Code of Conduct related to Level IV misconduct, to identify permanent expulsion and criminal prosecution as an explicit response to terroristic threats  In Pennsylvania, terroristic threats are considered a criminal offense, as defined by 18 Pa.C.S.A. 2706 (https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/18/00.027.006.000..HTM In September of 2019, a teenager in Luzerne County, PA was prosecuted and found guilty after making a similar terroristic threat against his school.  (https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-student-beat-the-record-school-shooting-threat-20190913-ntftevgawzdfzlgfkhfnxxbkoi-story.html  The North Penn School District, PA Department of Education and Montgomery County Judicial System must take drastic preventative measures to protect innocent students and staff and to deter future threats of this nature.   

Concerned Parent
2,792 supporters