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14,900 gun deaths in 2018.
334 mass shootings
646 babies shot dead.
27000 injured.
3024 Americans died 1975-2015 due to a foreign born terrorist (9/11 included)
Odd to be shot in the US: 1-11000
Odds to be killed by a refugee 1-3.64 Billion

We are shut down because of a wall?
I fohkn hate that I have to tweet death stats on a Sunday morning to make a point. I need a life
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Trump: Day 693
-Mulvaney New 'Acting' Chief of Staff
-Giuliani Sz Nobody Killed or Robbed
-Inaugural Funds Went 2 Trump Org
-Sz GM's Electric Cars Won't Work
-Judge Rules ACA Unconstitutional
-Nielsen Blames Family 4 Girl's Death
-6 Year Anniversary of #SandyHook
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Day 798 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 649 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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It was said, six years ago, that the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school, which took the lives of 20 children and six adults, changed everything." It didn't
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President Obama later said the #SandyHook school massacre was the worst day of his presidency. Here: the president slumps as national security advisor John Brennan briefs him on the killings of 20 schoolchildren and six adults (Photo/@PeteSouza)
Two days after the Sandy Hook killings, Obama visited Newtown; his eloquent talk that evening touched his successor - see the attached Trump tweet from Ded. 17, 2012. Yet as a candidate, @RealDonaldTrump took millions from the NRA and has fiercely protected its agenda
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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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Every year, I reject this cynical, hopeless, inaccurate tweet. So much has happened since #SandyHook.
.@MomsDemand was formed the day after and we’ve helped pass background checks in eight states, bringing the total to 20. Over 50% of Americans now live in states requiring a background check on every gun sale.
We’ve also worked hard to pass laws in 28 states - red and blue - that keep guns away from domestic abusers. Just a couple of months ago, we passed one in Pennsylvania. We won’t rest until every state protects women and children - the main victims - from domestic gun violence.
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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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Today, we remember the 20 children and 6 staff members that were shot and killed at #SandyHook 6 years ago. Gun violence has taken far too many of our loved ones - young and old - far too soon.
Our thoughts and prayers are not enough. We can help prevent these tragedies if Members of Congress have the courage to pass common sense gun reform laws that can help keep our communities safe.
Over the past year, as more cities, towns, places of worship, and schools faced the scourge of gun violence, we’ve seen parents, students, and community members speak out to say enough is enough.
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I am still freaking the F out. My kids. My babies.

A real plan to shoot kids in school. MY kids school. With locks, double entrances, security guards, not a lot of doors.

Arrests made.

They’re safe. Only way I can tweet this through my tears and rage.

My kids arrived at school to find themselves in immediate lockdown within 10 minutes at their middle and high schools.
Here’s some texts of fear, I love you’s and me reminding them how to hide & run. Find your sister. Don’t save anyone else.

I couldn’t be there to protect them.
No parent should ever have to go through this. Ever. I keep thinking of @fred_guttenberg & the other #Parkland parents who will never see their babies again.

And the #parkland kids @davidhogg111 @Emma4Change
who had their lives threatened for not wanting to die at school.
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1/At 5pm this evening, hundreds of thousands of American Citizens are expected to March in over 900 scheduled Marches to protect the Mueller Investigation. In light of what has happened in Thousand Oaks-the loss of another 13 beautiful souls-I pray that we'll also see some
2/#GunControlNow marchers. Katy Tur just pointed out that while Trump rails threats @ the Migrant Caravan heading for the Southern Border, there is a tremendous #GunControl issue, a crisis in our own country that is not being addressed by this Administration despite shooting
3/after shooting, death after death, & tremendous public outcry. I lived thru the #SandyHook shootings because we live in close proximity & at the time, I had grandchildren in Newtown. Unless you've been thru it you can't IMAGINE how heart wrenching it is. This. Must. Stop.
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Grab a young person and bring them to the polls. They have so much at stake
#GOTV #GunSense
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1-#Thingstoponder
how come we are spied on in every possible way (#5eyes, #InQTel & hundreds others) and everything is valid to you (& me), the average guy to court, to get conviction, to... fucking it, everything is legal.
But 'we have everything', except that everybody is
2- #MakingADeal because we need to collect evidence in 'whatever legal way'?
Are you fucking kidding me?
None of you have a problem with that?
3-More venting later...
4-That compound that 'we blew up', did Trump speak out against that? If yes, please link me to it. If not, why not? Aren't the 'white hats' in control now? Why are we hiding evidence?
5-And if there is no condemnation and no talk, doesn't that mean that:
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I would like to open today’s #Qanon thread with a PRAYER that I concluded yesterday’s thread with...

What is HUMANITY?
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1. A long time ago, in 1981, the @NRA produced a short film called “It Can Happen Here.” In it, federal agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (@ATFHQ) are depicted as “Nazi gestapos” and “jack-booted fascists.”
2. The following year Congressman @JohnDingell, a Michigan Democrat, said this of the federal agency tasked regulating the national gun market: “I would love to put [ATF agents] in jail,” said Dingell, now retired. “I would dearly love it. I think they are evil.”
3. By the 1990s, the NRA’s coordinated attacks on the ATF had reached a “fever pitch,” according to gun policy expert Robert J. Spitzer (@spitzerb), a professor of political science at SUNY Cortland and the author of The Politics of Gun Control.
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1. How naïve was I to think that, while I didn’t vote for him, Obama wanted the best for all Americans while he was in office. #ObamaGate
2. How naïve was I to think that Hillary won the Democratic nomination fair and square and never tried to undercut Trump. #LockHerUp
3. How naïve was I not to look at Trump as a serious contender when he first announced his candidacy. #MAGA #TrumpTrain
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1. @realDonaldTrump #RedPill 10-part thread laying out prediction of how #POTUS will expose evil #Cabal & workings of #DeepState #Coup. #Memo will reveal #DeepState abuse of intel services, leading to exposure/removal w/in #DOJ, #FBI, #CIA, #Agencies (leave behinds), #SES, etc.
2. @realDonaldTrump Next, we will need to expose, remove, and try for #Treason those involved in the #DeepState. Their nefarious work doesn't stop with the current #Coup but is widespread, including more recent scandals (#Benghazi, #IRS, #FastandFurious) but goes back decades.
3. @realDonaldTrump Before the full #TRUTH can be disclosed, we must round up, arrest, and try for #Treason and other relevant crimes those involved with the #Cabal. I'm unclear on sequence here due to need to manage the public (civil unrest will be pushed by #Cabal).
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1) I reject this cynical, hopeless, inaccurate tweet. So much has happened since #SandyHook.
2) First of all, @MomsDemand happened. Started the day after #SandyHook, we now have a chapter in every state of the country; along with @Everytown, 4M supporters; and over 70,000 active volunteers who wake up every day and work on gun violence prevention like it's a job.
3) We've changed corporate gun policies at over a dozen major restaurants and retailers, including Starbucks, Target and Facebook, and we've helped thousands of local businesses to put up gun signage. When state laws don't protect constituents, businesses must protect customers.
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On this terrible anniversary, some thoughts on the debate over the role of the media in mass shootings. #SandyHook /1
To start, I'll just reiterate that the evidence for a social contagion effect in mass shootings, fed by media attention, is extensive. Here's my closest look at that. 2/ wsj.com/articles/what-…
But this is a hard problem. A great many researchers agree that mass shootings are imitative. There is much less agreement on whether the effect is more conscious (infamy-seeking) or environmental (contagion). And also little consensus on how media should change practices. 3/
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On days like today not even 5 yrs of faithful & honorable active duty #Service in #USMC can convince some ppl of a Muslims loyalty to USA.1/
Ppl ask me why I enlisted in the #Marines in 1997 at the age of 19. I tell them b/c loyalty to my nation of residence is part of my faith./2
I served the US faithfully BECAUSE of my faith, not in spite of it. I had the full support of my father — a Muslim Imam & my family. /3
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1) Being a gun safety activist is tough, especially as a woman. That's why I'm sharing this email from an Arkansas @momsdemand volunteer.
2) "Dear Shannon: When I heard about #SandyHook, I was sitting in front of a classroom full of students. It was my daughter's 2nd birthday."
3) "I was full of fear for my students and my children. But I KNEW we wouldn't continue to accept the state of gun laws in our country."
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The NRA’s slogan is “Freedom’s Safest Place.” Is #LasVegas freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 1/21
Is #Alexandria freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 2/21
Is #Orlando freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 3/21
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1) Repeat after me: After every mass shooting I will kick and scream and freak the f out because that's what the @NRA doesn't want us to do.
2) And if you're guilty of saying "Nothing happened after #SandyHook so nothing ever will," you're not only wrong - you're the problem.
3) We didn't get here overnight - the @NRA had a 30 year head start. They've hijacked our nation and now it's on us to take it back.
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