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200 days ago, the Democratic House took decisive action to end the gun violence epidemic in America by passing bipartisan, commonsense legislation to expand background checks, which is supported by more than 90 percent of the American people. #EndGunViolence
Yet @SenateMajLdr McConnell continues to put his own political survival before the survival of our children.
Today, we made it clear to @realDonaldTrump that any proposal he endorses that does not include the House-passed universal background checks legislation will not get the job done, as dangerous loopholes will still exist and people who shouldn’t have guns will still have access.
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I'm stressed, discouraged and feel really depressed today. My wounds are catching up to me. candle dimming.
If I had to describe this feeling in film, it would be similar to the ending of Man on Fire. Being mortally wounded inside, was worth each day of the fight.
My life isn't fun, it's me trapped inside a maze of trying to help people & make others care. I guess when I tweet to you from an activist standpoint, I'm saying all the things @deray @shaunking or @BreeNewsome don't say beyond the political correctness. This shit burns you out.
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Previously mass shootings boosted gun sales.; regulation fears. That changed.
[2018 article]
Gun buyers hadn't reacted to shootings like that since Trump took office. Background checks declined after shootings on 10/2017 in Vegas and 11/2017 in TX.
[More] Fears were mostly in check since Republicans controlled the WH and Congress at the time.

After the Parkland, Florida shooting there was quite a bit of talk about the need for gun control — much prompted by MSD students. Momentum built.
[More] When Democrats took the House in 2018 things changed. In 2019 reports show gun shops are seeing an uptick in sales — many are first time buyers.
Due to continued pressure and Trump’s mention of action — now walked backed.
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When Trump says the NRA’s views will be “fully represented” in talks to #EndGunViolence, does he know they already have a president to do that? As US President, he should care more about the views of 97% of Americans who support background checks. #GiveUSAVote 1/
Senate Republicans up for reelection in states like AZ, CO, OH and ME need to stop standing with the NRA and start standing up for our kids by demanding Mitch McConnell #GiveUsAVote on background checks for gun sales. Don’t ask for our votes if you can’t do your job right now! 2/
Trump says he is “all in favor” of strong background checks for gun sales. Actions speak louder than words. He needs to get #MoscowMich McConnell to #GiveUsAVote in the Senate on measures already advanced in the House. Let’s get this done. #Enough! 3/
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The following is a list of things Republicans have blamed for #GunViolence. Yes, really.

The problem isn't mental health.
The problem isn't video games.
The problem isn't Ritalin.
The problem isn't unarmed teachers.
The problem isn't too many entrances at schools.
The problem isn't sin.
The problem isn't Godlessness.
The problem isn't gun-free zones.
The problem isn't violence in the media.
The problem isn't violent movies.
The problem isn't Democrats.
The problem isn't junk food.
The problem isn't drugs.
The problem isn't unhealthy diets.
The problem isn't progressive culture.
The problem isn't bullying.
The problem isn't sexual frustration.
The problem isn't bad parenting.
The problem isn't identity confusion.
The problem isn't trench coats.
The problem isn't backpacks.

If you were to cure schizophrenia,
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#GiveUsAVote! The American people deserve to have real representation. In a recent poll 97% favor background checks.

H.R.8 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

It’s time #MoscowMitch acted for the good of the people rather than for the NRA and Putin.
How effective are expanded gun background checks?

Academic research offers that background checks have a potential to reduce crime, but in practice, results are mixed.

It is a first step. Do nothing? Close the private sale loophole next.
Here is a fact check and notation of several polls and results on America’s approval of universal background checks for firearms purchases.
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LMAO..hey @amazon there are some 500 truly deranged gun sycophants, apparently also lacking jobs on a Wednesday afternoon (and who like to copy each other's unoriginal joke). They are super jeal that they didn't receive this in their Amazon shipment. In fact, they are..(1/5)
..convinced that you don't even sell them, and while most appear to be unbalanced and obsessed with someone who would rather not deal with a conduit of savagery, I hope they are correct; regardless, this trash was placed in my shipment unsolicited and I'm not thrilled..(2/5)
..while I understand that it was likely a simple mistake, if you do not sell them, then what are they doing at your distribution center? My hope is that what the Twitter unwell say is true, because it would be shameful to learn that you're profiting off an epidemic..(3/5)
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RVA is experiencing a surge of gun violence, and I'm speaking with dozens of people here to organize a #RVALivesMatter march in Richmond, Virginia.

Rest In Peace Markiya Simone Dickson. She was shot and killed in a Richmond Park last night. She was 9-years-old. #EndGunViolence
My heart is broken in so many pieces. This has to end.
.@LevarStoney I'm hoping you will assist us in organizing a peaceful march and rally against gun violence in Richmond, Virginia.
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𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 | 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗳𝗹𝗲 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

It's time for gun sense in America.
A new, huge review of gun research has bad news for the NRA via @voxdotcom
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Graham was once one of Trump’s sharpest critics (“I think he’s a kook,” in 2016), and is now one of his staunchest supporters, whether it comes to supporting his Supreme Court pick, or his golf game (“Anyone who says he’s not a great golfer, that’s fake news,” he said).(WaPo)
Sen. Lindsey Graham advises President Donald Trump to “stick to his guns” in the fight over funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and warned that giving in to Democrats' demands could be "the end of his presidency." (USAToday)
#GOPFail #DemSenate2020 #NoWall
@FiveThirtyEight which tracks congressional votes, reported that as of October 2018 Sen Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) had voted with Trump's position 100% of the time. #GOPComplicit #GOPFail #DemSenate2020
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Meet Mr. Harvey. Hard working father taking care of his kids. He doesn't want to be in Flint anymore. When I asked him if he was leaving, he said "It's not that easy." Flint is a poor city, that deserves clean water & revitalization. They deserve better. #SaveFlintChallenge
In America, we don’t turn our backs on our neighbors when they need help. After watching everyone on social media forget about thousands of Americans struggling due to the water crisis, we decided to create our own campaign to help Flint. #SaveFlintChallenge #FlintWaterCrisis
Flint Focus: Before I continue this Thread, let me say, the gun violence in Flint needs to end. After cameras stopped, Mr. Harvey let me know someone was shot days earlier at the gas station in this video. Saving Flint is deeper than water. #SaveFlintChallenge #EndGunViolence
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Today’s historic gun safety victory in Congress is a testament to courage. Just eight weeks into the new Congress, courage is what inspired the House to pass #HR8.
When it looked like the gun lobby would forever silence any debate on stronger gun laws, courage shone through. Courage embodied by relentless advocates and resilient survivors, and exemplified by leaders who ran for office and won on the promise to fight for a safer future.
Tragically, the cost to our communities while we waited over a decade for this progress has been far too high. Hundreds of thousands of American lives have been lost. Far too many families and communities, including my own, have been forever changed.
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Trump: Day 763
-Prohibits Title X Clinics Fed Funding
-Mueller Report Not Coming Next Wk
-Cohen Gives Prosecutors More Dirt
-SDNY Prepared for Manafort Pardon
-Grand Jury Reviews Zinke Evidence
-Aides Worry About NK Summit 2.0
-Dept of Ag Paid Farmers $7.7 Billion
Day 868 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 719 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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Have you ever wondered what goes on in those school shooter trainings your child’s teacher is required to undergo?

…as it turns out, I took extensive ethnographic field notes of the one I did.

Want to know some of what's in them?
The start of the day:

Our principal made a big show of welcoming the officers to the building, laughing & greeted them by their names like they were old friends.

We had never seen them before. And the officers never introduced themselves to the group, never told us their names
The whole thing turned out to be facilitated by an LLC run by former law enforcement who perceived a business opportunity in the private sector.

From the sterling client roster they rattled off at the beginning of the session, there’s $$$ to be made
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Trump: Day 687
-Announces John Kelly Leaving W.H.
-Launches Awkward Opening Toss
-Shifts $1.1M From Campaign 2 Biz
-Delays Sanctions on Russia's Rusal
-U.S. Co's Paid $5B in Tariffs in Oct
-$1T in Stock Value Lost in 4 Days
-Winery Seeks More Foreign Workers
Day 792 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 643 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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*THREAD* for the first time in ~10 months I read my sister’s story, in her words, of what happened in Las Vegas 10/1/17. I still can’t read it without breaking down but this election is too important to not share her experience. @shannonrwatts @MomsDemand @Everytown 1/
@Jason_Aldean they were so thrilled to see you that night. 2/
Like everyone there, they didn’t know if they’d live or die. 3/
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Trump: Day 497
-Told 3,251 False/Misleading Claims
-Meets w/NK Sanctioned Spy in WH
-Violated Law w/Job Report Tweet
-Mar-a-Lago Trips Outspend Probe
-Cellphone Spying Found Near WH
-Tariffs Would Cost 195k Auto Jobs
-Doesn’t Recognize #PrideMonth
-Pruitt Spent $1,560 on Ink Pens
Day 602 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 470 since Donald Trump held a news conference.

Trump’s first and only solo news conference was on February 16, 2017.

What is he afraid of?
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The Senate should be working to #EndGunViolence. Instead, Mitch McConnell is teeing up legislation on what he thinks is a much more pressing issue: fulfilling the wish lists of big bank lobbyists.
The Senate – with the support of some Democrats – is set to start debate on a bill to roll back regulations on the same big banks we bailed out a few years ago. If we lose the final vote next week, we’ll be paving the way for the next big crash.…
The #BankLobbyistAct takes 25 of the 40 biggest banks in the country off the watch list for more federal oversight. It weakens consumer protections on mortgages – and makes it harder to fight racial discrimination in housing.…
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