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The DOJ's new proposed rule on pistol braces and AR-style pistols has been released, along with model "red flag" legislation. A brief thread with some initial impressions. #2A #guncontrol

justice.gov/opa/pr/justice…
First, while the DOJ says its trying to offer clear guidance for the gun industry, their "solution" is a new worksheet/checklist that offers up a lot of subjective language rather than a standard, easy-to-follow definition. 2/
However, the DOJ *does* try to redefine "rifle" under both the Gun Control Act and National Firearms Act with one very vague and fuzzy sentence. 3/
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Зашел я значит глянуть эфир @navalnylive , узнать, что @v_milov скажет про Платошкина.

Про Платошкина не нашел, зато было много про оружие и пещерных людей (т.е либертарианцев aka "экстремальная идеология").

Прошу всех максимальный репост

ТРЕД
Особенно интересно будет узнать мнение либертарианца и инструктора по стрельбе @osenin , так же было бы круто послушать мнение других экспертов

А кто не разделяет мнение Владимира Милова - будем рады:) lp-russia.org

Приступим
1) "...многие, включая меня кстати, сказали это ПОВОД доступ к оружию ограничить..."

Действительно, многие, я даже подскажу вам их имена: Владимир, Владимирович, Путин, Президент, Российской, ...

В общем и правда, "многие"
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"It's good to be back," begins @POTUS, a former senator.
"Tonight I come to talk about crisis and opportunity," says @POTUS at start of #JointAddress.
"America's rising anew. Choosing hope over lies, truth over lies, light over darkness," says @POTUS.
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"We're going to work together to demonstrate that democracies can still compete and win in the 21st century," says @POTUS of US and #Japan. Image
"You got a Japanese boy coming over here" to win @TheMasters, says @POTUS to @sugawitter.
"The United States is Japan's best friend," says @sugawitter. Image
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House takes up a quite a few onerous bills. Looking for my favorite SDEC Committee Woman @itsJenRamos

#DemCastTX #SD21 💃
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I see some volunteers of Moms Demand in the Gallery. Open carry and poll watcher bills at polling sites really has me concerned after all the voter intimidation last year across Texas.

Y'all rock #DemCastTX
#txlege #txpol
Rep @jamestalarico bill #HB2039 passes out with only one 'Nay'
Thanks
#DemCastTX Image
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Clearly Black Lives Matter to not a single one of these rioters. They are THUGS

Rioters Smash Police Cars, Vandalize Police Station In Minneapolis While Looters Storm Businesses Following Police Shooting dailywire.com/news/rioters-s…
Yikes ~ now I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner.
But sure, burn down your own neighborhood for this 👆👇
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Biden Just Took Your Guns, Blasting the Second Amendment
Not one of these dictatorial actions will reduce gun crime
Read my analysis on Substack: emilymiller.substack.com/p/biden-just-t…
“Anyone from a criminal to a terrorist can buy this kit and in as little as 30 minutes can put together this weapon,” said Biden.

“Ghost gun” is a scary term but it's not a major source of gun crime and definitely not being used by terrorists.
Biden on AR-15 pistols: "It is more lethal, effectively turning it into a short barreled rifle."

AR pistol is just a handgun w/collapsible stock and longer barrel. It is not “more lethal” and not a major source of gun crime, but, like all gun grabbing ideas, they look scary.
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"We are not discussing any joint boycott with allies or partners" of #2022WinterOlympics in #China, says @PressSec. Image
"I expect the State Department is going to have more specifics" this afternoon, replies @PressSec to question on whether US is restoring aid to the Palestinians.
Announcement on #guncontrol executive actions by @POTUS expected tomorrow, confirms @PressSec.
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Administration is working with Congress on background check bills and @WhiteHouse considering executive actions, says @PressSec in response to question on #GunControl.
#Baseball fans will be hearing from @POTUS "in the next couple days," replies @PressSec when asked why he declined invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Thursday's @Nationals opener.
Report released today by @WHO about the origins of #COVID19 lacks crucial data, information and access, notes @PressSec.
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A thread on #GunControl.

In 1929, the Soviet Union, in their quest to establish “equality” amongst all people, implemented gun control.

Between 1929 and 1954, 20 million innocent people were annihilated because they were unable to defend themselves.
In 1929, Turkey implemented gun control. Between 1915 and 1917, approximately 1.5 million defenseless Armenians were exterminated.
Nazi Germany implemented gun control in 1938. Between 1939 and 1945, approximately six million Jews, who were completely defenseless, were rounded up and murdered.
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1/ There are no excuses for gun violence, an autobiographical essay (#GunControl)

I grew up with guns. By the time I was twelve I owned two rifles. Every time my father took me shooting he would ask, “are you excited?”

I would feign a “Yes!”
2/ We would drive out to nearby farms and hunt pheasant and guinea fowl. But the thought of taking a life — even a bird’s — was nauseating to me. I would miss, sometimes by mistake, sometimes on purpose.
3/ My father was an avid fisherman and hunter. Although he only shot birds, he was drafted into the army where he learned to shoot from white men. He took lives and watched lives being taken. Most of his memories from the war were erased by trauma.
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1 of 19) GUN THREAD!

Republicans like @SenTedCruz are spewing disinformation that Democrats are seeking bans & #guncontrol legislation that will "do nothing" to save lives

This #GunOwnerForGunReform reviews US gun laws & exposes Republicans for yet another "Big Lie"

#HR8 #NoRA 1) Republicans like @SenTedCruz are spewing disinformation t
2) No law can stop all crime. What laws do (like laws against running red lights) is give law enforcement a way to deter, enforce, and prosecute.

More Americans have died by gun since 1968 than ALL US Wars combined. Here are a few ideas to save lives.

#HR8 #GunOwnerForGunReform 2) No law can stop all crime. What laws do (like laws agains
3) Background checks have stopped nearly TWO MILLION prohibited persons from buying guns, but BGCs are only required by licensed dealers. NICS data sharing is voluntary & exemptions for private sales across 38 states make BGC's easy to circumvent.

#HR8 #GunOwnerForGunReform 3) Background checks are ONLY required by licensed dealers &
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You know, Republicans tethering themselves to a faith that is LITERALLY supposed to be about helping people is laughable. These people are so stuck on their own personal liberties and freedoms when as CHRISTIANS you are supposed to be SELFLESS. Love God and love
ONE ANOTHER. If having any form of #guncontrol would prevent these senseless mass murders in any way, WHY. WOULDN'T. YOU. DO. IT.?? This behavior and response is so typical and it works its way into so many things. Owning assault rifles is more important to you than
saving a life? Not wearing a mask is more important to you than saving a life? Calling Covid the"China virus" is more important to you than saving a life? Saying "All lives matter" is more important to you
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Thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers.

How about we all start working on creating a country based in peace, respect and dignity for others rather than this 2nd Amendment, gun fetish, “my right to carry is more important than your right to live” culture we have built? 1)
Has anyone really read the Second Amendment? It was crafted at a time when we didn’t have a standing military. The first clause of the sentence refers to the need to assemble a well-“REGULATED” militia necessary to the “SECURITY” of a free “STATE”...not to frickin’ carry guns 2)
In our daily lives; not to shoot up schools, movie theaters, churches, night clubs, shopping malls, concerts and grocery stores. Not to kill random, innocent people going about their everyday business as a threat to no one else! We have a state militia - it’s called the 3)
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In late 1933, Toronto was shocked by the shooting of John Copp, 22, at his parent's home. Copp was a medical student, a star football player, and Sunday school teacher. The burglar was armed with a .32 revolver, possibly stolen from a legal owner the night before the shooting. 1/
Copp was rushed to Wellesley Hospital, where surgeons, including Copp’s father, worked to save his life. However, the bullet had torn through Copp’s intestinal tract, stomach, and pancreas. Shot on Nov. 30, Copp died on Dec. 3. 2/
The murder was front page news in Toronto for weeks. The police, however, never solved the case despite a $5000 reward and a huge manhunt. The Globe reported that “every available man has been pressed into the search for the murderer of Copp.” 3/
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A stream of consciousness: what could be, based on historic actions of the r/wallstreetbets; where on another thread @coloradodeano asked for thoughts on how oppositional groups who all believe in the #2A could work together to protect the 2nd

#2ADefenders #guncontrol

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Yes, I am listening to sea shanties; The Wellerman, where the diversity of voices combined become an incredible harmony of unity; by this unity, able to accomplish anything, then on to some kPop/VNV Nation mashup



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Now, there's some very well known 2A Advocates

@MrColionNoir @DLoesch @MAJTOURE @ms_ezell @mom_at_arms @BearingArmsCom

then the ones you *should* know

@MassadAyoob @GunsiteAcademy ThunderRanch (IG) @bowtiegunguy

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#BellLetsTalk day is a good excuse to share some of my favourite #MentalHealth stories from the @globeandmail
(I will start with a recent video and add to this thread throughout the day)

Maintaining our mental health in the midst of a pandemic
theglobeandmail.com/events/article…
We're all to blame for staying mum on mental illness, by @picardonhealth theglobeandmail.com/life/were-all-… via @GlobeDebate #MentalHealth #stigma #BellLetsTalk
Want safer schools? Fund #MentalHealth care and #suicide prevention programs, not metal detectors, by @picardonhealth theglobeandmail.com/life/fund-suic… (2006) via @GlobeDebate #GunControl #BellLetsTalk
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🔥 🔥 🔥

#medtwitter - please realize that deleting tweets & blocking

offers NO safety

In fact a very high profile case at a Harvard hospital was lost merely on “something was deleted”

it only raises suspicion about you. Leave it up. Do NOT delete/erase.
anyone teaching you documentation, communication, or social media who deletes, teaches you to delete

is sending you off a cliff of self destruction

I used to work for the state, oversee credentialing & discipline, and served as an expert witness for the AG’s office. I know.
What I was taught, back when we had paper charts, was to put a single line though, initial, and date. Then correct. When compliance types come through they will have MORE confidence in you, in fact. You had the good sense to self assess BEFORE they got there and adjust/improve.
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Those touched by gun violence have often been important advocates for gun control. Maggie Burtinshaw was one such advocate. In 1973 her son Edward, 20, was killed by a teenager who had hidden inside a department store to steal unlocked rifles after the store closed. #cdnpoli 1/
Burtinshaw began to call for stronger gun laws. She came under attack from the gun lobby: “The gun lobbyists try to make me sound like a grieving, emotional mother.” She noted that many in the gun community seemed overly influenced by American gun culture rhetoric. #guncontrol 2/
Burtinshaw started a petition demanding stronger gun laws, and organized a panel that proposed the licensing of all owners and dealers, stronger storage laws, and stiffer penalties for gun crimes. #cdnhist 3/
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1. I have a couple of thoughts about this. The classification of "culturally appropriateness" in terms of attire, holding alcohol, and #MedBikini shows a single world-view can skew results and demonstrates the importance of diversity.
2. My main issue is the classification of physicians commenting on political and social issues as unprofessional. I disagree. It is exactly because physicians have remained silent for so long on topics such as abortion and gun control, that we are in this political battle
3. Our silence has created the space for non-science to occupy and drive the conversation. Our silence is the reason why a legislator in Ohio could bring forth a bill where an #obgyn would be liable for not re-implanting an ectopic gestation and could be prosecuted for murder.
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Conservative leadership candidate @PeterMacKay is promising he will weaken Canada’s firearm laws, but leaves the most important pledge he has made to the gun lobby out of his just released firearms platform. #cdnpoli #cpcldr #guncontrol 1/6
In his platform, MacKay promises to repeal Bill c-71 passed by the Liberals in 2019, which included provisions designed to strengthen background checks, record keeping, and gun transportation rules. He says he will replace it with something but provides no details. #cdnpoli 2/6
MacKay also promises to repeal the Order-in-Council issued after the #Portapique massacre by the federal government that prohibited a large number of mostly semi-automatic assault-style rifles, including the AR-15. #cdnpoli (image by @CH_Cartoon) 3/6
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1/ a short thread about #guncontrol and the 🇨🇦 automatic rifle ban.

For the #cdnpoli crowd.

Q: Is the ban "undemocratic" because it has been brought forward during the pandemic?
A: No. Gun control was a platform plank for the Liberals and supported by other parties. They were
2/ democratically elected to govern. Polls showed huge support for banning this kind of weapon in Canada. They still do. The timing IS in response to the latest mass shooting in NS.

Q: But that mass shooting didn't use one of these, did it?

A: Yes, two.
cbc.ca/news/canada/no…
3/ Q: So one person did it. Should we all have to pay for his actions?

A: Look at the US. While gun murder rates have dropped overall, the mass shootings have increased (until the COVID-19 lockdown). 🇨🇦 has not seen anywhere near that level. But this latest shooting breaks a
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Things I am over - hypocrisy and inconsistency

1) If peaceful #protest on the steps of government buildings is a right, than it also is on a football field #TakeAKnee, in a park, etc

#Thread #equity #rant (1/8)
2) If we ban #guns from some buildings in the interest of security, that means for all people - not just those that aren't white

3) If #BlueLivesMatter, do not risk our brave protectors’ health by protesting near them without #masks

#MichiganProtest (2/8)
4) If you are not wearing #facemasks given your personal #liberty, than why do women not get extended the same for #Reproductiverights

5) If all life is sacred, than why would we sacrifice 2-3% of our population by #ReopenAmerica too quickly?

#COVID__19 #pandemic (3/8)
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Some issues are so big that they point straight to who we are and what we value as a society. There are some that are personal, personal to our lives or to our community.

Gun control, for me, is all of these things.
On a cold December evening in 1989, a military-style gun was used in a shooting that changed us all.

Today, our government banned the Ruger Mini-14, the gun used in the @polymtl massacre.

Today, we made over 1,500 military-style assault weapons models illegal. Full stop.
There are people in our community that have spent the last 30 years fighting for stronger gun control. I am humbled to know them and to work alongside them.

Though the fight is far from over, this step forward belongs to the advocates at @Polysesouvient.
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