Whitehouse Petition: Avoid talks with the NRA/GOA who only promote more guns and detract from a real gun reduction solution

Dear friends,

We only need 146 more signatures before the petition below will appear publicly on the Whitehouse.gov site.  Don’t miss your opportunity to make a difference!

If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by January 23, 2013, the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

You can view and sign the petition here:

http://wh.gov/Q8wO

Here’s some more information about this petition:

Avoid talks with the NRA/GOA who only promote more guns and detract from a real gun reduction solution

It is an assault to the memory of the victims of Sandy Hook to involve the NRA/GOA in any policy debate. Are we so forgetful that we have forgotten the record of the NRA? In 2011, NRA’s La Pierre refused to discuss gun control with Obama stating “Why should I or the N.R.A. go sit down with a group of people that have spent a lifetime trying to destroy the Second Amendment in the United States?” The NRA has spent a lifetime promoting gun violence and are responsible for the gun laws that made these mass shootings possible. The NRA Litigated against the Brady Bill which among other things prevented felons and the mentally ill from receiving guns, spent millions and succeeded in getting the court to make background checks voluntary.

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Whitehouse Petition: Avoid talks with the NRA/GOA who only promote more guns and detract from a real gun reduction solution

Dear friends,

I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by January 23, 2013, the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

You can view and sign the petition here:

http://wh.gov/Q8wO

Here’s some more information about this petition:

Avoid talks with the NRA/GOA who only promote more guns and detract from a real gun reduction solution

It is an assault to the memory of the victims of Sandy Hook to involve the NRA/GOA in any policy debate. Are we so forgetful that we have forgotten the record of the NRA? In 2011, NRA’s La Pierre refused to discuss gun control with Obama stating “Why should I or the N.R.A. go sit down with a group of people that have spent a lifetime trying to destroy the Second Amendment in the United States?” The NRA has spent a lifetime promoting gun violence and are responsible for the gun laws that made these mass shootings possible. The NRA Litigated against the Brady Bill which among other things prevented felons and the mentally ill from receiving guns, spent millions and succeeded in getting the court to make background checks voluntary.

US Leads the Developed World in Gun Violence

Now here is a record only the NRA or GOA could be proud of:

The People of the United States own about 42% of all the world’s civilian-owned firearms yet have 5% of the total world population.  Gun homicides are several hundred percent higher than all advanced countries including England, France, Australia and Japan and 200% higher than in Canada.

Country

Civilian firearms per 100 residents[92]

Number of homicides by firearm[93]

Homicide by Firearms—rate per 100,000 population[93]

United States of America 89 9,960 3.2
Switzerland 46 51 0.5
Sweden[94] 31.6 92 1.0
France[95] 31.2 682 1.1
Canada 31 554 1.6
Germany[96] 30 158 0.2
Mexico 15 26,757 22.7
Australia[97] 15 229 1.0
Turkey[98] 12.5
England and Wales 6 41 0.1
Japan[99] 0.6 11 <0.01

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_the_United_States