Nambuya Winfrey
Nambuya Winfrey

my heart goes out to families and am praying for the best for all of you,but shouldnt the government try to minimize on the production of guns to avoid innocent deaths of children whose future is shuttered before they know it.its sad

Tee Kay
Tee Kay

Tee Kay

If it was a petition to support the the REMOVAL of guns from the American public I would sign it. But as you are too stupid to go down that path I am not going to bother to support a half-assed petition that will do nothing to remove guns from the hands of Americans. Your claim to have the right to bear arms against your aggressors is pathetic. How many aggressive school children, teachers, and school administrators were murdered by this gunman?

Renata Rodo
Renata Rodo

ilnostro silenzio sarà di un giorno, quello delle loro famiglie per sempre. Mai più

Karen Miles
Karen Miles

Oh don't you worry people. Soon enough our so called govt. will have full control of our every move. Then you'll wish you had a gun! Just read your bible! Its all been true thus far and is continuing on today. One totally amazing book. It would scare the pants off of you if you didn't believe in Jesus Christ. But I worry what our children and their children will have to live through. Not gonna be easy! Taking guns isn't the answer. Think about it!

Chris Lion
Chris Lion

Dear all the Kids n Parents of the SANDY HOOK DISASTER My name is Chris I live in Carrum a suburb of Melbourne Australia and I would like to say that I am a very keen gun lover and I DO HAVE AN ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY FROM A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT N HAVE LOST MORE THAN HALF MY BRAIN BUT AFTER TWO MONTHS OF BEING IN A COMA AND THEN 18MONTHS OF HOSPITAL I WAS STILL ALOUD TO GO BACK N GET MY GUN LICENCE BACK BUT ON THE 28/4/1996 A MADMAN TOOK THE LIVES OF 37PEOPLE IN PORT ARTHUR A TOURIST...

Dear all the Kids n Parents of the SANDY HOOK DISASTER My name is Chris I live in Carrum a suburb of Melbourne Australia and I would like to say that I am a very keen gun lover and I DO HAVE AN ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY FROM A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT N HAVE LOST MORE THAN HALF MY BRAIN BUT AFTER TWO MONTHS OF BEING IN A COMA AND THEN 18MONTHS OF HOSPITAL I WAS STILL ALOUD TO GO BACK N GET MY GUN LICENCE BACK BUT ON THE 28/4/1996 A MADMAN TOOK THE LIVES OF 37PEOPLE IN PORT ARTHUR A TOURIST ATTRACTION IN TASMANIA AND SINCE THAT DAY THE PRIME MINISTER TOOK ALL SEMIAUTO N AUTOMATIC PISTOLS N RIFIELS OF THE MARKET N WE HAVE NEVER HAD THAT HAPPEN AGAIN SO TAKE A LEAP OUT OF AUSTRALIA'S BOOK N BAN ALL S-AUTO N FUL-AUTOS OF THE MARKET N I WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.THANKS CHRIS LEON.

Brennalynn Whitman
Brennalynn Whitman

My prayers are with the families still today " losing a child is a hurt that will stay ' this is a cruel world ' the children are in a happy place ' some day they will all be together ' xo to them all <3

James Osborne
James Osborne

It is terrible when innocents die. Anytime. Do we take cars away because of drunk drivers? There are many responsible gun owners. Please don't take out your frustrations on them.

Cătălina Duminică
Cătălina Duminică

Violence of any kind and must be stopped. We can not afford to return these horrors.

Lisa McLendon
Lisa McLendon

People are so focused on their 2nd amendment right and are losing the value that should be placed on life itself.
Like the parents in Newtown, I have lost a child so I view things differently than most. I am also a student. I am currently enrolled in college to become a science teacher. As I live in the South and am a licensed gun owner, we do need this dialogue to be a movement from the will of the people and not the will of our representatives. What everyone seems to be overlooking is...

People are so focused on their 2nd amendment right and are losing the value that should be placed on life itself.
Like the parents in Newtown, I have lost a child so I view things differently than most. I am also a student. I am currently enrolled in college to become a science teacher. As I live in the South and am a licensed gun owner, we do need this dialogue to be a movement from the will of the people and not the will of our representatives. What everyone seems to be overlooking is that a gun with no bullets is useless, so let’s reverse the thinking. No politician will stand forth and answer the real issue as it will cost them votes, but we the people can make this happen.

If you are a legal gun owner, then let’s step things up a bit. Taking guns away will never happen. You cannot get the guns off the streets and you cannot stop a citizen from having the right to bear arms. We do have to protect ourselves. This is my proposal. As a responsible gun owner, I think that we need to go back a step to improve the situation, for example: New law. It states that I must take my registered guns to my local police department or sheriff’s department. There I will have a photo identification card made which includes a bar code. My legal weapons are listed with the make, manufacturer, registration (serial number) and caliber. When I go to purchase bullets, I must show this ID from law enforcement as well as a photo ID from my State in order to purchase bullets. I may ONLY purchase bullets that can be fired from my listed weapons. We also list the intended purpose (hunting, practice, skeet…etc) Some states have taken this action, yet North Carolina is not one of them. Currently in NC you only have to show identification if the ammunitions seller believes that you are underage. At 18 you may buy a rifle and at 21 you may buy handguns and anything else. This has to be a NATIONAL database.

This information is then stored into a database for cross reference for this reason. There are mentally unstable people who do own legally registered firearms. If I, for example, go to store A and purchase a box of bullets. Once my card is scanned, it is automatically entered into a live database. I then cannot go to store B to purchase another box. While this does not stop a person from stockpiling bullets, it can send up a red flag so to speak that I am buying massive amounts of bullets.

Obviously provisions would have to be made. If I go to a shooting range for example, the instructor or owner can access the database and verify that I did purchase 4 boxes of bullets and shot 3 boxes. This would allow me to purchase more. I do not know how we fully verify hunting, but in most states you must have a hunting license. If that is your intended use, you must also show a valid hunting license.

This system takes away the power of those who are on the streets randomly shooting into homes and unfortunately now, elementary schools. If the gun is illegal, you cannot purchase bullets. How many drug dealers or pimps for example own guns? Probably all, but how many are legal? Probably very few if any. This database could aid law enforcement in tracking down the licensed owner who is purchasing bullets for the illegal guns.

I also believe that when applying for my new Photo ID, I should at least be questioned as to why I own the guns. If my reasons are plausible and reasonable to the officer, then it should go no further. If my answers seem a bit shady so to speak, then as a responsible owner I should WILLINGLY submit to being fingerprinted, a criminal background check, and possibly a mental evaluation based on the officer’s observations.

This will meet with controversy as will any proposed legislation, however it does give us a short-term solution while the rest can be worked through. Change in this country does not happen over night. This gives us some control over the use of a gun and the intended use of the bullets.

This law needs to be consistent between the states. I live 8 miles from the South Carolina border. There would be nothing stopping me from leaving North Carolina to purchase bullets. If I plan to hunt in South Carolina, I already know that I must have a valid S.C. hunting license, so again, at the point of sale, my hunting license plus the other 2 forms of ID need to be shown. If some states have already taken this action, why can't it be put in place nationally? Your only "restriction" is proving that your are honest. Is is too much to ask of someone to prove intent rather than allow innocent blood to be shed because we place the value of a gun higher than the value of a human life?

While many will say that this will create a black market for bullets, yes it will, but it is no different from the black market that we have now for guns. This idea at least makes it more difficult to obtain bullets. Sit back and ask yourself, "what if this had been MY child?" I would give up every gun and every right to have my daughter back.

Loida Tarazona
Loida Tarazona

thansk

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