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TAKE ACTION NOW! --US-Reinstate the Federal Ban on Assault Weapons


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Cal
- 725 days ago - forcechange.com
Sign this petition to tell President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney to make it a priority to address the gun violence that keeps our communities in dangers and reinstate a strong version of the federal ban on assault weapons.



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paul m. (93)
Monday July 30, 2012, 2:43 am

Ban all Guns ,,,Now..
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday July 30, 2012, 3:46 am
signed and noted
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 30, 2012, 4:17 am
Done
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Monday July 30, 2012, 4:43 am
Signed TY Cal
 

Teresa W. (658)
Monday July 30, 2012, 5:46 am
noted and signed
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Monday July 30, 2012, 5:50 am
signed and shared
 

Danny AWAY M. (77)
Monday July 30, 2012, 6:12 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cal!
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Monday July 30, 2012, 6:49 am
Signed and noted. There really is no need for private individuals to have assault weapons!
 

. (0)
Monday July 30, 2012, 7:12 am
Signed and Noted.
 

JL A. (272)
Monday July 30, 2012, 7:35 am
These are weapons of war, not designed for any civilian use and thus should not be available to all--we were safer when mere possession of one permitted law enforcement to act.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday July 30, 2012, 9:05 am
S&N. We don't need assault weapons. I don't even like any guns, but do support the right to own one if you want, just not things like assult weapons and maghine guns.
 

Carl Nielsen (7)
Monday July 30, 2012, 10:49 am
Switzerland has gun law's that are about as lax as you do in the US, but only about 1/10'th of the homicide rate.

The problem is not the guns - its the culture promoting using (or rather misusing) the guns.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday July 30, 2012, 12:13 pm
Definitely signed. Nobody needs to own assault weapons. Though that would fall on the deaf ears of those that correlate the size and firepower of their weapons with their strenght and self-worth in which case that is absolutely pathetic. Thanks Cal.
 

John Doe (22)
Monday July 30, 2012, 12:20 pm
Thanks Cal...Signed! - Assault weapons should not exist. Nor should the madness of the absurdly lax US gun laws.
 

Judy C. (106)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 5:11 am
Signed. Thanks Cal.
 

Lynn Squance (226)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 11:29 pm
There are far too many handguns and assault rifles entering Canada illegally from the US.
Something like 90% of handguns used in crimes are from the US. Since assault rifles are illegal here, it is relatively safe to say that 100% of assault rifles used in crimes are from the US.
It is time to ban assault rifles and strengthen gun ownership laws.

Signed
 

Jamie Clemons (280)
Friday December 7, 2012, 1:42 pm
No thanks I want to keep my guns.
 

Steven Bickel (0)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 11:03 pm
In Canada they have a 65% lower homicide rate from guns than the U.S. (we would save 5000-10000 lives/year if we had their rate). Canadians ban pistols and assault rifles for the general public unless they get a special license that requires a lot of background checks. Their homicide rate dropped significantly in 1978 ... one year after increasing the licensing requirements for rifles (check Canadian gun control on wikipedia) ... and continued to decrease over the years. I guess people could argue that a gun is needed if someone comes after you with a knife ... but ... I believe that concealed weapons (pistols) are not allowed outside the home right now unless you have a special permit ... so a normal rifle should be fine for any common defense that an U.S. citizen feels is necessary. I vote for saving the 5000 - 10000 lives per year and the multitudes of injured people and medical costs by banning pistols and assault rifles. I am quite certain that the gun manufacturers do not agree. Their jobs would be lost and they will fight vigorously to keep their job. Makes sense for them but not for me. One vote per person right? Or does big money talk louder and manipulate the facts?
 
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