Parkland School Shooting
Petition to Pam Bondi
Recall Broward County Sheriff Israel
We the people of the United States of America call upon Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to recall Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. Under his leadership, Broward County police have failed to protect peaceful young Floridians at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. After repeated warnings about the attacker, Sheriff Israel took no action. This is unacceptable. For the safety of Floridians, Sheriff Israel must be removed.
Petition to Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Amazon.com
Remove NRA TV from Amazon's Streaming Service & Website
My oldest friend (for nearly 20 years) has a son who attends Marjory Stoneman Douglas and was there last year, huddling and hiding for his life. For 30 anxious minutes, we knew there was a school shooting but had no word on his safety. We learned he was okay fairly quickly, but too many others weren't so lucky. After seeing 17 young people lose their lives, I was angered to see the defensive reaction from the National Rifle Association - and upset when I saw that Amazon hosts NRAtv, a channel with the slogan “America’s Most Patriotic Team on a Mission to Take Back The Truth." It’s a 24-hour streaming service with 22 original series that promote the NRA's propaganda, and there’s even an entire segment devoted to how it should be easier to purchase an AR15. Amazon needs to remove NRAtv.com from their services, sites and offerings immediately. The NRA has long ignored its role in promoting gun violence and betrayed the names of good and responsible gun owners. It’s time to hold it, and its partners, accountable. The NRA represents millions of gun owners BUT nowhere near all or a majority of U.S. gun owners. In fact, less than 10 percent of gun owners belong to the NRA. We need to include gun owners in this fight - responsible people who don't feel that the NRA speaks for them - so let's keep this fight focused. The NRA is a group that's rotten to the core and a company like Amazon should not be spreading its message. Not anymore. We must remember to respect the First Amendment above all else. If NRA members want to watch NRA TV, they can find it without Amazon's promotion. There is no place in your home for brands that earn money through the NRA. Sign this petition, then flood Amazon's Legal Department with calls at 206-266-4064. We already shook up their PR Department and got their long-running media hotline to temporarily shut down (206-266-7180), although it’s still worth a try during business hours, since they’ll likely put it back up again at some point.
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. Thousands have already signed another petition calling the NRA a terrorist organization, and the governor of Connecticut agrees. 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. NRA's newly appointed CEO, Oliver North, infamously sold weapons to Iran to finance a covert Central American war under Reagan. This shows the cynicism and moral rot central to the organization; there is no reason to think they will ever act responsibly. Domestic terrorism is on the rise in the wake of Trump's election. 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. The FBI should stop hesitating and brand the NRA for what it does rather than what it claims. This and other petitions aim to tarnish its reputation enough to interrupt its 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, 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.
Petition to Donald J. Trump
stricter gun control laws in the US
The United States by far has the most gun-related deaths per year compared to other high-income countries. In Europe, all automatic weapons are banned as well as many semi-automatic weapons that are available for commercial purchase in the US. In Japan, prospective gun owners must take multiple courses on gun safety, apply for permits, pass a police interview, get a doctor's note stating that they are mentally fit, and have police inspect their gun locker before they are able to buy a gun. In the US, all that's needed is a background checks that simply makes sure you have no prior convictions. Japan rarely sees 10 gun deaths per year, whereas in the United States the number averages in the 10,000's. This petition serves to bring attention to the lack of gun control laws in the United States compared to other countries. Many people are aware that guns are a problem in the United States, but are unaware to how big the issue actually is.
Petition to NBC, CNN, FOX News, New York Times, Washington Post, CBS
Stop media reporting on and profiting from mass shootings now.
It’s time for the media in the United States to take responsibility for their roles in promoting tragedies like in Santa Fe, Parkland, and so many others. It’s time for a return to ethical journalism. Stop naming shooters. Stop showing their faces. Do not immortalize those who don’t deserve it. Do not show other young troubled minds exactly how to commit these heinous acts. Don’t give them ideas. In this internet age you’re helping perpetuate the cycle of violence. You don’t report on teen suicides because of fear of the copy cat effect. This is no different. You’re making money off dead children and it’s unconscionable. Take a stand. Be the first. America will reward you for it.