Sign the petition to demand White House, govt. buildings become 'gun free zones'Submitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:26
(NaturalNews) President Barack Obama has vowed to use the power of his office to seek sweeping new gun control measures to kick off his second term in January, a new petition posted on the White House's We the People website is calling on the administration to practice what it preaches for ordinary Americans.
Specifically, the petition demands that the president issue an executive order amending the 1990 Gun-Free School Zones Act to "establish the White House, all federal buildings and federal events as gun free zones and all federal security personnel will turn in their guns."
Eliminating a double standard
"We also demand the order apply to private schools such as Sidwell Friends School attended by the president's daughters," says the petition, which was initiated by talk show host and InfoWars.com founder Alex Jones.
"This petition is a response to government and corporate media dismissing a call for armed guards at schools following the Sandy Hook shooting. Jones and Infowars.com believe there should not be a double standard," the petition says. "If the government believes gun free zones are a solution for citizens, the same standard should apply to government servants and employees."
As of this writing, the petition had garnered more than 10,000 signatures; 25,000 are needed by January 27 in order to require the administration to officially examine the issue and respond.