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I've had many fans reach out and ask "Cyrus, why does America have so many mass shootings? The answer is actually quite simple but let's break it down in a thread explaining why mass shootings will NEVER stop in 🇺🇸:
The first thing we need to address is the mass shootings are almost always the result of mental health problems. Mental health problems have skyrocketed around the world, no country is immune from this, whether it's USA, China, or any other country in the 🌎
I'm an American who lived abroad for 15 years in both China and Canada. In China, private gun ownership doesn't exist therefore mass shootings doesn't exist. In Canada, gun laws are extremely strict and gun sales controlled by government therefore mass shootings doesn't exist. 👇
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@CoryPatfield @MrAhmednurAli An "#AssaultWEAPON" is any NON-military spec NON full-auto CIVILIAN SPORTS 😱🤦‍♂️rifle of a "modern" ie post WW2 design specification ergonomics styling materials & manufacture

That "liberals" want to make the sheeple fear is some kind of FULL-military spec FULL-auto #AssaultRIFLE
@CoryPatfield @MrAhmednurAli "#AssaultWEAPON" is a NON-military spec NON full-auto CIVILIAN SPORTS rifle of "modern"=post WW2 design spec ergonomics styling materials & manufacture

That "liberals" want to make people fear is a FULL-military spec FULL-auto #AssaultRIFLE

As excuse to start to ban all rifles!
@CoryPatfield @MrAhmednurAli "#AssaultWEAPONS" are NON-military spec NON full-auto CIVILIAN SPORT rifles of "modern"=post WW2 design spec ergonomics styling materials & manufacture

Which "liberals" want to make people fear are FULL-military spec FULL-auto #AssaultRIFLES

As excuse to start to ban all rifles
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1.THREAD: Twitter Files #14
THE RUSSIAGATE LIES
One: The Fake Tale of Russian Bots and the #ReleaseTheMemo Hashtag
2.At a crucial moment in a years-long furor, Democrats denounced a report about flaws in the Trump-Russia investigation, saying it was boosted by Russian “bots” and “trolls.”
3.Twitter officials were aghast, finding no evidence of Russian influence:

“We are feeding congressional trolls.”
“Not any…significant activity connected to Russia.”
“Putting the cart before the horse assuming this is propaganda/bots.” ImageImageImage
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Thread: Mass shooting in a Walmart store, Chesapeake, VA

Here is the latest at 4am Eastern. At 8am Eastern, local police will hold a media briefing.

Yet another shooting. There are some relatively easy ways to prevent most of them...

edition.cnn.com/2022/11/22/us/…
I'm talking about changing the way domestic violence incidents are handled, and doing more to put long term distance between known DV offenders and their legal access to guns.

An idea best espoused by the outstanding @BeauTFC. Link to follow.
The outstanding @BeauTFC talked about this issue here:


(The video he was referring to is this one: )
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📍HIGHEST FIREARM HOMICIDE IN 50 YEARS—from 2020 to 2021, the % of homicides from firearm increased from 79% to 81% resulting in the **highest % for gun homicide in more than 50 years**! Age 25-44 also has the worst rate of gun homicide. #EndGunViolence
cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/7… Image
2) An increase of 8.3% gun homicide in just one year is also absolutely insane if you think about it. In just one year!

#GunControlNow??? Image
3) African Americans by far had the highest rate of dying by gun homicide. Often more than 10-20x higher rate than non Hispanic Whites.

#EndGunViolence Image
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Bulletproof blankets during active-shooter drills in American schools—yet meanwhile, some claim kids wearing masks in schools is too “traumatizing” for kids.

#EndGunViolence #MaskUp #GunControlNow #CovidIsNotOver
Also insane in America… ducks are more protected than children by gun laws. #EndGunViolence
3) Also insane we have to do this… digital equipment on this type of scale, with smoke shield walls… wouldn’t limiting assault weapons access just be a lot easier?
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What is a "Militia"? Does the Constitution define it?

Amendment II
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
#GunControlNow #GunControlWorks #Militia #EndGunViolenceNow
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Oh, look at that it does!

Article 1, section 8
"To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;"

Gun owners part of this "Militia", but if we don't know who they are, how can they be called ip? Image
Who commands this Militia?

Article 2, Section 1
"Section 2
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States,"

So @POTUS is the commander of the Militia, when activated! When and how is it activated? Image
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1: Ever wonder what the founders meant by "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed?"

It doesn't mean what you think.

#GunOwnersForSafety #GunControlNow
2: There are 3 things you hear about the 2nd Amendment from gun nuts.
1. Its for self defense/personal liberty
2. Its so the people can overthrow a tyrannical government.
3. Its for hunting.

All three of these arguments are complete BS.
3: Self protection has nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment. Its purpose was to safeguard the Republic through the establishment of militias akin to those that helped form the Continental Army. To achieve this, several regulations were imposed from the outset of the Republic.
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Been working 12 hour shifts for 26 days so I've had plenty of offline time to do some thinking:
32% of Americans admit they own a gun.
31% of Americans are registered as Democrats.
Instead of #GunControlNow we need to #LockUpDemocrats!
There are over 400 million guns in Americas. How will they confiscate them all? They ROUTINELY tell us we can't round up 20 to 30 million illegal aliens. But they'll have no trouble getting all of the 5 to 10 million AR-15s? And that's just ONE style of firearm.
Once we #LockUpDemocrats we can place them in #GunFreeZone they crave, ensure no #HateSpeech among them, and finally take the time to find out why Democrats tend to become such murderous savages, as exhibited in Democrat concentrated and run cities like Chicago, New York & LA.
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Thurston High School.
Columbine High School.
Heritage High School.
Deming Middle School.
Fort Gibson Middle School.
Buell Elementary School.
Lake Worth Middle School.
University of Arkansas.
Junipero Serra High School.
Santana High School.

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Bishop Neumann High School.
Pacific Lutheran University. Granite Hills High School.
Lew Wallace High School.
Martin Luther King, Jr. High School.
Appalachian School of Law.
Washington High School.
Conception Abbey.
Benjamin Tasker Middle School.

2/
University of Arizona.
Lincoln High School.
John McDonogh High School.
Red Lion Area Junior High School.
Case Western Reserve University.
Rocori High School.
Ballou High School.
Randallstown High School.

3/
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Uvalde spent 40% of their city budget on police, who were lobbying for even more, and when thrust into a situation they were SPECIFICALLY trained and armed for, in a school they had SPECIFICALLY prepared for a shooter scenario, they "contained" the shooter in a classroom for an…
…hour where he massacred almost 20 kids while they did NOTHING. They waited for a school employee to unlock the classroom door for them before they even attempted to neutralize the shooter. The cops made sure their OWN children were safe and then RETREATED BACK TO SAFETY.
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“Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to,” said Javier Cazares, whose daughter was killed in the 40-minute #RobbElementary school massacre in #Uvalde

This footage shows armed police pinning one man to the ground
The @nytimes reports that the gunman who killed 19 children & 2 teachers at #RobbElementary was rptdly inside the school for “ROUGHLY AN HOUR” hour before police shot him

The real outrage though, is the failure of successive US govts to introduce #GunReform.
#GunControlNow #guns
N.B. - I chose to post this video only after careful deliberation

Posting videos of families in such horrific circumstances should be avoided wherever possible

However, since no faces are clearly visible & since what the footage reveals is important, I took the decision to post
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When will it be enough? How many young people have to die in agony? #GunControlNow @SenateDems @SenateGOP @POTUS

Thurston High School.
Columbine High School.
Heritage High School.
Deming Middle School.
Fort Gibson Middle School.
Buell Elementary School.
1/25
Lake Worth Middle School.
University of Arkansas.
Junipero Serra High School.
Santana High School.
Bishop Neumann High School.
Pacific Lutheran University.
Granite Hills High School.
Lew Wallace High School.
Martin Luther King, Jr. High School.
2/25
Appalachian School of Law.
Washington High School.
Conception Abbey.
Benjamin Tasker Middle School.
University of Arizona.
Lincoln High School.
John McDonogh High School.
Red Lion Area Junior High School.
Case Western Reserve University.
Rocori High School.
3/25
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My son's teacher just sent out an email including this statement: "I want you all to know that it is not only my job, but in my nature to protect your children while they are in my care and to make sure that each and every one of them feels loved and safe while at school" 1/
I'm wondering if in that statement she is implying that she would put her life on the line for our kids. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but that's the sense I'm getting. Now I can't stop crying.Instead of teaching she needs to think about sacrificing her life for my child 2/
How are teachers supposed to teach? How are children supposed to learn? Our brains are unable to think critically when in fight/flight/freeze. Kids don't learn when they're in survival mode. Teachers can't process information when they're constantly on high alert 3/
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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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This is the old thread I used to respond to whenever #GunControlNow was trending. It's outdated, and I wanna do a comprehensive thread now. So here's a new one.
Everybody tweeting #GunControlNow or #GunReformNow, lemme run through all the arguments and explain to you why they're wrong. I'm only here to educate, nothing more. You're allowed to disagree, but read through everything first. Let's roll.
ARGUMENT 1
"Assault weapons were made for war. They were created for the sole purpose of killing as many people as possible as quickly as possible. They have no place in the hands of private citizens."

This hinges on the definitions of "assault weapon" and "weapon of war."
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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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On Gun Legislation ( a thread):

Our Children Should Not Have to Suffer and Die to Pander to the Machismo Fantasies and Cowardly Fears of a Minority.

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What I always think of is the analogy with cars.

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People don't generally go around committing mass murder with autos. Sure, people get killed in auto accidents, but it is not intentional. And we all *need* autos for daily tasks, errands, and work (unlike guns) ... so if it is an "evil" it is a necessary one ... daily!

2/ #FBR
Yet, what of cars? We require registration of them, of the driver, licensing, and training. Why are guns exempt from safety concerns? Why? I'll tell you why ... bc of rednecks who need them to feel "manly" (i.e., machismo)...

3/ #FBR #resist #SandyHook #2ndAmendment #resistance
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Term limits, a balanced budget: Ohio Republicans want to amend the U.S. Consitution dispatch.com/story/news/202… House Joint Resolution 1, would submit Ohio's official application for a Convention of States #NoConCon #Ohio
Resolution calling for convention of states advances to final-round debate yorknewstimes.com/news/state-and… via @yorknewstimes Similar to resolutions adopted in 15 other states, LR14 proposes a convention of states outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution #Nebraska #NoConCon
Wisconsin Senate approves calling constitutional convention
apnews.com/article/busine… #NoConCon the 16th state to call for a convention of the states, 34 are required
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If you are tired of hearing about another school shooting every week, and more gun fatalities every single day, you are not alone. The question is: what can we do about it? Here are some ways we can actually reduce the number of gun deaths/violence in the United States?
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1. BAN WEAPONS OF WAR

Mass shootings are almost always committed with assault weapons like AR-15’s that are military-grade killing machines. They serve no legitimate purpose for and should not ever be in the hands of civilians. We can renew the ban Republicans let expire in 2004
2. REDUCE LARGE-CAPACITY MAGAZINES

Research supports this; even if it may take time to have an effect. It’s also common sense. Gunmen are less deadly when they have to stop to reload. Even if this only reduced shootings by 1% that would be over 650 fewer shootings every year.
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More than 300 school shootings in the US in the 21st century #GunControlNow
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More than 300 school shootings in the USA in the 21st century #GunControlNow
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_s…
And another 300+ school shootings in the USA BEFORE the 21st century #GunControlNow
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THREAD: This is my Glock 23. (There are many like it, but this one is mine. HT @vincentdonofrio). It does not define me. I surrendered it to the sheriff after the Pulse shooting, but due to threats from an abusive ex, I re-acquired it for protection. 1/
I do not devote my life to it. I welcomed the background check. I would not sell it to anyone who didn’t have to pass one. I do not require a high capacity magazine to use it, nor do I require a device that allows me to shoot more bullets per minute b/c I’m a good marksman. 2/
I keep it in a biometric safe that only opens with my fingerprint. I would happily modify the gun to have a biometric trigger. I’m trained on it earned an expert pistol designation from the military. I am capable of aiming and firing & do not need a wide spray to hit my target 3/
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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
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I have gun stories.

The 1st was when my granddad blew his head off with a gun

I was in lockdown during the Van Nuys shootout

The North Valley Jewish Center was my kid's preschool

I've had guns pulled on me 3x's by strangers and one of my clients aimed a shotgun at my chest
The same day as Parkland, a kid was arrested at my children's school for planning a school shooting

My last day at work in Lynchburg, I witnessed a shootout on the tarmac at my station

As a medic, I've witnessed multiple gunshot victims, suicides & attempted suicides
A member of the Lynchburg Fire Dept brought a gun to work and while fiddling with it, shot himself in the hand & almost killed another firefighter

My son's mother-in-law shot and murdered her husband during a mental and drug fueled episode
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