Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons

 

As you likely know by now, the Florida high school shooter, the Las Vegas shooter, the Orlando shooter, the Sandy Hook shooter and many others, used military-style assault weapon. 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 the 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:

Yet again the nation faces a tragic massacre helped along by easy and inappropriate access to military-style assault weapons. This time it is 17 dead at a Parkland, Florida high school. Before that it was 58 victims in Las Vegas, 26 killed in Sutherland Springs.

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 act after Aurora, Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas, Southerland Springs and many other devastating mass shootings. It’s high time Congress stopped sacrificing lives and work to address this crisis before even more lives are lost.

We ask that you act now to prevent more carnage by supporting 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. It is well past time to act but it’s not too late to spare more Americans from death at the hands of killers using these weapons of mass destruction.

Thank you.

 

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  • Kathryn Charles
    signed 2018-02-22 11:31:53 -0500
    There is absolutely NO reason for assault rifles, assault pistols, and assault shotguns to be sold on the civilian market. Ban them all, now!
  • Victoria Nichols
    signed 2018-02-22 11:26:38 -0500
    Not one more civilian life lost to military-style assault weapons!!!
  • Shirley Frederick
    signed 2018-02-22 10:31:48 -0500
  • Jesse Goslen
    signed 2018-02-22 09:32:53 -0500
    Jesse S Goslen
  • Karen Lyons
    signed 2018-02-22 09:05:29 -0500
  • Aliza Stinson
    signed 2018-02-22 08:16:31 -0500
    Please take action. Don’t wait until you are directly affected. This is not normal. Please ban these weapons.


    Aliza Stinson
  • Jeff Whitaker
    signed via 2018-02-21 22:01:32 -0500
    I have mixed emotions on taking Americans rights away, but after the recent tragic events I must rethink my position on assault rifles. Mental health and strong restrictions on video games should also be addressed. We need to get back to faith based morals.
  • Alex Skolny
    signed 2018-02-21 20:41:01 -0500
    Dear Senators,

    I served honorably in Vietnam as a combat infantryman in 1969/1970. I left my AR-15 in Vietnam when I came back to the United States. I thought I’d be safe from war weapons and other guns forever after. I don’t feel that anymore. Please do something to make America safe again. War weapons don’t belong in the hands of civilians. We need common sense gun regulation.
  • Verna Bradley
    signed 2018-02-21 17:31:42 -0500
    Verna Bradley
  • Katie Kilroy
    signed 2018-02-21 16:19:12 -0500
    In addition to a ban on high capacity, military style assault weapons, please expand requirements and enforcement for background checks for purchase of firearms. If I need a background check to volunteer in a school, we should have a background check to purchase a firearm.
  • Marcia Whitaker
    signed 2018-02-21 13:43:39 -0500
  • Michael Poulos
    signed 2018-02-21 11:25:25 -0500
  • Arry Manning
    signed 2018-02-21 08:40:53 -0500
  • Anna Roberts
    signed 2018-02-21 04:34:31 -0500
  • Jennifer Selvidge
    signed 2018-02-20 23:02:07 -0500
    “Thoughts and prayers” don’t seem to be working. Time for actual legislation.
  • Steven Baker
    signed via 2018-02-20 22:14:03 -0500
  • Amelia Elliott
    signed 2018-02-20 22:09:20 -0500
  • Jennifer Dry
    signed 2018-02-20 21:40:51 -0500
  • Marion Putnam
    signed 2018-02-20 21:14:39 -0500
  • Gloria Strickert
    signed 2018-02-20 21:05:31 -0500
    The insane gun culture and the power & influence they have must end.
  • Isaac Burd
    signed 2018-02-20 20:36:59 -0500
  • Adrienne Little
    signed 2018-02-20 20:04:38 -0500
  • Eden Avery
    signed 2018-02-20 16:37:00 -0500
    Thank you for organizing NC voices! We the people know what can be done to protect our communities – it’s up to politicians to ACT. They must put citizen safety above second amendment rights and the interests of gun money.
  • Evelyn Gordon
    signed 2018-02-20 16:31:05 -0500
    NC Senators: bought and paid for by the NRA? Or acting in the best interest of the people of NC and the USA?
  • Dana Rankin
    signed 2018-02-20 16:09:05 -0500
  • David Lines
    signed 2018-02-20 15:28:39 -0500
    Protect kids, not the NRA!
  • Barbara Fries
    signed 2018-02-20 15:12:44 -0500
  • Nadine Rosen
    signed 2018-02-20 14:54:09 -0500
    Ann Smolin, Ph.D.
  • Alison Herbert
    signed 2018-02-20 14:37:40 -0500
    Alison Herbert
  • Ishrat Alam
    signed 2018-02-20 14:07:57 -0500