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People often ask “how is the @nra responsible for mass shootings?” The #VirginaBeachShooting gives us several examples.

The incessant lobbying of that trade organization for the gun industry (and yes, this is what the NRA is) cost lives in this mass shooting. Thread.
It is legal to carry guns into public buildings in Virginia.

The @nra lobbies against bills that would keep guns out of public buildings and for laws that your specifically allow them to be carried there. #NoRA

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The police found several empty large capacity magazines in the shooter’s possession after a “long” gun battle.

These magazines allow mass shooters to fire more rounds before reloading.

The @NRA lobbied against Virginia HB 2492 which would have banned them. The bill failed.
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Mercedes Soiza Reilly. #Mecha. La ex-fiscal "Ad Hoc" del Ministerio Público.
El #hilo no es muy largo. Tenés que llegar al final. Te lo aconsejo.
#Acosadora. #UsurpaciónDeIdentidad y más. Mucho más.
Ya hablamos sobre los testigos falsos de las causas de lesa humanidad. Ya hablamos de los juicios con todo arreglado para condenar a los militares acusados.
Ahora vamos a hablar de la fiscal "Ad hoc" que llevó a cabo las acusaciones. #MechaSoizaReilly
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We are heartbroken by the deaths by suicide of survivors of gun violence. Our hearts are with their loved ones.

We will not speculate on the triggers for these deaths, nor on the methods.

Rather, we will honor their memories by discussing the links between guns and suicide.
Firstly, it is important to note that the language around suicide matters. We pay attention to these things, and try to get it right. If you are unfamiliar with the language of suicide and accepted terminology, we recommend this excellent glossary:

holliseaster.com/p/suicide-rela…
The data is clear: where people have more access to guns, more people die from suicide. Guns themselves are a risk factor for attempts, and are substantially more lethal when used in a suicide.
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From Dem Coalition in re Trump asking for UNITY in his #SOTU:
"A president intent on unity does not ban immigrants based on their religion." #StateOfTheHuman #WeWontGoBack
"A president intent on unity does not call the Speaker of the House “bad for America.”
#StateOfTheHuman #WeWontGoBack #SOTU @SpeakerPelosi
"A president intent on unity does not call for criminal investigations into his political opponents to distract from his own failures."
#StateOfTheHuman #WeWontGoBack #SOTU
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A summary of just a few critical moments that should TERRIFY YOU from Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.

(SCREAMING-AT-THE-TOP-OF-MY-LUNGS- THREAD)

#StopKavanaugh
JUDGE KAVANAUGH REFUSED TO SAY HE WOULD UPHOLD WOMEN’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS UNDER ROE V. WADE.

#StopKavanaugh
JUDGE KAVANAUGH REFUSED TO SAY IT WAS WRONG TO FIRE SOMEONE BECAUSE OF THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR STATE AN OPINION ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY.

#StopKavanaugh
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It’s happened again in Florida. At least 4 dead. At least 11 injured.

Florida’s primary elections are Tuesday. #Vote.

Honor these victims by voting for candidates that reject the @NRA.

Be a hero.

#JacksonvilleLanding #NoRA
Florida voters: find your polling place and check your voter registration here: dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-…

#JacksonvilleLanding #NoRA
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So, @BetsyDeVos is considering allowing states to use federal funding to purchase guns for educators.

Here’s what that money would be taken away from: 

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#NoRA #BooksNotGuns
Title IV, Part A, is the mechanism through which community schools, 21st century and afterschool programs are funded.  Authorized at $1.6 billion in FY 2018, Title IV a block grant with 3 basic activities.

#NoRA #BooksNotGuns 2/7
•Providing students with a well-rounded education (e.g., college and career counseling, STEM, music and arts, civics, IB/AP, computer science)

#NoRA #BooksNotGuns 3/7
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3D GUN UPDATE: today, @SenBillNelson took to the Senate floor to ask the Senate for “unanimous consent” to immediately take up and pass his legislation to block the online publication of blueprints used to make fully functioning 3D-printed guns. #NoRA (Thread)
Under Senate rules, a senator’s request for “unanimous consent” – or passage without a vote – is approved unless any one senator objects.
Immediately after Nelson made his request, @SenMikeLee objected. #NoRA
Here’s a link to watch video of the Nelson’s remarks on the Senate floor: #NoRA
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Anyone concerned about protecting communities from gun violence should strongly oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Here’s why:

#NoRA
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Kavanaugh’s presence on the Supreme Court could undermine decades of work to strengthen gun policy and would gravely jeopardize public safety. #NoRA
If Kavanaugh is confirmed, it could mean the Supreme Court overturning common sense gun safety laws in states across the country — including laws that limit the sale of assault weapons, laws that are designed to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, and more. #NoRA
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Hey .@SenateMajLdr McConnell: we know it can be hard to think of what the federal government can do to stop school shootings when you’ve taken $1.6 million in .@NRA money, so we made a simple thread. #NoRA
We know you like to say mental health is the problem. (It’s not the whole problem, but ok). Maybe stop gutting Medicaid and community health centers. Mental healthcare for the poor is a critical tool to stop many kinds of violence. #NoRA
Mandate trigger locks and safe storage. Properly stored and secured guns could have prevented any number of shootings, including Sandy Hook. #NoRA
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Next week President Trump will announce his second Supreme Court Justice pick.

Think this doesn’t affect your day-to-day life?

Think again.

Here’s #WhatsAtStake and how our lives and our democracy could be negatively impacted for generations to come. #SCOTUS
1. Simply put, the Supreme Court interprets the Constitution, which involves every aspect of our lives—how we conduct ourselves in society and boundaries for individuals and the government. Trump will surely nominate someone who aligns with his alt-right ideology. #WhatsAtStake
2. Women’s health. It’s not just about reproductive freedom!! It’s access to birth control, equal insurance pricing, equal access to care, and protection in the workplace. #WhatsAtStake
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Hello, @DLoesch. Since the Parkland shooting, common sense gun reform measures have been adopted at the local, state and federal level, while the private sector has made guns less available. And we are not done yet. (Thread) #NoRA
Federal: spending bill that went into law will make it easier for the Centers for Disease Control to investigate the causes of gun violence. #NoRA
Federal: spending bill also includes bipartisan provision that offers more money to states that comprehensively upload information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. #NoRA
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The Gilboa Snake Double Barrel Assault Rifle is coming to a gun shop near you.

This Israeli gun is designed specifically to avoid laws against machine guns in the US, and to hold TWO 30-round magazines. Thread. #NoRA
US Law defines a machine gun as "...any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger."

Pretty clear, right? Well this gun has TWO triggers. #NoRA
...So technically, it fires two rounds almost simultaneously, by a single function of each trigger. Much like bump stocks, it relies on a deadly technicality to legally exist.
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What @Dloesch, @Benhowe and @NRATV are trying to do by breathlessly attacking @alyssa_milano because 1 event security guard she did not hire and we did not ask to be armed may have made a personal choice to carry a weapon is to distract you from the following things that matter:
1. The @NRA just appointed a man who sold arms to Iran, funded a dictator and a revolutionary group in Central America and destroyed evidence of the same, and who has a history of attacking LGBTQ and other comminities of Americans as their new president.
2. There is an ongoing and expanding investigation into the @NRA's Russian funding. In fact, during their convention, they hosted TulAmmo, a company with ties to the Kremlin and a recently-sanctioned Russian oligarch.
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Every time someone talks about revisiting and revising gun laws, the messaging gets obscured, and somehow it comes out on the other end...”the liberals want to take all your guns away”.

I want to be very clear....

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I don’t want to take your guns away. I AM NOT AGAINST THE 2nd AMENDMENT.

In fact, my husband is a law-abiding gun owner who believes in common sense gun reform. (This part is usually omitted when the other side argues against me). #NoRA
If we focus on facts. Actual facts...not hyperbole from either side or fake “studies” that are slanted from one side, we should collectively be able to reach sensible resolution where all parties feel both protected, and safe. #NoRA
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As #HeirsOfLiberty it is our solemn duty to honor the founding words and principles of our Constitution:

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice and ensure domestic tranquility...
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“... provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
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Written words are precision instruments. They say what they mean, not what we wish. Words have historical context we cannot ignore because it conflicts with our agenda.
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