Topic

second amendment

23 petitions

Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, National Rifle Association, Republican National Committee, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, John Cornyn, Justin Amash, Paul D. Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Ohio State Senate, Ohio State House

Protect the Second Amendment

President Trump, You campaigned on protecting the 2nd Amendment.  You're now flip-flopping and discussing with Democrats ways to restrict firearms. We are making it LOUD AND CLEAR to President Trump and congressman that if you make one more bad deal that infringes upon the 2nd Amendment that we will sit out of the 2018 elections and we will sit out of the 2020 elections, or we may vote for someone else. You have already raised the rifle purchasing age to 21 and passed fixNICS. Keep your Oath to protect and defend our Constitutional Rights or we will find someone who will. President Trump, you better hope the Democrats vote for you over their candidate because that's who you are appealing to right now. We care about our gun rights and we are not going to vote for another gun grabber. To those in Congress, we strongly urge you to vote against every single gun measure that comes up. If you want to be voted for in your reelection then you better make a name for yourself as a strong Second Amendment supporter. If you really want to protect children from these heinous crimes you would install metal detectors on all of the doors to the schools. The doors would be in lockdown mode during school hours. There would be a camera and intercom for those who wanted access to the inside of the school. If the office deemed it safe for them to enter the school, then they would be escorted into the school by a (preferably armed) guard. This could be a police officer. We had a police officer, or "resource officer" at my schools growing up. This could be the school's security. It could be whoever. The main point is NO MORE politicizing tragedies in an attempt to take our firearms. I thought our 2nd Amendment was going to be protected, but the Trump Administration is not what we thought when it comes to protecting the 2nd Amendment/Bill of Rights. This makes me question whether or not my president is acting on his own, or perhaps being manipulated because this would be one of the worst deals in America's political history. I just wonder, "Why the sudden change?" Prove us wrong, President Trump. You proved the media and so many people wrong when you got elected. You can do it again! Show us that you are a true conservative that cares about the Bill of Rights and the rights of every individual American and our ability to defend ourselves against criminals. You said yourself that the MS-13 gangs are coming into our country and flooding certain States. Don't you want those citizens to be able to arm and defend themselves properly? Fight for us President Trump! We are your base, WE got you elected once. We can do it again in 2020 or we can sit on the bench. It's your call now. Show us how good of a deal maker you really are. Make deals with us, not with the Democrats that you railed against during your campaign.

Christopher Highley
529 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, Charles "Chuck" E. Schumer, Paul D. Ryan, Mitch McConnell, American International Group - AIG, National Rifle Association, Carolyn B. Maloney, Kirsten E. Gillibrand

Mandate Liability Insurance for Gun Ownership

As a mom I refuse to wait any longer for congress to take action. The school shootings must stop. There are now so many guns in circulation in this country that banning or restricting guns sales is almost futile, so let’s try a different path entirely. One that stops demonizing gun owners and allows everyone to get what they want. Make it illegal to own or possess a firearm without LIABILITY INSURANCE. We should let the actuarial tables determine how much of a risk an individual’s gun or arsenal poses to the community at large to determine fair premiums. Discounts for steps taken to secure weapons and keep them out of the hands of people (big and small) who could cause harm. Let the insurance company decide on appropriate qualifications (trust me, the necessary data exist) and monitor the mental health of their customers as well as their online personas, safety of their homes, and to impose guidelines for storage. Then allow them to deny coverage for people who do not adhere to adequate standards resulting in injury or death.  Bottom line, if you own a gun you should keep it safe and be financially responsible for it in the event it kills someone. This is not unreasonable. We insure cars because they can be dangerous and we can figure out exactly how much a person should pay for life insurance based on factors in their life and health choices. So let’s run the numbers and create a boatload of American jobs in the new gun insurance industry and put an end to mass shootings every week. If you can afford a gun and you can keep it safely, you can afford insurance. If you can’t do those things, isn’t it fair to say you shouldn’t have a gun?  But what about illegal weapons? Make it a separate crime with severe financial consequences to be in possession of any gun without insurance and start cracking down while offering amnesty.  Use this money to provide grants to lower income individuals who would qualify but can not afford the insurance or adequate safeguards as well as educating young people about gun safety in a meaningful way. Of course there will always be illegal gun violence and people will fall through the cracks but if we have an insurance industry to hold accountable, I believe we will see a decrease in preventable gun violence.  I am furious that no American student is safe in school anymore and that our so called leaders sit on their hands. I demand action. No more lock down drills. No more students stuck in school after a shooting for hours only to be paraded out arms up and searched. Enough. Enough. Enough. Tell your representatives you want gun insurance now.  #insuregunsnow #momsdemandguninsurance 

Jacqueline Braunstein
33,790 supporters