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Sonia Argentina Guzman, 25, was the first victim shot and killed in the Cleveland, Texas mass shooting this weekend. She went to the front door to talk the shooter down and protect her family. She was dedicated to her loved ones, sending support to her relatives in Honduras. Sonia Argentina Guzman, 25
Daniel Enrique Laso was Sonia’s son. He was a “sweet,” active child who loved to play soccer and ride bikes with other kids in the neighborhood. Daniel dreamed of becoming a police officer when he grew up. He was only eight years old. Daniel Enrique Laso, 8
Julisa Molina Rivera, 31, was enjoying an evening with her extended family when the shooting began. She died shielding Sonia’s two younger children from the bullets. The 2-year-old and 6-week-old survived, unharmed. Julisa Molina Rivera, 31
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We thank @RepJamesClyburn & @SenBlumenthal for their leadership in reintroducing legislation that will close the Charleston Loophole and stop guns from falling into the wrong hands. Read Mark Barden's statement:…
@markbardenSHP #EndGunViolence #SHPAction
@RepJamesClyburn @SenBlumenthal @markbardenSHP Want to learn more about the Charleston Loophole and how to get your community involved?

Get our new Action Kit:…

And check out more kits in our Voices for Change advocacy series for ages 13 & up:…

#EndGunViolence #SHPAction
Gun violence prevention is not a partisan issue; it’s an American issue and a moral imperative. Lawmakers in Congress and across the country must implement and expand proven, common-sense reforms that can be immediately put to work to protect our children and communities.
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I want to applaud @POTUS for taking another step toward reducing gun violence and making our communities safer. This Executive Order will increase the number of background checks conducted before a firearm sale takes place. #endgunviolence
The EO will also keep more guns out of dangerous hands by increasing the effective use of “red flag” laws, strengthening efforts to hold the gun industry accountable, and accelerating law enforcement efforts to identify and apprehend the shooters menacing our communities.
Baltimore has something to say about tackling the issue of gun violence. In 2022, we seized more guns than in any other year since 2014. Notably, 2600 weapons were seized, including 485 ghost guns. Homicides are down 23% and non-fatal shootings are down 26% year over year.
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11 people were killed after a gunman opened fire in #MontereyPark and 7 were killed in #HalfMoonBay.

In this moment of grief and frustration, I’ll explain the whole scope of these recent tragedies and what we can do to prevent them. 🧵
The nation was rocked when CA had to deal with two mass shootings just one day apart from each other.

This tragedy comes days after brand new CDC data crunched by @bradybuzz shows 2021 had the most mass shootings and gun deaths in recorded U.S. history.…
Every day in America, +300 people are shot.

Some of these tragedies make the news, but most of them do not.

They include unintentional shootings, domestic violence, suicide and more.
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5 beautiful lives were taken in a shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs just past midnight on Sunday, and many more were injured, as they were either working or enjoying a night out. 5 lives who would have been joining family members and friends at Thanksgiving dinner this week.
Victims of the shooting at the LGBTQ-friendly club include 2 bartenders, the mother of an 11-year-old girl, and 2 other clubgoers enjoying a carefree night before a lone gunman started firing: Kelly Loving, Daniel Aston, Ashley Paugh, Derrick Rump, and Raymond Green Vance.
Once again lives have been taken as the result of gun violence & cut short because of hatred. & it’s not only these 5 people that were impacted, but everyone else injured, everyone who lost a loved one, & the community that must now grapple with this violent act so close to home.
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Yet another tragic mass shooting with a weapon of war waged this time, like at Pulse against the LGBTQ+ community. Hate + guns = death. #EndGunViolence…
Please God, help the victims, and condolences and prayers for those who died . Gratitude to those who subdued the killer and to the emergency responders..
This begs the question; how much more before weapons of war are banned on the streets, in our schools, in churches, supermarkets and nightclubs?
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📍HIGHEST FIREARM HOMICIDE IN 50 YEARS—from 2020 to 2021, the % of homicides from firearm increased from 79% to 81% resulting in the **highest % for gun homicide in more than 50 years**! Age 25-44 also has the worst rate of gun homicide. #EndGunViolence… Image
2) An increase of 8.3% gun homicide in just one year is also absolutely insane if you think about it. In just one year!

#GunControlNow??? Image
3) African Americans by far had the highest rate of dying by gun homicide. Often more than 10-20x higher rate than non Hispanic Whites.

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We must keep the House to pass strong federal gun laws during next Congress. We endorsed 183 House incumbents who voted for Ethan's Law to #KeepKidsSafe from unsecured guns, assault weapons ban, & the universal background check legislation during this Congress. #VoteGunSafety2022 Image
All 183 gun safety champions have passed more gun laws in the 117th House of Representatives than any others in decades.…
Our only gun safety champion from Alabama is @RepTerriSewell, a Democrat from District 7. #VoteGunSafety2022 #EndGunViolence Image
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“My top-level, expert legal analysis of the [Trump Mar-a-Lago FBI search] affidavit is: Why ain’t this dude in jail? What does this man have to do to go to jail?”

@ElieNYC @DrJasonJohnson @CrossConnection
#TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments #TrumpESPIONAGE
“Just the classification markings referred to in this [redacted Mar-a-Lago search warrant] affidavit — made the hair on the back of my neck stand up… Literally human lives can be at stake.” @FrankFigliuzzi1

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
“There is a feeling here that [if] Merrick Garland decides not to prosecute Trump, how do you hold anyone else accountable for violating classification rules going forward in the U.S. government?”@JaxAlemany

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
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“This was not just extreme carelessness with classified material, which is still totally disqualifying. This is calculated, deliberate, premeditated misconduct — a cover-up [with] false statements and lies to Congress and the American people.” #LockTrumpUp
“Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, says that Trump wants the Department of Justice to release the names of the witnesses who helped secure the search warrant for Mar-a-Lago.”@therecount

#TrumpIsANationalSecurityRisk #TrumpCrimeSyndicate
CPAC 2022: “We are all domestic terrorists.”

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PROFITEERING—“Schools that install safety pods can see an increase in revenue due to higher enrollment, as parents feel secure in dropping their children off at schools that offer greater protection from active shooters”. Only in America. 🤦🏻‍♂️ #EndGunViolence
2) this shit is REAL. my next reaction — will rich private schools that can afford these dystopian bunkers be able to buy enough for all kids? If not, will teacher have to choose which kids get bunker protection and which do not? It’s messed up.
The gun-industry propaganda that “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” is completely destroyed by the shocking #Uvalde school videos — and by the testimony of these brave kids who watched the police do nothing for 77 minutes.
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Last month, Congress passed the first gun violence prevention legislation in 30 years and proved that bipartisan solutions are possible.

But the Highland Park tragedy quickly reminded us that we can’t stop there. We have so much more to do if we want to end this crisis.

In order to reduce America's gun violence epidemic and set the stage for generations of progress, we must:

1. Fix our unjust democratic systems
2. Expand the Brady Background Check System
3. Uniquely address and treat the many sources of gun violence…
Gun violence goes beyond the catastrophic mass
shootings that make the front page. It is a public
health epidemic that profoundly impacts millions
of Americans every single day.

With over 40,000 people killed with guns each year, we cannot wait another minute to demand action.
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💡Let this sink in—guns now kill more Americans between the ages of 1-24 than motor vehicle accidents. ➡️Before guns took the lead, vehicle accident deaths was once the leading cause for 60 years. Not anymore. #EndGunViolence…
2) After more than 60 years in which motor-vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for young people, guns now kill more Americans between the ages of one and 24. In 2020 more than 10,000 young Americans were killed by firearms, up from just under 7,000 two decades earlier
3) Regulations on guns have been loosened in much of America over the past 20 years. A bill that aimed to introduce universal background checks on gun sales failed to pass the Senate in 2013.
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I have had ENOUGH. And i know you probably have too.

Yes, I am talking about the repeat trauma in Chicago yesterday, on a day that was supposed to celebrate the joy of living in this great nation. 1/N
Each death was a preventable casualty, if only WE had acted a little bit swifter. A little bit sooner.

Adninistration will only ever have data on deaths. Deaths and open wounds, the number treated for the wounds that bleed openly?
But what about the unseen wounds? The wounds in babes too small to express their grief in words? The wounded hearts of all the people left destroyed and heartbroken with the TRAGIC. UNNESCESSARY loss of their loved ones?
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Bulletproof blankets during active-shooter drills in American schools—yet meanwhile, some claim kids wearing masks in schools is too “traumatizing” for kids.

#EndGunViolence #MaskUp #GunControlNow #CovidIsNotOver
Also insane in America… ducks are more protected than children by gun laws. #EndGunViolence
3) Also insane we have to do this… digital equipment on this type of scale, with smoke shield walls… wouldn’t limiting assault weapons access just be a lot easier?
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As the services and funerals of the victims of gun violence hold our sorrow and grief, we also mourn the senseless loss and celebrate their lives with their families and communities. 🧵 1/8
Firearm injury is now the LEADING cause of pediatric mortality in the U.S. This does not have to be the case. We demand that our political leaders take immediate action.
Gun violence is a complex issue requiring a multi-faceted public health approach. There is no single simple solution. There are many actions that we can all support and we make the following updated policy recommendations:
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In the wake of the #Uvalde shooting, I’d like to contribute by stating what should be obvious: more guns equals more gun deaths. This is true at all levels of analysis and can help guide the policy conversation on reducing gun violence. Here is a🧵with receipts, so bear with me:
First, the home. “Having a gun at home is a risk factor for adults to be shot fatally (gun homicide) or commit suicide with a firearm.” There are many other rigorous studies like this one that show similar findings.…
Next, neighborhoods. Here is a study from Newark on illegal firearm access, but there are others in places like Detroit that similarly show more guns equates to more deaths.…
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Dear #LaborMovement: it’s time for us to wake up. Just about every single mass shooting, of course, happens in *somebody’s* workplace - whether perpetrated by a former colleague, a deranged terrorist or anyone else. (1)
Imagine the world we could live in if we’d joined hands and followed where @rweingarten tried to lead us after #SandyHook: a world where responsible gun owners could still take their teenagers hunting and protect their homes, but very, very few had access to weapons of war. (2)
A world where children didn’t have to practice hiding under their desks. A world where a coworker might be fired, but nobody worried that they would return to the office with an AR-15. A world where people went grocery shopping and were confident they would come home alive. (3)
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Today 14 children and an educator were shot and killed at an elementary school. I survived a shooting almost ten years ago. Although mass shootings get a lot of press, the majority of gun violence happens outside of them. Trigger warning. Sensitive content in the next few tweets.
For every 110 American killed by a gun daily, 3 times as many survive with lifelong consequences. I am one of them. This was me in a coma with tubes going into my chest and some that you can't see draining fluids from the cavity where my organs were.
Gun violence is also a financial burden. After I was released from the hospital, this was how much I was billed. Not counting the months of physiotherapy, lost income from not being able to work, and all the time my family had to take off to take care of me. I was lucky.
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As a reminder we have zero proof—ZERO—gun laws work. You know, if you don’t include Japan, U.K., Belgium, Canada, Iceland, Romania, Norway, Austria, Argentina, Netherlands, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Chile, France, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, Portugal, Israel, Czechia, Denmark,
Taiwan, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, Australia, Estonia, Croatia, New Zealand, Ireland, Slovakia, Latvia, Slovenia, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, Lithuania…ignore all those obv not applicable examples & how, oh how, do we ever figure out this complex puzzle???
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.@TheJusticeDept announced they are investigating the #Buffalo shooting as an act of "racially-motivated violent extremism."

11 of the 13 victims were Black.

This shooting is an unfortunate reminder that domestic terrorism is a very real threat across America. #DisarmHate 🧵
Just last year, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland + Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas said the greatest domestic threat facing Americans came from “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists.”…
Domestic terrorism has been a growing issue across the country for quite some time and it’s not going away anytime soon.

According to @washingtonpost, domestic terror incidents have surged.

Adding guns into this mix should worry Americans.…
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Horrific. A gunman wearing military-style clothing and body armor kills at least 10 people at a supermarket in #Buffalo, #NewYork#racism, misogyny, lax regulations and #gunviolence are interlinked. US policymakers are equally responsible! #endgunviolence…
I live in upstate NY and visit the local #Topssupermarket — I have seen young men dressed as military personnel. The #Buffalo #shooting is just a chilling reminder that U.S. civilians own 400 million #guns —almost half of civilian held firearms globally.
120+ guns/ 100 residents
In 2015 @MotherJones published a special investigation detailing the cost of #gunviolence:$229 billion a year (2012 data). $8.6 billion in direct spending—emergency/medical care & $221 billion in “indirect” costs, quality of life of victims.
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A @teamtrace article reveals the NRA has pressured lawmakers to block the collection of critical gun ownership data.

The NRA is clearly aware of what this data will show — more guns equal more violence, and we need gun violence prevention solutions.🧵…
Without research, it is difficult to develop new solutions or revamp existing solutions to prevent gun violence.

We can only improve these efforts if we have adequate data and research.…
The NRA is fully aware of that.

For 20 years, the NRA backed Dickey Amendment was interpreted to ban federal funding for gun violence prevention research.

It wasn’t until 2019, that Congress appropriated federal funding to study gun violence.…
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During their first year in office, @POTUS and @VP have taken historic action on gun safety. Here’s a few of the things they’ve done to #EndGunViolence. #SOTU
There was this set of life-saving executive actions on the growing threat of untraceable ghost guns, increased funding for community violence intervention programs, and more:
The Biden-Harris Administration took executive action to prevent firearm suicide, which accounts for nearly two-thirds of all gun deaths in America. These new actions put proven solutions to work, helping reduce firearm suicide and save lives.
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