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TODAY: House Judiciary is holding a critical hearing on assault weapons.

Get the facts on why we need to #BanAssaultWeapons here ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ
Assault weapons are weapons of war, used by soldiers in active conflict zones.

They have no place in civilian life.

The inventor of the AR-15 designed this gun for the battlefield. Not for hunting. Not for target practice. For active combat.โ€ฆ
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Thread on Risk and Death Calculations (or why I don't worry about selfie stick deaths) : I'm skeptical about McConnell's "front and center" promise but important to note what McConnell is even willing to address is just breadcrumbs, a small piece of what we face. 1/
In security risk planning, we focus on high likelihood/high consequence events because that is the obligation of government. These are the threats that must be minimized before they happen and whose consequences must be limited should the event occur. 2/
Low likelihood/low consequence events are tolerable from societal perspective; we don't have enough bandwidth to treat as a priority. Think selfie stick deaths as people lean over cliffs for Instagram. They are sad, but after putting up a few signs, you can't worry about it. 3/
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It's time for gun sense in America.
A new, huge review of gun research has bad news for the NRA via @voxdotcom
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Less than 5 percent of violent crimes are attributed to people with mental illnesses. I respect and support your efforts to
Men with histories of domestic violence have been shown to be the typical shooter. Mentally ill are scapegoats 1:
2/ of the GOP and Trump. The mentally ill arecan easy target for the GOP to go after rather than take responsibility and actions. I've worked with mentally ill adults as a case manager for many years and many of my clients were more likely to be victims of crime as statistics
3 show . Mental illness also covers many categories including depression , anxiety, PTSD, etc. This does not mean people are violent or ever have any chance of being violent. The term mental illness sounds scary if you aren't educated about the issue. It doesn't have to be.
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