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 2017-12-06 10:38:48 -0500
    Our country has a gun problem. We have too many guns! That is the cause, too many guns, and too much easy access. We should rigorously enforce background checks for ALL gun sales, transfers, and transactions. Taking money from the NRA makes you complicit in all of the gun violence that is plaguing our country.
  • signed 2017-12-02 22:04:02 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-22 07:37:37 -0500
    Please ban weapons no ordinary citizen needs for self-defense or hunting. The U.S. has more guns and gun violence than any other developed country in the world. We need to control who has access to guns. PLEASE DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE MAJORITY.
  • signed via 2017-11-20 10:37:28 -0500
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  • signed 2017-11-15 05:52:11 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-13 07:23:02 -0500
    Please do your part to make NC a safer place for us all. I’m my case I think especially of my son in law enforcement and my young grandson in school. Thank you
  • signed 2017-11-12 20:41:54 -0500
    Linda Rudick, you tell us what you can do. We know the answer, but congress doesn’t seem to know.
  • signed 2017-11-11 21:57:37 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-09 14:58:37 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-08 21:57:36 -0500
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  • signed 2017-11-07 20:18:06 -0500
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  • signed via 2017-11-07 10:41:54 -0500
    Please consider thank you
  • signed 2017-11-06 20:52:02 -0500
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  • signed 2017-11-06 10:45:59 -0500
  • @xseane tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-06 10:24:26 -0500
    Sign the petition: Ban on Military-Style Assault Weapons http://www.ncgv.org/ban_on_military_style_assault_weapons?recruiter_id=17633
  • signed via 2017-11-06 10:24:13 -0500
  • signed 2017-10-20 17:34:55 -0400
    I don’t believe gun owners should hold non-gun owners hostage.

    Limits should be placed on gun owners that are fair and safe for everyone

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  • signed 2017-10-20 16:13:05 -0400
  • signed 2017-10-16 14:27:13 -0400
  • signed 2017-10-16 10:51:48 -0400
    I have sent personal letters and signed many petitions to Senator Burr and Senator Tillis in the past to no avail. How many people must die before common sense takes over? It is sad to see that money from the NRA takes precedence over people’s lives. If Sandy Hook didn’t open your eyes I’m not hopeful anything ever will.
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