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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  • Paula Mierop
    signed 2018-02-20 13:52:16 -0500
    Do what your constituents want please.
  • Stephen Moss
    signed 2018-02-20 13:29:36 -0500
    I am a military veteran (fourteen years service, U.S. Navy). I’ve handled guns, and hunted. The U.S. Congress could limit assault rifles and similar weapons in the same fashion that the U.S. government limits a host of weapons that are not intended for civilian use (bazookas, tanks, and the like, should you need examples). The Second Amendment was never intended to authorize personal use of weapons of mass destruction. The current inaction of the members of the Congress with respect to this issue is both inhuman and immoral.
  • Tara Pressley
    signed 2018-02-20 12:40:18 -0500
  • Amy Johnson
    signed 2018-02-20 12:11:09 -0500
    Why does the nra control gun policy in this country? A large majority of citizens want background checks, assault weapon limits, and no guns for stalkers and violent mental illness histories! Look at Australia. The nra is ruining our country and you are their instrument, I beg you to stop working for the NRA and work for us.These children’s blood is in your hands.
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    signed 2018-02-20 12:09:08 -0500
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  • Susannah Hogan
    signed 2018-02-20 11:51:26 -0500
  • Dan Hacker
    signed 2018-02-20 11:05:25 -0500
    Ban assault weapons. Ban the President.
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    signed 2018-02-20 10:33:07 -0500
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    signed via 2018-02-20 08:56:05 -0500
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    signed 2018-02-20 08:50:19 -0500
  • Kim Hamilton
    signed 2018-02-20 08:36:45 -0500
    Need Gun control NOW…and the NRA should not be buying our senators with campaign money
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    signed 2018-02-20 08:16:48 -0500
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  • Anne Bergeron
    signed via 2018-02-20 07:59:58 -0500
    We urge you to support this movement because like the young people we’ve had enough. If you get money from the NRA, you are part of the problem.
  • Kathryn Patterson
    signed 2018-02-20 06:46:31 -0500
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    signed 2018-02-20 06:32:06 -0500
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    signed 2018-02-20 04:54:44 -0500
  • Nancy Hogan
    signed 2018-02-19 23:25:32 -0500
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    signed 2018-02-19 21:46:32 -0500
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    signed 2018-02-19 21:40:13 -0500
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    signed 2018-02-19 21:15:16 -0500
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