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Columbine. Virginia Tech. Aurora. And now, 28 people dead in a school in Connecticut -- 20 of them children. We sit, all across the country, in shock and horror. How could this happen?

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Michael C (218)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:06 pm
Gladly signed...

Kit B (276)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:11 pm

signed and shared on FB and tweeted.

Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:49 pm
Signed and shared on Twitter. Thanks, Carrie.

Carrie B (306)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:54 pm
I have been surprised at how many care2 members want to protect their gun rights at the risk of our children. It is quite puzzling and unacceptable to me.

Barbara K (60)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 7:19 pm
Signed & noted. I hear you, Carrie. These gun toters think that their rights trump our rights.

John B (185)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 8:27 pm
Thanks Carrie. Signed and noted.

Nancy C (806)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 8:56 pm
30843rd, fbooked

Arthur Riding (32)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 9:18 pm
Speak 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 for now people could be allowed to keep arms at home purely for self defence purposes, but outside the home, never. Some claim that if they could openly carry guns they could have shot the Dark Night film gunman etc but if they had, it is likely that even more people would have been killed in the cross-fire. 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)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 9:18 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 liberty, no way!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:17 pm
I heard an 'expert' yesterday on one of the news channels say that we [u] don't [u] need gun control in the USA, rather we need profiling of those who are potential mass murderers! While it was admitted that finding these potential mass murderers was like finding a needle in a haystack. Where is the logic in this thinking?! Come on America! Ban guns and especially ban RPGs now!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:57 pm

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 11:12 pm
Won't let me signe but I completely concur.

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 8:38 am
Noted and gladly signed Carrie. The more petitioning, boycotting places that sell guns, and gun shows, demonstrations and petitions the better.

Jim P (3257)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 10:06 am
AVAAZ petition signed.

Ty, Carrie.

Bartlomiej T (296)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:10 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you

Elizabeth O (94)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:12 pm

Michela M (3964)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:22 pm


Megan Beery (18)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:40 pm
Signed and noted.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 4:23 pm
already signed and standing ovations for our British friend Arthur R.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 4:32 pm
Nobody needs a fully automatic weapon let alone a 50 Caliber Barrett or a 30 machine gun.

Robert O (12)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 7:20 pm
Thank you for signing this petition.


Thank You! Your star has been sent to Carrie.

As somebody that is pro-peace, anti-violence and anti-NRA, it was my pleasure to sign this petition. I'm not so much against the right to bear arms, though seeing as that amendment came about in the days where people had homesteads to protect it does seem oudated, but I'm against any Joe Blow in the first row (and people with criminal records and mental illness) having access to firearms and particularly high powered, military style assault rifles which no ordinary citizen needs (but many want just to show people how big and bold they are as if sane individuals with a shred of intelligence would be impressed by something like that). Thanks Carrie.

Sunday December 16, 2012, 7:57 pm
Most certainly signed & noted. Thanks Carrie

Carol H (229)
Monday December 17, 2012, 6:39 am
signed for sure!! thanks Carrie

Roxie H (350)
Monday December 17, 2012, 6:55 am
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My oldest son was signing at the same time i was .... or someone with his same name in America o.0 LoL was surprised to see that name hehehe ... ty Carrie...signed

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Monday December 17, 2012, 7:08 am

Florence Eaise (132)
Monday December 17, 2012, 2:46 pm
Geat Post Carrie GLADLY signed noted tweeted shared ad g+ thanks dear friend

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday December 17, 2012, 2:47 pm
Already signed in e.mail. Noted. Much thanks, Carrie.

Jason S (50)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:53 pm
signed, thanks

Rose Becke (141)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:24 pm
signed with pleasure

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday December 21, 2012, 3:45 pm
Noted & posted

pam w (139)
Monday December 24, 2012, 10:54 am
Done...thank you, Carrie!

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Monday January 21, 2013, 9:21 pm
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