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Gun control petitions

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Washington, D.C. - A large number of petitions have popped on the White House site concerning gun laws in the US.

While many are for leaving laws the way they are or even protecting gun owners rights further, the most popular petition concerning firearms and one of the site's most popular ever is pushing gun control.

The petition advocates immediate legislation by Congress on the issue of gun control.

The only petition currently ahead of the one for immediate gun control legislation is one concerning Westboro Baptist Church.

The often inflammatory Church has said they will picket the funerals of the Newtown shooting victims.

The group has also called the shooting an "act of god."

The petition with the most signatures concerning them would legally recognize them as a hate group.

Another started by the hacker collective Anonymous is supporting the IRS investigating the church's tax exempt status.