Sat Dec 22, 2012, 04:34 AM
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National Don't Wanna Get Shot By A Rifle Association. 4 million signatures needed
Half of American homes do not have guns, yet we are at terrible risk from the lethal weapons in our neighbors' homes. Enough! Time for us to speak out.
I just sent this email to the people in my address book. Can you do the same? And post it around on different boards? If we can get 4 million signatures on the White House petition to Repeal the Second Amendment by mid-January, we can show that we are as strong as the NRA. And we are serious.
Are Americans as civilized as Aussies? Are we able to rise up and demand effective action to stop the carnage of gun massacres? Will we?
Please read this article about the effective actions taken in Australia to dramatically reduce gun deaths.
Americans shouldn't have to be worried that an irresponsible gun-owning parent's recklessness will result in the slaughter of their young children at school.
Freedom doesn't mean cowering in fear of my gun loving neighbors and their teen boys.
We need real, serious gun control now. FOR REAL.
The first step is to repeal the second amendment. Make it no more of a constitutional right to own a gun than to own a car. We don't need, and can't live with, the constitutional right to own powerful, lethal weapons of mass death. No more.
It's a long process to amend the constitution, requiring passage by Congress and then ratification by 3/4th of the states, so let's start now. Let's demand our Congress be as courageous as a kindergarten teacher and stand up to the NRA . Once we remove this anachronistic, poorly written, flawed right from the constitution, we can hope to stop the regular gun massacres we now must live with as a routine occurrence.
Then, we can follow the lead of countries like UK and Australia and require guns to be stored in extremely secure lockers at gun ranges and hunting clubs and armories. Make licenses to keep guns at home be based on need, with stringent requirements and frequent reviews. Require liability insurance for gun owners, as we require it for car owners.
Repealing the 2nd amendment won't automatically make all gun ownership illegal, but it will allow us to move forward and create the rational rules we need for the 21st century.
That's why I created a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama, which says:
"Repeal the Second Amendment Now. This anachronistic, poorly worded amendment prevents us from passing real gun control measures that will be effective in stopping the ongoing gun slaughter. It should be no more a constitutional right to own a gun than to own a car."
Will you sign my petition? Click here to add your name:
When we get enough signatures at signon.org, they will send it out to their membership and we can get the word out to even more people.
Thank you so much.
Please forward this email widely. Let's go viral!
ETA: The White House petition is no longer accepting signatures, because the White House has responded with a letter to all of the gun control petitions. Unfortunately, the letter quotes President Obama: "Look, like the majority of Americans, I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms." We need 4 million signatures on the signon.org petition to let our leaders understand that as many disagree with that position as are members of the NRA. You can read the reponse letter at http://wh.gov/Rord
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