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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun control, Newtown Massacre, gun violence, children, news, government, ethics, media, lies, politics, americans )

Cal
- 679 days ago - avaaz.org
Sign the petition now and send to everyone -- when we hit 1 million we'll surround NRA headquarters and let them know our country is done with their obstructionism.



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pam w. (191)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:06 pm
Done! Thanks
 

John B. (173)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:36 pm
Thanks Cal. Action gladly taken. Noted.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 3:29 am
signed and noted
 

Arild Warud (167)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 3:47 am
Signed,TY Cal.
 

Michela m. (3960)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 5:04 am
S&N
 

lee e. (114)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 5:19 am
Thanks - signed along with about ten others! The NRA is the largest domestic terrorist organization in the US! I personally think that the 2nd amendment should be abolished - it was written at a time of war while the country had no organized "militia", and there were several British sympathizers/turn coats who threatened the homes of fellow countrymen -- the actual purpose of the amendment has long since expired!
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 6:29 am
S&N
 

Bee S. (230)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 9:09 am
did it TY Cal
 

. (0)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 10:56 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 12:14 pm
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 12:15 pm
Signed
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 12:33 pm
signed
 

Danny M. (87)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 12:59 pm
Noted, already signed. Thank you Cal!
 

Lisa Neste (707)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 1:30 pm
Signed previously, thanks for posting Cal!
 

James Maynard (68)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 2:05 pm
Signing any and all petitions that come my way.
There has to be something we can do !
 

Gawe? S. (19)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 2:19 pm
signed
 

Carlene V. (203)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 2:41 pm
Thanks Cal but sure I already signed through Avaaz. I'll keep on signing any petition to get the NRA out.
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 2:44 pm
So signed thanks Cal for posting this is a pretty powerful petition ii hope they get enough signatures shared g+ and tweeted also noted thanks again Cal
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 2:54 pm
Signed. Thank you
 

Dianna M. (15)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 3:21 pm
Last Saturday I logged into Facebook to see if they had a page, I was going to ask them how much of the billions of dollars they use for lobbying Congress were they going to divert to helping the survivors of Sandy Hook, but there Facebook page had been removed.

Yesterday I saw that it was back up again. Snarky remarks, anyone? I will if you will!

Oh, wait, I already did.

Your turn!
 

Thomas P. (468)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 5:43 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Sascha Harper (298)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 7:11 pm
Signed and noted too
 

Joan McAllister (1083)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 7:46 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cal
 

Colleen L. (2)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 8:46 pm
Petition signed. Sad to hear on the world news tonight that guns sales have rocked ever since the President stated that he was going to figure out how to control the sales of guns. They don't understand that when guns get into the wrong hands, tragedies happen. People will never learn nor listen. Thanks Cal
 

Ludger W. (72)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 9:39 pm
done
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 10:20 pm
I've already signed this one. Thanks, Cal!
 

Sara W. (110)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 10:52 pm
Signed.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 11:38 pm
signed and noted thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 21, 2012, 3:05 am
already signed, thanks
 

Tanya W. (53)
Friday December 21, 2012, 4:20 am
signed and noted!!
 

Amy L. (92)
Friday December 21, 2012, 8:54 am
I'm tired of the NRA having so much power. Maybe its time to take some of that power away and give it to the victims that die every day in our country from gun violence. People with guns have not made our society safer they've only managed to make it a more violent, dangerous and scarier world.
 

Susan Allen (218)
Friday December 21, 2012, 9:25 am
Signed and shared. I just watched this idiot, Wayne LaPierre, speaking a few minutes ago. I'm so disgusted.
 

Paul Wellman (1)
Friday December 21, 2012, 9:33 am
This sad march of Sheeple to a hysterical conclusion worries and saddens me.
I predict that Dr. Gary North's assessment of the situation will prove (thankfully) to be true. Read here:
http://www.garynorth.com/public/10461.cfm
First I am neither a Right Wing Nut or A Left Wing Nut.
I have been around firearms, of all kinds, all my life. I am 65 years old. I am definitely a “gun enthusiast”.
When this old Left Wing chestnut would come up about the restriction of firearms (after whatever the current tragic event that would stir it up) my hay seed Okie family would say “Guns Don't Kill People! - People Kill People!” then laugh at these silly people. I still sincerely believe that is true.
I urge you to read this insightful The New York Times article about Adam Lanza:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/nyregion/adam-lanza-an-enigma-who-is-now-identified-as-a-mass-killer.html?_r=2&
Hear the facts about Adams obviously terribly painful life experience and the total lack of intervention by ANYONE even though there is much talk, in this article, of the recognition of many problems, manifested by Adam, by everyone (it seems) that knew him.
How can that be???
Violence is a disease and if we can't put out enough heart and resources to recognize and treat this disease I fear for our society.
As for the Left Wing Nuts that are stirring up this tired old “gun nut” story....
Shame on you for using legitimate grief and sorrow to stir up more hatred and fear to promote your silly ideas. That is definitely NOT what is needed.
I am sure that the Prison Industrial Complex is licking it's lips at the prospect of vague stricter laws as a solution to this issue. It will feed their inhumane institutions with more poor souls that will feed their bottom line and that in turn will feed our culture of violence. Around and around we go!
I wish us luck!
I will read with glee your rants in response to my thoughts.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Friday December 21, 2012, 12:34 pm
signed
Thanks Cal
 

Lilo Prinz (23)
Friday December 21, 2012, 12:50 pm
signed!
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:01 pm
Paul, we know that - many times -people Kill People With Firearms. That is what we are trying to prevent. In fact, by having such loopholes as letting people buy guns at gun shows without background checks is absolutely nuts. The NRA like to say that if gun ownership is restricted only criminals will have guns. Well, thanks to the NRA criminals are free to buy guns.
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:03 pm
I forgot to add that I signed and noted the story.
Thanks for submitting this, Cal.
 

Aaron Bouchard (129)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:07 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

jan b. (3)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:21 pm
SIGNED !!!
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:22 pm
Holy Smoken guns and pistols! Now the NRA says the solution is guns in every classroom. Good incentive to make sure everyone brings in their homework. Good job NRA! Simple answer to school yard disputes. Target practice at recess. Class art projects using spent cartridges. Larger back packs to accomondate extra rounds of ammo. Life insurance policy machines in the lunch room. Faculty rooms with extra bunker walls. Maybe classes held outdoors, so there would be 360 degrees of observation.
Fear..the great motivater.
 

Trish K. (93)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:28 pm
The NRA has to much power. Signed
 

Dave C. (216)
Friday December 21, 2012, 3:07 pm
signed. thanks.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Friday December 21, 2012, 3:28 pm
Signed & Noted. Much thanks, Cal.
 

Dianna M. (15)
Friday December 21, 2012, 3:49 pm
Just heard that Wayne LaPierre is calling on Congress to put a police officer in every school--"appropriate whatever funds you need" is what I think I read--yeah, that won't cost much, will it? Slash school budgets to give tax breaks for the rich, then we can raise taxes on the middle class to pay for those police officers for every school! Since I was sitting in the waiting room of a car dealership, there for an oil change, I had to exert every ounce of self-control to keep from screaming and throwing things at the TV. (FOX, of course . . . !) I think I used it all up for 2013, nobody better piss me off or THEY'RE GONNA LIVE TO REGRET IT.
 

Arthur Riding (32)
Friday December 21, 2012, 7:39 pm
Speaking as a Briton, it has always amazed me, as it does most of the world, this totally bizarre & moronic opposition in the US to any form of gun control. No sane society or one which likes to call itself civilised can possibly accept such a lack of control over lethal weapons. It is all very well saying 'guns don't kill people, people kill people' but all that means is that you must control all people who use guns and is no argument whatsoever for not having gun controls. No-one is saying stop manufacturing guns - though it would be a very fine thing to do, maybe when gun control opponents grow a brain. The proper place for guns is locked up, except when training, in the hands of properly constituted national, state, or local organised armies or militias, never in the hands of individuals. Given the common lack of adult thinking by the gun lobby maybe people could keep arms at home purely for self defence, but outside the home, never. The NRA etc. now want to put armed guards in every school, how totally stupid can you get, what a bunch of losers, it's clearly a guarantee that many, many, more kids will be massacred by guns. Shame, shame, and shame again on the NRA. No, the only answer is a complete ban on carrying all guns outside the home - and if people want to hunt let them use bows and arrows and knives, using guns for hunting is NOT a sport. Impose massive fines on anyone caught with a gun, with imprisonment for repeat offenders. There is no alternative.
 

Arthur Riding (32)
Friday December 21, 2012, 7:40 pm
A bizarre NRA & other pro-gun lobby beliefs is that somehow they are defending the rights of individuals for self protection. Maybe at home, but outside the home, no, never. Guns in the hands of individuals are a tool for oppression, never for defence of liberty. Just look for instance at the history of the NRA since its 1871 formation. Where was the NRA supporters & other 'pro freedom' pro-gun groups when the KKK went round brutally terrorising & murdering black people, when Rosa Parks was denied her rightful seat on a Montgomery bus, when peaceful students were massacred at Kent State, when white plantation owners oppressed their black workers, when businesses oppose the rights of people to join a union, when business deny their workers a living wage, when women are raped and told it is 'their fault', when women are oppressed, not allowed to work or are denied equal pay for equal work, when LGBT people are denied their liberties, when state agencies try to control free access to the internet, when hunters massacre protected wildlife, when businesses poison the land, the rivers & the air, etc etc etc. Where are these famed pro-gun 'defenders of liberty'. The answer is nowhere, indeed, more likely they are on the side of the oppressors. Hardly surprising when the NRA 1998-2003 President was a man who likes to talk to empty chairs at Republican Conventions. All the NRA do well is protect the interest & profits of the armaments industry. Protect freedom, no way!
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Friday December 21, 2012, 8:36 pm
S+N
 

James Maynard (68)
Friday December 21, 2012, 9:26 pm
SNL
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday December 21, 2012, 9:46 pm
Another profit making idea: sell bullet proof vests for school children! Maybe little helmets too. Have an armed parent gun volunteer sitting in the back of the classroom....no more spit balls. You get an "F' in class, you get to go to the front of the firing range and wear a bullseye t-shirt in school colors.
That will increase the IQ of every kid. No more left behind and test scores will be astonishing. Yep, put the fear of God and the wrath of the NRA into the kiddies.
 

Faye Swan (23)
Friday December 21, 2012, 11:14 pm
Signed, noted and shared on Facebook, aiming for 100,000 signatures? There should be millions on that petition! Thank you, Cal.
 

Bess moorr (6)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 12:27 am
Enough is enough!
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:29 am
The NRA ONLY wants to SELL LOTS AND LOTS OF GUNS, sell to ANYone, men, women, little kids, law enforcement, criminals, crazy people - the NRA ONLY WANTS TO SELL MORE GUNS. They do NOT represent responsible Gun Owners, any more! The NRA ONLY represents MANUFACTURERS AND SELLERS OF LETHAL WEAPONS. The NRA should be IGNORED! and not be allowed to make legislation for the rest of us!

IGNORE THE NRA! They are ONLY interested in their huge PROFIT$$$, NOT in our safety or that of our precious children. IGNORE THE NRA!!! when drafting legislation...
 

Gitte Loeyche (28)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:45 am
Signed and noted
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:23 am
so signed in hotmail!!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:37 am
signed Cheers Cal
 

Karen R. (87)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 4:37 am
signed
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:26 am

Signed............Life or Profit,,?...........?
 

John Gregoire (258)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:29 am
Signed! LaPierre's press conference showed us that the NRA just doesn't get it.
 

Patricia H. (454)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:31 am
noted and shared
 

Amy E. (66)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 10:18 am
N/s
 

Louise D. (38)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:50 am
The NRA has both bullied elected officials and frightened law-abiding gun owners for decades. Their shameless approach to every gun massacre is to try and sell more guns. In the last few years, America has witnessed the death of police officers, college students, immigrants, tourists, nursing home patients and high school students many of them were unarmed. Is this type of violence what the NRA and Americans are proud of? When a man trains his six year old child to shoot anyone they don't like though a door it speaks volumes why there is a need for gun control, how many times does the NRA have to show how out of touch they are with society for people to get the message?
 

Joseph G. Paquette (1)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 12:40 pm
We as citizens need to step in and stop the bullying of OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS!!
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:53 pm
I love care2 members ... so good to see how many see things from a humanitarian and ethical stand point
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 10:53 pm
Just look at that retarded weapon in the picture. Only a low level human would be interested in such a thing. The NRA and gun proponents survive on the idea that everyone is a potential attacker and criminal and you must have a gun in the eventuality of nut cases going after you or other innocent people. But no one can prevent or predict all the time and everywhere who may go nuts on a shooting spree. Therefore everyone is a potential mass murderer at any time. If you project and extrapolate that idea, EVERY HUMAN ON EARTH should have a gun, in order to protect themselves from every other human who may go nuts. Rubber room logic.

Shootings in schools? Arm the teachers. Shootings in churches? Arm the ministers. Shootings in hospitals? Arm the doctors. Shootings in....arm the ., on and on etc. Notice a pattern? Guns everywhere, for every one. You could then call Earth the Gun Planet. Brought to you and funded by the NRA and proponents.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (277)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:37 am
So signed Thanks Cal
 

Mónica AYUGA (109)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:10 am
Está claro que mientras cualquier persona pueda adquirir un arma tan fácilmente, siempre habrá el riesgo de que sucedan masacres en cualquier lugar y en cualquier momento por algún desequilibrado, así que en mi opinión EE.UU no es en absoluto un país seguro para sus habitantes.
 

Arielle S. (314)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:38 am
The US has 5% of the world's population and consumes 90% of the world's prescription drugs.
The US has 5% of the world's population and has 50% of the world's guns.
Those sound like a recipe for disaster to me. Banning assault weapons would not stop every murder but it would surely help. A man in China broke into a school and stabbed 28 children - how many died? None. Not so for Sandy Hook. Paul, I suggest you go to Sandy Hook and meet face to face with the parents of those children, the families of those teachers - see how they feel about guns.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:42 am
Noted and signed.
 

Joe R. (191)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:43 am
Signed and noted.
 

Roger M. (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:00 pm
Yeah, enough. Signed.
 

Ro H. (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:48 am
enough
 

Sheila D. (25)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:53 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal.
 

Carole K. (199)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 4:27 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Cal!
 

Ro H. (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 6:25 am
enough
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:20 pm
Signed, thanks
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:43 pm
Not signed, only for US
 

Angelica C. (84)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:26 am
I favor the development of an Occupy the NRA movement that would have us surrounding their headquarters on a daily basis for a long, long time.
 

Karl Murphy (3)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 8:25 am
Because of crap like this and Obamas speech, prices of rifles and ammunition are through the roof. The sig716 I wanted for $1900 is going for $4k on gunbroker now thanks to all you libs. Who do you expect to protect you in the event of economic collapse or foreign invasion (in addition to the US military). Never underestimate a man defending his homeland and his loved ones. You guys will be running up to every 'gun nuts' house pleading for protection when shit hits the fan. If you don't think it can happen, do a little research on Guerra Sucia and see what the civilian population did to each other when there was no food or resources.
 
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