Roger Bliss
Roger Bliss

Not on your life, or my life. Dennis E. Beasley is right. Wake up or you will be slaves.

Mohamed Alli
Mohamed Alli

Responsible people drives cars and motor vehicles and may cause some type of accidents that may cause injury and sometimes death. They do not go out of their way to kill or maim others willfully. a person with a gun responsible or not will threaten to kill or maim or Kill with out thinking or one day get out of their homes and start shooting without having any regards who they hit. They may leave a GUN unattended and a child , innocently picked it up and discharge it killing a family member...

Responsible people drives cars and motor vehicles and may cause some type of accidents that may cause injury and sometimes death. They do not go out of their way to kill or maim others willfully. a person with a gun responsible or not will threaten to kill or maim or Kill with out thinking or one day get out of their homes and start shooting without having any regards who they hit. They may leave a GUN unattended and a child , innocently picked it up and discharge it killing a family member as we have heard of recently. A person could use any type of instruments to kill or maim any one, but a gun, put in the hands of a person, could be deadly at all times and is indefensible. LOAD POINT PULL TRIGGER, MAIM OR DEAD. Simple and deadly.

Nikita Jones
Nikita Jones
  • Mohamed Alli

One day there might appear a space ship full of aliens on the Earth's orbit and start pouring candy bars' packages for kids of the planet as a sign of friendly inclinations before getting on the ground, making friends with everybody on the planet and living happily ever after.....After all anything is possible.

Erx Bratton
Erx Bratton

Cars and drunk drivers and doctors kill more people each year than guns do. I don't see you trying to banning cars or booze.

Nick Magel
Nick Magel
  • Erx Bratton

To your point Erx, their are more background checks and regulations to getting a drivers license then there are to buying a gun.

Bobby Muse
Bobby Muse
  • Erx Bratton

But there aren't many countries that had vehicles registered, confiscated them, then killed the people they took the cars away from. This has happened more than a few times regarding guns. That's why gun owners are tense whenever someone proposes "common sense" gun laws that set the stage for registration, and then confiscation.

Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson

What part of "shall not be infringed" don't gun control advocates understand? The use of knives, bats, personal body weapons and blunt objects are the tools, which the criminals use to take far more lives than guns. Criminals will always get their their weapons, no matter what. That is a FACT!

Horre Phrost
Horre Phrost
  • Randy Thompson

what point of "well regulated" and "militia" did you not understand?

Tyler DeWayne Watkins
Tyler DeWayne Watkins
  • Randy Thompson

What point of "The right of the people" did you not understand?

Roger A East
Roger A East
  • Randy Thompson

If people living in this county don't like guns then they should move to Canada and leave my guns alone. I live over 30 minutes from a police station I do not call 911 I dial Ruger 357. Even the Sheriffs of Colorado are suing over the new gun laws that passed there because they are not enforceable. Washington needs to stop worrying about how to take guns and start worrying about the economy.

Thomas Schneider
Thomas Schneider

This, *our Earth*, is ....

*our common Earth*!

And, ....
it's *round* nowadays !!!!

Thus, let's immediately *stop* thos damned WARS, for whatever reason, immediatly!

Thanks in advance,
Thomas.Schneider@thsitc.com

Jason Adonis Anguiano
Jason Adonis Anguiano

Tax money is wasted on bill after bill to have more strict gun laws, few of them pass. So can anyone tell me that if this law passes that homicide won't still be the number 2 killer amongst 15-24 yr olds?

Sarah S
Sarah S
  • Jason Adonis Anguiano

A combination of both stronger background checks + funding for violence prevention programs has the potential to decrease violence. We'd love to advocate for other solutions to help decrease gun violence as well. What do you think would be most helpful?

Shawn Lehner
Shawn Lehner
  • Jason Adonis Anguiano

Sarah, how about we punish the criminals to the fullest extent of the law instead of having DA's who plea deal to keep their conviction rate high. No law could ever prevent something from happening, they can only punish those who break them. We also need to find way for those who have mental illness problems to get the help they need while keeping citizens safe from them.

Sarah S
Sarah S
  • Jason Adonis Anguiano

We agree! One amendment that has been in consideration in Congress is for a study on mental illness and mass violence. The outcomes include finding what preventative measures can be taken to help people cope with their mental illnesses.

I'm really interested in your comment about punishment v. prevention tactics. Does the threat of punishment (enacted in a law) lead to prevention -- or is deterrence a more accurate choice of words?

Shawn Lehner
Shawn Lehner
  • Jason Adonis Anguiano

Sarah, laws serve two purposes. They serve as a guideline for those who want to follow the law and punish those who do not. However, even without laws people know that murdering another is wrong. There is an old saying that "Locks are used to keep honest people honest". Laws are used the same way. Law cannot prevent and do not deter. It is the fear of getting caught and serving the punishment that they fear.

All most all criminals get their guns one of two ways, either on the black market...

Sarah, laws serve two purposes. They serve as a guideline for those who want to follow the law and punish those who do not. However, even without laws people know that murdering another is wrong. There is an old saying that "Locks are used to keep honest people honest". Laws are used the same way. Law cannot prevent and do not deter. It is the fear of getting caught and serving the punishment that they fear.

All most all criminals get their guns one of two ways, either on the black market or through straw purchases. A UBC will not solve that at all. Ask any police officer and they will tell you the same. The ones who want a UBC want it because they want a registry.

Horre Phrost
Horre Phrost
  • Jason Adonis Anguiano

right, like they used to know killing a slave for running away was wrong? oh wait, they all thought it was so right they made a law about it. as to laws not deterring - what garbage. the stricter the punishment for having a gun, the few people risk having them. the "but the criminals will all be armed" pearl clutching is an old BS argument for "let's arm everyone", in which the average person who dies is grandma when she goes for a late night snack.

Christopher Yarber
Christopher Yarber

Please provide reliable sources for the above claim, "a child or teen is shot every 30 minutes by a firearm". First, the firearm DID NOT shoot anyone, a firearm is incapable of shooting anyone, only humans shoot children or teens with a firearm. Second how is taking firearms away from law abiding citizens going to stop criminals who are not law abiding and who don't register or purchase the guns legally, from committing crimes with illegally obtained guns? OF almost every gun crime reported,...

Please provide reliable sources for the above claim, "a child or teen is shot every 30 minutes by a firearm". First, the firearm DID NOT shoot anyone, a firearm is incapable of shooting anyone, only humans shoot children or teens with a firearm. Second how is taking firearms away from law abiding citizens going to stop criminals who are not law abiding and who don't register or purchase the guns legally, from committing crimes with illegally obtained guns? OF almost every gun crime reported, not one gun law, either on the books or proposed, would have stopped the crime that was committed. I absolutely can not sign this pledge to make law abiding citizens more vulnerable to the criminals and thieves in the United States.

Christopher Yarber
Christopher Yarber
  • Christopher Yarber

Please also provide a reliable source for the claim that "91% of Americans agree that universal background checks are a common sense law for gun ownership" Your claim is BS.

Mike Travis
Mike Travis
  • Christopher Yarber

Christopher, they cannot because it is a fabrication of the left who makes up stories to push their agenda and calls them "facts".

Sarah S
Sarah S
  • Christopher Yarber

I just added in our sources to the petition, in case you're interested in checking them out. You're right about our choice of words - firearms don't kill people, people with firearms kill people.

Christopher, that's a valid point about crime prevention - no law created can ever entirely prevent something from happening. Even in the case of murder, the laws that we have created haven't stopped murder from ever happening. Instead, we can only hope that it deters people from committing those...

I just added in our sources to the petition, in case you're interested in checking them out. You're right about our choice of words - firearms don't kill people, people with firearms kill people.

Christopher, that's a valid point about crime prevention - no law created can ever entirely prevent something from happening. Even in the case of murder, the laws that we have created haven't stopped murder from ever happening. Instead, we can only hope that it deters people from committing those crimes in the first place.

Concerning taking guns away from law-abiding citizens - if an individual passes a background check as a "law-abiding citizen", they shouldn't have to worry about having their guns confiscated. The proposals being considered solely concern those who fail to pass a background check.

Horre Phrost
Horre Phrost
  • Christopher Yarber

firearms do kill people - when the catch is off and the gun falls. hunters leave guns propped up against a tree or truck all the time, and when the gun falls, it goes off, killing or wounding the hunter. "Guns don't kill people" is ludicrous - that IS ALL THEY ARE MADE TO DO. by the way - "law abiding citizens" are the ones who kill more people - the average person they kill is a family member they mistake for an intruder.

Bobby Muse
Bobby Muse
  • Christopher Yarber

Horre, that might've been the case a hundred years ago. Modern firearms don't go off unless you pull the trigger. Most have 2-3 internal passive safety systems to prevent what you think is the norm. The point about "guns don't kill people" is that they can't load themselves, point themselves or pull their own trigger. Some brain is behind it all. Laws don't stop that most of the time. I can't imagine how you believe law abiding citizens do the most killing.

Horre Phrost
Horre Phrost
  • Christopher Yarber

because the stats show it to be true. most killings associated with guns that law abiding citizens own are family members of the gun owner. it is in the 80% - not intruders, not bad guys, but their own families, mistaken for a burglar.

Marissa Balodis
Marissa Balodis
  • Christopher Yarber

Horre, let us please be privy to the "stats" that you are quoting from. I would love to see where you found this information and background behind it. Thanks.

Johnny Wilmot
Johnny Wilmot

I AM SORRY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE VICTIMS...BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND IF JUST THESE FEW LAWS PASS, THE GOVERNMENT WILL THEN TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL. WE ARE BEING TAKEN OVER FROM WITHIN, AND ONCE OUR GUNS ARE GONE, THEY WILL HAVE SUCCEEDED IN GOING ON TO COMPLETE TAKEOVER OF OUR RIGHTS AS CITIZENS!!

Peter Carr
Peter Carr

Some of the objections to universal background checks include (a) it infringes constitutional rights, (b) it is almost sure to be accompanied by gun registration which will open the door to gun confiscation at a later date, and (c) it will have no substantial affect on crime since criminals do not follow the law.

Jim Buser
Jim Buser
  • Peter Carr

I am not against background checks per se, but I think that this law is impractical and unenforceable. Gun laws like this are not sensible and are bound to create unexpected consequences just so a few people can feel good. If a person selling a gun does not want to do a background check, the person won't and how would law enforcement know? Also, what is the process? Does the seller have to go to a gun shop or a courthouse to have the background check run? How long does the seller have...

I am not against background checks per se, but I think that this law is impractical and unenforceable. Gun laws like this are not sensible and are bound to create unexpected consequences just so a few people can feel good. If a person selling a gun does not want to do a background check, the person won't and how would law enforcement know? Also, what is the process? Does the seller have to go to a gun shop or a courthouse to have the background check run? How long does the seller have to wait to sell the gun? How does the buyer receive the gun after a successful check? Lots of unanswered questions. Background checks in gun shops and gun shows is completely acceptable, but universal background checks are not practical or enforceable.

Franklin Hall
Franklin Hall
  • Peter Carr

I would be in favor of universal background checks if I could trust the federal government. But I cannot trust the federal government any more. I did trust them until I was 18 years old. I have been lied to, cheated, robbed, deceived, misled, misinformed, and over taxed so many times in the following 69 years I can't even begin to count the dozens of times they have proven that they cannot be trusted.

Christopher Yarber
Christopher Yarber
  • Peter Carr

The BIGGEST thieves and liars in the country, work at your bank, wall street, BIG BUSINESS, local government and in Washington DC

Pattie Kettle
Pattie Kettle
  • Peter Carr

Maybe people should start acting like real citizens and get involved to change the negativity. The solution is definitely NOT to give up.

Jordan Russell
Jordan Russell
  • Peter Carr

SO let me get this straight: You don't mind having to register a car, but you DO have a problem with registering a tool which sole purpose is to kill...???