Record-breaking petition asks Obama to tackle gun control

In the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, record-setting numbers have signed online petitions urging that the federal government take action to halt gun violence.

Shortly after the deadly shooting of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a man identified as “David G” posted an online petition calling on the White House to “immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress.”

Within hours, the petition, which was created on the White House “We the People” site, had surpassed the 25,000 electronic signatures required for the Obama administration to review the request. On Monday, it broke the record, becoming the petition with the most signatures ever submitted to the site.

As of midday today, the petition had 176,828 signatures and counting.

It’s not just the White House that’s seeing an outpouring of public activism. A record-setting 1,017 petitions have been submitted to Change.org related to Sandy Hook Elementary and gun safety.

The petitions range from a request for Walmart to stop advertising assault weapons in their circulars to calls for the President to support stricter gun laws.

President Obama has called for “meaningful action” to prevent future tragedies like Sandy Hook from occurring and has pledged to “use whatever power this office holds” to do so.

While the White House has offered few details on how the president plans to curb gun violence, Obama has initiated discussions with members of his cabinet to begin looking at ways the country can respond to the tragedy.

 

ABC

  • wargame1

    “gun control”  was the ultimate goal for the staged shooting. The American Government is very worried for the coming days when the frustrated people will rally on the street and all of them can legally own a gun

    the following excerpt stinks……….
    Shortly after the deadly shooting of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a man identified as “David G” posted an online petition calling on the White House to “immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress.”

    Within hours, the petition, which was created on the White House “We the People” site, had surpassed the 25,000 electronic signatures required for the Obama administration to review the request. On Monday, it broke the record, becoming the petition with the most signatures ever submitted to the site.

    A video game boy can not kill 26 people within a short time and it is also strange that the boy killed his mother at home too including himself!! so we are missing two most vital witness.Case closed!!

    • Btru2u

      Americans will be like Gazans in the future.

    • 5thDrawer

      The Theorist raises his ugly head again. Tsk ….

      We can note the latest news-bit that there are once again record gun-sales going on with the ‘great fear’ that the ‘Bad American Gov’t’ will somehow subdue ‘the people’ if they can’t own a gun.
      A gun. Hell, most of those ‘hunter-gatherers’ and ‘defenders-of-rights’ forget they only have two hands.
      (I wouldn’t be choosing a military assault rifle to bag a deer …. or a hand-gun for a bear, although it might work.)
      IF there is so little faith in democracy, and such a huge distrust of government, then Americans should be asking themselves where in hell they FAILED to have one United States.
      Perhaps Lebanon is only a microcosm of American Society? Uneducated and Largely Distrustful of fellow humans.

  • wargame1

    “gun control”  was the ultimate goal for the staged shooting. The American Government is very worried for the coming days when the frustrated people will rally on the street and all of them can legally own a gun

    the following excerpt stinks……….

    Within hours, the petition, which was created on the White House “We the People” site, had surpassed the 25,000 electronic signatures required for the Obama administration to review the request. On Monday, it broke the record, becoming the petition with the most signatures ever submitted to the site.

    • Btru2u

      Americans will be like Gazans in the future.

    • 5thDrawer

      The Theorist raises his ugly head again. Tsk ….

      We can note the latest news-bit that there are once again record gun-sales going on with the ‘great fear’ that the ‘Bad American Gov’t’ will somehow subdue ‘the people’ if they can’t own a gun.
      A gun. Hell, most of those ‘hunter-gatherers’ and ‘defenders-of-rights’ forget they only have two hands.
      (I wouldn’t be choosing a military assault rifle to bag a deer …. or a hand-gun for a bear, although it might work.)
      IF there is so little faith in democracy, and such a huge distrust of government, then Americans should be asking themselves where in hell they FAILED to have one United States.
      Perhaps Lebanon is only a microcosm of American Society? Uneducated and Largely Distrustful of fellow humans.

  • Hannibal

    176,828  petitions is a drop in the bucket in a 325 million Americans… It won’t pass… There are other ways to stop this madness. There are proposed technologies that can answer this. Why they are reluctant of using them is beyond me.

    • 2160John

      I agree, gun control is ridiculous. The other day there was a shooting at a new movie called “The Hobbit” and an off duty officer with a concealed firearm shot the attempted murderer and saved lives at the movie theater. The media seemed to ignore this act of bravery and focused on the glorifying of the terrorist Adam Lanza and trying to the spin the story to fit their gun control agenda.

      • libnan1

         I hear that “the Hobbit” is cool movie.

  • Hannibal

    176,828  petitions is a drop in the bucket in a 325 million Americans… It won’t pass… There are other ways to stop this madness. There are proposed technologies that can answer this. Why they are reluctant of using them is beyond me.

    • 2160John

      I agree, gun control is ridiculous. The other day there was a shooting at a new movie called “The Hobbit” and an off duty officer with a concealed firearm shot the attempted murderer and saved lives at the movie theater. The media seemed to ignore this act of bravery and focused on the glorifying of the terrorist Adam Lanza and trying to the spin the story to fit their gun control agenda.

      • libnan1

         I hear that “the Hobbit” is cool movie.

  • patriotss

    and no gun controls for the Syrian children they are funding
    anyways what goes around comes around 
    has anyone worked out the ratio yet    

  • patriotss

    and no gun controls for the Syrian children they are funding
    anyways what goes around comes around 
    has anyone worked out the ratio yet    

  • Jane Fairchild

    Gun Control’s in Israel:  For your Information, which is not Classified and is known to all:

    Please note: IDF carry with them at all times, whilst on duty and off duty their sub-machine guns, The Policeman Dept, the same, The Border Israeli IDF Soldiers, the same,Security Guards, at all Entrances to Schooling Establishments carry them with them at all times.Security Guards from Banks to your local Supermarket carry an armed gun, as well as Hospital Entrances, the same. All Train Stations and Central Bus Stations have Security Guards whom are armed all the time.

    Schooling excursions/trips, some teachers may carry armed weapons, I did, plus their is always a Security Guard with an armed gun with the Group. Registered Body-Guards carry weapons with them at all times. That is ENOUGH guns around to supply the whole of the Arab Countries,Enough guns to protect Israel.Plus those living in Hebron, Judea and Sam aria carry guns to protect their Communities also to mention Kibbutzim and Moshavim. Enough, ordinary citizens do not need to carry guns with them, like you do in the USA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1277868756 Jane Fairchild

    Gun Control’s in Israel:  For your Information, which is not Classified and is known to all:

    Please note: IDF carry with them at all times, whilst on duty and off duty their sub-machine guns, The Policeman Dept, the same, The Border Israeli IDF Soldiers, the same,Security Guards, at all Entrances to Schooling Establishments carry them with them at all times.Security Guards from Banks to your local Supermarket carry an armed gun, as well as Hospital Entrances, the same. All Train Stations and Central Bus Stations have Security Guards whom are armed all the time.

    Schooling excursions/trips, some teachers may carry armed weapons, I did, plus their is always a Security Guard with an armed gun with the Group. Registered Body-Guards carry weapons with them at all times. That is ENOUGH guns around to supply the whole of the Arab Countries,Enough guns to protect Israel.Plus those living in Hebron, Judea and Sam aria carry guns to protect their Communities also to mention Kibbutzim and Moshavim. Enough, ordinary citizens do not need to carry guns with them, like you do in the USA.