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second amendment

35 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Say no to the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 (HR 1296)

On February 15th, 2019, Representative David N. Cicilline (D, Rhode Island, 1st Congressional District) introduced H.R 1296; the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. The purpose of the bill, which is clearly stated in plain text is "To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes". The full text of the bill and its summary can be found here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1296 The bill "makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD)". This is an egregious and disturbing attempt to further infringe upon the protected right to bear arms under the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution. Even more terrifying is that the bill already has 198 co-sponsors, meaning that 198 members of the House of Representatives have pledged to support and vote to pass the bill. We, the people, must act! By signing, you will help make clear to the members of Congress who will be emailed this petition that you will not stand to have your rights infringed upon. We will use this petition as a show of popular support for the 2nd Amendment and our ability to exercise our rights. It's time that we stopped living in fear of the government, and remind them just how many law abiding firearms owners are in the United States, and how many of us are more than happy to vote them out of office if they continue to attempt to pass legislation that violates our rights. If we come together, anything is possible, and we have been gifted the ability to fight tyranny through the 1st Amendment. Let's use it! Send this petition to your friends and loved ones and get them to sign too! We need all the support we can get to make this happen.

Abraham Woodhull
3,106 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Ralph S. Northam, James W. "Will" Morefield, A. Benton "Ben" Chafin

Stop Gov. Northam's new gun-control proposal

Governor Northam is proposing more gun-control laws on Virginia citizens. These proposals include universal background checks, banning assault weapons and any gun capable of hold over 10 rounds, allowing only one handgun to be purchased in a 30 day period, gives you 24 hours to report a stolen or lost gun, take your guns if subjected to a protective order, felony charges for not locking away your guns if children are in household, allowing each town to strengthen gun laws ever more and taking away your children's right to hunt alone. First is a new red flag law .This lets police take away a person's guns without due process. The police can have a closed hearing without the gun owner being present to decide if they are going to take his gun rights. This could cost you thousands of dollars to get your rights back. All it would take is making your neighbor mad and them making a bogus call or taking a protective order on you. Your rights could be gone in a blink of your eye Under the new proposed universal background check it will make it illegal to make private gun sells. Say you sell a gun to a friend and years down the road that weapon is used in a crime. You will be held responsible or an accessory to the crime if it is still in your name, under these new proposals. If you had mental health issues for a short while and a friend took control of your firearms without going through a background check, then of you would both be guilty of a felony. He is wanting to ban and round up any and all assault weapons. you ask what is classifies a gun as that? According to what I have read it will be any gun capable of holding over 10 rounds. What that will cover exactly I don't know, it hasn't been clarified. Under these new proposal you will only be allowed to purchase one hand gun in a 30 day period. So say goodbye to those matching gun sets. We have had this law before, it was dropped in 2012. Its a proven fact it changed nothing. The only thing this is gonna hurt is  gun shops owners. Say you have a gun stolen or lost you will have 24 hours to report it. I find it hard to always know if a gun has been stolen. A lot of times people have multiples put away in the closet, safe, lock boxes, etc. If its not reported you will be punished twice, first thing is your gun was stolen, second you could have charges on you for not reporting it. Right now its illegal to have a unsecured load gun around children under 14, the new proposal is 18. That leave your teens defenseless if left home alone. Not only that the way I see it, it might take away a teenager right to hunt. If he/she cant be in a home along with a gun, they may not be allow to be in the woods with it. Not only that it will become a felony if found guilty of having a unsecured loaded gun in the home. To beat it all each and every town and/or county in Virginia will be able to add even more to these laws. It gives them right to go as far as saying your only allowed X amount of guns or what type of guns. Not saying I've read or heard this but if they are allowed to strengthen these laws I'm sure they will be given the right to do as they please. Please join me in telling Gov. Northam we don't need new gun laws. At most all we need is current laws enforced. Help me convince him and others we do not have gun problems. We Have issues with mental health in this country and if current laws are enforced and help given to the mentally ill it would help us more than anything. Some of my greatest memories has to do with firearms and the fun I had with not only with friends and family but the most with my children. They have been shooting since they were able to hold one up at the age of three. We have to instill these values in our children. The government should not have the right to tell us what guns we can own or how many rounds they can shoot. I consider myself as a Democrat but more than that a constitutionalist. I believe in what my forefathers wrote, we weren't given the 2nd amendment for home protection or hunting rights. It was given to us so we can defend ourselves from a tyrant government. So to me our rights have already been infringed on but that's not what this is about today. Its about what is right and the rights that WE THE PEOPLE have. I'm not asking for much Mr. Governor, I'm just asking you to leave our guns alone.

James Asbury
21,268 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Voters, Gunowners , Washington

Repeal i-1639

"WHAT DOES INITIATIVE 1639 DO?You know that I-1639 is bad news for Second Amendment supporters, but what specific changes to the current law would it introduce? Here’s a summary detailing some of the changes in this 30-page document.   REMIND ME WHEN IT'S TIME TO VOTERegulate ordinary, recreational guns in common use as “assault” weapons.The Initiative creates a new and bizarre definition of a “semi-automatic assault rifle” (“SAR”). Section 16 of the Initiative defines a “SAR” as “any rifle which utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round, and which requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge,” but excludes any firearm that is “manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action.” This definition means ordinary hunting guns, competitive shooting rifles and target shooting guns would all become “assault rifles.”Impose age-based bans for law-abiding adults.I-1639 bans pistol sales to anyone under 21 years of age. It prohibits transfers and sales of legal semi-automatic “assault” rifles (SARs) by anyone under 21 years of age. It bans the possession of semi-automatic rifles by anyone aged less than 21 years of age unless one of the few exceptions applies. These age restrictions on the legal possession of a SAR by anyone under the age of 21 apply even if the gun was acquired and possessed legally before the effective date of I-1639. This Initiative will deny law-abiding adults access to modern and effective firearms for self-defense, based exclusively on their age.  Other restrictions – new fees, training, and waiting periods – apply with respect to semi-automatic “assault” rifles even for persons who are over 21 years old.Drive up the costs of owning a gun.I-1639 creates a statewide tax (a fee of $25, for now) and imposes a training requirement for any purchaser or transferee of a “semi-automatic assault rifle” (SAR). The $25 “fee” and the cost of complying with the training, along with existing sales taxes and dealer transfer fees, will make it more expensive for residents to buy or acquire guns. And while I-1639 claims these fees will be used to “offset the administrative costs” of implementing the initiative, no part of these fees may be used to cover the administrative costs of gun dealers, who face new paperwork, signage, warning, and other requirements under the initiative. These compliance costs, too, are likely to be passed down to the consumer.       Mandatory StorageIntroduce “safe storage” requirements that impede gun use for self-defense, and punish gun owners for the acts of criminals. I-1639 establishes specific storage requirements for any firearms kept in any place, and creates a new category of crimes for gun owners who fail to keep firearms secured so as to prevent access by minors, criminals, and other “prohibited persons.” A gun owner may be criminally liable if a prohibited person gains access to a firearm incorrectly stored in a home, business, vehicle, or any other location. This means the gun must be in a locked box, gun safe, or other “secure locked storage space,” or locked using a trigger lock. The Initiative imposes criminal liability even if the firearm was stolen as a result of an unlawful entry, unless the theft is reported to law enforcement within five days. This section is drafted to be as general as possible. It applies to any place, including a vehicle or shooting range, and the person who fails to secure the gun doesn’t have to be the gun owner; it may apply to a guest or employee. New mandatory training.The Initiative will require that, as part of a legally compliant transaction, a purchaser or transferee of a "assault rifle" must show the dealer a “certification” or proof of training within the previous five years. The Initiative’s requirements for this training are unclear; it only lists six topics that must be covered, and does not define minimum hours of training, live-fire component or qualifications of the trainers. There are no exceptions to the training requirement. This will add to the cost and time needed to legally acquire any rifle that comes within the definition of a SAR. Download a printable flyer, yard sign and more to help spread the truth about I-1639Gun registry and gun confiscation.The Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) and law enforcement agencies are directed to collect and store information on purchases and transfers of guns under this Initiative, without limits on how this information may be used. Besides putting sensitive personal data at risk, this opens the door to a government registry of guns and gun owners.  The Initiative also directs law enforcement agencies and the DOL to develop a process to “verify, on an annual or more frequent basis,” that both handgun and SAR owners continue to be eligible to possess any firearm under state and federal law. It authorizes law enforcement to “take steps to ensure” that anyone who fails the verification process no longer possesses guns. The Initiative doesn’t specify how this will be enforced, but doesn’t rule out mandatory surrender and confiscation as a way to enforce this directive.New background check system.Initiative 1639 allows the state to replace the existing background check system with a new background check system for all firearm acquisitions and transfers, one that is “more comprehensive than” the existing system.Won’t live up to its promises. Although this Initiative is being billed as the “Safe Schools, Safe Communities Initiative,” it is not likely to have a meaningful impact on weapons in schools or violent crime, apart from inhibiting lawful self-defense. Semi-automatic rifles are used in a small fraction of crimes in Washington State. State law already makes it a crime to possess guns and dangerous weapons in schools and places used for school events, and imposes a general ban on persons under 18 possessing guns, with some exceptions. Other state laws prohibit criminals, including those convicted of crimes as juveniles, and other dangerous people from possessing guns. If passed, this Initiative will divert scarce law enforcement resources towards enforcement of this ineffective Initiative, and impede the ability of honest citizens to defend themselves." Cited word for word from https://www.initiative1639.org/what-does-initiative-1639-do/

Kourtney Overmire
36,106 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Florida Governor, Florida State Senate, Florida State House

Stop the 2020 Assault Weapons Ban and The proposed Bills HB 117, SB 270, SB 94, SB 266...

Don't forget to join my Group for important updates and lawsExclusive Facebook GroupWatch me on YouTube Stop the 2020 Assault Weapons Ban and The proposed Bills HB 117, SB 270, SB 94, SB 266, HB 6009.  Vote NO on Bills HB 117, SB 270, SB 94, SB 266, HB 6009.  And Vote Yes on HB 6003 and HB 6001. Watch my video here explaining what these Bills mean for you �https://youtu.be/K1xJnCx-3dg An organization called Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) has proposed a constitutional amendment that would ban the possession of all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition at one time. This would include an AR-15 and also thousands of other common rifles and shotguns used every day for sporting, hunting and self-defense. The 2020 assault weapons ban does not include handguns yet, but one of my biggest fears is the future escalation of the ban. The goal of this assault weapons ban is to reduce the number of active shootings in the state of Florida. However, FBI data shows that less than 2.7% of homicide victims were killed with a rifle and less than 1.8% were killed with a shotgun. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement violent crime has been in a sharp decline for over a decade.  Unfortunately, The 2020 Assault Weapons Ban will not solve the problem with active shooters or violence in our society. The only thing it will do is strip law-abiding Americans from exercising their constitutional rights. The authors of this bill have promised not to come after handguns. However, FBI data shows that 46% of homicides committed in 2017 the murder used a handgun. When the Anti-gunners realize the minuscule effect of a rifle and shotgun ban. What's the next logical target?  The proposed assault weapons ban will have a negative impact on every gun owner and or person who is concerned about defending yourself, your family and your constitutional rights.   Please don’t misunderstand me, I don’t think the anti-gun community is evil. I think they are misinformed. They believe that a no guns allowed sign is going to stop a mad man from walking into a school. They believe that criminals are concerned about the law. How has that worked for the war on drugs, sex trafficking, and murder?  I have to fight... I know that if I choose to do nothing and this bill passes it would be my fault. I know that it was my responsibility to take action, I have to take a stand. I often think about what I would have done if I was alive during the creation of this amazing country we call home. I think about what it would have been like to leave my family to fight against the tyranny and oppression. So many good people died for us to have these freedoms and it's up to us to make sure they are not taken away. This is our chance. This is our opportunity to make a mark on the world and defend our freedom.  “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of the free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Are you willing to join me in defending our rights?  The first step is to sign this petition opposing the 2020 Assault Weapons Ban in Florida. Then you need to educate yourself with the facts surrounding violent crimes and gun control. You will need this knowledge as you prepare to go out into the world and educate your friends, family and co-workers. This is not the time to be shy or reserved if you don’t take a stand your rights will be taken away. What happens if we win? If we are able to prevent this bill from being added to the 2020 ballot the victory will be short-lived. The anti-gun community will not give up. They will not stop. It is up to you and me to stand and fight. It is up to you and me to defend the second amendment which is by far the most important amendment in the bill of rights. The Second Amendment allows us the ability to defend all of our other rights and freedoms.  What happens if we lose? Our constitutional right to bear arms will be diminished. Law-abiding citizens will have their rights stripped away. Parents will no longer be able to purchase a Ruger 10/22 for their children, a mother will no longer be able to purchase a shotgun for home defense and millions of law-abiding gun owners will become criminals overnight.  

Ryan G. Thomas
4,739 supporters