posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 03:01 AM
A citizen petition asking the White House to immediately press Congress for tighter restrictions on gun ownership has garnered more signatures
than any other posted to the White House's website.
The petition, which was posted on the White House's We the People page, was filed soon after news broke about the mass shooting at Sandy Hook
Elementary School on Friday. More than 151,000 people had signed the petition as of Monday afternoon.
So many things are better regulated than guns, we are not asking for a total banning of weapons but I think the people simply want more restrictions
on who can own them. More background checks and longer waiting times. I won't support anything that infringes on people's rights, but I also will not
support the current state of affairs.
Just as I typed this, my friend that work's at Dicks Sporting Goods has told me that they will stop selling AR-15's and high capacity magazines. It's
a real shame that it took the deaths of 27 innocent kids and teachers to get the ball rolling.
Sales clerks at Dick's Sporting Goods stores across the West Coast tell WW tonight that the nationwide retail chain has stopped selling
semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the mass shootings in Connecticut and Oregon last week.
Apparently there is also talk that Wal-Mart will also cease the sales of AR-15's
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