To: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Donald Trump
Require Congress and White House to only carry clear plastic bags to stop gun violence
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students in Parkland, Florida are now required to only use clear backpacks in an attempt to prevent additional acts of gun violence which tragically took 17 lives in February. That's right, clear backpacks instead of passing laws to protect these kids.
Well if it's so logical, let's see Congress and the White House put a clear briefcase and bag policy in place, too. It's only fair.
Why is this important?
As one parent, Julie Shinn, wrote on Twitter: "If we're not going to do anything about our lax gun laws, then my son needs a bullet proof backpack, not a clear one."
The clear backpacks will serve as a daily reminder to students that our nationally elected members of Congress and White House occupants refuse to take meaningful action to stop mass murders caused by guns. If the kids have to carry around these clear bags, it only seems fair that those in Congress and White House should, too.
The March For Our Lives organizers are asking for: Passing a law to ban the sale of assault weapons, prohibiting the sale of high-capacity magazines, closing the loophole in our background check law for online and gun show purchases.
Until these demands are met, we should ask Trump, Pence, Ryan, McConnell, and the entire Congressional and White House staff to be required to only use clear backpacks.
Really, it's for their own safely. Sign the petition.