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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 11:51 pm
Today, one child or teen will be shot by a gun every 30 minutes and a child will die every 3 hours and 15 minutes. Please send a message to your Senators and Representative asking them to protect children, not guns, and to support legislation that requires common sense gun safety requirements including positive school safety enhancements, universal background checks for all gun purchases, and a ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Such measures can save children's lives right now. Children deserve a vote now. Please protect children, not guns.

Darren Woolsey (217)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 12:26 am
Looks like outside the U.S. the petition is not valid... if there's a way to vote, I'll do it... meanwhile, noted and distributed...

Children are infinitely more important than any gun ever created or conceived of, so this is a no-brainer...

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 12:34 am
Thank You. I signed with pleasure. It's time to do what's right. Look at other countries that have stricter laws, their crime isn't as bad as ours'.

alicia m. (97)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 2:52 am
noted, gracias

Stephanie Reap (192)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:03 am
done TY

. (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:31 am
message sent

Ben Oscarsito (290)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:03 am

Sunday May 19, 2013, 11:48 am
Signed, thanks.

Rose Becke (140)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:54 pm
Done Bev

Stuart Thomas (503)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:20 pm
Noted signed, and sent.

From Arizona, my US Congressman Ron Barber and one of my US Senators, John McCain voted for gun control. My US Senator Jeff Flake did not.

Hopefully, Senator Jeff Flake and enough others will vote to help us get more gun control as it has become a serious matter of safety.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:52 pm
Signing now cheers

natasha salgado (716)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:34 pm

Birgitta S. (202)
Monday May 20, 2013, 9:34 pm
only US; just noted, TY

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday May 20, 2013, 10:33 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)

Sherri E. (128)
Monday May 20, 2013, 11:38 pm
Thank you for posting Beverly Signed and Noted.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:27 pm
Sorry I support protecting the 2nd amendment. Gun ownership has gone up in the US for the past decade, while gun crime has actually gone down. Meanwhile in places with the strictest gun control the gun violence has gone through the roof, while places all around these hotbeds of violence the gun crime rates have either remained lower or dropped with less gun laws and restrictions.

Birgit W. (159)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:35 pm
US only, thanks.

Dianna M. (16)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 3:54 pm
From a study done by Harvard:

1. Where there are more guns there is more homicide (literature review).

"Our review of the academic literature found that a broad array of evidence indicates that gun availability is a risk factor for homicide, both in the United States and across high-income countries. Case-control studies, ecological time-series and cross-sectional studies indicate that in homes, cities, states and regions in the US, where there are more guns, both men and women are at higher risk for homicide, particularly firearm homicide."

An excerpt from a study done by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health:

"When states expand firearm prohibitions to high-risk groups, and adopt comprehensive measures to prevent diversion of guns to prohibited persons, fewer guns are diverted to criminals, and there is less violence. [...]

[P]oliticians who want to correct flaws in our current laws, which enable dangerous people to get guns, could do so knowing that there is broad support for those policies, the reforms are constitutional, and the policies would enhance public safety."

Dianna M. (16)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 4:10 pm
I support keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and wife-beaters. Signed.

Fact-check: More guns are being sold, but they're owned by a shrinking portion of the population. Around 80% of gun owners are men. On average they own 7.9 guns each.

Dori C. (17)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:06 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:14 pm
Noted w/ many thanks, Beverly. I also live in the same district Stuart T. (above) does, and Ron Barber was shot at the same time as Gabby Giffords and will support background checks, etc. So, I'm continuing to ask Sen. Flake to support, since he's the only one who isn't. He's getting quite a battering here by the media, so maybe he'll have a change of heart....and of vote.

Judith Hand (55)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:43 pm
Noted, signed and commented.

Winn Adams (203)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:49 pm
Signed, shared.

Ludger W. (71)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 10:21 pm

Tim L. (86)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 7:40 am
America: We love our children, but we love our guns more!

Rhonda lawford (4)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 9:42 am
got it, signed it. thank you

alicia m. (97)
Friday May 24, 2013, 10:34 pm
noted, gracias

Sergio Padilla (63)
Wednesday June 5, 2013, 12:12 pm
US only

Yvonne F. (181)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 2:57 am
Sorry, US only!!! Thanks Beverly
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