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Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

I am wearing Orange—the color hunters wear to tell people not to shoot—to honor the victims of gun violence and to demand bold action. The boldest action we could take is to elect @BetoORourke as Texas Governor. #EndGunViolenceNow Image
People keep asking me if X or Y policy to fight gun violence is possible.

The answer is short: Nothing is possible without dedicated and determined organization and action. Everything is possible with it. Gov. Abbott has made his stance clear. He’ll deflect and then do nothing.
During the last legislative session Democrats worked hard to build bipartisan support for common sense gun protections only to have careful months of negotiations disregarded when the time came to act.
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What is a "Militia"? Does the Constitution define it?

Amendment II
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
#GunControlNow #GunControlWorks #Militia #EndGunViolenceNow
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Oh, look at that it does!

Article 1, section 8
"To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;"

Gun owners part of this "Militia", but if we don't know who they are, how can they be called ip? Image
Who commands this Militia?

Article 2, Section 1
"Section 2
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States,"

So @POTUS is the commander of the Militia, when activated! When and how is it activated? Image
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HAPPENING NOW: @rweingarten talks to @ABCNewsLive about gun violence, educator stress, and more. Follow along in the thread below.
.@rweingarten: There are some great aspects of technology, like me joining you from Buffalo after visiting an amazing elementary school. We’re headed to a unity rally next. We must lift up the victims of this senseless tragedy and not forget #Buffalo.
.@rweingarten: We know as educators that there are ways to #EndGunViolenceNow. When other countries have had mass shootings, they made common sense changed to prevent them from happening - in the name of the students and teachers in a Uvalde, shoppers in Buffalo, and more.
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Good afternoon from Buffalo, NY, where we’re visiting with students and educators at Stanley M. Makowski Early Childhood Center. We’ll be joining the community later this evening in a unity rally demanding that lawmakers #EndGunViolenceNow. @nysut @BfloTeachersFed ImageImage
The Makowski school (School 99) teaches kids from K-4 and recently became a community school with resources and academy available on the weekends. @nysut ImageImage
Makowski also has an IB program, which is designed by the educators in the school to best suit their students’ needs. #FreedomToTeach @nysut Image
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Tomorrow is #WearOrange day, to honor the millions we’ve lost to gun violence, and to demand action to #EndGunViolenceNow. Share your photos wearing orange with these hashtags to show lawmakers: It’s time to act. (1/3) Image
This weekend, AFT is hosting events across the country to demand an end to gun violence in our schools and communities.

Find an event near you: aft.org/take-action-st… #EndGunViolenceNow (2/3)
No events near you? Unable to attend an event? Write to your lawmaker here and tell them to take meaningful action to #EndGunViolenceNow: actionnetwork.org/letters/end-gu…
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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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As a nation, we are experiencing a gun violence epidemic that kills thousands each year, injures thousands more, and traumatizes whole communities.

I #WearOrange because I am committed to data-driven solutions that can help end gun violence and make our communities safer. Image
Attorneys General and leaders around the country must use every tool we have to #EndGunViolenceNow.

We must prioritize health and support services for those who have experienced gun violence and address the stress and suffering it causes in too many communities. #WearOrange
Our office launched a violence interruption program called #CuretheStreets, which uses proven public-health strategies that treat violence like a disease that can be interrupted, treated and stopped from spreading—and it has already seen positive results: bit.ly/2WAgXYd
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