When are the fools going to learn that petitions do just about nothing but make people think they have "done something" when in truth they have done nothing more than waste time and electrons. Even the Founding Fathers found out that petitions that were actually put in the hands of the politicians and the king were being ignored.
Call your Congresscritters. Send them emails. Drop by their district offices and tell the staffers there what you feel/want to see done.