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  • signed Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons 2017-10-12 07:54:08 -0400

    Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons

     

    As you likely know, the Las Vegas shooter used military-style assault weapons, some modified with bump stocks to allow them to fire multiple rounds with one pull of the trigger, to murder 58 people and wound nearly 500 more.  The Texas shooter also used a military-style assault weapon.

    They weren't the first ones to use these weapons to massacre Americans. Shooters in San Bernardino, Sandy Hook, and other mass shootings also used assault weapons. These weapons are designed to kill as many people as possible as efficiently as possible. They should not be available to civilians.

    It is well past time for Congress the United States to act.

    Please tell our Senators to ban military-style assault weapons now. Add your name to the petition today.

    200 signatures

     

     

    Dear Senators Burr and Tillis:

    On Sunday, October 1, 2017, 58 victims were senselessly massacred and nearly 500 victims were injured in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. On November 5th, 26 people were killed in Sutherland Springs, TX, and between 12 to 14 of the people killed or injured in the attack were children.

    With easy access to military-style assault weapons, high capacity ammunition magazines, and bump stocks, one man turned a place of celebration and joy at a music festival into a war zone filled with terror, devastation and terrible loss. Another man destroyed an entire community in a place of worship.

    Military-style semi-automatic assault weapons are designed to efficiently kill as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time available. There is absolutely no reason for assault rifles, assault pistols, and assault shotguns to be sold on the civilian market.

    Congress did not take action after Aurora, Sandy Hook, Orlando and many other devastating mass shooting incidents.


    We ask that you address this carnage now with an effective ban on the civilian use of these weapons. Military-style assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump stocks do not belong in our homes, our streets, our schools, our malls, our movie theaters, our places of worship, or in any of our other gathering places. Now is the time to act.

    Thank you.

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  • signed No to the Deregulation of Silencers 2017-09-11 09:01:35 -0400

    No to the Deregulation of Silencers

    Please sign our petition urging Congress to REJECT any legislation deregulating the sale of firearm silencers and make them easily accessible to criminals who want to conceal their crimes.

     

     

    194 signatures

    As a North Carolinian, I urge you to please vote against the SHARE Act.

    Silencers are already easy to buy if you’re a responsible person with a clean criminal record. If silencers are deregulated, there will be nothing to stop criminals from adding silencers to their growing arsenal: a public safety threat that we have successfully countered for the past 80 years.

    This bill puts the profits of gun manufacturers ahead of public safety. We know that during active and mass shooting situations, hearing and seeing gunshots can mean the difference between life and death. Protecting communities and law enforcement is more important than gun company profits. So, please vote against the SHARE Act.

     

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  • signed Today is the Day 2013-05-09 14:00:46 -0400

    Today is the Day

    We share our prayers and thoughts with Newtown, Connecticut following the tragic events that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The unbelievable massacre which claimed the lives of 20 young students and six adults.

    We must offer more than prayers and sorrow. Have we reached a point where our children cannot attend school without fear of being gunned down by a homicidal maniac who has obtained easy access to firearms?  As mothers and fathers this simply cannot be acceptable; cannot be our way of life.

    Today, American families must demand immediate action by our elected leaders to reform our gun laws. If elected officials cannot find their voices now and call for change—if NRA campaign contributions and threats continue to dictate their decision-making, taking priority over the preservation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—what will it say about them? 

    Moreover, if we allow them to remain silent, what will it say about us?

     

     

    122 pledges
    Sign below to pledge your support to work with NCGV to hold our elected officials accountable. Common sense gun laws can and do save lives.  
    We need our political leaders to be strong and do the right thing, no matter the opposition.
    We need you to build a safer North Carolina and America.
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  • Keep Guns out of North Carolina Playgrounds



    Under the recently passed House Bill 650 loaded, hidden guns are now allowed in more public places. However, cities and counties have the right to prohibit guns in recreational facilities.

    Your city council can pass an ordinance that will keep guns out of city recreational facilities, including greenways, athletic fields, swimming pools and playgrounds. 

    Sign the petition below asking your city council to pass this ordinance.  Send the message "there’s no room for a gun on a playground."

     

    I urge you to keep loaded, hidden guns out of our city's recreational facilities.  

    Just like most of the other residents, I'll feel less safe if loaded guns are allowed in athletic fields and playgrounds.

    Please pass the ordinance prohibiting guns from our city's recreational areas.

    14 signatures
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