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Previously mass shootings boosted gun sales.; regulation fears. That changed.
[2018 article]
Gun buyers hadn't reacted to shootings like that since Trump took office. Background checks declined after shootings on 10/2017 in Vegas and 11/2017 in TX.
[More] Fears were mostly in check since Republicans controlled the WH and Congress at the time.

After the Parkland, Florida shooting there was quite a bit of talk about the need for gun control — much prompted by MSD students. Momentum built.
[More] When Democrats took the House in 2018 things changed. In 2019 reports show gun shops are seeing an uptick in sales — many are first time buyers.
Due to continued pressure and Trump’s mention of action — now walked backed.
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When Trump says the NRA’s views will be “fully represented” in talks to #EndGunViolence, does he know they already have a president to do that? As US President, he should care more about the views of 97% of Americans who support background checks. #GiveUSAVote 1/
Senate Republicans up for reelection in states like AZ, CO, OH and ME need to stop standing with the NRA and start standing up for our kids by demanding Mitch McConnell #GiveUsAVote on background checks for gun sales. Don’t ask for our votes if you can’t do your job right now! 2/
Trump says he is “all in favor” of strong background checks for gun sales. Actions speak louder than words. He needs to get #MoscowMich McConnell to #GiveUsAVote in the Senate on measures already advanced in the House. Let’s get this done. #Enough! 3/
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Ending a fact-finding trip on root causes of migration from the "Northern Triangle" – Guatemala, El Salvador & Honduras – Speaker Pelosi and her bipartisan delegation visited asylum seekers in the border city of McAllen, TX, and affirmed a MORAL RESPONSIBILITY to end this crisis.
On the heartbreak of traumatized children left on the street this week when their parents were taken in Mississippi #ICEraids, Speaker Pelosi recalled Trump's now broken promise to go after criminals only – saying his targeting of workplaces "undermines the character of America."
One week after 22 people were killed in #ElPaso, Speaker Pelosi also spoke with moral clarity on the URGENCY to come together as a nation to #DisarmHate:

"Xenophobia, white supremacy, and availability of guns are an explosive combination that we must disconnect."

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#GiveUsAVote! The American people deserve to have real representation. In a recent poll 97% favor background checks.

H.R.8 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

It’s time #MoscowMitch acted for the good of the people rather than for the NRA and Putin.
How effective are expanded gun background checks?

Academic research offers that background checks have a potential to reduce crime, but in practice, results are mixed.

It is a first step. Do nothing? Close the private sale loophole next.
Here is a fact check and notation of several polls and results on America’s approval of universal background checks for firearms purchases.
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We did it #The5Million of us.
I am so proud of you all @The3Million, @BritishInEurope, @InLimboBrexit and @FinalSayForAll who gathered at Speaker’s Corner yesterday to say #GiveUsAVote and that we deserve a #FinalSayForAll! #PeopleVoteMarch… 1/
We all, like @antoni_UK and I, wore white because white signifies a new beginning and that is what #The5Million of us desperately need: #citizensrights must be ringfenced now, and any #PeopesVote must recognise that #WeAreThePeopleToo! 2/
But will anyone listen to us? The simple fact that we had to find our own place to be able to have our voices heard is devastatingly telling. As I said earlier in the week, I think little has changed over the last 2+ years — we are still irrelevant. 3/
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