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Recently Congress decided to vote against President Obama's proposed new gun law which extends the background check requirement to guns bought at gun shows or on the internet.
This proposed new gun law could save million of lives by preventing people with convictions or the mentally ill from buying guns. Help me change Congress decision.
He is trying to cut my Social Security by 150 to 200 dollars per month, he is trying to take away the only protection of my self and family, "Guns".
We at the University of South Florida do not feel secure on campus, nor in the surrounding areas. Already, three students have been raped in the 2012/13 academic year, and considering only about one-third of rapes are reported, there have most certainly been more.
These students were unable to defend themselves from their attackers due to current Florida law banning the carrying of firearms for self-defense on college campuses. Students are also at the mercy from other criminals that abide by no laws and carry guns onto these campuses to commit heinous crimes here and across the state, such as the recent tragedy at the University of Central Florida. Conceal and carry laws have been effective in deterring criminals from committing these crimes.
We have seen gun violence drop by a third between 2007 and 2011 due to more people obtaining and being allowed to carry concealed firearms. We at the University of South Florida request that, given the existing data and our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, existing Florida gun laws be extended to all Florida college campuses to allow students to carry concealed firearms onto these campuses.
The state of New York has passed the NY SAFE Act, which has banned "high capacity" magazines, as well as "assault weapons", such as AR-15's.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
500 plus murders in Chicago in 2012 and 30 plus murders in the first month alone in 2013. We need to continue the message that Hadiya herself fought to achieve.
Hadiya and so many others like her demand and messagedeserve to be heard, they silenced her voice but notnot her message.
We are their voice by God's choice. Let their voices be heard.
Vermont criminal council web site shows that we have little to no murders by firearms. That no murders where from a person what got the firearm legally.
We are one of the safest states in the union. That gun bans only hurt the law abiding persons.
President Obama and his "gun control task force" are seeking to destroy the second amendment of the United States Constitution. The purpose of the 2nd amendment is to protect us from tyrannical governments and for self-defense.
The proposed legislation from the Obama Administration would make the vast majority of law abiding gun owners instant felons and criminals. The fact is that gun bans do not work, look at England for example, their statistics show that after the 1998 gun ban their murder rate went up by 14%.
To keep Americans safe, we need to have increased security in our schools, public places, and no more "gun free zones." Please sign this petition to help stop the gun ban, magazine ban, ammo ban, and/or any legislation that infringes on the 2nd amendment.
This is a link to Youtube to watch part 1 of the interview with Alex Jones. Alex Jones has setup a petition to have Piers Morgan deported. For what? What how out of control Alex Jones gets. Do any of you want this guy to own a gun?
Watch part 2 where he really goes off by making fun of the British accent and calling Morgan a "Red Coat". Wasn't that over in 1776?
This petition is a stand against big government trying to suppress our rights and abilities.
We want to take arms against the injustice of the federal government if we choose to do so.
High fees and taxes impact ownership of goods.
Due to recent activities in the Sandy Area schools and 5 lock-downs in Alberta schools due to threats and guns in our schools, I would like to see changes for the protection of our children and others.
I would like to see new procedures in place to protect the innocent from dangerous situations in our schools and other areas.
Due to the past school violence and with the most recent tragedy in Sandy elementary school, leads me to have concerns with the students’ safety.
We have seen innocent people die by the hands of mentally ill persons with access to deadly weapons and that needs to be stopped before it gets to our doorstep.
Since the year 2000 we have witnessed 77 shootings in schools around the US leaving 165 students and educators dead.
This situation is intolerable and something must be done to end the madness! We can no longer leave students as sheep in a slaughter pen, they must be protected in the only way murderers understand and that is DEFENSE!
In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, we feel compelled to take action on two issues: gun control and mental illness.
Gun advocates say that guns don’t kill people; criminals kill people. While that’s true, people with guns are able to kill many more people much more quickly than with other weapons. The recent school stabbing in China offers a stark contrast to the Newtown tragedy: Adam Lanza’s guns killed 26 people; Min Yingjun’s knife killed no one. Without guns, there would still be random acts of violence; but the scale of the damage would be exponentially smaller.
The other common argument against gun control laws is that they won’t prevent criminals from acquiring guns. That’s like saying we should abandon drug laws just because people can acquire illegal drugs. No law can entirely prevent criminals from getting their hands on guns. But if we make guns more difficult to acquire, fewer criminals will get their hands on them.
Mental illness also requires focused, immediate government attention. Despite the Mental Health Parity Act, there remains an underlying attitude that mental illness is not only inferior to physical illness, but is actually a sign of personal weakness. This attitude is a major contributor to the problems we’ve had in assessing potential violent criminals like Adam Lanza before it’s too late.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, we believe the time for stricter gun laws in America is well past due.
Recent mass shootings include;
January 8, 2011: 6 people died, including a 9 year old girl, during a meeting held by U.S Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Tuscon, Arizona.
March 10, 2009: Michael McLendon, 28, killed 10 people, including his mother, four other relatives and the wife and child of a local sheriff's deputy, across two rural Alabama counties. He then committed suicide.
Feb. 14, 2008: Former student Steven Kazmierczak, 27, opened fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, fatally shooting five students and wounding 18 others before committing suicide.
April 16, 2007: Cho Seung-Hui, 23, fatally shot 32 people in a dorm and a classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, then killed himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Earlier this year, James Eagan Holmes killed 12 people and wounded 58 others in the Aurora Cinema shooting in Colorado.
We feel the need to help, to make our voices heard. Something must be done, immediately, to stop this violence and prevent the loss of more innocent lives.
Please take a look at the history of our school shootings at the link provided below.
Too many innocent lives are lost every day due to gun violence. As long as anyone can possess powerful and automatic weapons, more innocent blood will continue to flow. Guns are too easily obtained.
Anyone can purchase gun as gun shows, including criminals and people on the Government watch list for terrorists. Assault rifles and automatic weapons should only be in the hand of the police, and owning one should be a crime.
Our children do drills for about everything that possibly could happen while in school but one that is very important and matters as much as the other drills they do to prepare for.
I am asking all parents in the Christiana school district to sign this to demand a drill made immediately to have our children ready in case of a school shooting. Today Dec. 14, 12 and the horrible events that unfolded today should be a wake up call for all of us!!
I am a certified handwriting analyst (CHT) an our business is upheld in a court of law. Handwriting always tells what is in a persons' psyche and this is especially handy when there are mentally unstable people who have so much hate that they want to kill innocent children, let alone adults that they have no value for.
Handwriting analysts can determine bad behavioral/dangerous signals in unstable people who shouldn't have a gun.
Please sign this petition to hire handwriting analysts to scan gun applicant's writing before a gun permit is issued. Thank you.
I DON’T WANT TO TAKE YOUR GUNS!
I don’t want to ban your guns! But if this is something you claim to hold so dear, let’s make sure that it’s not as easy to get them! If you are required to take a test for your driver’s license and occasionally required to retake your vision test in order to keep it, then is requiring a gun course and an occasional mental competency test really so unreasonable?
40% of all Legal Gun Sales Require no Background Check. Really!? The few states that have tougher restrictions on guns have the lowest instances of gun related homicides. In states that prohibit gun to people that have restraining orders; saw a reduction in domestic related homicides by 19%. Compared to other high income countries, we are 22% higher in gun deaths.
We need to stop pretending that there is no connection between guns and gun violence. Please stand with me to demand a ban on assault rifle and tougher restrictions on obtaining a gun!
I DON’T WANT TO TAKE YOUR GUNS! Let’s simply take those rights that some hold so precious and make sure to keep it that way by making it more difficult for the wrong people to get them.
During a Sunday night football game on NBC, sports commentator Bob Costas innapropriately used the platform of the NFL on NBC to air his personal views on gun control, relating to the recent muder suicide of a Kansas city Chiefs player and his girlfriend. His statement "If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today".
This comment is offensive to law abiding gun owners, to the families of those he referred to, as well as offensive to the NFL audience, who just wanted to enjoy a football game, and not hear a soapbox speach. Mr. Costas is paid very well to commentate on sports, we demand that he stay within the scope of his job.
If we as lovers of our liberties allow ourselves to use the terms that our opponents use, we are destined to lose the war. If we inaccurately admit and mistakenly accept the belief that our Second Amendment rights are “civil rights”, we are in fact giving tacit approval to government to limit, deny and amend our most basic and sacred of rights. At that point our right to own a firearm or defend ourselves becomes a privilege, to be granted or denied by government! [Dennis Jackson], Keep and Bear Arms .com
The Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 (CA Penal Code 12276) and its subsequent amendments improperly label sporting rifles, pistols and shotguns as "assault weapons", and strip California citizens of their 2nd Amendment Rights.
Many California citizens and Active Duty Military Residents are arrested each year for firearms that are fully compliant with the law, due to the fact that local Law Enforcement Officers are unable to correctly identify what firearms are either compliant or non-compliant. This results in un-needed court processes and bitter relations between firearms owners and Law Enforcement.
Our hearts have gone out to those affected in the wake of the recent tragedy in Colorado. We may know who committed the crime, but no reason will ever be justifiable. Time will pass, but the stolen lives of the victims can play a role in the future.
As is common with such horrific rampages, we cannot help but ponder what –if any- preventive actions could have been taken. The debate here is lively, with many believing this instance, and others like it, lack a pattern and thus cannot be prevented. The events may be random and relatively few in proportion to the safety we usually encounter in our daily lives, but these mass shootings are not a mere generational event, an unheard-of travesty. Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, and now Colorado are all examples of mass shootings that have occurred since the turn of the 21st century, and various others exist beside them, unfortunately.
As it stands currently, no limit exists on the amount of guns or ammunition available to our citizens. Does this mean we must accept the threat of individuals taking innocent lives whenever they should choose to? Every life is precious and should be protected as such.
Allowing weapons to repeatedly fall into the hands of dangerous individuals is certainly not something that should be tolerated. Our country would be wise to re-evaluate how citizens attain firearms, considering that it could save countless lives.
Gun control has provoked abundant controversy in the political realm. Many Americans feel defensive about altering gun control policies in fear that their second amendment right will be somehow inhibited. The second amendment gives each citizen of the USA the fundamental right to bear arms and this petition does not believe it should be tampered with. This petition proposes new procedures that will coincide with our constitution’s beliefs. Nevertheless, all Americans also share the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and a ruthless gunmen should not infringe on these in any way.
Anyone who possesses or has experience with firearms is aware of their power and the responsibility of their usage. A breathalyzer can keep an inebriated driver off the road and save a life. Maybe it has saved yours or someone you love. You never know. The same principle applies to wielding a weapon. Precautionary measures can stop unnecessary disasters, and the same relates to guns.
The heartbreaking injustice that occurred in Colorado cannot be undone, but it can rest as the foundation for safety in our further generations. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both given their condolences, but not addressed future measures to be undertaken. This brings me to my proposition: I challenge 2012 Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to discuss and introduce ideas on new policies in their campaigns that will provide greater security in firearm/ammunition distribution.
Any candidate can offer condolences; only an innovative leader can respond in a concerned and timely manner to satisfy his commitment to our country. It is simple to ask only one of the men to do so, but this incident is something each should address in the hopes of leading our nation.
More and more people are being killed by guns. It is time for the madness to stop.
The gun nuts have had there way too long just because they have money to buy off the politicians against making tougher gun laws.
It's time for a change we can do it if we stick together.
Last week another man was killed here in Montreal. More and More Canadians are starting to personally own guns and this is leading to us having more and more criminals here in Canada.
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell has announced the Firearms Amendment (Ammunition Control) Bill 2012 which will impose new restrictions on the sale of ammunition to law-abiding firearm owners and additional onerous record keeping requirements for firearm dealers ( See Bill here: http://goo.gl/uy2q5 ).
This Bill will do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to reduce drive-by shootings by CRIMINALS in Sydney.
What it will do is:
(1) inconvenience tens of thousands of LAW-ABIDING FIREARM OWNERS, particularly in the bush,
(2) drive firearm dealers to the wall with the added paperwork, and
(3) breach Mr O'Farrell's pledge to reduce red tape for businesses and the community by 20% by June 2015 ( http://goo.gl/bSOhQ ).
The possession in public places of firearms and deadly weapons should be authorized only for those directly and primarily engaged in police, military, or security services, and even then, only to enforce the law under strict and clearly defined guidelines. Such measure does not in any way impair the privilege of responsible and qualified citizens to keep licensed firearms at home or sports clubs.
On 21 September 2010, Pro-Life Philippines Foundation, Inc., ABA Party-List and Ang Kapatiran Party petitioned the House of Representatives to enact the Citizen Protection Act (CPA) of 2010 – an Act to Regulate the Bearing of Firearms and Deadly Weapons in Public Places, Provide Penalties for its Violation, Provide General Amnesty and Financial Rewards for Voluntary Surrender and Decommissioning of the Same and Appropriate Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes.
The CPA of 2010 is a practical measure that, among others, will:
1. Bring Down Gun-related Crimes: Statistics from the PNP show that from 2004 to 2008, 97.7 percent of gun-related crimes involved loose firearms, making the Philippines 10th in gun homicide rates worldwide. However, during the imposition of the five-month gun ban in the 2010 elections, the incidence of crime in the country fell by nearly 70 percent as compared to the same period in 2009, from 502,655 reported crimes to 157,674 cases nationwide.
2. Assist the PNP and Empower Communities in Peace-Keeping: This Act will help the police fight crime and violence on the streets, isolate and easily identify outlaws and violators of this Act, thus facilitating their arrest and confiscation of their weapons. Concerned citizens can blow their whistle without fear that they are pointing to the wrong person. Without this Act, it is difficult to distinguish criminals from plainclothesmen or from those with permit to carry, or from bodyguards. Sometimes, criminals pretend to be plainclothesmen, at other times plainclothesmen pretend to be criminals. It is about time to separate the grain from the chaff.
3. Keep in Jail Gun-bearing Criminals and Insurgents: Criminals and insurgents, who are caught with the illegal possession of firearm even on crimes in which bail is allowed and whose cases are being heard, are immediately liable for the violation of this Act, punishable by imprisonment of not less than 12 years and 1 day nor more than 20 years without parole and a fine of not less than P50,000 nor more than P300,000. What this Act seeks to implement are measures to control if not eradicate the presence of firearms in the streets and unauthorized areas or places. We cannot allow our country to have a proliferation of firearms, which are the main instruments of violence in the country and also the main instruments used by threat groups like the CPP-NPA, the renegade MNLF and MILF, and even the syndicates.
4. End Private Armies. Section 6 (Who may be assigned security personnel or bodyguards) of the Act provides: When circumstances warrant, including but not limited to threats to life and security, a private individual or public official, may, upon application, be assigned regular members of the PNP or the AFP or the National Bureau of Investigation, and as augmentation, duly licensed/authorized Protective Agents of Private Detective Agencies, to provide security, for a specified duration.
5. Put an End to Illegal Firearms: Section 10 (General Amnesty) of this Act provides for financial rewards to those who take advantage of the general amnesty whereby individuals may voluntarily surrender unlicensed firearms with no questions asked and without incurring any criminal or civil liability. Section 11 provides for decommissioning of surrendered and confiscated firearms and deadly weapons.
The CPA of 2010 brings with it a counterpart bill in the Senate, SB No. 129 or the Firearms Regulation Act of 2010, filed by Sen. Franklin Drilon.
In an open letter dated 30 January 2011, supporters of both bills - Mga Tagatulak ng Kapayapaan - beseeched President Benigno Aquino III to certify both bills as urgent for immediate approval by both House of Congress.
Among all Filipinos, only a little over 1% have registered firearms and a fraction of this with permits to carry.
Government's indifference to this measure is inconceivable.
For more details, go to www.kapatiranparty.org
We need to revamp gun laws to what they were. The government should not regulate what you can and can't have.
What part of "shall not be infringed" don't they understand?