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I was in my home hearing a lot of helicopters overhead and took my dog out for a walk to see if I could tell what direction they were in.

A neighbor who knows I have a teenaged daughter came outside to ask what school she went to.

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She said there had been a shooting.

My breath stopped.

She told me the school.

The shooting was NOT at my daughter’s school.

It was a high school less than 1/2 mile away

The high school I graduated from.

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I don't know the details. I'll add them to this thread when I do.

I wrote the below thread FOUR DAYS ago about other recent gun violence and threats of violence involving local Houston schools.

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Me: “I’ll never vote for or support someone who has armed security and pushes for #GunControl. Seems hypocritical.”

#Gunsense: “But Carl, they need their armed security, their life is under constant threat.”

Me: So is all of our lives, that why we need #GunReformNow, right?
If they can find a need for armed protection, why can’t we? Politicians and celebrities have been trying to convince the public that we need #GunReform, and that we are incapable of protecting our own lives with firearms. But yet, they have armed security.
If your security is allow to carry firearms, then every other law abiding citizen should be allowed.

The #ThousandOaksShooter took advantage of unarmed people and proceeded to kill and injure the innocent. Why? Because California #GunControl failed them.
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Thread #gunsense #gunreformnow
1/8 Thousand Oaks mass shooter was a mentally deranged gun control advocate. He shot 12 people to demonstrate what the government does to stop gun violence is not enough. These are his last entries on Facebook, day before the shooting:
2/8 'I hope people call me insane..(laughing emojis).. wouldn't that just be a big ball of irony?
'Yeah.I'm insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is 'hopes and prayers'.. or 'keep you in my thoughts'... every time... and wonder why these keep happening..'
3/8 This is language commonly used by gun control advocates when they ask for new, stricter gun restrictions. Yes, the shooter was a vet affected by PTSD and he was crazy, nobody is contesting this fact.
Source article: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6…
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1. Democrats keep telling us that Trump is a dictator, so are you saying that liberals are just lying?

2. A nuclear weapon is a weapon of mass destruction, that no one including world governments should use or own. They do not defend life and can’t be compared to firearms.
3. #GunReformNow is a joke. People supporting it have went from wanting to ban semi automatic rifles to banning all semi automatic firearms. Most in which covers 90% of the gun market. Most people own semi automatic firearms because of how easy they are to operate.
Some with physical challenges might find it difficult to handle the recoil of more powerful firearms like revolvers and shotguns.

4. A few of your movies have utilized violence involving firearms as a way to entertain audiences, so your push of #guncontrol seems hypocritical.
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The Thousand Oaks Borderline shooting reminded me of this old bit by @jimjefferies & we still haven't done a damn thing to stop mass shootings from happening so frequently.

He has the best take on Gun Reform.

His argument is still spot on years later.

#GunReformNow
Part 2.

@jimjefferies stand up about guns & gun control from years ago, still relevant.

#GunReformNow
Part 3

@jimjefferies spot on stand up bit from years ago on #GunReform

Still so relevant.
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It’s been said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over again & expecting different results.

🔹264 days since the #ParklandShooting
🔹12 days since the #SynagogueShooting
🔹0 days since #ThousandsOaks

🤬 your #ThoughtsAndPrayers

We want #GunControlNOW
@GOP/@NRA talking point: “Gun control doesn’t work”

Except it does in Canada, Australia, Israel, UK, EU, Norway, Iceland, Japan…

The statistics don’t lie.

The US has a sick gun culture—We are literally being held hostage to a GOP Congress & a gun lobby org.

#GunControlNOW
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This is heart wrenching.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
NOW is the time to talk about it.

#GunReformNow

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BREAKING: Mass shooting reported at Thousand Oaks Borderline bar.

A man dressed in black threw smoke grenades inside bar & started shooting.

Law enforcement source told L.A. Times at least 30 shots fired, there are causalities.

Active shooter situation.
latimes.com/local/lanow/la…
It was college night at Borderline Bar, 18+ & over bar.

A lot of young college kids inside the bar on a typical Wednesday student night at the bar.

A lot of students from Pepperdine University go to this bar, reports of many of its students there tonight.

This is awful.

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▪Hundreds of people inside
▪Half a dozen people shot
▪Active shooter situation
▪Shooter used handgun
▪SWAT assisting
▪FBI on scene
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A thread on why young ppl *must* vote Nov 6:
(If you’re not registered—these 15 states & DC permit same day registration)

California
Colorado
Connecticut
DC
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Maine
Minnesota
Montana
New Hampshire
Utah
Vermont
Wisconsin
Wyoming
mavenroundtable.io/qasimrashid/ra…
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Vote because more American children have been killed in schools this year than have soldiers in combat.😳

We must protect our children from this ongoing atrocity
#GunReformNow
#GunSenseCandidates
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Please send good thoughts.
My brother's friend was the student shot & his teacher.

My brother is at that school & they remain on lockdown.

I'm glad my brother is ok.
But this is frightening knowing it's happening directly to a loved one.

#GunReformNow
My brother's friend & his teacher were taken to the hospital.

I don't know more details.

Helicopters hovering & cops are all over the school.

1 suspect still remains at large.
My mom is 3 blocks down from school waiting for my brother.
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I hope the #Kavanaugh confirmation hearing is total chaos.
#Kavanaugh not sworn in and we're one hour into hearing. I am excited about the chaos that has transpired thus far and not sorry for feeling this way. I expect Kavanaugh will be confirmed. If the hearing is a shit how, then it won't be a total waste of time. #ExcitedNotSorry
#Kavanaugh leaves @fred_guttenberg hanging at confirmation hearing. #Parkland #GunReformNow
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Trump: Day 589
-152nd Day at Trump Golf Club
-195th Day at Trump Property
-Unwelcome 2 John McCain's Funeral
-Ivanka Texting During the Service?
-Policies/Views Come Under Fire
-Makes No Reference 2 John McCain
-Withholding 100k Kavanaugh Docs
-Sz No Necessity 4 Deal with Canada
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Day 694 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 546 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Rubio has an A+ rating, & has taken $3.3 million from the NRA. He is just one of many R’s (Cruz) who are handmaidens to the gun lobby. The safety of the public is not as important as their #NRABloodMoney.

Let’s dispel gun myths the NRA constantly parrots. tampabay.com/florida-politi…
“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”
This is probably the most common argument heard from gun advocates. It’s true that guns can’t kill by themselves & DO indeed need someone to pull the trigger... Guns don’t kill people, but allow someone who WOULD kill much easier, faster, more lethal means for killing. #GunReform
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I'm really torn about sharing this, but Americans need to hear this.

The audio is disturbing.

This is the Twitch feed while the Jacksonville shooting occurred.

We need #GunReformNow.

We shouldn't live in a country that allows terror to continue like this.
These are the sounds of war.

I have heard it and this audio brought me right back.

We can't let this continue.
Very few things give me vivid "flashbacks" but that audio did.
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1/17
It's been 5 months since the #Parkland massacre. On the 14th of the month I've been tweeting each of the portraits I drew.
Remembering #AlyssaAlhadeff.
A star soccer player. A devoted friend. One of the youngest to die.
14 yrs old.
I'm still here. She's not. I remember. RIP Line drawing of young woman. Text: Alyssa Alhadeff 14 years old
2/17
"He was a very funny kid, outgoing and sometimes really quiet," wrote Miguel Duque, about his baby brother #MartinDuque.
What a disgrace for our country that students are murdered in school.
Remembering Martin, 5 months after his death.
#EnoughIsEnough
#RoadToChange Line drawing of young man in baseball cap. Text: Martin Duque 14 years old Stoneman Douglas HS
3/17
#CaraLoughran
Cara means "friend" in #Irish.
Cara's funeral was held on her 15th birthday.
Her father came here from Ireland to pursue the American dream.

Heartbreaking.
#msdstrong #SchoolShooting Line drawing of young woman, smiling. <br />
Text: Cara Loughran <br />
14 years old <br />
Went to school <br />
Came home dead
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Trump: Day 533
124th Day at a Trump Golf Club
167th Day at a Trump Property
-NK Calls US Attitude "Regrettable"
-Lawyers Call Comey "Machiavellian"
-EPA Withholding Cancerous Report
-Tariffs Threaten Lobster Industry
-Lord Mayor of Sheffield Bans Trump
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Day 638 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 490 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama. #fakenews #TrumpLies
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Our country desperately needs #GunReformNow. It’s proven that states with stricter gun laws have far less death by firearm. Read this. We need to discuss what specifically needs to be done to reduce the death toll. #Enough nytimes.com/interactive/20…
For the record, I do not think we need to ban all guns, or repeal 2A. We can pass effective and sensible #GunReform without being extreme.
But it is clear that more firearm laws equals less death by firearms. Those of us that are advocating for #GunReform need to get on the same page, be sending the same message. So let’s come up with some aspects that we can all agree on.
scientificamerican.com/article/more-g…
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Statistically, mentally ill people are more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence. To reduce gun violence, we must address availability of #guns & complex cultural issues. We can't focus on the molehill when the mountain's right there. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
We also unfairly overburden psychiatric professionals by making them responsible & accountable for preventing gun crime. Gun violence still disproportionately harms communities of color, & our failure to invest in social and physical infrastructure perpetuates the cycle.
Our most common psychiatric diagnoses (depressive, anxiety, & attention-deficit disordres) have no correlation w/violence. While I agree w/having trained mental health professionals in schools, that won't stop gun violence. We must change our culture. #NeverAgain #GunReformNow
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I want to throw out a couple of thoughts I have about the mis-use of the term 'progressive' as a euphemism for 'liberal'. I've addressed this in public talks before but never put them to written media and would like feedback.
During the run up to the Iraq war and later, during #Occupy, I always considered myself a liberal, since that was the derisive term used by Rush, Hannity and others that I fundamentally disagreed with. It was a label I wore with pride.
I'm not sure exactly when "progressive" entered my lexicon - it was probably during the @BernieSanders campaign, and it seemed like every "liberal" politician was using the word to describe their positions.
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Woke up to tragic news of another shooting in the US. The shooter left an AR-15 at the scene, 4 dead.

How many more will die before #GunReform is passed? These WMD are way too easy to obtain.

The time for #ThoughtsandPrayers is over.

We the people Demand #GunReformNow
2/It’s NOT fallacy: our peer counties that’ve enacted #GunLaws do NOT have shootings like the US.

Military grade weapons do not belong in the hands of civilians. A shooting occurs in this country on average every 60 hours.

This is an Epidemic.

I am an American Citizen and a registered voter!

I hereby pledge to never vote for a candidate who accepts money from the NRA.

I will only vote for a NRA rated F candidate.

#EarnThatF
#NRABloodMoney
#VoteForOurLives

Fin/
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🚨ATTN La! TODAY 3/26 at 1 pm the Senate Judiciary Comm will take up SB 406, to arm TEACHERS, PARENTS, RETIRED MILITARY to "secure schools"! #MarchForOurLives @Indivisible337 @BRindivisible @IndivisibleNO @Indivisible_DR @LaDemos @PSNBatonRouge legis.la.gov/legis/agenda.a…
Tell La Senate Judiciary members Vote NO! Don't allow MORE guns at La schools! How do you regulate? When did they last get training? What if parent angry w/kid's classmate? NO NO NO! @DanClaitor @ReginaBarrow @TROYSEE @SenYvonne
See full list of La Senate Committee members here: Tell them Vote NO TODAY .....Not to allow MORE guns at La schools! senate.la.gov/JudiciaryC/Ass…
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Yesterday, #COTD @BenMcAdams rode your #BlueWave2018🌊 from 7.6k followers to 8430! ❤️ Great job, y'all!

This #SaturdayMorning, we are doing a special #COTD to support #MarchForOurLives

We asked #BWCS endorsed candidates where they stand on #GunReform

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#AMJoy
.@PiattPatti's son died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Watching others lose a child and knowing what they feel brings it all back. I don't have a problem with responsible gun ownership, but there is nothing responsible about owning an AR-15."
#MarchForOurLives
#AMJoy
#KY04
"If we want teachers to have to ability to make offensive measures, why not non-lethal weapons? It's terrible that we would have to, but if we do, that route should not be firearms." -@TomPrigg2018
#MarchForOurLives
#AMJoy
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Republican leaders have agreed to include a provision in the government funding package clarifying that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is not barred from conducting gun violence research under a 1996 amendment. But not repeal the so-called Dickey Amendment .
So it's a partial victory. The CDC needs a clear mandate to research specific factors that target #giunviolence prevention, appropriations, and a "timed report back to congress with findings" to see the change that is needed. #gunreform #Enough @meganranney
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Another school shooting in the US today. It’s tragic, it’s horrible & escalating in our gun culture.

I💚Math. An int’l language, it makes sense to me when the rest of the world doesn’t. Especially when it comes to numbers & statistics on guns in the US

everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-b…
Statistically, in the US a shooting incident takes place every 60 hours. We are down to hours in between shootings. Not days, weeks, months or years. It’s HOURS.

Every day in the US, 96 people die from gun violence & 222 people are shot but survive.

➡️ bradycampaign.org/key-gun-violen…
Australia, had 4 mass shootings between 1987–1996. After 1996, It took Parliament just 12 days to pass stricter gun laws. They haven’t had a mass shooting since. It’s been 34 days since Parkland.

The US needs to follow their lead.
Here’s how they did it
👉cnn.com/2015/06/19/wor…
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Gun zealots argue guns are needed for for self-defense and cite to stats showing high use of guns in self-defense.

This is a myth. 5 sets of studies show that guns are more likely to be MISUSED and thereby present an extreme danger to people's safety.

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1. Gun zealots paint an idealistic picture of a gun owner using a gun heroically against home intruders.

That is NOT what happens in many cases of so called "self-defense."
Studies show that "most purported self-defense gun uses are gun uses in ESCALATING ARGUMENTS, and are both socially undesirable and illegal."

Imagine the scene. Men are drunk, arguing, and armed. Things get out of a hand, one person shoots the other, calls it self-defense.
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