PETITION DEMANDING THAT CONGRESS RESOLUTELY UPHOLD THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION BY RESISTING CALLS TO DENY AMERICANS THEIR RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS

To: All members of the U.S. Congress:

Whereas, each time a mass shooting crime occurs – most recently, the horrific elementary school slayings in Connecticut – those opposed to private gun ownership exploit the tragedy by pressuring Congress to pass new laws denying or infringing on Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms;

Whereas, under pressure from President Obama and others with little respect for the Founding Fathers’ original intent expressed in the Bill of Rights, Congress is now being pressured once again to ban “high-capacity magazines” and “assault weapons” – an inflammatory and deliberately misleading label for millions of run-of the-mill semi-automatic rifles – a blatant “infringement” of the Second Amendment;

Whereas, repeated, comprehensive studies of U.S. gun-ownership and crime data spanning the past 35 years prove beyond dispute that increased private gun ownership – and particularly, increased levels of citizens carrying firearms on their person – results in dramatic reductions in violent crime;

Whereas, authoritative studies also prove that violent crime is highest in cities where private gun ownership is severely restricted;

Whereas, the strategy of designating schools and colleges as “gun-free zones” has backfired again and again, providing potential criminals with an assurance they can murder and maim countless victims without any possibility that those victims can defend themselves or fight back;

Whereas, since the alleged Connecticut mass-shooter, Adam Lanza, broke several of that state’s existing stringent gun laws before shooting his victims, it is nonsensical to believe still more laws could somehow have prevented his crime, or will prevent future similar crimes;

Whereas, the one and only thing that might have saved the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School – or the Aurora, Colorado, movie theatre, or Virginia Tech, or Columbine High School, or any of the other mass shootings in recent years – would have been for one or more of those present to be armed and trained, and thus have the ability and opportunity to put an end to the shooter’s rampage:

SIGN THE PETITION

We, the undersigned, demand that members of Congress uphold the solemn oath they took to uphold the Constitution – including the Second Amendment, which clearly and unambiguously guarantees that “the right to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”

SIGN THE PETITION URGING CONGRESS TO RESIST DEMANDS FOR NEW GUN-CONTROL LAWS

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