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Demand An End to Gun Violence

About the Petition

Every year, more than 10,000 Americans die as a result of gun violence. Compare this to fewer than 200 in Canada and under 50 in Japan.

Per capita, the rate of gun homicide in the U.S. is 3.6 per 100,000 people. That's 16 times that of France, 28 times that of Australia, and 60 times the gun death rate of South Korea.

Stand with organizations like Mayors Against Illegal Guns and demand legislation that will help control the rise of gun violence through background checks and the banning of assault weapons. 

Photo Credit: Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters

To: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

The United States has an estimated 283 million privately-owned guns. Thirty-three people are murdered every day in America with guns, half between the ages of 18 and 35. I urge you to pass legislation that will, at the very least, require a criminal background check for firearms sold in the U.S.

Assault weapons should be banned, as well as high-capacity ammunition magazines. Since gun trafficking is a federal crime, it should be charged as such within the U.S.

I stand with organizations like Mayors Against Illegal Guns and demand legislation that will reduce gun violence.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Supporters

  • 451
    Anonymous
    Tallahassee, FL
    10 months ago
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    Michael F. Kolassa
    Brooklyn, NY
    10 months ago
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    Douglas Risedorf
    Concrete, WA
    10 months ago
  • 448
    Jack Stansfield
    Stanwood, WA
    11 months ago
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    Aya Shibahara
    Canada
    11 months ago
  • 446
    Linda Gale Sampson
    Milwaukee, WI
    11 months ago
  • 445
    Tina Florell
    Sweden
    11 months ago
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    Vickie Forster
    Australia
    11 months ago
  • 443
    Meredith Peppers
    Loganville, GA
    11 months ago
  • 442
    Barbara King
    Los Angeles, CA
    11 months ago
  • 441
    Natalie Garner
    New Zealand
    11 months ago
  • 440
    Rachel Thevenard
    Canada
    11 months ago
  • 439
    Anonymous
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    11 months ago
  • 438
    Jack Lausch
    Wilmington, NC
    11 months ago

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