Topic

mass shootings

5 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to U.S. Congress

Stop gutting federal gun laws

Now is not the time for silence. It's time for outrage. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the hundreds of people that were killed or injured at the Mandalay Bay Casino mass shooting in Las Vegas, the worst in the nation's history. But sympathy will not save the 33,000 Americans who will be killed this year by gun violence.  Legislators beholden to the gun lobby will no doubt say now is not the time to talk about gun laws. There is no other kind of attack on Americans that is met with this level of indifference. It needs to stop. Right now Congress is considering deregulating silencers which would make it harder to identify from where gunshots are coming in active shooter situations. The House is close to passing a bill making it easier for people to carry concealed weapons to any state in the nation with not so much as a background check.  Tell Congress #Enough. Sign this petition to tell Members of Congress to: Vote no on H.R. 3668, the SHARE Act that would gut long-standing regulations on silencers and loosen restrictions on armor piercing bullets. Block H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act that would force states to honor the concealed carry weapons permits of every other state, regardless of how lax the other state's law. Ban weapons of war: assault weapons and large capacity magazines, which have no place in the hands of private citizens. (photo credit: D. Becker/Getty Images)

CT Against Gun Violence
264,056 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Amazon.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Take The Anarchist Cookbook Off Shelves (and out of print)

During the protests of the Vietnam War, a very angry 19 year old wrote a dangerous book called The Anarchist Cookbook. It was filled with complied diagrams for weapons and commentary driven by anger. This literature has since found its way into the hands of many other hurting, lonely people, including those behind The Oklahoma City Bombing; the shootings in Aurora, CO; the attempted murder of Gabby Giffords; Virginia Tech; Sandy Hook; and many others, including the young hands of the students at Columbine. As attacks become more and more prevalent around the world, there is an obvious trend of those who act on their pain in violent ways against others, and this piece of literature becoming a catalyst for their violence. The author even asked for it to stop being printed, however he no longer had rights, and has now passed away.  Despite all of this, major book sellers have done nothing to make the book less accessible, and quite personally I think they should be ashamed. We are currently in a time when issues on gun ownership and violence are being pushed back into the political sphere, but signing this petition is a small plan of action we can take ourselves, telling companies that we want to support a change of heart in people by making literature that supports dangerous mindsets - and clearly leads to devastating situations - less accessible. I ask you to please not only sign this petition, but to take action by going out of your way to show love to someone who may be distancing themselves, or anyone else who may need it (which is everyone). 

Stacia Stone
13 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Brian Sandoval

Call a Special Session to Implement Firearm Background Checks in Nevada

In 2013, the Nevada Legislature passed a universal background check bill on all gun sales, which had the support of 87% of Nevada Voters, 75% who said they "strongly favor" the law. When the bill was brought to Governor Sandoval's desk, he caved to the pressure of the NRA and vetoed the bill. Then in 2016, Nevada voters passed Question 1, which would allow for universal background checks, but it was put on a permanent hold by our Republican Attorney General, Adam Laxalt, due to technicalities, subverting the will of the people.  Sign this petition calling for universal background checks for firearm purchases in Nevada! As a resident of Las Vegas, I am overwhelmed with emotion after the massacre that occurred overnight. I am OUTRAGED, UPSET, TERRIFIED, and DISTRAUGHT over what happened. I didn't get any sleep on that tragic night, ultimately staying up to watch the news for updates – waiting to see if I knew anybody who was gunned down. We have had 273 mass shootings in 275 days in our country. THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE when we have measures we can put into place to prevent this from happening – measures that Nevada voters have already voiced their support for. Please join me in signing and sharing so that we can send a message to Governor Sandoval that he MUST call a Special Session of our State Legislature to implement universal background checks to help prevent any more tragedies from happening in our great state.  

Justin Bianchini
1,659 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts

Regulate and restrict the purchase of ammunition in Massachusetts

As of 2016, the United States has fallen victim to 31% of the world’s mass shooters, despite only hosting 5% of the world’s population. In recent events, this horrifying percentage has undoubtedly risen. Gun violence in America has come to be something perpetual. Children grow up seeing flags at half mast every other day. Students are taking moments of silence much too often. Tragedy hits in blows disproportionate to the rest of the modern world. Our constitution makes us entitled to own firearms, and it is understandable how we as a country would ideally like to follow its principles. However, these shootings have proven beyond any stretch of doubt that the limits of this privilege need to be altered, no matter how difficult that may be. Our proposal is not to ban the usage of firearms, as past events have shown us that contradicting the second amendment will likely not work. However, restricting and further regulating access to ammunition would help prevent people from acquiring the resources to commit mass shootings. It is a route that strays from the usual solution to these problems, but it seems like a compromise to people who insist on owning guns.  As Massachusetts Governor, we ask that you pioneer this change. Hopefully, your actions in Massachusetts can elucidate a peaceful path to safety and security for other states, and even prevent attacks like the most recent shooting in Las Vegas. Thank you very much, and it is our hope that you will consider this proposal. 

Abby Chase
77 supporters