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As we wrap up #GSU18, I want to thank the 1,000+ volunteer leaders - including 300+ gun violence survivors - from 47 states and DC, who attended. Just 5 years ago, I skyped with 5 women trying to figure out how we could build @MomsDemand. As of last week, we are 5 million strong.
Because this movement is powered by love. "A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path," Agatha Christie
From Prohibition to child labor laws to civil rights to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, women – particularly women of color – don’t back down when children are in danger, they double down.

In other words, if you threaten our families, you answer to us.
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The young people will win.

Young voters are flocking to register to vote in key battleground states, inc. Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana, Arizona and Florida, in the wake of the #ParklandShooting and the tireless efforts of the #MarchForOurLives movement nbcnews.com/card/young-vot…
Gunman who fatally shot another man in front of his 5-year-old son during a fight over a parking spot will not be arrested or charged by police because of Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law (h/t @C_Stroop) abcn.ws/2LmBzN7
A man kills a father of 3 young children in a dispute over a handicapped parking spot.

He has threatened to shoot other people over the issue before.

But thanks to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, the murderer will not face any charges.
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Trump: Day 533
124th Day at a Trump Golf Club
167th Day at a Trump Property
-NK Calls US Attitude "Regrettable"
-Lawyers Call Comey "Machiavellian"
-EPA Withholding Cancerous Report
-Tariffs Threaten Lobster Industry
-Lord Mayor of Sheffield Bans Trump
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Day 638 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 490 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama. #fakenews #TrumpLies
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Thread time. I've seen people say it is hard to be proud this 4th of July due to the current administration, but I think that's bullshit. Here's why I’m proud as hell:
1. These incredible young Americans who are dispelling every myth about their generation and fighting every day to save lives. time.com/collection/mos… #NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives
2. This awe-inspiring moment that made me look to the stars thanks to @SpaceX when the dual boosters landed in unison
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#CapitalGazette Here at a Vigil at the State House in Annapolis Maryland.
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On this day two years ago, I joined dozens of my colleagues at a sit in on the House Floor to protest Congress’ failure to address gun violence
Since the House sit in, we’ve introduced bill after bill in Congress to finally address this epidemic—including bills to expand background checks & ban assault weapons—& the American people have spoken loud & clear through protests like #MarchForOurLives
But GOP leaders in Congress have refused to act as more and more mass shootings have taken more and more innocent lives #Enough
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I'm so tired. So heartbroken. More kids. Another school shooter. This is our normal now. We don't have to accept it, though. When I was 17 & reeling after the Columbine shooting, no adults told us that it would be ok, that someone would stop the madness. 1/
We stumbled around, feeling blindly for the edges of our grief. Personally, I thought it was a one-time thing. I thought it was an isolated horror. I thought Littleton must have been a special town, & that we were special in our sadness, terror, & anger. 2/
I was wrong. Littleton, CO is the same as Newtown, CT, Parkland, FL, and Santa Fe, TX. My community was the same as theirs. Our shooters just happened to do it sooner. Even the pictures of survivors & parents crying are the same. Same emotions... different faces. 3/
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So I was in DC yesterday, hut I skipped the White House Correspondent's Dinner. It's an event I dislike. 1. It's not fun. 2. It's boring. 3. I dislike the idea of putting on a gown to both party with and mock people reporters are supposed to be covering. 1/
Instead we held our DC #powHERful Summit for girls. Approximately 200 young women (HS and college) were hosted by the @USChamber Foundation. Their building is 105 years old and gorgeous!
We over-index in girls of color and girls who might struggle financially, but our event is open to all: @WWLTV 6p anchor (and my mentee @ShebaTurk emceed as sge always does!
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The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people. It's not the only country that has psychosis. And yet we kill each other in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially higher than anyone else. Well, what's the difference?
—Barack Obama
The difference is that these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses, and that's sort of par for the course.
—Barack Obama
Only with gun violence do we respond to repeated tragedies by saying that mourning is acceptable but discussing how to prevent more tragedies is not. But that's unacceptable.
—Ezra Klein
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1. Dear You-Who-Can't-Understand-Why-I-Don't-Adore-Bernie:
I apologize for the length of this thread but I feel it is necessary to explain why there's a huge segment of #Democrats who can't stomach him. Let's first start with him - aside from attending one protest in college
2. where he was arrested and released, and claiming to have attended others, his record on civil rights is scant; as is his record on LGBTQ rights, women's issues and anything else that doesn't have to do with seizing the wealth of those detested "millionaires and billionaires"
3. he's obsessed with taking down and "redistributing" it. He was a back-bencher, quite literally, all his life. In 2015, mostly because of his dislike of the Clintons (one of those families who's wealth he'd like to seize) he (regrettably) got on the ticket for the
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1/ Yes, they do want to take your guns. All of them. The gun control lobby has been saying so over 30 years. Right now it’s an incremental plan. This thread gives the proof. #gunsense #guncontrol #guncontrolnow #MarchForOurLives #MolonLabe
2/ "b,bu,buh nobody wants to confiscate guns!" NY Times #gunsense #guncontrol #guncontrolnow #MarchForOurLives #MolonLabe nytimes.com/2015/12/05/opi…
3/ "b,bu,buh nobody wants to confiscate guns!" Boston Globe #gunsense #guncontrol #guncontrolnow #MarchForOurLives #MolonLabe bostonglobe.com/ideas/2017/11/…
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#ParklandStudents
(1) Cruz was an extremely troubled kid who was ignored time and time again by the police & FBI. He even called for help himself but was still ignored.

(2) Or was he? Was he tapped and groomed for a purpose? #KeepReading
(3) On the morning of the shooting, teachers were told in a faculty meeting to be prepared for a Code Red lockdown drill. Timing? Coincidence? Planned?

(4) Peterson saw Cruz enter the building. #KeepReading
(5) Cruz texted his friend in the Uber car on the way to the school. It was a casual "what's up" kind of text.

(6) Cruz was seen wearing black pants and a school shirt. He carried a backpack & longer bag (rifle bag?) into the building. #KeepReading
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David Hogg has consistently redirected his attention to black people who have suffered the wrongs he’s suffered.
He was the one he said the media was ignoring black students from Parkland.
He was at Thurgood Marshall Academy in DC before #MarchForOurLives shining the spotlight on the gun violence black students suffered in their communities. facebook.com/KiaSpeaks/post…
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A group of Black students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High called a press conference today to say they have concerns that may not mirror those of their white peers. And that the media should listen. #MSDStrong
Kai says while some might feel comfort to have more police officers at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, he does not. He says it's intimidating & that black students will face most of the consequences of an overmilitarized predominantly white school.
Tyah-Amoy a Marjorie Stoneman Douglas student said conversations about gun violence have to include police violence. She asked, the same people who showed up for #MarchForOurLives--will they show up for #StephonClark? #AltonSterling? #SandraBland?
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Remember that Maine candidate, Leslie Gibson, who dropped out after he called @Emma4Change a "skinhead lesbian"?

Rep. Franson's FB posts link #MarchForOurLives kids to Hitler Youth
(BTW: Give her challenger some love: ➡️@GailKulp_MN)

#WednesdayWisdom

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Mary Franson has a long history of being a homophobic POS.
#WednesdayWisdom
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It is literally illegal for me to go online, order a firearm - any firearm - and have it delivered to my doorstep.

But the Second Amendment has no restrictions.
It is illegal for me to sell one of my firearms to another person without involving the feds and their paying $200 - beyond the purchase price - plus submitting to a ~6-month background check.

But the Second Amendment has no restrictions.
I've ordered a replacement muffler for my bike, and it showed up on my doorstep. If I did the same for my firearms, I would go to jail for ten years or so.

But the Second Amendment has no restrictions.
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Thanks to @RepTedDeutch who has been doing great work in calling attention to the need for common sense #gun measures that Congress should adopt usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
.@RepTedDeutch told me that the dad of @Emma4Change wanted to speak to me because @SteveKing and others are wrongly interpreting why she wore a Cuban flag on her jacket during #MarchForOurLives rally
I spoke to Jose Gonzalez who explained that @Emma4Change is proud of her dad and abuela’s #Cuban heritage and in no way was it a sign of support for the #Castro dictatorship
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In this recent CBS news special, David Hogg claims that he wasn't even at the school when the massacre happened. He rode his bike there as soon as he heard.

🤔Wasn't he recording video about gun control from inside school closet, during shooting though?
This is the anti-gun video David Hogg filmed from inside a school closet, supposedly DURING the massacre. Hogg states that it's NOT a drill, but it's an active shooter scene. He even states the name of suspect, Nikolas Cruz.

Pure #HoggWash propaganda.
So officially Hogg was filming from inside the school closet earlier in the day about gun control, acting like it was an active shooter situation. Then he conveniently left school, before shooting happens. 🤔He rode his bike back after hearing word, but video is in closet again!!
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Finally saw @Emma4Change's masterful #MarchForOurLives speech. It was beautifully written and powerfully delivered, and I want to say a few words about why what she did with the silence was so major and instructive for clergy and other kinds of leaders. (thread)
She held space, y'all. Held it big. And you saw how people were kind of uncomfortable at first, yes? We're so used to input and stimulation and have expectations about what happens when a person gets up to a pulpit and etc.
So there were some WHOO! shouts and some people tried to get chants going and fill up the space and what did she do? She kept holding the space. And agonizingly more, and more--defying conventions about what should happen (those 'moments of silence' are rarely more than 60 sec)
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Now that majority of Americans believe that a Deep State rogue government is operating to sabotage our Republic & agree their agenda needs to be exposed, this video won't be so hard to grasp.

After a stint in the military,
@JohnBouchell was a teacher, coach & administrator. 🎬1
Parkland mass shooting was a fully orchestrated false flag gun grab, where 17 people were sacrificed for Deep State agenda.

The culprits are corrupt Federal/Local LEO's, CNN, & several Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, working together to pull off the whole event.😡
CNN & Parkland survivors have been on a massive anti-2A/NRA campaign immediately following the Parkland massacre.

David Hogg, who's father was FBI agent & mother worked for CNN, led the way, blaming AR-15 & giving a pass to inept LEO's.

#MarchForOurLives funded by George Soros.
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"A large portion of the mass shootings in the U.S. in recent years have roots in domestic violence against partners and family members." | In Texas And Beyond, Mass Shootings Have Roots In Domestic Violence n.pr/2lYxMtV #GunControl #MarchForOurLives
"Nearly half of American women who are murdered are killed by their intimate partners." | 5 statistics to explain the link between domestic violence and mass shootings for.tn/2hcDhQn via @FortuneMagazine #GunControl #MarchForOurLives
"in 27 cases, or about 59 percent, the perpetrator killed an intimate partner or family member during the massacre or had a history of domestic violence." | America's mass shooting problem is a domestic violence problem huffingtonpost.com/entry/mass-sho… #GunControl #MarchForOurLives
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🚨ATTN La! TODAY 3/26 at 1 pm the Senate Judiciary Comm will take up SB 406, to arm TEACHERS, PARENTS, RETIRED MILITARY to "secure schools"! #MarchForOurLives @Indivisible337 @BRindivisible @IndivisibleNO @Indivisible_DR @LaDemos @PSNBatonRouge legis.la.gov/legis/agenda.a…
Tell La Senate Judiciary members Vote NO! Don't allow MORE guns at La schools! How do you regulate? When did they last get training? What if parent angry w/kid's classmate? NO NO NO! @DanClaitor @ReginaBarrow @TROYSEE @SenYvonne
See full list of La Senate Committee members here: Tell them Vote NO TODAY .....Not to allow MORE guns at La schools! senate.la.gov/JudiciaryC/Ass…
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It's the things you survive that make you strong. Just stay with me till the end and you will understand.

The link provided is to a 2 hr documentary about Hurricane Andrew which hit Homestead, FL in Aug 1992. It's a day I've never forgotten.
I suppose I should explain first.

I was 8 yrs old when my entire world was destroyed. I went from being a little kid to being a shell shocked zombie in a matter of hours. If you want the whole story, watch the whole video. The part I want to discuss starts an hour in.
After Andrew hit, Homestead went insane. It was a war zone. Looters, violence, fighting over a gallon of water. It was chaos. My family and I crawled out of the rubble that was our house and headed to the Leisure City Moose Lodge, where my mother and grandparents were members.
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We've been listening to the right, the NRA, to Fox News angrily scream for decades.
And we let it go.
Or took the high road.
What's great about people like @Emma4Change, @davidhogg111 and the #Parkland students... is they are voicing THEIR anger.
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They won't be shouted down by Wayne or Tucker or Rick or internet trolls and they're not going to pretend they're not pissed off.
That was OUR mistake.
WE assumed dead kids would make people step back and be civil.
The generation born after Columbine has had #Enough. /2
Somebody needs to be screaming back, and I'm glad it's students who want a safer future.
Let them lead.
Let them lead LOUDLY.
Let them lead by example.
That's what's freaking the gun lobby out right now.
The usual tactics aren't working.
#MarchForOurLives /3
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