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White House Petition for HR822

Apparently the White House has a petition site, and one of the petition pages is for HR822, the National Right-to-Carry Recprocity Act of 2011. The goal is to hit 5000 signatures by October 22, 2011. We’re at 1065 so far. Unfortunately, you have to register to sign the petition, which makes me surprised we’re 1/5th the way there, considering those in our cause with thicker, more luxurious varieties of Wookie Suits might not be too keen on getting their names on a White House list of gun owners.

In contrast, the petition created by one of our opponents to re-institute the assault weapons ban isn’t doing so well.

UPDATE: From Bitter, in response to how the e-mails would be used:

Actually, you can’t be solicited for a DNC donation from the White House list. However, what people have speculated the petition function’s end goal is to build a list of sympathetic emails with issues that they have specified they care about. A petition like this won’t see any actual action, nor will they really have anything to do with reaching out to pro-gun people. However, it will make some White House staff nervous and annoyed, so that is worth it. It also can serve as a reminder to those in Congress that we want it done.

21 Responses to “White House Petition for HR822”

  1. LC Scotty says:

    We’ve gotten more signatures in the last 15 minutes than they’ve gotten in total.

  2. Dannytheman says:

    1203 as of now, at 1:16 PM ESDT! Gaining with the notification! God I hope I don’t get solicited for a Democratic Party donation!

  3. Matthew Carberry says:

    one more

    like I’m not already on some list somewhere

    • Bitter says:

      Actually, you can’t be solicited for a DNC donation from the White House list. However, what people have speculated the petition function’s end goal is to build a list of sympathetic emails with issues that they have specified they care about. A petition like this won’t see any actual action, nor will they really have anything to do with reaching out to pro-gun people. However, it will make some White House staff nervous and annoyed, so that is worth it. It also can serve as a reminder to those in Congress that we want it done.

      Basically, this is a way to gather email addresses and tie them to people care about for the upcoming campaign. While the White House can’t officially use it to campaign, they can be sure to send the old lady who wants her healthcare and Social Security paid for while she also wants to end “fraud” in these programs to get emails telling her what a great job Barack Obama is doing in each of these areas. If, by chance, there’s a petition that hits enough signatures that fits with an agenda item, then it’s just great PR that the President is “listening to the people!”

      All around, it’s a little useless, but it’s a great program for political purposes. The next Republican in the Oval Office should keep it up to use in the same manner.

  4. Dirk Diggler says:

    I just used my spam mail account and then will block them when unsolicited emails come in

  5. LC Scotty says:

    It also has value in that it may demoralize the antis. We are racking up about 10 sigs/hour while they have about 1/day. we should be there in about 20 days total, while they will likely never even break 100.

  6. I LOL’ed when I signed up for an account so I could sign the petition. One of the verification words was “disaster”. How appropriate for this White House.

  7. Braden Lynch says:

    What’s my risk for being on yet one more government watch list? They know where to find me already, so I signed the petition.

    In addition, I looked at the AWB petition and I only saw 2 (two!) signers. That can’t be right! I mean, the Greatest Gun Salesman of All Time, the “Big O” and his sidekick “B” would have been the first ones there. Soon thereafter followed by Feinstein, Lautenberg, McCarthy, and the rest of the Gun Control Gilligan’s Island crew (I wonder if they can even legally sign it).

  8. LC Scotty says:

    Hell, this post alone has more unique commenters than they have combined sigs on all three petitions.

  9. Dirk Diggler says:

    Just put it on my facebook page, sent the link and instructions to a friend with 5,000 conservative followers, and posted on “Anything About Guns” FB page. Let’s see what 24 hrs brings

  10. Chris says:

    I actually found this petition using a tweet you had posted saying something with @commongunsense. She has another one posted that only had 2 supported there as of yesterday. Funny how she is helping us so much advance gun rights instead of gun control.

  11. Don’t miss the chance to sign the “Repeal the Hughes Amendment” petition

    http://bit.ly/nm738h

    14 sigs since this afternoon

  12. Matthew Carberry says:

    Make that 17 Sean. =)

    Where’s the suppressor and barrel length polls?

  13. Ask and ye shall receive

    http://wh.gov/4vj

    Suppressors.

    I’ll leave SBRs up to you.

  14. Sebastian says:

    I have signed them all now that I’ve processed my registration.

  15. Matthew Carberry says:

    Done on SBS/SBR.

    http://wh.gov/4vR

    Pithy I ain’t.

  16. Signed. Ok, now we need a list of petitions so that everyone can sign them all.

  17. Rick de Castro says:

    FWIW, here is a petition for an independent prosecutor for Fast and Furious….like it will do any good.

    https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/ask-congress-establish-special-prosecutor-investigagte-so-called-fast-and-furious-scandal/q6q7Kqhg

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