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#MassShooting perpetrators all share common negative themes in their lives.

These are “inadequacy and isolation.”

In a society dominated by masculinity, those who are isolated and inadequate feel especially weak.

It’s also why mass shooters are mostly men.
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Not all #MassShootings are politically motivated.

In the case of #Dayton and the #LasVegasShooting, it’s hard to nail down a specific motive.

But they both shared an isolation and a feeling of inadequacy.

People who knew them said they “kept to themselves.”
#GunReformNow
The #DaytonShooter was “quiet” and had “hit lists” full of women who’d rebuffed his advances.

The #LasVegasShooter was described as a private person, who was thought to have “desired notoriety” like his father, who was on the FBI’s “Most Wanted List.”

Inadequacy and isolation.
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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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Want to know why #MentalHealthISToBlame? Simple. Rational, sane people don't murder innocent ppl. So can we have an answer? Yes. Diet. And we know @MichelleObama destroyed our children's school lunch programs. @realDonaldTrump @dbongino @IvankaTrump #MAGA cbsnews.com/news/michelle-…
I could explain my background in Exercise and Sports Science from @UUtah but I'd rather show data from respectable sources. Imagine @realDonaldTrump @IvankaTrump
@dbongino @DevinNunes @BetsyDeVosED reducing suicides in at risk juveniles by 100% ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
If we're to be serious about culture change we need to start with fueling our bodies and exercising. I believe this is preventative maintenance so we do not have juveniles in detention but feel welcome in society. @realDonaldTrump
@IvankaTrump @dbongino
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
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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 ?

(1/x thread)
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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I want to have an honest discussion about the AR15, AK47’s and #massshootings.

I’ll tell you from the viewpoint of a Marine, with extensive training on these weapons, how they elevate violence, are terrible for selfdefense, and shouldn’t be on our streets.
#ElPaso #Dayton
If we’re talking about personal security, whether in your home, your store, or out on the street— nothing is more effective than a can of bear spray.

The last thing I’d reach for is a long rifle or a handgun.

So the idea of “self defense”
as a reason to own them is ridiculous.
As someone with more weapons training than most Americans, I know how firearms can fail you in a rushed response to a threat.

And anyone who’s on drugs, who might be immune to bear spray, would also take several shots from a firearm— even if they’re well-placed.
#GunControlNow
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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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Did you know that growing up in east Oakland, many people I knew owned a gun ? The problem is that almost all of them were illegal.

The most violent cities in America with the most gun violence are Democrat run cities with very strict #GunControl
Every single rapper glorifies guns and gun violence. Every. Single. One. Their videos are full of people showing off their guns. Yet Democrat politicians use these same people to campaign on their behalf . You think these people are NRA members or do they buy illegal guns? 🤔
Hillary Clinton and Hussein Obama actively seek this guys approval. A violent white man who loves his guns..... Oh wait , hold up. My bad .

#GunControlNow
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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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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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👀👀 #AntifaTerrorists 6 days apart the shootings in #GilroyGarlicFestival & #ElPasoShooting
#TerroristsAttacks
and to add more butter This kid changed his party affiliation right around #FakeNews push #QAnon a Terrorist
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OMG. @realDonaldTrump @SenTedCruz
GUYS. THE D'S ARE ATTACKING US NONE STOP.
#QAnon WHERE ARE YOU? POST. 5 DAYS AGO.
Report: Far-Left Groups Plan ‘Siege’ On El Paso, Texas, To Push ‘Border Resistance’

dailycaller.com/2019/07/30/rep…
@realDonaldTrump @SenTedCruz RELATIONS TO CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN DAVIS 53RD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA!!
WAKE UP!! IT WAS A SET UP BY THE DEMS!!
SO I WAS RIGHT THE WHOLE TIME IN MY GUESSING!!
BAM BAM BAM

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Dav…
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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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Atlanta Journal Constitution is doing best job reporting on the #ElPaso #shooting

They reported on it the day before it happened. 🤔

#ElPasoShooting #ElPasoStrong #GunReformNow #GunViolence #gunsense #Democrats #QAnon #MAGA #Biden2020 #KamalaHarris
Atlanta's Newspaper: #ElPaso #shooting...YESTERDAY!?

Huh.. odd

Search powered by Google on their site does show it as 21 hours ago
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When you get to article it says 6 Hours
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#ElPasoStrong #ElPasoTerroristAttack #QAnon
#Beto's not even able to control his emotions in the
wake of this event.

#ElPaso #Shooting #ElPasoStrong #ElPasoTerroristAttack #GunViolence #gunsense #GunControlNow #QAnon #MAGA #Democrats #Beto2020
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What happened in #ElPaso:

Only a psychopath evil being could look at an innocent person, then casually shoot them.

The @NRA, @realDonaldTrump, the gun nor ANY OTHR THING OR PERSON is responsible for #walmartshooting - the GUNMEN alone is.

#GunControlNow wont help mentally ill.
Here’s vile @RepEscobar who CANT WAIT to spew junk...

Motivation & manifesto’s DO NOT HELP prevent the next psychotic deranged killer! Mental health is a tremendous issue, tighten soft targets, tech giants/video game makers taking responsibility as to WHAT they’re selling DOES!
💩PERFECT example of gas lighting, pushing & forcing a narrative‼️

Watch @CNN @wolfblitzer & Charles Ramsey spin a False Narrative w “maybes” “might haves” “could be’s”.

NEWS is supposed to report FACTS - not insinuandos or opinions! #FakeNewsMedia
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OMG >> MASS SHOOTING AT #GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL. POLICE SAY THE SCENE IS ACTIVE. Prelim reports - white male gunman.

Gilroy is south of San Francisco. Mostly a working class area, in the heart of California farm country. Lots of immigrants and families in attendance, no doubt.💔
3 dead. If #GilroyGarlicFestivalShooting turns out to be another Nazi attack, what then? Demagogue POTUS just keeps doing fascist rallies? Continues his racist attacks? Repubs keep denying reality?

Trump’s opened a Pandora’s box of hate. If he was once, he’s no longer legitimate
#GilroyGarlicFestivalShooting UPDATE: 4 Fatalities, including 1 suspect, shot by #Gilroy police. Chief says shooter had a rifle and broke into the festival by cutting thru a fence. Police now following leads about another suspect, whose involvement is still unknown. 15 injured.
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Schools
Movie theaters
Churches
Synagogues
Mosques
Concerts
Nightclubs
Malls
Offices
Libraries
Factories
Airports
Military bases
Restaurants
Nursing homes
Post offices
...
GARLIC FESTIVALS

Where are we safe?

#GunControlNow
Following #GilroyGarlicFestival for updates on what appears to be a multiple victim mass shooting.
Do not watch if this will cause you suffering.
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