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.

 

 

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 2017-10-12 14:01:04 -0400
  • signed 2017-10-12 13:44:20 -0400
    Please have the courage to demonstrate real leadership. Whatever cost you might incur politically does not compare to the cost of lives lost needlessly to gun violence.
  • signed 2017-10-12 13:38:25 -0400
    Please show some courage, independence from your funders at the NRA, and protect your constituents with common-sense gun regulations. Enough is enough!
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  • signed 2017-10-12 11:49:45 -0400
    There is no civilian need for these types of weapons. They are not appropriate for self defense, hunting or sporting. They are simply weapons of mass destruction which is how they’ve been used on innocent citizens. Please ban them now, once & for all.
  • signed 2017-10-12 11:42:58 -0400
    These weapons pose a threat if used in the hands of an abuser (domestic or substance), a child, a mentally-disturbed person, or a home invader. They do NOT make us safer.
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  • signed 2017-10-12 11:01:45 -0400
    Stop reporting, crying and praying for those who have died at the hands of civilians using assault weapons to murder human beings. Act now and do something positive to prevent this from happening again., Enact laws to prohibit the sale of assault weapons to the civilian population!
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    Sign the petition: Ban on Military-Style Assault Weapons
  • signed 2017-10-12 09:59:46 -0400
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  • signed 2017-10-12 09:42:03 -0400
    What are assault weapons for? Hunting? Not deer or animals. Reinstate the ban on these weapons now and save MANY peoples’ lives.
  • signed 2017-10-12 09:40:34 -0400
    So much has been written about the fact that elected officials have put party before the country on this issue. I believe that is how history will color your tenure. Re-election is not the basis on which this issue should be determined. The majority of Americans do not own guns and the majority of Americans want to know they will be safe. I am not safe now and neither are my children as long as assault military type weapons are on the street. I beg you to put our country before your party.
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