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1.GOP Members,
You often run on anti -violence, pro police, pro victims. Now is the time to prove it: Actions speak louder than words.
I don't often speak of this, but there are times when we have to put our pain out there to get action,to fight for what
2.we believe in. Some of you may know me because of my fight for legislation for Brittany's Law for domestic violence victims. Not just in my state, but nationally as well. My daughter and granddaughter were murdered, not to guns but to violence. 3.I want to share a statistic of
3. guns related to deaths in domestic cases. While the stats show that guns are used to kill women in 53 percent of intimate partner homicides, they are responsible for 70 percent of these collateral victims.
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Le représentant républicain conservateur des banlieues de #Buffalo, Chris Jacobs, avait déclaré après les tueries dans son district et à #Uvalde vouloir bannir les armes semi-automatiques. 7 jours plus tard, il est contraint de retirer sa candidature de réélection
2. Cette décision contrainte du représentant républicain Jacobs de l'Etat de NY de renoncer à sa réélection pour avoir soutenu 1 interdiction des armes semi-automatiques démontre- au moins- deux points essentiels...
3. D'1 part, le parti républicain US est devenu celui, non pas de la défense du droit à avoir 1 arme à feu, mais de la sacralisation de toute arme- même semi-automatique- en défiance d'1 Etat conçu en puissance nécessairement attentatoire à 1 liberté individuelle illimitée...
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HAPPENING NOW: @rweingarten talks to @ABCNewsLive about gun violence, educator stress, and more. Follow along in the thread below.
.@rweingarten: There are some great aspects of technology, like me joining you from Buffalo after visiting an amazing elementary school. We’re headed to a unity rally next. We must lift up the victims of this senseless tragedy and not forget #Buffalo.
.@rweingarten: We know as educators that there are ways to #EndGunViolenceNow. When other countries have had mass shootings, they made common sense changed to prevent them from happening - in the name of the students and teachers in a Uvalde, shoppers in Buffalo, and more.
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May was a month of heartbreaking stories from around the globe – from shootings in #Buffalo and #Uvalde, to shocking reports from the #SBC.
An explosive report from the Southern Baptist Convention found hundreds of cases of abuse since the 1960s.…
The most damaging part of the report may be allegations that former SBC president Johnny Hunt sexually assaulted another pastor’s wife in 2010.…
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They should still be here. #Buffalo 🕊 Each of the victims of buffalo
They should still be here. #Uvalde 🕊
They should still be here. #Orlando #Pulse 🕊🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈
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Fue sólo hace unos días cuando una alumna mía me dijo: "me da la sensación de que, cada vez que pongo un pie en la calle, me arriesgo a que me peguen un tiro". El nivel de inseguridad de #EEUU ha llegado a tal punto que cada persona que viva en una ciudad se siente amenazada.
Ayer fue #Uvalde, el otro día fue #Buffalo, una iglesia en California o el metro de NY. Lo cierto es que está por todas partes, ocurre a diario, llevamos + de 200 tiroteos masivos en lo que va de año, y 27 específicamente en colegios, con niños. Y está completamente normalizado.
Estos días os van a contar muchas cosas sobre la "cultura de las armas", os van a dar datos, porcentajes... yo ya estoy cansada de lo mismo, así que sólo añadiré un par de cosas: 1. La Asociación Nacional del Rifle financia campañas electorales desde hace años.
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A list of #GunControl bills Democrats introduced after shootings, which Republicans blocked:

#SandyHook, 2012. 21 killed.

Congress proposed bipartisan bill expanding background checks, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines.

Blocked by Republicans.
Charleston, South Carolina, Dylan Roof kills 9 people in a Black church.

Democrats tried to eliminate what became known as the "Charleston loophole," which allows people with incomplete background checks to purchase guns after three days.

Blocked by Republicans.
#SANBERNARDINO, 2015: 14 killed, 22 injured.

One day after the shooting, Senate Republicans blocked two gun control proposals introduced by Democrats on background checks.
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Notice which Christians say we need gun reform. Notice which ones simply say they grieve what happened in #Uvalde, #Buffalo, #LagunaWoods, etc. The ones who simply say they lament are the ones who walk by the person on the side of the road that the Samaritan man helped.
The Christian leaders who have congregations/constituencies where political idolatry and an idolatry of the second amendment have been allowed to flourish will say nothing about the need for #GunControlNow. #Uvalde should never have happened.
You cannot obey the second commandment to love your neighbor as the Bible defines neighbor and idolatrously defend the second amendment and resist gun reform.

The two are at odds with each other.
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My timeline (and my heart) is FULL OF GRIEF.

We need God to intervene and His people to stand against gun violence by pressing for stricter gun control measures.

This is out of hand.

#GunViolence #GunControl
If you care about the victims of gun violence like we have seen in #Uvalde, #Buffalo, #LagunaWoods, #Dallas, etc. then you need to push for policy change. The fact that this many people have access to guns (there are more guns than people in the US) tells a lot about who we are.
The standard responses people give about how guns aren’t the problem & how individual rights will be threatened is tragic.

My heart breaks for the families that will be left without their loved ones because we continue to fail to keep deadly weapons away from deadly people.
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🧵Gauland nutzt es, Orban nutzt, Zemmour nutzt es. Tatsächlich erlebt die aus der Nouvelle Droite stammende rassistische Verschwörungstheorie vom "#Bevölkerungsaustausch" seit Jahren zunehmende Verbreitung. Normalisiert wird sie durch rechte Parteiführer. Am Ende sterben Menschen Image
Der "große Austausch" ist ein Buch des französischen Rassisten und Verschwörungstheoretiker Renaud Camus aus 2011 und wurde in viele Sprachen übersetzt. Der neurechte Antaios Verlag übersetzte diese toxische Schrift ins Deutsche. Sie wurde damit zur zentralen Erzählung der IB. ImageImageImage
Eingedampft bedeutet Camus´ rassistische Verschwörungstheorie nichts anderes als der neonazistische Zahlencode "14 words", als deren Autor der US-Neonazi David Eden Lane gilt. Es geht um den Erhalt bzw die angebliche Bedrohung der "weißen Rasse". Image
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In #AmerikasGotteskrieger thematisiere ich, wie eng Weißer christlicher Nationalismus und Rassismus verbunden sind. Auch der Verschwörungsmythos vom „Great Replacement“ hat damit zu tun - Der wird von christlichen Nationalisten theologisch begründet:
#Buffalo Zitat aus „Amerikas Gottesk...
Der rassistische Mythos vom „Great Replacement“ taucht auch auf, wenn es um Orbáns Ungarn geht, denn mit ihm rechtfertigen Weiße christliche Nationalisten, Rechtsextreme und Konservative einwanderungsfeindliche Politik. #AmerikasGotteskrieger #Buffalo „Gleichzeitig ermöglicht es...
In #AmerikasGotteskrieger wird auch erklärt, wo der Mythos vom „Great Replacement“ herkommt, und wie Politiker wie Orbán und rechte Hetzer wie Carlson ihn nutzen, um extreme Positionen zu mainstreamen - auch im Bezug auf Abtreibung. #Buffalo #Abtreibung #SCOTUS „…eingeräumt wird. Vertrete...
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I haven’t said anything about the massacre in #Buffalo because I have run out of good words.
Instead, I’m going to #SayTheirNames because each of them was someone important. Beloved to their families and friends and community. They deserve to be remembered. The shooter does not.
Roberta A. Drury – 32
Margus D. Morrison - 52
Andre Mackneil - 53
Aaron Salter - 55
Geraldine Talley - 62
Celestine Chaney - 65
Heyward Patterson - 67
Katherine Massey - 72
Pearl Young - 77
Ruth Whitfield - 86
#SayTheirNames #Buffalo
I can’t stop thinking about the last lady in the list. How much life and change she must have seen.

What an atrocity that her life, their lives, were ended in this way.

When will America be sick of this, sick enough to stop it?
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.@TheJusticeDept announced they are investigating the #Buffalo shooting as an act of "racially-motivated violent extremism."

11 of the 13 victims were Black.

This shooting is an unfortunate reminder that domestic terrorism is a very real threat across America. #DisarmHate 🧵
Just last year, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland + Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas said the greatest domestic threat facing Americans came from “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists.”…
Domestic terrorism has been a growing issue across the country for quite some time and it’s not going away anytime soon.

According to @washingtonpost, domestic terror incidents have surged.

Adding guns into this mix should worry Americans.…
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My heart is heavy with the news that a white supremacist gunman took the lives of 10 children of God in #Buffalo on Saturday. I grew up walking distance from the scene of this hateful crime, and my friends and I used to ride our bikes around the neighborhood. 🧵
Buffalo’s Black community raised and formed me. I grieve with the city and people I love.

The loss of any human life is tragic, but there was deep racial hatred driving this shooting, and we have got to turn from the deadly path our nation has walked for much too long.
Bigotry-based violence—any bigotry at all—against our siblings who are people of color, Jewish, Sikh, Asian, trans, or any other group, is fundamentally wrong.
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The mass shooting in #Buffalo, right wing extremism on guns, and the takeover of the judiciary by leveraging abortion (per last week's thread) are connected. The connection is money. It fuels the complex right-wing network that captured the Court and props up politicians.
The network is complex and confusing by design. It makes the "All the President's Men" mantra of "follow the money" really hard. But here are just a *few* of the threads we do know about, and how they connect to #RoeVWade, #GunViolence, #SCOTUS, and white nationalism.
Start with Leonard Leo, who sits at the center of many more overlapping right-wing groups than even he can count (literally: "I have no idea how many groups I’ve been involved with over the years”).… Here's a tiny portion (h/t @EXPOSEDbyCMD):
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🚨 ¡Alerta antifascista! 🚨

El monstruo ha vuelto y, silencioso, se mueve entre nosotros. Asistimos como cada día blanquean al fascismo en los medios y en los parlamentos. Pero hoy vamos a hablar de una expresión concreta del fascismo: el TERRORISMO de extrema derecha.

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En los últimos dos días ha habido dos actos de terrorismo de extrema derecha: el primero en #Buffalo (EEUU), donde Payton Gendro, joven supremacista blanco, entró armado en un supermercado y asesinó a 10 personas. Cuando fue detenido, declaró que fue 👇 ImageImage
una acción frente a la sustitución étnica y que eligió Buffalo por su alta concentración de personas negras.

El mismo día en París, el militante de extrema derecha Martial Lanoir, conocido por su ideología supremacista, disparó en el Boulevard de Clichy y mató a un hombre. 👇 ImageImage
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🧵So, I took a look at the #Buffalo shooter's manifesto from an antisemitism point of view and here are some observations in no particular order:

(CW: Antisemitism/Racism)
Note: He doesn't make any particuarly insightful or new claims (not surprisingly) but he does draw from a very broad variety of sources and forms of antisemitism.
The shooter devotes 29 pages (out of 180) to a long form recital of a wide variety of antisemitisms.
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Say their names, Celestine Chaney -went to buy strawberries to make a shortcake. Single mother, breast cancer survivor. Roberta Drury- recently helping her brother recover from a bone marrow transplant. Pearly Young, ran a weekly food pantry. Deacon Heyward “Tenny” Patterson.
Deacon Patterson known for his faith and service at State Tabernacle Church, helping someone load groceries when he was murdered. Katherine Massey, a civil rights advocate called for stricter gun regulations. Ruth Whitfield, mother of a retired Buffalo Fire Commissioner.
Aaron Salter Jr, retired police officer after 30 years, working as a security guard for Tops Friendly Market- word is he fired multiple shots at the teenager with guns blazing, but they bounded off the gunman’s tactical gear. May their memories be for a blessing. #Buffalo
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A few things re #Buffalo from a native:
1) Tops on Jefferson was the lone grocery store in what is otherwise a food desert.

2) The Black community in Buffalo fought for DECADES to get this store. They won that fight in 2003.

3) It is a community rooted space. You can get there by bus. You can pay your utility bills there.

4) This was the day after SNAP benefits would have been distributed and a Sat when folks (mostly Black Women!) would be doing their shopping for the week.

This matters because these Black victims (& I want to be clear that designation is appropriate for more than just the 10 souls we lost.) were targeted in a place that is centered on community. A place they FOUGHT for to meet their needs. This was a truly EVIL act.
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On Sundays like today, after a violent tragedy that claims any Black lives in the name of racism, I used to feel sick to my stomach before heading into the white evangelical church I was attending.
I’d be bracing myself for silence or some stumbled over, half-baked proclamation that my life was important but we shouldn’t say Black Lives Matter too loud (if at all), because we might offend somebody.
On days like today the rage seethes through me when I think of these same churches' continued complicity in wh*te supremacist ideology.
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#WhiteSupremacy Ted Nugent Rittenhouse trend with Buffalo Tops Shooting: The real issue is the easy access and carrying of guns and cheap ammo, high-capacity magazines and high-power guns that fit in backpacks, etc. #GunSense #2ndAmendment #2A
2/ #2A US Constitution #FederalistSociety "original intent" folks: I’m okay if you own arms if you're serving in a well-regulated militia with 18th Century rifles, muskets and pistols. Meanwhile, another #massshooting in #Buffalo w/ 10 dead, 3 wounded.…
3/ A #massshooting is defined as four+ victims. #Benghazi had four dead. #2ndAmendment people think Benghazi was bad but think anyone should have guns. ALL gun transactions MUST require a background check including gifts. FBI background checks are weak. #GunSense
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Rappelons que Macron et le printemps républicain ont largement fait la promotion de la théorie raciste islamophobe du « grand remplacement » sous couvert du terme « insécurité culturelle » . #Buffalo
Macron et son gouvernement ont largement fait la promotion et continuent de promouvoir les thèses islamophobes d’extrême-du printemps républicain avec la théorie « d’insécurité culturelle » = « grand remplacement » .
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Experts have warned for years that advocates of the 'Great Replacement' & 'White Genocide' theories are driving the increasing number of far-right terrorist attacks.

The #BuffaloTerroristAttack is the latest tragic consequence of this dangerously irresponsible rhetoric.
Many academics, terrorism experts, & charities have been screaming out for action to be taken against proponents of the dangerous conspiracy theories of 'The Great Replacement/White Genocide' & 'Cultural Marxism', which inspired Anders Breivik, the NZ mosque attack & now Buffalo.
Some of these debunked conspiracies - eg 'cultural Marxism' - have been amplified & pushed in the UK & USA by both the mainstream media & by mainstream Government politicians.

Let me be crystal clear: imho, evidence is growing that dangerously divisive rhetoric makes terrorists.
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Jan 6 insurrection obviously dominated extremism discussions last year, but observations online environment have shown significant increase racially motivated extremism amongst younger, online collectives, i.e. Buffalo shooter. (Pub. Jan 3, 2022)…
During nearly every hearing, speech Dir. Wray has emphasized racially motivated violent extremists as the biggest concern. Young men online supporting a mix of violent ideologies are the greatest concern.
@GIFCT_official did great job executing their post NZ mosque shooting protocol designed remove content quickly across industry. Problem younger extremists increasingly smaller, newer platforms, not traditional bigger platforms. #Buffalo shooter was @discord @Twitch 8chan 4chan
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