Beth Harper-Schurman
Beth Harper-Schurman

I am for doing what I can to prevent this kind of violence. I do not support gun control however, I do support REAL background checks, more Officers in schools, Locked school buildings. and keeping all public out of the schools --even your mother, brother, son Unless they are working their or going to school there. Our world makes us have to lock the doors. So LOCK THE DOORS already.

Cindy Hughes Hudson
Cindy Hughes Hudson

Honestly, if you don't have something positive to say, why say anything at all. This is a first step to the search for ways to stop something like this from happening again. That can only be a good thing. Love can win, if we are willing to talk, and more importantly, listen.

Jack Ellis
Jack Ellis

I watched the towers go down on television in my classroom that day with my students. They thanked me for that years later. 9/11 was an incredible sad day; common sense, though, went out the window when we went to war. It cost us. We're still paying for it. Sandy Hook for me is even sadder. Children. A mentally ill person. Evil. Matricide. Guns that kill many in the blink of an eye. We can do better as a country in so many ways. The sky is not falling. The guns the killer used...

I watched the towers go down on television in my classroom that day with my students. They thanked me for that years later. 9/11 was an incredible sad day; common sense, though, went out the window when we went to war. It cost us. We're still paying for it. Sandy Hook for me is even sadder. Children. A mentally ill person. Evil. Matricide. Guns that kill many in the blink of an eye. We can do better as a country in so many ways. The sky is not falling. The guns the killer used were for the sole purpose of killing. And they did that. Those guns should not be available for so many reasons. The sky is not falling. The time is long overdue for changes in our country. I stand with the grieving parents. We can do better. We can be better. It all depends on what we collectively do next that matters most.

Ryan Williamson
Ryan Williamson

You promise to do WHAT? I don't see anywhere on here, or on the website, where there's a detailed plan of action about what you hope to do. How can I sign up for something if I don't know what I'm signing up for. This reminds me of Obamacare... we have to pass it so we can see what's in it.

Bill Clark
Bill Clark

Yes What makes you think that's not part of it.

Gene Hunter
Gene Hunter

US and UK murder-In the US – population 311.5 million (1) – there were an estimated 13,756 murders in 2009 (2), a rate of about 5.0 per 100,000 (3). Of these 9,203 were carried out with a firearm.
In the UK – population 56.1 million (4) – there were an estimated 550 murders in 2011-12 (5), a rate of about 1.4 per 100,000. Of these 39 were carried out with a firearm (6).

I guess Mr. Mellor statistic do not bare U out!
http://fleshisgrass.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/us-and-uk-murder-rate-and-wea...

US and UK murder-In the US – population 311.5 million (1) – there were an estimated 13,756 murders in 2009 (2), a rate of about 5.0 per 100,000 (3). Of these 9,203 were carried out with a firearm.
In the UK – population 56.1 million (4) – there were an estimated 550 murders in 2011-12 (5), a rate of about 1.4 per 100,000. Of these 39 were carried out with a firearm (6).

I guess Mr. Mellor statistic do not bare U out!
http://fleshisgrass.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/us-and-uk-murder-rate-and-weapon-updated/
Ok, I know GOP does not believe in sci and statistic but Mr. Mellor I hope U do! Hunter

Elisabeth Marshall
Elisabeth Marshall

I've read a few of these comments and the replies to them on this petition. This gun debate is getting exhausting. Exhausting because people are just talking mindlessly out of their asses. "Yer ain't gunna take my guns"... "I will take your guns, and your dog, and your kitchen knives.." "If you ban this, then you better ban that, and that, and this"... Come on people!! Are we really that divided that we can't have a civil, educated discussion about this with out jumping at each others...

I've read a few of these comments and the replies to them on this petition. This gun debate is getting exhausting. Exhausting because people are just talking mindlessly out of their asses. "Yer ain't gunna take my guns"... "I will take your guns, and your dog, and your kitchen knives.." "If you ban this, then you better ban that, and that, and this"... Come on people!! Are we really that divided that we can't have a civil, educated discussion about this with out jumping at each others throats?? The fact is, is that we are all in the middle of a nation wide crisis. Our children are being preyed upon in their safe havens. Mothers shouldn't live in fear from the moment that their child gets on the school bus until the moment when they get off of that school bus. Mothers who live their lives to keep their children safe shouldn't have to bury their children who lost their lives in school shootings. There has to be some kind of common ground. We have to meet together on this. One persons feelings and thoughts on this topic shouldn't be and isn't more important or more right than the other with a completely different view. The high priority is for the children. Our children. Our future. Our most precious rays of sunshine and love. I am the spouse of a military veteran, I co-head a household with firearms, I am also a mother of 2 young children. And those 2 kids, their friends, your children are far more important to me than the m-16 locked in the gun cabinet. I mean honestly, outside of a combative situation, what is the purpose those assault riffles and high capacity mags hold? Seriously? I'm not trying to start a pro gun - anti gun debate here. The firearms you own aren't in question here. It's the accessibility of weapons to those with mental health issues, irresponsible gun ownership and the assault riffles. The meaning lies with in the name. Assault. When the 2nd amendment was written you had single shot weapons. Black powder. Flints. You were lucky and fortunate if your family even possessed one. ONE. You didn't have prepackaged ammunition ready to be loaded up in 30 + rounds ready to be fired with in seconds of each other. It makes me sick for gun owners to use that as their shield. And remember, I am a multi gun owner. "You can't change the constitution".... But you can change with the times as far as firearm power goes? So long as it benefits you? Doesn't make sense to me. There's got to be a middle ground from both sides. Instead of yelling at each other, take the time to listen, the time to understand what the other person is saying & feeling. Then the respect will be returned to you. We have to come together to protect our children. That is what this is all about.

Michael Dar
Michael Dar

I have no problem to honor the victims of this tragedy but if this initiative is meant to promote the ban of the right of the citizens to possess a gun..I won't fall for it. Weapons are by far not the main cause of fatal casualties...

Scottie Selby
Scottie Selby

It broke my heart seeing this happen. At night I hold my son closer and during the day we play harder. I hope I never have to go through losing joseph just like I hope its a long long time before he loses me. But ill make sure neither of us have regrets ab what we should have said or ahould have done.

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