Don’t Let Children Carry Lethal Handguns


Target: Alabama Governor, Robert J. Bentley

Goal: Do not allow minors to own and use dangerous handguns.

Alabama could legalize the possession of handguns for minors with parental permission. The proposal could even eliminate the requirement to keep strict records regarding the sale of firearms. This initiative could endanger the lives of many by allowing ill-equipped and under-developed minds to carry dangerous firearms. Urge Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to keep this dangerous proposal from becoming state law.

Studies demonstrate a direct correlation between mental health issues and an increased likelihood of violence. Allowing minors to carry concealed weapons severely increases the chance of school shootings and a number of other dangerous situations in which the presence of firearms and heightened emotions can be a fatal combination.

In addition, allowing minors to carry handguns sends the wrong message to the entire state. Minors will feel that if they’re legally allowed to carry handguns, they then have permission to use said firearms as they see fit. Even strict instruction regarding the use of firearms in a safe manner cannot fully eliminate the chance of accidents.

Proposed legalization of handguns for minors has zero benefits and many more opportunities for accidents. During teen years, emotions are constantly changing and it is not always easy for individuals to remain calm and rational. Adding legalized handguns to this mix would be a horrible mistake that would inevitably place many citizens in danger.

Please sign this petition to urge Alabama Governor Robert Bentley not to sign legislation legalizing the use of handguns among minors.


Dear Governor Bentley,

The recent proposal to legalize handguns among minors is a dangerous initiative that will pave the way for numerous acts of violence. What’s worse, eliminating records regarding the sale of firearms will make it even more difficult for authorities to track down criminals. Please do not allow these dangerous practices to become state law.

Science has shown that teenagers have under-developed brains, making it extremely difficult to make rational decisions. When dangerous firearms are added to this mix, it is a sure recipe for disaster. Our society has already seen a rise in gun violence among citizens of all ages as well as a horrible epidemic of school shootings in which handguns frequently fall into the wrong hands.

Legalizing handguns for minors and eliminating the requirement for strict records of gun sales will not benefit society in any way. Both are dangerous initiatives that will inevitably place firearms in the hands of many citizens that should not have these resources available to them.

Please take a stand against violence in all forms and prevent the legalization of handguns among minors.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Tamara Heikalo says:

    That governor must have shares in the gun industry. Because otherwise, this is simply a case of total ignorance of reality.

  2. Tamara Heikalo says:

    Anyone for this must have shares in the gun industry. Because otherwise, this is simply a case of total ignorance of reality.

  3. REALLY NOT A GOOD IDEA AT ALL !!!!! Can you imagine teenagers carrying handguns with all the bullying going in the school?????

  4. Elizabeth Goudge says:

    What madman has rubber-stamped this lunacy? Let us never forget the ” Hitler Youth” and the havoc they wreaked and the heartache that ensued. SO glad that I do not live across the pond: Alabama is sewing the wind and WILL reap the whirlwind.

  5. Cecily Colloby says:

    Oh great!!Let’s hope the idiots who have given the go-ahead to this mad idea are the first ones to be shot by some trigger happy kid whose equally mad parents have consented to their child having a gun!!!You simply could not make it up…

  6. Michael Guest says:

    Wrong and stupid idea. They won’t make places safe. And there could be risks of somebody getting hurt. Don’t let this happen. It’s too dangerous.

  7. Sandra Zaninovich says:

    Are you fucking kidding me?!?!?!

  8. Speechless at the utter stupidity of humans promoting and encouraging even MORE violence, as if there isn’t enough already. I’d say these “deep south” yokels need to shoot each other in their thoughtless heads, but the bullets would probably just pass through all the THIN AIR inside.

  9. Irena Franchi says:

    Don’t Let Children Carry Lethal Handguns.

  10. The reason why some parents don’t have a problem with allowing their children to handle guns is because of ignorance and a lack of education in the fields of child development and child psychology. Anyone who knows anything about child development and child psychology knows that a young child is incapable of understanding the consequences of their actions, let alone able to make such serious decisions or control their impulses. Quite simply, their brains have yet to fully develop. It’s a tragedy that many of these parents also have brains which are under-developed.

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