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Today is the 193rd day #DerangedDoLittleDonald is playing golf at his branded property. All except 2 times have been at his own courses. He’s at his club in Northern Virginia today. Also in Virginia, mourning for a dozen shooting victims from Friday’s shooting at #VirginiaBeach.
But, not a word from the golf cart about the largest mass murder since November. Because that’s how we quantify our mass shootings in America, how big, where they are. As long as Donald takes NRA money, he has blood on his bloody golf clubs. trumpnationaldc.com/membership
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First, my heart and prayers go out to the most recent victims of this madness that’s happening at our work places and schools.
The ironic part about all of this to me is back when I lived a street life and had to “hustle and grind” to make groceries,
I’d leave the house wondering if this would be the last time I’d see my mom and grandma, knowing that the odds of me making it back home alive were against me. #VirginiaBeachShooting #virginiabeach #VirginiaBeachStrong #GunControlNow #GUNviolence
They would all tell me that if I wanted to beat the odds and skew the stats I’d have to go back to school, get a job, and square up. It seemed I was constantly being told that I was going to lose my life out there in them streets. Well, guess what? #VirginiaBeachShooting
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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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We’re only 151 days into 2019 and there have already been 150 mass shootings. This reality is horrifying. It’s heartbreaking. And the fact that our nation’s leaders continue to fail to protect us should fuel outrage in every American. #VirginiaBeach
The stories of survivors from Virginia Beach touch on a familiar refrain: a workday shattered by gunfire. Coworkers huddled on the floor trying to stay quiet as the shooting gets closer. The disbelief that it’s finally happening to them. Our hearts are in Virginia tonight.
If gun violence feels like an everyday occurrence, that’s because it is. Every single day, nearly 100 lives are lost because of guns. This is not normal. No other developed nation in the world experiences this kind of daily heartbreak and horror. #VirginiaBeach
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I was out with my Trump sign when 3 men threw a projectile at me from their car.

I stayed calm as they approached me & insulted me for being gay. This is a hate crime.

When they go low, we vote.
#VirginiaBeach
I wasn't mean-spirited.

I didn't attack the way they dress.

I stayed calm, despite their bigotry & trying to assault me.

"When we reelect President Trump in 2020, I want you to think of me."
Not only that, but I tried to discuss policy even after they threw something at me.

I will go anywhere & talk to anyone, even people who try to harm me.
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