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Thread. #MyLifeAsAResister looking back at 12 months which feels Iike 12 years. So much happened every day, but we put one foot in front of the other, wading through the lies, the chaos, the deconstruction of our institutions. We keep our faith. 1/24
January 2018, for the second time in two years, women and the men who support us, gathered by the millions to send a message. We will not be cowed by a regime that does everything to take away our own agency. My cousin Zigi and I at the #WomensMarch @ZigarinaZigi 2/24
February 2018. Looking for inspiration and wisdom, I went to see Dan Rather, whose book is a must read for resisters. @DanRather spoke eloquently about what he learned from decades of reporting, that we are mighty together, that our core values hold and that it IS up to US. 3/24
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The NRA (falsely) vilifies this attempt to make communities safer by cherry picking and rewording this proposal.

Let me break it down for you.

#GunReform #NRABloodMoney #Enough #NRAIsATerroristOrg
The proposal includes a future ban on the sale of assault-style weapons.

These weapons are by no means necessary for self defense. They’re very well suited however for shooting up classrooms full of children.
The proposal also includes a “ban on common firearm accessories”.

Accessories such as bump stocks that alter a firearm to rapid fire has no place whatsoever in the hands of civilians.

I don’t care if it’s super common. There’s no excuse for possessing one. At all.
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Breaking News! Gun collectors and mass shooters aren’t the same. While all sane minded, rational individuals know this, insane #gunsense advocates have failed to understand this concept.
Firearms are like any other tool. They come in different shapes, sizes and calibers. Most people collect them for different reasons. Family, tradition, self defense, craftsmanship, American right and all around fun, are some of the reasons why we collect guns.
But it has come to my attention recently that some #GunControl #Liberals have been having difficulties understanding the difference between a mass shooter and a gun collector. I thought I would offer a public service by explaining the two. Thank me later.
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People at risk of harming others or themselves show signs before #GunViolence or self-harm happens:

—Fascination/obsession with guns
—Extreme isolation
—Social withdrawal
—Victim of long-term bullying
—Hints about an attack
—Threats of violence

🔥Watch:

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6 years ago today, a gunman armed with an AR-15 assault weapon, shot through the locked entrance of #SandyHook elementary in Newtown, CT and murdered twenty 1st graders & 6 teachers.

We said #NeverAgain

The killer had
👏Every👏Single👏 Sign

➡️courant.com/news/connectic…
It’s been 10 months today since a gunman armed with an AR-15 went to MSD HS in #Parkland, FL & shot 15 kids & 2 teachers.

We said #NeverAgain—Again.

The killer had
👏Every 👏Single 👏Sign

Catch that? #SandyHook & MSD share a horrific gun violence tragedies anniversary today.
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Say their names:

Charlotte Bacon—6
Daniel Barden—7
Olivia Engel—6
Josephine Gay—7
Dylan Hockley—6
Madeleine Hsu—6
Catherine Hubbard—6
Chase Kowalski—7
Jesse Lewis—6
Ana Márquez-Greene—6
James Mattioli—6
Grace McDonnell—7
Emilie Parker—6
Jack Pinto—6

They were babies

#SandyHook
Ctd
Noah Pozner—6
Caroline Previdi—6
Jessica Rekos—6
Avielle Richman—6
Benjamin Wheeler—6
Allison Wyatt—6

Staff
Rachel D'Avino—29, TA
Dawn Hochsprung—47, Principal
Anne Marie Murphy—52, TA
Lauren Rousseau—30, Teacher
Mary Sherlach—56, Psychologist
Victoria Leigh Soto—27, Teacher
On 12/14/12 at 9:35am, the killer used his mom's Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle & 10 magazines with 30 rounds each.

All the child victims were 1st graders, all killed with Bushmaster X15.

Bullets used were designed in such a way energy deposited in the tissue so the bullet stays in.
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#Gunsense: Gun owners are paranoid. #GunReform isn’t about disarming law abiding citizens.

Also #Gunsense: We should ban military style assault rifles. Why does anyone need a gun like that? If anyone does not turn in their AR15s they should face jail time.
#gunsense: Ban the AR15. Those are only designed to kill.

Also #gunsense: all guns are designed to kill.
#GunSense: you carry a gun because you live in fear. Who trying to kill you? Why are you carrying a gun around?

Also #Gunsense: there has been 310 mass shootings this year alone! We need #guncontrolnow! Enough is enough!
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Me: “I’ll never vote for or support someone who has armed security and pushes for #GunControl. Seems hypocritical.”

#Gunsense: “But Carl, they need their armed security, their life is under constant threat.”

Me: So is all of our lives, that why we need #GunReformNow, right?
If they can find a need for armed protection, why can’t we? Politicians and celebrities have been trying to convince the public that we need #GunReform, and that we are incapable of protecting our own lives with firearms. But yet, they have armed security.
If your security is allow to carry firearms, then every other law abiding citizen should be allowed.

The #ThousandOaksShooter took advantage of unarmed people and proceeded to kill and injure the innocent. Why? Because California #GunControl failed them.
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The Thousand Oaks Borderline shooting reminded me of this old bit by @jimjefferies & we still haven't done a damn thing to stop mass shootings from happening so frequently.

He has the best take on Gun Reform.

His argument is still spot on years later.

#GunReformNow
Part 2.

@jimjefferies stand up about guns & gun control from years ago, still relevant.

#GunReformNow
Part 3

@jimjefferies spot on stand up bit from years ago on #GunReform

Still so relevant.
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It’s been 251 days since the #ParklandShooting
Yesterday, @DLoesch said R voters need to bring guns to precincts to “vote”

#GunReform has been lost in the news, but it’s on every ballot Nov 6.
#VOTE🗳

Powerful— click on each of the 245 people in this to hear their gun stories⤵️
I am an American Citizen and a registered voter.

I hereby pledge to never vote for a candidate who accepts money from the @NRA

Earn that F rating and you can earn my vote.

Nov. 6 #VoteBlue 🌊 for #GunReform & common sense #GunLaws

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Trump: Day 620
-Engaged in "Dubious Tax Schemes"
-Forbes Reports Shrinking Net Worth
-Eric Trump Involved in Stormy Case
-Sz "Scary Time 4 Young Men" in US
-FBI: No Plans 2 Interview Dr. Ford
-Sz Radiation Damage Good 4 You
-Melania Wears $2k Dress in Ghana
Add...
Day 725 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Add...
Day 577 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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6 people dead in Bakersfield mass shooting.
Suspect went to trucking business with his wife to confront a man.
Suspect shot man, then shot his wife, then shot another man there.
He went to a residence, shot 2 people.
5 victims died.
He shot/killed himself.
fresnobee.com/news/local/cri…
Suspect carjacked vehicle with a woman &bchild inside.
Mom & child managed to escape.
The 6th killing occurred when suspect shot himself on chest as deputies closed in to confront him at parking lot.
30 people witnessed shootings being interviewed by deputies.
The identity of suspect & victims are yet to be released.

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said they're working to find out how all people involved are connected, if at all.

When asked if this was a mass shooting, the sheriff said “absolutely.”

#GunReform
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Rubio has an A+ rating, & has taken $3.3 million from the NRA. He is just one of many R’s (Cruz) who are handmaidens to the gun lobby. The safety of the public is not as important as their #NRABloodMoney.

Let’s dispel gun myths the NRA constantly parrots. tampabay.com/florida-politi…
“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”
This is probably the most common argument heard from gun advocates. It’s true that guns can’t kill by themselves & DO indeed need someone to pull the trigger... Guns don’t kill people, but allow someone who WOULD kill much easier, faster, more lethal means for killing. #GunReform
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It’s been 162 days since the #ParklandSchoolShooting

In 2 days, the US will be able to download & print a 3D gun

While the @NRA is being investigated for funneling money from Russia in 2016, GOP politicians are offering #ThoughtsAndPrayers to kids returning to school in August.
In today’s WTF news: Guns Do Kill People.
Not one piece of gun legislation has been introduced by the GOP since Columbine.
A tax exempt lobbyist org is lining GOP politician’s pockets to look the other way while our nation’s children are being slaughtered.
washingtonpost.com/amphtml/busine…
I am an American Citizen and a registered voter.

I hereby pledge to never vote for a candidate who accepts money from the @NRA

Earn that F rating and you can earn my vote.

In November please— #VoteBlue 🌊
When you vote for Dems, you vote for #GunReform & common sense #GunLaws
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Our country desperately needs #GunReformNow. It’s proven that states with stricter gun laws have far less death by firearm. Read this. We need to discuss what specifically needs to be done to reduce the death toll. #Enough nytimes.com/interactive/20…
For the record, I do not think we need to ban all guns, or repeal 2A. We can pass effective and sensible #GunReform without being extreme.
But it is clear that more firearm laws equals less death by firearms. Those of us that are advocating for #GunReform need to get on the same page, be sending the same message. So let’s come up with some aspects that we can all agree on.
scientificamerican.com/article/more-g…
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Woke up to tragic news of another shooting in the US. The shooter left an AR-15 at the scene, 4 dead.

How many more will die before #GunReform is passed? These WMD are way too easy to obtain.

The time for #ThoughtsandPrayers is over.

We the people Demand #GunReformNow
2/It’s NOT fallacy: our peer counties that’ve enacted #GunLaws do NOT have shootings like the US.

Military grade weapons do not belong in the hands of civilians. A shooting occurs in this country on average every 60 hours.

This is an Epidemic.

I am an American Citizen and a registered voter!

I hereby pledge to never vote for a candidate who accepts money from the NRA.

I will only vote for a NRA rated F candidate.

#EarnThatF
#NRABloodMoney
#VoteForOurLives

Fin/
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When I talk about #Gunreform, I am also talking about it for our police. These trigger happy people need to have their guns taken away. Not to mention it's becoming difficult to tell the white supremacists from the cops these days.
And no, I'm not going to listen to the "good cop" bullshit. There is no such thing as a good cop so long as they all swear an oath to uphold laws that violate the rights of a large portion of the population.
"Bad cops" are simply put on desk duty or paid leave, only to be found not guilty of a crime after being reviewed by wait for it....other cops.
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Please read article.  Bottomline: Incorrect publicized statements re: CPR post gunshots threatened to undermine the public education efforts of the trauma surgeons with their stop the bleed campaign. It’s serious business.. #publichealth #enough
slate.com/technology/201…
For citizens looking for the “tools and knowledge to provide immediate and effective hemorrhage control to stop or slow life-threatening bleeding after a shooting. Find classes here: bleedingcontrol.org/news-updates#en
“The Stop the Bleed program trains, equips and empowers the bystander to stop active, life threatening bleeding. You are the first link in the chain of survival. Free classes and training are available on March 31 as part of National Stop the Bleed Day."
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MARCO RUBIO’s HYPOTHESIS: Those against gun bans “want to prevent mass shootings, too. They view banning guns as an infringement on the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens that ultimately will not prevent these tragedies.”.
This is called the Scientific Method. To test his hypothesis (which means millions of lives), research is required.
RESEARCH BIAS; Rubio has an A+ rating from the gun rights group for supporting NRA-friendly legislation. According to the New York Times, he has received $3.3 million from the group. (Research bias,performing the research influence the results to portray a certain outcome.)
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Yesterday, #COTD @BenMcAdams rode your #BlueWave2018🌊 from 7.6k followers to 8430! ❤️ Great job, y'all!

This #SaturdayMorning, we are doing a special #COTD to support #MarchForOurLives

We asked #BWCS endorsed candidates where they stand on #GunReform

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#AMJoy
.@PiattPatti's son died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Watching others lose a child and knowing what they feel brings it all back. I don't have a problem with responsible gun ownership, but there is nothing responsible about owning an AR-15."
#MarchForOurLives
#AMJoy
#KY04
"If we want teachers to have to ability to make offensive measures, why not non-lethal weapons? It's terrible that we would have to, but if we do, that route should not be firearms." -@TomPrigg2018
#MarchForOurLives
#AMJoy
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Listen to your doctors!
Four physician groups band together to demand specific #gunreform measures from Congress for #publichealth and #safety.
aafp.org/news/health-of…
* Label violence caused by the use of guns as a national public health epidemic.
* Fund appropriate research at the CDC as part of the 2018 federal budget.
#gunreform #enough
* Establish constitutionally appropriate restrictions on the manufacturing and sale, for civilian use, of large-capacity magazines and firearms with features designed to increase their rapid and extended killing capacity. #gunreform #enough
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There is some modest #gunreform that may be tied to Omnibus. A partial walk-back of Dickey (chilling effect removed?, funding?). And $50 mil/yr spend to ID risk for gun violence in schools. Stay tuned politico.com/story/2018/03/…
“The compromise is also expected to include a bipartisan school safety bill, which would create a $50 million-a-year grant program to offer training to recognize signs of gun violence. (Congress would need to separately decide to fund that program.)” #gunreform
“Republicans urged Democrats to allow the text into the spending package — Democrats argue it’s unlikely to do much to curb mass shootings.

Democrats called for expanding background checks to include sales online and at gun shows, and reinstating the ban on assault rifles”
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Republican leaders have agreed to include a provision in the government funding package clarifying that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is not barred from conducting gun violence research under a 1996 amendment. But not repeal the so-called Dickey Amendment .
So it's a partial victory. The CDC needs a clear mandate to research specific factors that target #giunviolence prevention, appropriations, and a "timed report back to congress with findings" to see the change that is needed. #gunreform #Enough @meganranney
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Great article with many important points. The double edged sword of HIPPA. The false claim that mental health is the way to address #gunviolence. Please read very nuanced article. #enough #gunreform #neveragain

huffingtonpost.com/entry/doctors-…
Dr. Rosmarin,forensic psychiatrist at Harvard: “Sometimes the only person who is aware that there’s a serious and imminent threat is a physician. And that clinician is barred under HIPAA from disclosing that threat if it’s below serious and imminent.” #enough #gunreform
The notion that we can prevent mass shootings by “fixing” mental health is an inaccurate representation of mental illness and a wildly ineffective gun violence prevention strategy. #enough @meganranney @ChrisCarrollMD @MomsDemand #GunReform
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Another school shooting in the US today. It’s tragic, it’s horrible & escalating in our gun culture.

I💚Math. An int’l language, it makes sense to me when the rest of the world doesn’t. Especially when it comes to numbers & statistics on guns in the US

everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-b…
Statistically, in the US a shooting incident takes place every 60 hours. We are down to hours in between shootings. Not days, weeks, months or years. It’s HOURS.

Every day in the US, 96 people die from gun violence & 222 people are shot but survive.

➡️ bradycampaign.org/key-gun-violen…
Australia, had 4 mass shootings between 1987–1996. After 1996, It took Parliament just 12 days to pass stricter gun laws. They haven’t had a mass shooting since. It’s been 34 days since Parkland.

The US needs to follow their lead.
Here’s how they did it
👉cnn.com/2015/06/19/wor…
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