Sign the emergency petition: Ban assault weapons now!
The petition to Congress reads: "Ban assault weapons now."
Late last night, a gunman opened fire in a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. At least nine people including the gunman were killed, and several others were injured. Our hearts ache for the victims and their families.
While full details of the shooting aren’t yet available, one witness told local media outlets that he “saw a man with a sub-machine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open.”
Tragically, when these types of mass shootings happen, they’re more deadly due to the widespread availability of assault weapons in the United States.
We can’t allow this to keep happening. Sign our emergency petition to Congress if you agree that it is time to ban assault weapons in the United States once and for all.
So far in 2021, more than 12,000 people in the United States have already lost their lives this year due to gun violence. And despite the fact that it’s only mid-April, there have already been nearly 150 mass shootings in the United States this year.
In just the past month we’ve seen tragic mass shootings at three massage parlors in Georgia, a supermarket in Colorado, an office building in southern California, a cabinet company facility in Texas, and now, a FedEx facility in Indiana.
As President Biden said just last week, "gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it is an international embarrassment.” Pres. Biden is taking some meaningful steps through executive action to curb the gun violence epidemic, but in order to ban assault weapons and take other steps to keep us safe, Congress needs to do its part.
Can you sign and share our emergency petition urging Congress to take immediate action to ban assault weapons?