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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