In the aftermath of an elementary school shooting in Connecticut that left 27 people dead, including 20 children, thousands of citizens have formally called on the federal government to address the issues of gun control, gun violence and mental illness.
Within hours of the latest school massacre, six petitions were created on the White House’s website today calling for the president to address issues related to mass shootings. All the petitions had at least 200 signatures as of 4:30 p.m. EST, and one had garnered more than 5,000.
The first petition called on the Obama administration to “immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress,” requesting legislation to change the way citizens obtain guns.
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