Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Comprehensive Gun Control
After all of the mass shootings the past few years, we have to do something. We must come up with ways to keep our children safe, our churches safe, and our communities safe. That's why we are calling on Congress to pass comprehensive gun control that includes universal background checks, a ban on bump stocks, and a ban on assault weapons from civilians. Yes, these measures might not prevent every tragedy but that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep trying until we finally eradicate this type of violence.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Pass Common Sense Gun Control
I am a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, where the school shooting happened on 02/14/18. I am close friends with one of the victims and I want common sense gun control to be passed to prevent more families from losing loved ones in these terrible tragedies. I'm lucky that I was on the other side of the school when the shooting started and was evacuated quickly. Nick Cruz killed SEVENTEEN people, some who were freshman just starting their second semester of high school, others seniors who just committed to the colleges of their dreams. He took away their hopes and aspirations. He should not have been able to carry an assault rifle. We need to convince our elected officials that now is the time to speak up against the NRA and promote some form of gun control. They should not be worrying about how much money they will make or whether they will be re-elected. Innocent people are DYING because of gun violence. These children and heroes might be alive today. There’s a reason why other countries don’t have mass shootings and as a nation, we should work towards that. Please sign and share this petition with everyone you know. Nobody should have to face tragedies like this.
Petition to Anderson Cooper, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX Broadcasting Company, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal
No Notoriety for Mass Shooters
Mass shootings in the United States continue to capture a lot of attention by the media. The continued reporting of the shooters’ names and images are inspiring others to follow in their footsteps. Research has found a contagion effect whereby the excessive emphasis on the perpetrators can inspire copycat attacks and can cause them to be more lethal as shooters try to outdo one another. We call upon the media to responsibly report on these stories by limiting the use of the names and photos of the perpetrators in their coverage in accordance with the No Notoriety (www.nonotoriety.com) campaign. Research (e.g., Schildkraut & McHale, 2018) shows that viewers still will follow these cases if this information is limited. Please support this call for responsible reporting in the coverage of mass shootings in the United States.
Petition to Gov. Jerry Brown
Replace the 2nd Amendment with the 28th to eliminate Automatic Weapons
Your support is needed to outlaw automatic weapons by repealing the 2nd Amendment and simultaneously replacing it with the following 28th Amendment (that begins with the 2nd Amendment, verbatim). We must begin to stop the violence. AMENDMENT XXVIII: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed, with the exception of all automatic or semi-automatic assault handguns or rifles (including magazines and accessories used to convert guns or rifles with large capacity magazines). Ownership or possession of these items shall be banned for all civilians in the United States of America (excepting police and military), with mandatory repurchase and destruction under the direct and aggressive supervision by a Federal agency, as designated and funded by Congress, in perpetuity.” This won’t ‘solve’ the problem of our gun culture in the US (over double the gun ownership per capita of any other country) -- with 6x the per capita number of gun deaths than Canada, 16x Germany. In states with more gun controls, fewer police officers are killed. Excluding suicides, over 15,000 people died from gun violence in 2017 in the US. There is a mass shooting (4 or more deaths) on average every day in the US. Let us as a people with resolve, who love our children and families, take an initial step towards bringing back rationality – at least about automatic weapons which are clearly intended for one purpose, killing as many people as possible. The proposed XXVIII Amendment will never pass in our current lobbyist-beholden and money-polluted Congress. What’s needed is an unprecedented outpouring of citizen activism in every state to petition Congress for a Constitutional Convention. 34 State Legislatures must pass legislation to successfully request a Constitutional Convention. Millions of dollars of anti-gun control lobbying and television, newspaper, social media ads will be spent by the profit-driven gun industry. With a rising up of our actually doing something to stop this crazy gun violence, this obvious step CAN be accomplished. The suggestion that arming all our schools with officers at all times patrolling the hallways is nonsense. It can never work and will traumatize millions of children. Rise up America! Start in your community and join the effort nationally. Sign the petition to end ownership of automatic weapons. Share it with friends and family and on social media. March. Start organizations, local initiatives. Support the efforts of those already doing something on this issue. If we “wait” for a solution that solves all our gun culture problems, nothing will ever happen (including the illusion that the 2nd Amendment can, by itself, be repealed).
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.
Petition to Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Whole Foods, Mall of America, Grocery store's nation wide, Kwik Trip, Holiday gas station, Speedway
Mass shooting emergency plan for retailers and offices
I am disgusted by how many innocent lives are taken because of mass shootings in America. It's time for a plan. If the government won't do anything about gun control, then we the people need a plan in our own community's shopping grounds in order to defuse the situation and decrease the amount of casualties. Retailers need to come together to create an emergency plan for their employees in order to protect our own communities and loved ones. It is inexcusable at this point in life in America to not be prepared. If you believe we the people can stand up to these mentally disturbed with guns with an evacuation plan, and a confrontational plan in severe situations to protect those that are loved; then please help this cause and get this noticed for the better of our future and our families!
Petition to President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Limit civilian purchasing of semi-automatic rifles without protective measures
Regarding donations: Change.org asks for donations to promote this petition to additional viewers. PLEASE DO NOT FEEL OBLIGATED TO DONATE MONEY TO THIS PETITION- I THINK MONEY CAN BE BETTER SPENT ELSEWHERE TO DIRECTLY SUPPORT THIS CAUSE. This money goes toward promoting this petition and the Change.org Foundation —it does not go toward semi-automatic limitation measures or non-profits. I WOULD PREFER IF YOU DONATED MONEY TO NON-PROFITS SUPPORTING THIS EFFORT. If you feel inclined to donate money, take a look at Giffords.org. _________Today, March 22nd, 2021, marks yet another mass shooting event. This occurred in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. The assailant used an AR-15 during the attack. While Americans have the rights detailed in the 2nd amendment, continuing to allow civilians access to semi-automatic rifles with such ease poses a grave danger to our society. Many hunters reading this post may not agree with the idea that we should limit the ability for all civilians to easily obtain semi-automatic rifles, specifically because many states allow the use of them when hunting. However, with enhanced and safer permitting practices, hunters could keep these guns if they feel strongly about their benefits when hunting. It would benefit our society greatly if we modeled some of our gun licensing practices after the U.K, for example: Certain civilians who are deemed as not a danger to society could acquire guns after interviews and review by a government entity. Hunters and other special groups can apply for more dangerous guns, like semi-automatic rifles, and go through the same process. The U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and Executive Branch need to take even the smallest steps and, at a minimum, implement a ban on selling semi-automatic rifles to civilians with no background check or approval processes. In addition, for those who currently own semi-automatic rifles, develop a plan to confirm their permits are active and all relevant protective measures have been performed (interviews, background checks, etc.) For those who are safely using guns, this petition should not challenge your protections under the 2nd amendment. Instead, this will ensure that your responsible use of guns is the one remembered by our society, rather than the use by the assailant who shot your friend’s cousin during his trip to the grocery store. NOTE: on March 12th, 2021, a week before this massacre. Boulder lawmakers blocked a policy of this nature. Read more here.
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.