Please sign a White House petition to President Obama
I did something useful this afternoon; I went to the white house gov petitions site, and not only signed ALL of the petitions to ban assault style weapons and expanded capacity magazines and to proactively enact and promote safer gun laws - there are approximately 166 possible petitions to sign (and a lot of them are seeking to put guns in schools, and armed veterans in schools); I also started a petition of my own, because I didn't see anything similar.
My petition is one I hope will be reviewed by Vice President Biden, and incorporated in the recommendations he makes to Congress. My petition was that all gun owners must carry liability insurance on every gun they own, lease, or use.
To be seen among the 166 petitions, I have to first have 150 people sign that petition. So I would like to start with all of you, and have you share it with your friends and family.
Liability insurance would be like car insurance; it would mean that those who are harmed by someone's gun, whether they use it or it is used by someone else (with or without their permission) could expect to be compensated for their medical bills, for pain and suffering, for lost wages. In the event of fatalities, that could mean paying for the very expensive costs of a funeral. In the event of property damage, it could mean reimbursement for loss or damage.
Firearms use causes a lot of expense, and too often the victim has to bear that burden, or the taxpayers, or a mix of both. In this respect we should not be treating guns any different than automobiles.
Please sign, and please ask others to sign. I have only 30 days to get 25,000 signatures. The sooner the petition has 150, the sooner other people can see it easily on the white house gov web site. Thank you.
The petition is available here.