violence in our communities

18 petitions

Started 1 month ago

Petition to Senate, U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, Marco Rubio

Stop selling weapons

Recently , there has been a series of attacks to schools in the country which involve teenagers having full access to weapons. The most recent one being in Texas , in which 10 innocent people died . 2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than to service man. Just in 2018, 22 school shootings have taken place. As a student this terrifies me. It is hard to believe that other children of my age or even younger , who are starting their life and starting to live their dreams suffer of this type of cruel acts.  It’s unbelievable how even after all of the shootings that have taken place this year and in the past years the government has not done anything to stop this from happening in the future . We cannot let this happen again. We cannot keep losing children. We cannot keep on forgetting about what has happened and act as if nothing rreally happened.   I understand that the U.S economy is based off of selling weapons of all kinds .  But , is money more important than the country’s lives ? HOW MANY MORE? Slaughter after slaughter. The inaction of congress has become a green light for shooter to keep doing their horrible acts .  It is necessary for Congress to start doing something. We cannot continue to live this life. Not knowing when and where will the next shooting take place. We cannot be afraid anymore. It is not too late to make a change. Congress needs to pass laws that keep deadly weapons away from our communities and makes schools safer.  We also need to start testing the mental health of people who own / are trying to buy weapons  due to the fact that most of the shooters have been diagnosed with mental health problems .  This petition does not mean that the right for people to own guns for self defense needs to be taken away . This petition was created to stop the sell of weapons to people who are not being tested for mental health or their capacities to own a gun , also to stop teenagers (people younger than 21) from buying weapons. Most school shootings have been done by teenagers .    “As long as the government continues to allow guns for any person in America , the NRA will allow anyone to hold a gun” - LL

Mildred Trenado
86 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Honorable Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. and The Supreme Court of the United States of America

Petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to Amend/Repeal 2nd Amendment of the Constitution

Only 27 words is the Second Amendment... But it is perhaps the most misinterpreted portion of the entire United States Constitution. Few will argue that the Second Amendment is about an archaic arms-bearing issue relevant to the 1790s. But 225 years later, the Second Amendment has been applied to sanction the use of modern-day, war-grade weapons by civilians. As a result, tragedy and chaos has been rained upon the entire present civilization. The question is:  How can we continually deem that the Second Amendment yet applies appropriately to the United States' needs and standards in 2018? It's ludicrous and mind-boggling that we would expect it to. We the People are convinced that when the Constitution was drafted, the Founders could not have possibly imagined the type of modern, military-grade and assault weaponry currently in use -- M16s, AK-47s, AR-15s, Uzis, multiple-round magazines -- compared to the crude weaponry used over two centuries ago. Nor could they have imagined these high-powered weapons would be used by private citizens, who would be able to purchase with increasingly-less regulation such weapons to use on other private citizens, on every thoroughfare, in every venue, of the country it birthed; We are certain that the Founding Fathers could not possibly foresee they would be made scapegoats for outright slaughter centuries later, or that 'you have blood on your hands' would revert back and be attached to them because of the bloodshed of so many innocents; We are certain the Founding Fathers couldn't possibly portend the use of its Second Amendment to SANCTION the slaughter of Kindergartners-to-high-schoolers, college students, teachers and administrators in their classroom by other children... Or a pastor and his parishioners attending Bible Study in Charleston. Citizens enjoying a movie in Arizona. Las Vegasans exulting in an outdoor concert. Worshippers on a Sunday morning in Texas. Patrons dancing in a Florida nightclub... And countless citizens of the United States of America dying violently, unexpectedly, and untimely deaths at the hands of other citizens feeling empowered by the NRA and other such groups, who have distorted the original context of the Second Amendment to endorse mass slaughter; We realize the Second Amendment is outdated in period, language, perception and meaning. And are sure the Founding Fathers anticipated the rapid growth of this great new country and considered that certain Articles of the Constitution, over time, would be necessary to amend to suit the period. They undoubtedly trusted their progeny to possess the wherewithal and good common sense to do so. Finally, the Supreme Court of the United States is the last line of defense against the continuous bloodshed in this country by unscrupulous, desensitized gun zealots. THEREFORE, We respectfully call upon the Supreme Court of the United States of America to amend or rescind the Second Amendment of its Constitution in a manner that would consider, understand, and be consistent with not only the present time or period -- but also the TIMES in which we live...

Deborah Mason
11 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Senator Chuck Schumer, Charles Schumer

I want to control the amount of ammunition for guns a individual can obtain per year

Gun Control is an issue in this country and it’s clear that nothing is going to be done about guns.  However, the second amendment doesn’t protect your right to ammunition.  So let’s limit the amount of ammo a person can get.  With all the technology and innovations out there surely there has to be a way to do that.  You wouldn’t be able to sell ammo on the internet.  The amount of ammunition bought and sold to an individual at a private store or a gun school could be kept in a shared database that a seller would have to record data into and could audited on a regular basis for fraud.  If you wanted to go to a range they would have unlimited ammo there and you would purchase their ammo and shoot to your hearts content.  Exceptions to the law would be made for all military and law enforcement personal retired and currently active.  If the people, both conservatives and liberals who are avid gun collectors and users do not want to talk about guns.  We should agree with them and understand and protect the second amendment.  The second amendment which again says nothing about ammunition.  Certainly if enough people sign this petition it will be able to get at least some attention.  It might even make a dent politically.  I think it’s worth at least trying.  Limiting ammunition would certainly help curb the violence.  The less ammunition a person has the less harm they can do.  Let’s not make this easy for the bad guys.  And this way no one is violating the constitution.  

Elissa Schlau
54 supporters