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TAKE ACTION NOW! WE NEED GUN CONTROL: I Demand Congress Stop Arming Dangerous People


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Cal
- 637 days ago - bradynetwork.org
The horrendous shooting in Aurora, CO is yet another tragic reminder that we have a national problem of easy availability of guns in this country. Sign our petition to demand Congress address this problem:



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Maggie S. (40)
Friday July 20, 2012, 3:43 pm
Mitt sort of weighed in on this, but not too strongly. Guess these were just some of YOU PEOPLE- so, no big deal!
 

ellen m. (233)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:06 pm
Signed and tweeted..thanks Cal
 

Carrie B. (279)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:47 pm
Signed of course! and noted. Thanks Cal.
 

Michela m. (3408)
Friday July 20, 2012, 5:19 pm
S&N
 

Joe R. (195)
Friday July 20, 2012, 5:35 pm
So signed!
 

pam w. (187)
Friday July 20, 2012, 6:04 pm
Well...good luck on this! Republicans would fight it with every GUN they've got (pun intended) and we all know how little interest they have in anything other than women's sex lives.

I did sign.....
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday July 20, 2012, 7:13 pm
signed and noted
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 8:50 pm
I couldn't believe one newscaster saying the problem wasn't gun ownership. 71 innocent people have died or been injured because of the legal gun ownership in the hands of a madman. It may be true that no-one can predict or prevent the actions of a madman, but all societies can make an attempt to safeguard the innocent against such carnage.
 

Susanne R. (248)
Friday July 20, 2012, 9:29 pm
It is of vital importance that every American who favors gun control start contacting their representatives ASAP, as often as possible, and request that others do the same. Change won't happen unless we make it happen!

Gladly signed and noted! Thanks, Cal! I attempted to use the petition's "email to friends" option to do just that, but the link was not working. I'll try again later.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (264)
Friday July 20, 2012, 11:57 pm
Signed with small hope
 

John Gregoire (248)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 5:39 am
Thanks Cal but little hope for universal control. If anything the state by state method causes more problems just as it does with booze and fireworks.
 

. (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 6:09 am
Signed and Noted.
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:53 am
the legislation to ensure the background checks, including on-line and at gun shows, is long overdue
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 8:33 am
Noted and signed. Peace ☮ L♥ve.
 

Arielle S. (313)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 9:18 am
There were actually quite a few dumb butts who said that if everyone had a gun, this stuff wouldn't happen. Right.
I'd like to see all people who feel that way living in one country (not this one) to see how well that works out....
 

Richard Mills (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 11:28 am
U.S. HOUSE INVESTIGATION "U.S. vs. WEISS-MILLS" REQUESTED. (SIGN PETITION)
http://www.change.org/petitions/rep-issa-investigate-mills-family-ethics-usdoj-complaint-petition
 

Roger Skinner (12)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 11:31 am
OK, I read the petition and it seems to me it really doesn't do anything to address the problem. It sure doesn't have anything in it that would have prevented the Colorado tragedy. Despite the news media trying to find out anything they could about the killer, James Holmes, the worst they could come up with is one speeding ticket from a year ago.
 

annelies j. (71)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 12:44 pm
Yep, signed
 

Dianna M. (12)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 12:50 pm
I signed. If all that does is to annoy the NRA--well, at least I did that much.
 

Beverly C. (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 12:58 pm
We are very happy to sign this petition. We totally support putting more regulations on guns and those who purchase and own them. ---As many comedians have stated, "If you need an assault rifle to kill a deer, then hunting is not your sport".
 

Sheila D. (24)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:12 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal. Unfortunately, those who are mentally ill are not always obvious. The young man who was arrested for the killings in Colorado was considered brilliant and was not indicating any abnormal behaviour (that they know of) before this atrocity. As for the NRA, most of them are responsible gun owners and wouldn't object to having reasonable controls put on owning guns. Unfortunately, anyone who really wants a gun will figure out a way around any rules put in front of them.
 

Elizabeth M. (64)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:17 pm
S/N Thanks Cal. Will ther ever be a real answer to this???I hope enough peope sign, put up a fuss or do whatever just to get to the NRA.
 

Nancy Dodson (18)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:56 pm
Nobody and I mean nobody should be able to buy all the guns that this nutcase owned. There should be a national data base that tracks all gun and weapon sales. No citizen should be able to have that many weapons. The gun nuts continually scream about their rights but I think the rest of us who can live very comfortably without having our homes be an armed camp have the right to live our normal life span, too! I've hated the NRA for years. They are not a good force for this country. They are an organization of radicals.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 2:11 pm
Signed and Noted
 

Gloria H. (88)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 2:28 pm
signed. to date, I have yet to read about a woman going beserk and shooting everyone in sight.could it just possibly that an external pee-pee and guns are somewhat connected?
With gun control, we are not asking for an additional vasectomy thrown into the deal. Although it might cut down a bit on over population.
 

Cynthia Davis (339)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:39 pm
Signed TY Cal
 

Fran F. (110)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 4:13 pm
Signed, shared and noted, thanks.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 5:01 pm
We don't need more stupid gun laws that only impair the innocent citizens from carrying and defending themselves. We need to dismantle the entire gun control scam and restore our birthright of learning early to respect firearms and each other! This article was a crock and its sponsors are borderline traitors! Down with gun control!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 8:00 pm
Already signed. Noted. Thanks, Cal. What's really needed is that Federal Assault Weapons Ban reinstated. It was allowed to lapse under the Bush Regime in 2004 and there hasn't been much more than a peep here and there about it since.
My dad was a WWII vet, occasional hunter and trapshooter--owned guns and a locked case back in the 60's and 70's to store them in. (Personally, I don't own any). I do understand the 2nd amendment--but must protest that when it was written, guns only fired one shot before they needed reloading.
 

Lynn Squance (219)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 11:56 pm
Signed.

There is no reason for guns in a civil society. If Americans are not willing to give up their 2nd amendment rights, then at least put in gun control with licensing and education requirements.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 11:58 pm
Petiton signed. I feel that after what happened in Aurora, CO should open many politician's and other important people's eyes who can put a stop to selling weapons and other deadly devices or chemicals. They should ban buying guns or any deadly weapons or chemicals from the Internet immediately. if they won't stop selling at a gun store, they need to let the agencies know when a person goes to buy them like this one did, so these agencies like the Police, FBI etc, will keep an eye on these people, to avoid these tragic acts from ever happening again.
Thanks CAl
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 11:58 pm
Thanks Cal--signed and sent.
 

Seth E. (55)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 12:11 am
Noted and signed.

Thanks!

Although Holmes had no real criminal record or history of diagnosed mental illness, the fact that he acquired 4 guns within only 2 months, as well as purchasing over 6000 rounds of ammunition online, should have raised some red flags, if there had been appropriate mechanisms in place to track such purchasing behavior.

As for Fred Krohn, do you hope for mentally ill people to be able to legally own firearms? How about people with records of violent crime?

What do you think would have happened if some idiot in the theater did have a gun to return fire? Considering the adrenalin, darkness, panic, confusion, and the fact that the shooter was wearing body armor, could some schmuck who could make a nice, pretty grouping on a piece of paper at a shooting range have been very effective? It's far more likely they would have not only hurt or killed some bystanders themselves, but they also would have provoked return fire from Holmes that would have increased the casualties even further.

The "birthright" of gun ownership is a crock of $#!+. The 2nd Amendment protects the arming of a 'well-regulated militia', and although that included regular civilians at the time of the writing of the Constitution, because the communities tended to be policed by civilians, they had single-shot rifles and shotguns that were extremely inaccurate, and since then, not only have firearms evolved to be far more accurate and efficient, but we have gotten actual 'well-regulated militias' in the form of police departments and the military, so there is no longer any need for civilians to own firearms.

Supporting gun control is far less treason than supporting the ability of violent people to be more effective in harming others under the guise of "rights".

P.S.: James Brady is far from a traitor. In fact, he was shot in the head by just the type of nut that you're defending while another bullet fired by the same shooter hit President Reagan.

Know what you're talking about before you make a fool of yourself again.
 

Ludger W. (72)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 3:10 am
noted, signed, ty
 

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 4:54 am
signed and noted....
 

Laura H. (851)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 5:55 am
Noted and signed.
I hate guns.

Thanks Cal.
 

Joy Wong (70)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 7:00 am
Noted and signed.
 

Nancy L. (139)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 7:52 am
Bravo Fred. Very well stated.
 

Robyn M. (123)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 8:05 am
Is this really so suprising? Gun control what's that? Any wack job can get one, or 2 or 10...then use them at will. The world is a violent place, and it doesn't take much for a nut job to snap, and take it out on the rest of us!
 

Seth E. (55)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 10:16 am
Nan, Thanks for showing your utter ignorance once again. How was that well-stated? Read my comment where I responded to him, and I have a feeling that (as usual), you couldn't possibly refute a single word I said.

Do you honestly agree with him that anyone and everyone who wants guns should be able to get them easily? What problems would that solve?
 

DORIS L. (61)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 11:29 am
Signed.
 

Judy B. (61)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 2:38 pm
Signed
 

JM A. (176)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 8:39 pm
GUN CONTROL SHOULD BE A HOT TOPIC IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN!! I WANT TO SEE
SOME SANITY IN THE LAWS!!
 

Vera T. (1)
Monday July 23, 2012, 7:48 am
What is America's obsession with guns - how does a person buy so many weapons and then can easily access the internet to buy ammunition ?- the place is seething with guns. We in S.Africa had to hand in all our guns and to get a licence is very difficult - I would never keep a gun - I think I've lost count of the amount of nutters on shooting sprees in the States - doesn't look like it will change for the better in the future either
 

Lisa AWAY Neste (696)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:09 pm
Signed, thanks!
 

Rockney V. (3)
Monday July 23, 2012, 6:31 pm
I am a Peaceful man of God, a caring man, a lovng man. A man who Loves & respects ALL Life.
I have a Loft in Downtown Denver, Colorado, the Theatre Killings hit very close to home. Yet, I am very fearful of gun control - Only one example of many - Hitler outlawed all gun's before his genocide of over 6 million people. The German people were defenseless !
I do not want this to happen to US Citizens.
A very old cliche' - when guns are outlawed; only out laws will have gun's - this young man would have found his weapons one way or the other.
As another Care 2 member sated - didn't see much that would have stopped him from obtaining his weapon's of mass destruction.
I have always agreed with the majority of Care 2 Member's - all very good people, doing good works. I have never have had a dissenting opinion - against all the good Care 2 does with all of it's Petition's - Yet I have to say what is in my heart.
We have a right to bear arms to defend our loved ones and our homes. I fear too many of our rights have been taken away all ready and to remove the right to bear arms is yet another step to loosing our freedoms all together.
Another old cliche' - the guns did not do the killing's - the man behind the guns did the killing.
I do not know what the answer is; but further gun control is not the answer.
God Be with us in all of our decisions, and Bless us and Protect us.
 

JM A. (176)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 1:12 pm
U.S GUNS ARE ALL OVER THE WORLD...THEY ARE MISUSED EVERYDAY. GUN OWNERS IN THE U.S ARE
SOMETIMES PEOPLE WHO OWN WAY TOO MANY GUNS, ASSAULT RIFLES & THOUSANDS OF ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION. THAT TELLS ME TOO MANY FOLKS ARE FULL OF FEAR AND ARE DANGEROUS BECAUSE OF IT. AT THE VERY LEAST, WE NEED TO BAN ASSAULT WEAPON SELLS. WE'VE SEEN THEM KILL SENSELESSLY TIME AND AGAIN, OFTEN BY STRESSED OUT TEENS IN SCHOOLS. ASSAULT WEAPONS ARE EVIL AND MUST BE BANNED.
 
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