Topic

Mass Shootings

372 petitions

Update posted 3 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.  This petition aim to tarnish its reputation enough to interrupt the NRA's 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, Dayton, El Paso, 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
2,295 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Mitch McConnell

We're Done with Your Prayers Mitch McConnell, Ban Assault Weapons Now!

What do all these mass shootings have in common? Aug 31: Odessa shooting; 29 people across 15 miles killed or injured (the most recent causalities since this petition was launched).Aug 4, 2019: Dayton shooting; 36 late-night revelers killed or injured.Aug 3, 2019: El Paso shooting; at least 46 shoppers killed or injured.Jul 28, 2019: Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting; 19 food lovers killed or injured.Oct 27, 2018: Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting; 17 Jews killed or injured.Apr 22, 2018: Nashville Waffle House shooting; 6 diners killed or injured.Feb 14, 2018: Stoneman Douglas High School shooting; 34 students and educators killed or injured.Nov 5, 2017: Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shooting; 47 church-goers killed or injured.Oct 1, 2017: Las Vegas shooting; 481 concert-goers killed or injured.Jun 12, 2016: Pulse Nightclub shooting: 103 club-goers killed or injured. The shooter used a semi-automatic assault-style rifle. That's why we must demand that Senate GOP Majority Leader McConnell bring Senate Bill 66, the Assault Weapons Ban sponsored by Sen. Feinstein (D-CA), to the Senate floor for a vote.  More than half of mass shootings involve the use of assault-style rifles and/or high-capacity magazines, both of which would be banned by S.66. In 6 out of 10 mass shootings where high-capacity magazines are used, nearly twice as many people are killed, and six times as many injured. Time after time Majority Leader McConnell has refused to even allow debate on gun control legislation, despite a nearly 2:1 margin of voters who favor a federal ban on assault weapons versus those opposed. Since 6 in 10 voters favor stricter gun laws McConnell should also advance a host of other gun control legislation he has blocked. He should bring S.42, the Background Check Expansion Bill sponsored by Sen. Murphy (D-CT) to a vote, a measure favored by 94% of voters. He should bring S.184, the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act sponsored by Sen. Markey (D-MA) to a vote. He should bring S.193, Ethan's Law to require safe firearm storage sponsored by Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT) to a vote. To name just a few of the gun safety bills buried by the "grim reaper" (as McConnell likes to call himself) an apt description for a leader who sits by while more than 100 people are killed by guns every day. America has had enough of Mitch McConnell's prayers, it's long past time for him to put American lives ahead of the gun lobby. Please sign this petition to demand that McConnell schedule a vote on S.66, the Assault Weapons Ban, and other federal gun control measures.

CT Against Gun Violence
16,609 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Doug McMillon, Walmart

Stop the sale of guns at Walmart stores

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019: 2 people were murdered at Walmart #0848 in Southaven, Mississippi.  Saturday, August 3rd, 2019: 22 people were murdered at Walmart #2201 in El Paso, Texas. In light of these recent tragedies -- a mere snapshot of the gun violence epidemic plaguing the United States -- and in response to Corporate’s inaction, we as employees are organizing several days of action, to protest Walmart’s profit from the sale of firearms and ammunition. Walmart is a company that has always placed its associates and customers first; we have recently made great strides toward fostering a safe, inclusive, and progressive community. Last year, Walmart raised the minimum age to buy a firearm or ammunition from 18 to 21. In 2015, Walmart removed products resembling assault-style rifles from its inventory. Nonetheless, Walmart remains one of the largest retailers of firearms in the United States, and there is a direct correlation between the number/availability of guns and the amount of mass shootings per capita. Yes, we have made great strides already, but now we must organize to shape this company into a place that we can all be proud of. As associates, we can and must leverage our power and ability to change our company for the better. We have one demand, and that is all. We value Walmart and our fellow associates, but we are no longer willing to contribute our labor to a company that profits from the sale of deadly weapons. We would like to see Walmart take a unified and public stance against guns and gun violence. We urge our leadership to cease the sale of all firearms and ammunition, ban the public open and concealed carry of weapons on company property and in all stores, and cease WALPAC donations to NRA backed -A/A+ politicians. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at walmartwalkout@gmail.com

Walmart Walkout
152,116 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Kitty Litter for Congress

Tell your congressperson to go shit in a bucket. Seriously. It’s come to our attention that Jefferson County schools here in Colorado have started issuing “Emergency Go Buckets” for classrooms, in case of extended lock downs due to school shootings. These “Go Buckets” are literally just plastic buckets filled with kitty litter, to be used as makeshift toilets by students and teachers... wtf?! This should not be accepted as normal, or par for the course in our society.  We need our government officials to pass meaningful legislation to stop these shootings, so that students and teachers don’t have to be in situations like these. Unfortunately, many of our elected officials are probably finding it hard to raise their hand to "Vote Yes" on gun control laws when they’re too busy using that hand to collect massive checks from the National Rifle Association. So, sign our petition for Kitty Litter for Congress. We believe that lawmakers who receive money from the National Rifle Association should be forced to use a bucket filled with kitty litter to use as their permanent bathroom. Congresspeople will only be able to receive their bathroom privileges back once they pass a ban on assault weapons, universal background checks, and work to do more than send their useless “thoughts and prayers” after each mass shooting.  We’re tired of this. The Senate is back in session September 9th. Tell your congressperson to go shit in a bucket if they're not ready to act. And tell your friends to tell them too.   After signing the petition, how else can you get involved?  Share this with your friends! Follow the money: find out how much money your House Rep or Senators have received from the NRA for the 2018 election cycle.Over many terms, this money adds up, in the form of direct donations and independently fighting opposing candidates. Click here for a full spreadsheet- check out Column J for the full story. For example- Cory Gardner of Colorado has received over $3.88 MILLION in support from the NRA. Check their track record: See your congresspeople’s track record on voting for gun control legislation. (Like… woah! it’s SO strange how correlated those who are voting to loosen gun restrictions are also having their pockets lined and reelections secured by the NRA!) Email your congressperson: Upon understanding just how bought by the NRA your congressperson is, send them an email to let them know you’re in favor of passing the ban on assault weapons, and tell them to go shit in a bucket! Use our handy form email below!  Send a bucket and kitty litter to your congressperson: Seriously! Send them to your congresspeople along with a message about why they have received their new bathroom in a box, why they’ve received it, and how to use it. Click here for Senate AddressClick here for House of Reps Address Send a bucket and kitty litter to the National Rifle Association: After all, they did spend over 54 MILLION dollars in 2016 trying to get Donald Trump and many other pro-gun candidates elected.Click here for the NRA HQ Address  Too lazy to send buckets or kitty litter yourself? We are coordinating a delivery of buckets and litter if you want to pitch in a couple of dollars. We’re on Patreon and on Venmo here and here.   Use our handy Form Email! Click here to find your Representative or Senator’s emails. Subject Line: Pass a Ban on Assault Weapons or Please Shit in a Bucket  Dear (Insert your congressperson’s name here), Buddy. Pal. Friend. Can I call you that? I’m writing because I would like you to go shit in a bucket. Yes. I said it! And for good reason! Did you know that some school classrooms in Colorado are now being equipped with “Emergency Go Buckets”- literal buckets filled with kitty litter- just in case they’re stuck in their classrooms for a long time due to a school shooting? This is bonkers. It’s not OK that this is the state of our society today. And guess what- YOU have the power to do something when you're back in session this September.That’s why I’ve signed a petition called Kitty Litter for Congress. I see that you’ve taken quite a bit of cold hard cash from the National Rifle Association, and this petition is calling for YOU to use a bucket with kitty litter in it for your permanent bathroom. You’ll get your bathroom privileges back once you work together with other members of Congress to pass a ban on assault weapons, and start doing some actual work to spur change around mass shootings, instead of continually sending your useless thoughts and prayers. Disrespectfully yours, Not Your Friend Until You Do Something

The Denver Daily
35 supporters