I doubt that this is news to any of the few regular readers left here (considering my lackluster blogging performance over the past year or so), but just in case any of you haven’t heard about it:
The administration has started a petition web site that allows citizens to submit petitions requesting legislation. If those petitions achieve a minimum number of signatures, the whitehouse will supposedly release a statement on the subject.
Now, I strongly doubt that the Obama administration would seriously consider submitting legislation regarding my pet issues, but, hey, if nothing else, something like this could clue him in that passing legislation (or executive orders, which is his (unconstitutional) legislative tool of choice) in opposition to them might be a bad move politically.
An any rate, there are a few petitions that have been submitted that are worthy of our support, if you don’t mind registering to do so. Might as well face it, if there is a government list that we would want to avoid being on, if you’ve ever bought a gun from a dealer and had a National Instant background Check System... More check run, you’re probably already on it.
Anyway, again if you’re willing, here are the petitions that I know about. There may be more: