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Signatures on WH’s Gun Control Petition Skyrocket

jimwg2 Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 1:01 PM
Let's not forget, for each of these poor victims there are perhaps fifty or more people each year who owe their lives to having a gun on them during that lone midnight bus and subway ride from work or operating a grocery or going out a mall parking lot at night.

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...