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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    Please do something about gun control b/c It’s out of control. I was shot 8 time’s on July 25, 2015 by career criminals. There are way too many guns on the street’s.
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    Stop the killings now.
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    No one needs to have a weapon of war!
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    Today I questioned whether I should allow my daughter to attend a concert. Yesterday it was the fair. Why should the rights of gun owners be more important that our right to have our children feel safe??
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