Friday, February 16, 2018

Add your name: Ban assault weapons

Sign the petition to support a ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines.

Dear MoveOn member,

Yesterday, another mass shooting took place in a school leaving 17 people dead and many others severely injured. It was the 18th school shooting in 2018, and it's only February.1,2

The shooter used an AR-15, a military-style assault weapon with large capacity magazines. This type of weapon was also used in previous mass shootings, including Aurora, Newtown, San Bernardino, Sutherland Springs, and Las Vegas.3

We do not want to hear our state and federal officials offering their thoughts and prayers for this latest tragedy—we want action now!

Sign the petition to ban military-style assault weapons and large capacity magazines in civilian society. They are designed to kill and injure large numbers of people in a short period of time.

Our schools must be havens for learning where students can feel safe and not have to worry about being gunned down in their own classrooms or on the playground. Military-style assault weapons are weapons of war and have no place in our communities.

We cannot allow the daily carnage in our country to be the new normal.

Tell Trump, Congress, and Florida legislators to act now to ban military-style assault weapons and large capacity magazines.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


—Andy Pelosi, The Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus


1. "Death Toll Is at 17 and Could Rise in Shooting," The New York Times, February 14, 2018

2. "There have already been 18 school shootings in the US this year: Everytown," ABC News, February 14, 2018

3. "Why the AR-15 keeps appearing at America's deadliest mass shootings," CNBC, February 15, 2018

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