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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.

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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 bradyunited.org/reports/legisl…
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
economist.com/graphic-detail…
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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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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America's gun culture - in seven charts

Source: bbc.com/news/world-us-…

#EndGunViolence #GunReform #GunControl Image
/2 How gun related deaths break down in the US Image
/3 International comparison of gun-related killings as a % of all homicides Image
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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.

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
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.

journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.117…
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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.”
nytimes.com/2021/06/15/us/…
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.
washingtonpost.com/investigations…
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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 apnews.com/article/buffal…
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.
#BuffaloNY
motherjones.com/politics/2015/…
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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.🧵
thetrace.org/2022/05/nra-la…
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.
bradyunited.org/blog/biden-har…
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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Sen. @rosemarybayer on the Oxford HS shooting in her district: "It’s been more than 2mos since that day, & sadly, more than 7mos since legislation was intro'd in the House & Senate that, had it been acted on, might have made a difference in the outcome." #MiLeg #EndGunViolence 1/
Sen. @rosemarybayer on how SBs 550-553 & HBs 5066-5069 would save lives:

"These are bills that would require guns to be stored safely to prevent injury & provide criminal penalties if failure to safely store a gun results in injury or death." #MiLeg #EndGunViolence 2/
"Guns would have to be kept in a secure lockbox, in a location a reasonable person would believe is secure, or securely locked w/ a locking device.

We are all safer when guns are stored unloaded, locked & separate from ammunition." — Sen. @rosemarybayer #MiLeg #EndGunViolence 3/
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A few months ago, I read this and wondered, how in the world did this guy buy 34 guns despite a court order?

Did he get them at a gun show? Did the background check take more than 3 biz days, allowing the purchase?

Nope. He found a loophole.

🧵on my new bill to prevent this
The thought of an insurrectionist amassing this kind of arsenal was troubling, to say the least. So I asked my staff to look into it and see if there were any laws on the books that weren't being enforced or proposals we could sign onto to address this.

We couldn't find any. 2/
Federal law requires gun sellers to conduct a background check before completing a gun sale but doesn't prohibit the sale of guns to people who are prohibited from purchasing guns as a condition of a pretrial release court order. 3/
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We must protect voting rights to secure our elections, but our democracy will always be under attack as long as corporations are allowed to buy the people who were elected to represent us.

To protect democracy, we must end the corruption.
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Nothing that ever helped working families started with a corporate lobbyist cutting a check to a member of Congress.

If you want to see why a problem isn't being fixed, just follow the money back to the people profiting from it remaining broken.
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Between January 1st and September 30th 2021, lobbyists spent over $2.74 billion buying the votes of members of Congress, spreading propaganda and influencing elections.

This corruption has attacked our rights, rigged our courts and denied us real solutions.
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We at @bradybuzz believe we can't #EndGunViolence until we ensure everyone can fairly participate in our democracy.

That is why I am so deeply encouraged by @POTUS's impassioned plea for Congress to pass voting rights legislation.

🧵THREAD #DeliverVotingRightsNow
What does voting access have to do w/ gun violence?

Polls consistently show that +90% of Americans want stronger gun laws. Yet repeatedly, bipartisan gun reform legislation is stopped in Congress #DeliverVotingRightsNow #EndGunViolence #TheFilibusterIsKillingUs #EndTheFilibuster
If America had a truly representative democracy, we would have sensible gun laws that keep us safe.

#DeliverVotingRightsNow #EndGunViolence.
bradyunited.org/program/democr…
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Since the Oxford High School shooting on 11/30, 26 @HouseDemocrats have cosponsored HR748/Ethan's Law to require gun owners to safely store their guns when kids are around. We need the remaining 52 Dems to cosponsor the bill & pass this crucial gun safety bill to #KeepKidsSafe.
We encourage @RepOHalleran from Arizona 1st and @RepGregStanton Arizona 9th to cosponsor HR748/Ethan's Law to require gun owners to safely store their guns to #KeepKidsSafe in Arizona & beyond. congress.gov/bill/117th-con… @AZforGunSafety #EndGunViolence
We encourage these California Reps to cosponsor HR748/Ethan's Law.
@RepJoshHarder (CA-10)
@RepJimCosta (CA-16)
@RepJimmyPanetta (CA-20)
@BradSherman (CA-30)
@RepRaulRuizMD (CA-36)
@katieporteroc(CA-45)
@RepMikeLevin (CA-49)
@RepScottPeters (CA-52)
@RepBeraCalifornia (CA-7)

@WAGV
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Many conservatives suffer from a compulsion to be photographed shooting, brandishing or fondling firearms.

It’s looney.

But it also contributes, in ways that don’t get enough attention, to the epidemic of gun violence in America.
On Monday, five people were killed as a result of the latest paroxysm of gun violence in Colorado. In a healthy society, such a heinous act of violence would be extraordinary. But our society is sick, and such violence is routine.
The Monday shooting in Denver might have been the worst single act of gun violence in America that day, but it was nowhere near the only one — there were victims in more than 20 other cities.
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HAPPENING NOW: We're hosting a live town hall about gun violence prevention with @jerrytjordan, @fred_guttenberg, @abbeyclements & @rweingarten at 6:45 p.m. ET.

Follow along in the thread below, and watch live here: facebook.com/AFTunion

#EndGunViolenceNow
.@rweingarten: The last few days have been really difficult, with the anniversary of #SandyHook and the recent shooting in Oxford, MI. #EndGunViolenceNow
.@rweingarten: I wish say this is going to be our last town hall about preventing gun violence. But with the filibuster rules in the Senate, with the NRA, with the vigilantism growing in our country, we'd argue that gun violence is getting worse, not better. #EndGunViolenceNow
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Just got this mailer from the @MinnesotaDFL senior caucus (not a senior, thanks)!
•Why is the DFL taking an anti-public safety position on questions 1+2?
•Why aren’t #ward9 voters being told to vote for their endorsed candidate, @ChavezForWard9?!

#yeson2 #noyesyes ImageImage
2/ I also don’t appreciate any @MinnesotaDFL caucus telling me I should vote for @Jacob_Frey after #GeorgeFloyd was lynched in my community and how gun violence survivors are treated in #Minneapolis. HE DIDN’T WIN THE DFL ENDORSEMENT!! @SheilaFTP @kateknuth @MayorPerry4Mpls
3/ I’m sure @annapoetic @cmlisagoodman and @LineaPalmisano are lovely people but they’ve done absolutely nothing for gun violence survivors. How is this a #publicsafety ballot again? #endgunviolence #forevershelley #minneapolis @DflSe
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This is truly unconscionable & I need to speak out.

Look, we know "The Reload" is an extremist rag designed to pedal gun lobby lies.

But these desperate & baseless allegations about @POTUS nominee David Chipman are truly low — even for them.

Thread #EndGunViolence @bradybuzz
Their sources? All unnamed. Convenient, right?

Also, here's a reminder about the NSSF from my friend @po_murray. They've spent millions block gun violence prevention legislation. #EndGunViolence
Of course NRA puppet Mitch McConnell is spreading the gun lobby's unfounded lies about gun safety expert David Chipman.

This is good time to remember how much money has McConnell taken from the NRA: Over $1.2 million.

There's a reason he's called Massacre Mitch. #EndGunViolence
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The shooting outside the Nationals baseball game is chilling. We should never have to watch thousands of people scramble for safety.

But what's even more chilling is how gun violence harms the residents of Washington, D.C., every day.

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bradyunited.org/press-releases…
Less than 24 before the shooting by Nationals Park, 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney was killed and 5 others were injured in a mass shooting in SE DC. #EndGunViolence wjla.com/news/local/fam…
Nyiah’s mother tried to protect her from the gunfire, and was also shot.
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9 yrs ago tonight I went to bed in peace. I have not known peace since. At the midnight premier of The Dark Knight Rises our Jessi was slaughtered with 11 others. The killer easily bought his arsenal online without a background check. People KNEW (1)
that something was wrong with him...including his parents & therapist. How many others are there out there that are not stable enough to be in procession of a firearm? How many others are purchasing arsenals on line without so much as a verification of (2)
there identity. How many other innocent lives will continue to be taken. Since our Jessi was slaughtered, 360,000 other families have learned how easy it is to have this nightmare happen to them. Don't be one of them. Get involved...(3)
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