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Signatures on WH’s Gun Control Petition Skyrocket

americathebeautiful Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:02 AM
Again, I propose that there should be limited access to automobiles. Afterall, automobiles KILL 20 times more people annually than are killed by guns! Oh wait, that's right. When people are driving cars it is the PEOPLE who are responsible for those deaths. Do I have the right? But, of course not when those same people use guns! CORRECT!
Six04 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:14 AM
Fewer people die every year from drugs yet we ban them and spend trillions.
Joseph64 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:25 AM
How many are you counting in that statistic? Are you counting just the overdose cases or are you also counting the victims of violent crimes perpetrated by addicts in need of money for their next fix? Are you also including those killed by people who drive cars or operate machinery while under the influence? Are you counting all those killed by organized crime or in gang wars over drugs? How about the police officers killed in the line of duty by drug dealers or crazed addicts they are trying to arrest?

A gun control petition submitted to the White House’s powerful online petition site, ‘We the People,' shortly after the CT massacre quickly surpassed the number of signatures required to get an official administration response. As of writing, the number of signatures reached 119,505 (and is growing by the minute), far exceeding the 25,000 required. The petition states:

The goal of this petition is to force the Obama Administration to produce legislation that limits access to guns. While a national dialogue is critical, laws are the only means in which we can reduce the number of people murdered...