Petition to ban assault weapons

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A tragedy of great proportions happened today, Dec 14, 2012, which broke our hearts. 20 children and 6 adults died in a mass shooting in an Elementary School in Newtown, CT. In the recent past there were mass shootings in a mall in Oregon, in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and a theater in Aurora. Easy access to assault weapons makes such mass killings possible.

Assault weapons doesn't belong in our streets and neighborhoods. The 2nd Amendment gives us the right to bear arms, but it doesn't define arms. Were do we draw the line? If we don't draw a line, can a Howitzer be considered a gun that a private citizen can own? We need to pass a law that bans weapons that belong in the military from being owned by private citizens.

This is a petition to pass a law banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines.

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Feb 25th, 2017
Kevin from Wichita, KS writes:
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I think this is a great first start. Another would be a buyback program for assault type weapons. Perhaps, it could be expanded to include all the other types of weapons that simply aren't necessary anymore.
Jan 2nd, 2017
David W. from FLORA, IL writes:
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save lives
Nov 28th, 2016
Salena H. from San Marcos, TX writes:
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My friends could've gotten killed in the recent shooting in Columbus, Ohio. You got an answer for that?
Nov 19th, 2016
Atul G. from issaquah, WA signed.
Oct 16th, 2016
steve s. from San Antonio, TX signed.
Oct 14th, 2016
Steve S. from San Antonio, TX signed.
Oct 14th, 2016
Steve S. from San Antonio, TX signed.
Oct 7th, 2016
Steve S. from San Antonio, TX signed.
Sep 18th, 2016
Someone from Tucson, AZ signed.
Sep 11th, 2016
Someone from Redondo Beach, CA writes:
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ban weapons for all! too many of them were killed. too many amials were killed.