Prevent Gun Violence In America
- Fiona Wilkinson
- U.S Government
- United States of America
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.
We, the undersigned, call on the U.S Government to enforce stricter gun control laws.
The Prevent Gun Violence In America petition to U.S Government was written by Fiona Wilkinson and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition.