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CRITICAL THREAD - RT: @Docs4GunControl, @najmadoc & @AlanDrummond2 diminish the title "Physician". If you can't operate honestly, you shouldn't drag an entire profession down with you. In contrast, I don't make claims without proof... see thread. #NotBulletProof #GunControlNow
If you haven't heard of this humiliating study and its ludicrous recommendations, you need to see this video (2 minutes).
Here's Dr. Ahmed waving the Paediatrician's "study" at Senators during testimony on Bill C-71 reiterating that "one child per day was injured by a gun in Ontario". Stunning. #NotBulletProof
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We don’t know who the designated survivor is, or if there is one, so that’s totally normal. #SOTU
.@SpeakerPelosi not getting a handshake from Trump. Another totally normal thing that happened. #SOTU
Trump rally chants. Totally normal things tonight, everyone. #SOTU
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“Rep. Maloney is a leader, in her committee, in her caucus, in her community & on gun safety. It’s this steady leadership that’s sorely needed in Washington & why we’re proud to endorse her for re-election in 2020.” - President @KrisB_Brown

Thank you, @bradybuzz! #EndGunViolence
.@bradybuzz has been on the front lines of fighting gun violence for almost thirty years - and I cannot thank them enough for this endorsement, or their support for common sense gun safety reforms. Their work is saving lives and I am proud to be a part of it. #EndGunViolence
@bradybuzz Sign here to tell Mitch McConnell - we need a vote on common sense gun laws passed by the house - NOW. #EndGunViolence #EnoughIsEnough #GunControlNow

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#HipHop artist and Palast Investigations team member @JevinLamar lost his cousin in the #DaytonShooting. In response, Lamar wrote a song called “Still Holding On." gregpalast.com/hip-hop-artist… #Dayton #Ohio #DaytonStrong #GunControlNow #TeeJayMcNichols #BlackLivesMatter
@JevinLamar ... @JevinLamar grew up in #Dayton, #Ohio where his life was not always easy. He spent time in a homeless shelter for teens. Now he's using this song to raise money for that shelter. It's called #DaybreakDayton.

Download the song or make a donation at: JevinLamar.com
@JevinLamar “If I wouldn't have went through that experience, I wouldn't be in the place that I am today,” says @JevinLamar. “They gave me food and shelter — and they cared. They really cared.” gregpalast.com/hip-hop-artist… #DaytonShooting #DaytonStrong #GunControlNow #BlackLivesMatter
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In Washington D.C.:

All guns must be registered.
All owners must be licensed.
Background Checks are Mandatory.
Assault Weapons are banned.
Large Capacity Magazines are banned.
Mandatory 10-Day Waiting Period.
Dealers are strictly regulated.

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Only one handgun registration per 30 day period.
Weapons can only be re-sold to registered Dealers.

Fewer guns originally sold in D.C. were used in crimes in other states than any state-of-origin in the U.S. (per capita).

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More guns recovered in D.C. crimes came in from other states than were purchased in D.C.
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It's important to emphasize this point. Over and over and over.
Tragedies like the one that is unfolding right now in Santa Clarita are preventable. The GOP could pass resolutions on gun control at any time.

Our children don't have to live and die like this.
#GunControlNow
California has stricter gun laws. But they also have open borders with states that don’t have those laws. It’s exactly how the Gilroy shooter got his guns and why we need national action.

I know geography isn’t your thing 2A advocates but try to keep up.

latimes.com/california/sto…
I mean I suppose parroting the NRA talking points about CA having strict gun laws is so attractive because science is too hard, amiright 2A folks?

pennmedicine.org/news/news-rele…
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🔥TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE @NRA‼️
The NRA is listed as a tax-exempt organization w the IRS, but their activities disqualify them for this designation‼️
Please join me in filing form 13909, Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint👇
#StoptheNRA
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HAPPENING NOW: Members of Metairie Indivisible & @MomsDemand La hosting a vigil for victims of #ElPasoShooting & #DaytonShooting & #GunViolenceInAmerica outside the office of @SenBillCassidy ! #GunControlNow
2/ HAPPENING NOW: Members of Metairie Indivisible & @MomsDemand La hosting a vigil for victims of #ElPasoShooting & #DaytonShooting & #GunViolenceInAmerica outside the office of @SenBillCassidy ! #GunControlNow @harbend
3/ HAPPENING NOW: Members of Metairie Indivisible & @MomsDemand La hosting a vigil for victims of #ElPasoShooting & #DaytonShooting & #GunViolenceInAmerica outside the office of @SenBillCassidy ! #GunControlNow
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Missed me live on @FFRF's Ask an Atheist program with Elizabeth Cavell and @AndrewLSeidel this morning? Not to worry--the episode is already up on @YouTube!



I give shout-outs to @brchastain and @laureneoneal on the show.

#WednesdayWisdom #EmptyThePews
@FFRF @AndrewLSeidel @YouTube @brchastain @laureneoneal We discuss my background, #exvangelical community building, and the reasons it's important to push back against the Christianization of our public sphere, as laid out in my recent @Playboy article "The Gospel According to Mike Pence":

playboy.com/read/the-gospe…

#EmptyThePews
@FFRF @AndrewLSeidel @YouTube @brchastain @laureneoneal @Playboy We also talk about the anthology @laureneoneal and I co-edited that's coming out December 1, Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church, and the value a project like this has in our current moment. You can pre-order the book here:

amazon.com/Empty-Pews-Sto…

#EmptyThePews
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“While they would contend that to give up their views would lead to a destructive nihilism, it’s their inability to trust their own moral compass that leads them into a violent and ultimately nihilistic politics.”

My latest for @RDispatches
#EmptyThePews

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“While more and more abuse scandals break within evangelical spaces, conservative evangelicals consistently refuse to look inward for solutions to their problems, instead looking to “the culture” for factors to blame that reinforce their pre-existing beliefs.”
“These beliefs—that difference is a thing to be afraid of; that refusal to believe in the right-wing Christian version of God will result in severe punishment; that allowing frequent violence is preferable to a government solution—are expressions of an authoritarian ethos.”
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Oh, Pence. Are we going to start sharing verses? How about
“Do not stand idly by while your neighbor’s blood is shed.”
Leviticus 19:16 ?

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How about

“The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:33-34).
God...shows no favor and takes no bribe, but upholds the cause of the orphan and the widow, and loves the non-citizen, providing food and clothing. You too must love the non-citizen, for you were non-citizens in the land of Egypt. (Deut 10:16-19)
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@AOC @Ilhan @SpeakerPelosi @RepAdamSchiff @BernieSanders @BetoORourke
Let's talk politics, America, hate, racism and all the rest of the ingredients boiling in your Operation Mocking Bird Stew.
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First let's address your post that is pictured.
Conservatives are NOT against immigration, they are against ppl sneaking into the country unvetted, unchecked and unknown.
Ppl who wish to hurt and harm citizens. Against illegal immigrants setting up drug laps,
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Against Drug Cartels setting up shop in America. Tru₩p supporters simply want those in need to come LEGALY.

Perfect example is El Chapo , who paid #Mexico President 100 million $ to turn a blind eye to his drug shipments bei g pushed into America's streets.
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#DaytonOhioShooting by Connor D. Betts?

#Shooter DIED 5 YEARS AGO.🤔

Same age, same guy pictured, same sister Megan.
‘Connor Betts’ 2014 Obitiatry Stirs #Dayton OH Mass #Shooting Fal_e F_ag Rumors On Social Media #QAnon #MAGA #GunControlNow #DaytonStrong thecount.com/2019/08/04/con…
How convenient!

#Dayton Shooter's Obituary (from 5 YEARS AGO) has been DELETED.

They're SCRUBBING the web in SLOPPY attempt to hide their MANUFACTURED crisis.

TOO LATE! #DaytonOhioShooting is #FakeNews. #GunControlNow BS FF

Save/archive EVERYTHING incriminating u find!
#QAnon
#DaytonOhioShooting FRAUDSTERS have successfully wiped the 5-YEAR-OLD obituaries of the #Shooter from source sites, but not before MANY people got screen-grabs.

#GunControlNow advocates are in HIGH PLACES & perpetrate MASSIVE hoaxes on the public. #Resist #FakeNews #Shootings
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If you say want changes to gun laws, I will dismiss it unless you say what changes you want.

If you say what changes you want, I will evaluate why they might be good or bad. If you get angry when I point out the flaws, I will dismiss you as nonserious on the issue.

Deal?
There is no “we have to do something.” That is not a thing. There is only doing things based on the merits of those things.

I do not care how frustrated you are, or how urgent the issue it is: there is no excuse for bad policy.
So, let’s go through a few examples, to see how it works.

Note that there are three major questions for any govt policy, of any kind: Does it have a legitimate policy goal? Will it achieve the policy goal? Will it violate anyone’s rights? We sometimes need to balance these.
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Trump wants to tie gun reform to immigration.

His immigration hate speeches are the main motive of the shooter. WTF
The only tie between #GunReform and immigration is that our guns and bullets immigrate south to fuel violence and create refugees.

I can’t say what I want to say.
3/. Oh, video games are the problem.
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Still seeing a lot of folks referring to the recent #massshootings as terrorist attacks. I know it's tempting to turn the messaging of the state back on itself, but our Muslim comrades have instructed us again and again not to do this #ElPasoShooting #WhiteNationalism
"Terrorist" is an inherently racist, and specifically anti-Arab and anti-Muslim, construct invented for the targeting and criminalization of specific communities. #ElPasoShooting #WhiteNationalism
Trying to label #WhiteNationalism as a form of terrorism may feel like poetic justice, but it does more to reinforce that category than to undo it, which is what our goal needs to be #ElPasoShooting
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1/4 #EditorialDecisions: "Let's put up the cutest pictures of the #misogynist who #killed9ppl in a minute & made a #hitlist of HS girls he wanted to kill." #Biasinjournalism
"Police said they haven’t yet established a motive for Sunday’s #massacre. But acquaintances say the
2/4 warning signs — signs of the shooter’s unusual #obsessionwithkilling and death — cropped up long ago."
Women are the canary-in-the-#massshooter coalmine that society keeps ignoring at its own peril! #ListentoWomen #GunControlNOW
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The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre is in the Council for National Policy, which networks the Religious Right w/ billionaires & has ties to voting machine vendor ES&S. The CNP’s members also include Pence & the Cambridge Analytica crew (Mercers, Bannon, KA).#GunSafetyNow #GunControlNow
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#EnoughIsEnough.

Antifa isn't murdering people. MS-13 isn't gunning down hundreds.

The Trump regime set the stage for these #massshootings.

They have vilified their critics while ending programs that track dangerous, fringe groups.

These ARE #TrumpsTerrorists.
First Trump shut down programs to counter violent extremism.

The administration has hobbled the infrastructure designed to prevent atrocities like Pittsburgh and Christchurch. theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
When Fighting Domestic Terrorism, You Get What You Pay For

The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre. foreignpolicy.com/2018/11/01/whe…
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@realDonaldTrump You should tell Mitch to send the House’s Gun Safety Reform Bill to the Senate Floor instead.

That would be more useful than your thoughts and prayers!

@realDonaldTrump What Happened to this?
@realDonaldTrump This passed the house 5 months ago…

Whats the hold up?

El Paso deserves better. Our country deserves better!

#ElPasoStrong

#GunControlNow
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@realDonaldTrump Mr. President, can you think of ANY reason the El Paso shooter might have railed against an "invasion" of migrants in his manifesto?

Oh.

#ElPasoShooting #gunreformnow #domesticterrorism
@realDonaldTrump (continued)
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#ElPasoStrong 💪✊
We need to seriously take care of this situation! Gun control, common sense laws, Im not saying taking everyone's guns away.. but we need better laws. Licenses, training, even testing.. like you do with drivers license and when you become a police officer
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These are just some of the ideas. If we have to do it for everything else why not guns!? But first.. POS POTUS needs to control himself! He's hate that he openly says and pretty much puts it in his supporters minds that anyone against
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Him and them as supporters the more these things will happen as well. We have a few factors here that needs to be addressed and NOW!
#GunControlNow #EndTrumpsSocialMediaHate
#HowManyMore
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A majority of people in the US support #GunControlNow. Gov't inaction is due to the intense lobbying of wealthy weapons manufactures--the same ones who keep us in a cycle of endless wars, which are also unsupported by the majority #ElPasoShooting #DemilitarizeNow #NoMoreWars
Continued procrastination on banning dangerous weapons is anti-youth, anti-immigrant, anti-elder, anti-Black, anti-Muslim violence, and speaks volumes about whose lives the US is wiling to sacrifice for profit #ElPasoShooting #GunControlNow #DemilitarizeNow #NoMoreWars
It's time for serious and sustained demands for the banning of all automatic weaponry--not just for "civilians," but universally #ElPasoShooting #GunControlNow #DemilitarizeNow #NoMoreWars
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