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Petition to president Trump

Halt the Gun Violence Epidemic Today by Declaring a National State of Emergency!

Americans are in the midst of a gun violence epidemic. The National Emergencies Act gives the president the power and responsibility to declare a state of emergency when the government lacks the procedures and capacity to address an unchecked natural or man-made public health epidemic. How much more must Americans endure? Domestic military installations have been attacked; media members have been murdered on camera. Shootings have recently occurred at church prayer meetings, in movie theaters, restaurants, department stores, offices, factories, schools, colleges, national parks and while driving along major US highways. We ask that you declare a state of emergency to protect us from the gun violence epidemic now. The public space has become Russian roulette--every place is a potential risk. When the H191 flu hospitalized 20,000 people and killed 1,000, you used your power and declared a state of emergency. Yearly, The Gun Violence Epidemic Causes: [i]10,000 homicides, 70,000 wounded, 18,000 suicides, 2,000 accidental deaths Costs of the Gun Violence Epidemic:Annual: $229 Billion, Each Homicide = $441,000, Hospitalization = $583,000 The Government cannot stop the Gun Violence Epidemic without information:Under existing law, states do not have to report prohibited gun purchasers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)— In many states 90% of mental health records are missing.[ii]      —Millions of people with mental disabilities have purchased guns. We do not know who they are. Nor do we know who has developed mental illness since buying a gun.      —Guns sold at gun shows, over the internet or through private sales do not require a background check. These represent 40% of the guns sold,[iii] and we do not know if these people should be prohibited purchasers  Countries with strong gun laws and our national statistics show "law- abiding" citizens cause most gun violence.  Only 7% to 8% of US gun homicides are gang based -- most mass shooters are legal gun owners. [iv] Rather than attracting gun crime "gun-free zones" repel it.  That is why courts and the headquarters of all major U.S. corporations (including the NRA) ban guns. Remedy: Declare a National State of Emergency and, among other things, consider:1.  The requirements and standards for people to be carrying guns outside their homes. 2. That parents who own guns be held accountable as accomplices for gun violence their children cause with the parent's guns.  3. That gun trafficking be made a felony to reduce the gun violence epidemic in the inner cities.   4. Appointing a commission to address this epidemic, such commission to exclude members of the gun lobbies, who profit from the epidemic they’ve caused and do everything they can to keep it going.  Clearly, our government does not have the resources, procedures and data to stop the next Aurora, Charleston and Chattanooga.  President Trump: Use Your Power Today to Halt the Gun Violence Epidemic. Declare a National State of Emergency! [i]  http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/04/true-cost-of-gun-violence-in-america[ii]  Feasibility Study Size, Scope and Costs of Projects Required to Close Information Gaps In Reporting Events Legally Prohibiting the Ownership and Purchase of Firearms. Prepared for the Illinois State Police November 2, 2009 [iii]  http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jul/25/michael-bloomberg/mayor-michael-bloomberg-says-40-percent-guns-are-s/[iv] https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_11_murder_circumstances_by_weapon_2013.xls

National Gun Victims Action Council (NGVAC)
2,726 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Ralph Northam, Donald Trump, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Barbara Comstock, Mark R. Herring

Prevent Hospitals from Seeking Guardianship As Means 2 Override Patient Rights

Anastasia on Facebook I used to think all the talk about "murder boards" in hospitals was a fallacy.  However based on recent family events sadly they are true.  Currently there is not a law that prevents hospitals from seeking guardianship as a means to override a patients rights to dispute discharge or treatment decisions. While there are specific instances where taking guardianship of a patient is not only advisable but is absolutely necessary when life is threatened, such as in the case of minors who need a life saving treatment but the parents refuse to allow it due to personal values or religious beliefs; however even those instances should be few and far between. Instances like those that have happened to our family the last few weeks, where a parent, family member who holds a legally executed power of attorney and stands 'in loco parentis' for an incapacitated family member can have their powers summarily and arbitrarily suspended or terminated because they disagree with a hospitals decision not to treat a condition because a doctor perceives the patient has no quality of life because they suffer from a brain injury and feels the person "would not want to live that way" should never happen! Quality of life is something that cannot possibly be known or measured with the limited and superficial contact that occurs in a hospital setting and is something best left to the patient and those closest to them. To have strangers come in and forcibly tear you from your loved ones, to abduct your person, because that is exactly what this is - an abduction - is terrifying for a person with a brain injury and other such patients. It is terrifying for an incapacitated person who has relied heavily on and whose life, happiness and well-being has depended on a family member that it is so inextricably intertwined it is impossible to separate one existence from the other without creating great psychological and emotional harm and trauma. I can say this because I have had to watch my sister whimper and cry out in fear since guardianship of her was awarded to Inova Fairfax Hospital appointed guardians. I have had to watch the expression of fear on her face while being told lawyers would now be her guardians and that I no longer had control over where she lived, who would be caring for her, what medications she could or could not be given, or treatments she would or would receive. I did not and could not tell her these same two lawyers also had the authority to place her in clinical trials, and had the authority to dispose of her remains how they saw fit. When Inova Fairfax Hospital appointed guardians removed her from the hospital without notifying a single family member I had to watch the expression on sadness and bewilderment at seemingly having been abandoned when I walked in six hours later because it took our Virgnia State Delegate making calls to locate her because Inova had ordered their nursing staff to not give me any health information, just as they chosen to ignore my power of attorney before we went to court.  I have had to watch her being over medicated and suffering while her guardians were missing in action because they signed papers to have her sent to a substandard nursing facility and then went out of town for several days.  I have had to physically clamp off my sisters feeding tube to prevent her from being given three sedating medications directly after giving her morphine because a nurse said she could not give my sister her regular medications when she would normally get them because their “protocol” only allowed them to give her medication at 9:00am, 1:00pm, and 5:00pm.  Which means she was receiving a massive dose of 600mg of Neurontin, 2mg of Klonopin, and 10mg of Ambien on top of morphine in an 8 hour period!  Now maybe it’s just me, but you do not administer those medications, at those doses to a 5’2” 108lb female unless you are trying to put her into a coma or kill her. Stand with our family if you believe this is egregious and sign our petition to not only stop Inova Fairfax Hospital from killing or intentionally putting our sister in danger and to STEP ASIDE and let Anastasia's family care for her as they always have done; but to have legislation put in place to prevent this from every happening to anyone else's child or loved one every again!!    Here is is a link to the meeting and the Inova Fairfax Casemanagement team. https://youtu.be/VxMFP-o-p6U  

Yolanda Bell
1,254 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Michael Lewis, Lena Gonzalez, Robert Garcia

PETITION TO PATROL , SIGN FOR SAFETY

Bomb threats, Gang tagging, Vandalism, Car theft, Drug deals, Drug use, Homeless All in less than a 5 block radius.  All 7 of these items have occurred in this neighborhood in the last 30 days.  A neighborhood next to the police headquarters.  And sadly, and outrageously, this has become the norm.  We have thousands of residents living in this area, and we, 535 Magnolia, are of part of them.  We cannot become complacent and just be glad it wasn't us this time when someone's car gets stolen (even LBPD is not immune at their headquarters), a bomb is left in our car, or our property is tagged--repeatedly.  If we do not Sign or petition to let authorities know more has to be done, we cannot be mad when these things happen again.  We cannot be mad when our property value diminishes because people sell as quickly as they buy after being a victim and perhaps constant victim of crimes.  We cannot be mad when people stop investing in the upkeep of the properties out of hopelessness. We cannot be mad when guests share they don't feel comfortable coming to our neighborhood.  We cannot be mad, when WE don't feel comfortable coming to our neighborhood.  We CAN only be mad, when we have asked for help and nothing is done. PETITION TO PATROL more, SIGN FOR SAFETY now.  Put your signature on here to show the below a united force that wants change.   We, the Association at 535 Magnolia, would like Mayor Garcia, the City of Long Beach, Lena Gonzalez, and the Long Beach Police Department South Patrol to  increase the amount of police presence in our neighborhood increase the frequency of police patrol  These 2 things are known statistically to deter crime.  LBPD can't be everywhere all the time, but if we are rebuilding LB, and trying to draw people to live here and generate revenue, and downtown is being transformed and touted as the place to be, then we need to make it a safe place people would like to move to, and more importantly, a place they'd like to stay.  People are more likely to stay if it's safe; and certainly more likely to leave if it's not. PETITION TO PATROL more, SIGN FOR SAFETY now. We hope you decide to sign and be like us, the squeaky wheel that hopefully will get the oil, Mr. Garcia!  

Magnolia Place Association
66 supporters