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Hot off the presses: new data from @CDCgov on firearm injury & #gunviolence.

3 big takeaways:
1. Firearm injury (like #mentalhealth) is not a NEW epidemic
2. It affects all of us -but some are more at risk than others
3. It is not inevitable.
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cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/7…
Let's start with the data.

This analysis provides more evidence that firearm homicide increased dramatically in 2020 - close to all-time highs.

Though MOST #gun deaths in this country are suicides - rate of gun suicide (thankfully) was stable in 2020.
thetrace.org/2022/01/gun-vi…
This analysis also shows - once again - that all of us are at risk...

Rates increased for everyone.

And: gun deaths now outnumber car deaths among American kids.

nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
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1/9 I've had enough of #Elxn44 depravity. A death threat was broadcast about me by a podcaster you all listen to. Daily there are men on Twitter #SnitchTagging me to gun nuts to spark confrontation

#FYI I've already been shot by a 357 Magnum & I will not be intimidated by anyone
2/9 Most of you want the difficult reporting on dangerous topics that keep you up at night. But on social media, there's this trend where some of you (too many of you) throw female reporters at your enemies, as if we're virtual human shields you've nominated to fight your battles
3/9 But as you 'get your popcorn' to spectate at the events you've chosen for us to do battle, against the very entities you're afraid of, some of them try to track us down in our communities. I've had calls to my home from Yellow Vesters, Wexiters, Qanons, you name it
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Today's Gun of the Day

Today we have the Garaysar Fear 116 Semi-Auto Tactical Shotgun. Sporting a 3" 12 gauge chamber, 20" barrel, adjustable cheek weld stock, 2 5 rnd mags & set of flip sights & more #Trump2020 #MAGA2020 #MondayMotivation #2A #KAG wraithcustomsfirearms.com/available-in-s…
Today's Gun of the Day

Today we have the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield Compact Pistol. Chambered in 40 S&W with a 3.125" barrel, 3 Dot Sights, No Manual Safety and 2 mags. A great conceal carry option with excellent reliability #MAGA #Trump2020 #KAG #2A wraithcustomsfirearms.com/handguns/semi-…
Today's Gun of the Day

Today we have the very popular IWI Masada. An Excellent made in Israel pistol, it's chambered in 9mm, 4.1" barrel, Optics ready with 4 plates, 3 Backstraps & 2x 17 rnd mags. A superb deal! #Trump2020 #ThursdayMorning #MAGA2020 #2A wraithcustomsfirearms.com/handguns/semi-…
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How does a city's trauma system come together to both prepare for the expected surge of the #COVIDー19 #pandemic & manage the ongoing #epidemic of #gunviolence & other trauma?

Through a great collaborative effort, we published the #Philadelphia experience in @JTraumAcuteSurg
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The full paper is published ahead of print here: journals.lww.com/jtrauma/Citati…

It represents the importance of #teamwork in ensuring a robust, rapid, coordinated effort to manage an evolving threat
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Our publication timing coincides with a brutal #July4th weekend where #Philadelphia saw over 30 people shot including several children

But how did the #pandemic and #socialdistancing mandate affect trauma volume in our centers?
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@murphelaw 2062: That's when Trump's leading pick for his next Supreme Court nominee would retire, if she left the bench at 90.

She's #conservative Amy Coney Barrett, who describes herself as #prolife & pro-#gun. #VoteBiden heritage.org/courts/comment…
@murphelaw #McConnell has spent so much time NOT passing any of the 400+ laws that already passed the House & instead packing the federal courts w/ lifetime-appointed judges that even #SusanCollins complained she'd like to pass a bill or 2.

I'm pretty sure she wrote him a letter about it.
@murphelaw Love of my life Joe Sullivan is developmentally disabled & incredibly wise. He was sent to prison to die at 13 after a 1-day trial in which his "lawyer" presented no defense. #Police threw out the DNA evidence collected. A landmark #SCOTUS decision set him free. #VoteBiden #BLM
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✔️#Biden is not a "moderate" #dem. He's running on a platform to the left of Obama & Hillary. If elected, he'd be the most #progressive president in our lifetimes.

This thread fact-checks a graphic circulated by #Sanders supporters that equates Biden & Trump.
✔️#Biden supports universal healthcare. He proposes adding a singlepayer Medicare option to the #ACA, open to individuals & employers. It could be immediately implemented, unlike #MedicareForAll which has a 4-yr transition.

✔️#Sanders introduced #M4A. It has 15 Senate votes.
✔️#Biden's plan to add singlepayer Medicare option to ACA follows the public/private hybrid that's most commonly used by countries with universal healthcare.

✔️Trump admin has filed suit to overturn the ACA & protections for people w/ preexisting conditions.
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#Biden has "outlined a suite of policies that, taken on their own terms, would be the most ambitious governing agenda of any modern #Democrat." If he wins, he'll be the "the most #progressive Democratic nominee in history." vox.com/2020/1/29/2107…
#Biden is "notably to the left" of #Hillary, #Obama, #Kerry & is advancing a #progressive platform. On #healthcare, his proposal for a public option would be a "significant expansion" of the #ACA & includes "expanded subsidies well into the middle class." reason.com/2020/03/04/joe…
#Biden has proposed a $1.7 trillion #ClimateChange plan "similar in scope to many candidates on his left." He has a $750 billion #education plan that includes increases to #teacher salaries & expanded access to #PreK. @reason 3/4/20
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My mother taught us to ward off the Evil Eye by spitting. 💦

According to this #Syriac #manuscript (Or 6673) there are more hygienic ways of eliminating it, and a host of other ailments, misfortunes and generic evils. Let’s see what they are!

(Props to the Evangelists)

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Let’s cut the gentle humour for... one tweet. This #manuscript was copied at the end of the 19th century by Church of the East believers in northern #Iraq. It’s part of a long tradition of prayer and medicine in the region, and it relies on a number of different belief systems.
Ok, first up is fear. St. George was not afraid when he slew the #dragon (also identified here as a Great #Monster), so why should you be? Offer him a prayer to allay distress and fears.

🐲🐉🙏
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Just arrived to this: shooting in the alley behind 2nd ave & Meridian... looks like someone breaking into a home where the resident has a #gun. ...
Stay tuned
@WPLGLocal10 #MiamiBeach Image
This is #MiamiBeach state rep, former city commissioner, and resident across the street from the break in & shooting ...
A #MiamiBeach neighbor snapped this pic of the man they said was the burglar (on the ground), & the resident who apparently shot him - being detained.
@WPLGLocal10 Image
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1/ If you have a Republican Senator, urge him/her to bring to the Senate floor #HR8 (expanding background checks to include firearm purchases at gun shows and over the internet) and #HR1112 (extending the number of days government authorities have to complete a background check)
2/ The current #backgroundcheck process allows a #gun purchase to proceed after 3 days, resulting in 4,800 gun sales in 2017 to individuals with #criminal records, a history of #mentalillness, and other disqualifying circumstances.
3/ #HR8 and #HR1112 passed in the House along largely party lines in February 2019. PS I'm aware that the .@NRA has shoveled heaps of cash, including #Russia-originated funds, into .@senatemajldr's campaign coffers, and that .@realDonaldTrump has threatened to veto both.
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#gunviolence is an epidemic in the United States.

What caught our attention yesterday: the utterly horrifying #GilroyGarlicFestivalshooting . Details still emerging.

-----But there was more-------
Also this weekend, less heralded: Brooklyn festival shooting, in which at least 11 people were hurt. As many as at Gilroy. cnn.com/2019/07/28/us/…
And a shooting where a music video was being produced in Philly: 6abc.com/police-1-dead-…
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I've been hearing a lot of resignation in people's voices and tweets, in the face of the latest tragedy at #PowaySynagogueShooting. People are giving up hope that we can ever bend the curve on our #gunviolence epidemic.

--This thread is dedicated to destroying that despair.—
6 years ago, we watched those babies walk out of #SandyHook - & were torn apart, as a nation, by the memory of those who didn't make it.

Many of us had been told that we "couldn't" talk about guns.

But after Sandy Hook, many of us said "no more; we will not be silent."
A few bravely started talking and writing about why #gunviolence was a #publichealth issue. Those few, turned into a wave. The groundwork was slowly laid.
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A major difference bt conservatives & the rest of us is that conservatives, for some reason, prioritize hypothetical violence above actual violence.

E.g. A woman MIGHT be assaulted in a bathroom > forcing #trans ppl to use the wrong bathroom actually IS dangerous for trans ppl
Militarized police are justified and necessary, because cops MIGHT get hurt during an occasionally dangerous job they agreed & are paid to do > people of color actually, currently being killed by cops
A not-yet-baby MIGHT experience SOME primal form of pain for a moment > Rates of death during childbirth are higher when women don't have access to legal abortion
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My #hottake on the NRA lawsuit: It’s Not What You Think
Despite breathless coverage from .@RollingStone, .@nypost and others, the NRA isn’t going bankrupt, although I’m sure it appreciates .@thegoodgodabove's and everyone’s #thoughtsandprayers.
Neither are #NRA's expressed economic concerns related to the recent criminal indictment of #MariaBukhina for illegal flows of #Russian money to the #GOP via the #NRA.
Instead #NRA alleges that #NYS governor and chief banking and insurance regulator are improperly pressuring #banks and #insurers not to do business with the #NRA, in order to carry out a political, anti-#gun rights agenda. But are they?
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Chants of “let’s get to work“ as @FLGovScott enters for the big-not-surprise announcement
@WPLGLocal10
Scott remembering his run to be @FLGovScott
“.. Critics immediately said this business guy has no chance...”
Here are the Scott For Senate headlines so far:
Import Let’s Get to Work policies to DC
Ignore critics (again)
Change out career politicians (shot at @SenBillNelson ?)
@WPLGLocal10
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Thanks to @RepTedDeutch who has been doing great work in calling attention to the need for common sense #gun measures that Congress should adopt usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
.@RepTedDeutch told me that the dad of @Emma4Change wanted to speak to me because @SteveKing and others are wrongly interpreting why she wore a Cuban flag on her jacket during #MarchForOurLives rally
I spoke to Jose Gonzalez who explained that @Emma4Change is proud of her dad and abuela’s #Cuban heritage and in no way was it a sign of support for the #Castro dictatorship
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THREAD: The #MarchForOurLives via @AMarch4OurLives –– March 24, 2018
Information and twitter vignettes from around the world.
The major #MarchForOurLives via @AMarch4OurLives is in Washington, D.C
INFO: washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlo…
ROUTE: 🔽 Screenshot from excellent explainer video within the article
Via D.C. Metrorail: Metrorail Info @Metrorailinfo
Follow @wmata and @Metrorailinfo for updated information on Metro service before, during and after #MarchForOurLives #MarchForOurLivesDC #MFOLDC #wmata
How To Use The DC Metro freetoursbyfoot.com/use-washington… cc @AMarch4OurLives
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My take on the new #omnibus bill, as it relates to #gunviolence:
1) The fixes to NICS (the background check system) are long overdue. I hope that they will be implemented well. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
2) I am glad that Congress clarified what CDC, NIH, and NIJ have long known: the "Dickey amendment" doesn't ban research per se. (Cf this article I wrote with @EmmyBetz & Wintemute 2 years ago: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…)
3) HOWEVER: this clarification does **nothing** to fix the lack of research. We need appropriations. Want to know more about why this clarification is meaningless (and may even be harmful)? Read here: npr.org/sections/healt…
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Over the past 2 days, hundreds of doctors have shared heartbreaking accounts of how #gunviolence is a #publichealth issue. These are the stories of #docs4gunsense ... May their words make a difference.

@choo_ek @physicianwomen @darakass @gitapensa
The result of a bullet ricocheting inside the skull and destroying the brain on CT scan. The worst trauma I have seen. GUNS ARE A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE – Gen Geller MD, NY #docs4gunsense @drgenngeller
The damage a bullet does to a 1 year old brain as it ricochets back and for. The guilt the family feels. The sadness we all feel.
Melissa Miller MD, Missouri
Peds EM #docs4gunsense
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The @NRA & #gun companies are not evil but they are part of the problem. And the amazing thing is: all the folks clamoring to #BoycottNRA don't even know how bad it really is!
5 things the #NRA & gun manufacturers have successfully lobbied to create...
1) Background chk system overseen by the ATF that is forbidden to digitize records & so must keep all records on paper
2) BG chk system that is enormously hobbled at ATF bec of extreme funding shortages so that it can't do its job well & so that the NRA can claim it doesn't work
3) Passage of the #Dickey Amendment that forbids gov't research from reaching conclusions that might be construed as advocating for gun control, thus allowing the #NRA to say, "No studies show..." and leaving legislators with no data to back up laws that might work
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Here’s where most reasonable people start w/ #guns: they’re only as deadly as the person who holds them. Millions use guns for hunting or target practice safely every day. Yet we cannot escape the fact that their sole design is to cause harm. This makes them worthy of scrutiny.
There are degrees of harm any #gun can cause. Hunting rifles (7mm, .300) are deadly but their scale of death is limited as compared to semi/automatic rifles. Pistols fall somewhere in the middle. So let’s give semi/auto rifles particular scrutiny.
Semi/automatic (S/A) rifles have no practical utility beyond maximizing death. They may be used for hunting but not by reasonable hunters who want meat. S/A guns are either weapons of war or used for thrill. The question: should we find other thrills given use in civilian deaths?
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