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.
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…
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.
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
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
Day 694 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 546 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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.
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
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.
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
"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
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.
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
Day 638 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 490 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama. #fakenews#TrumpLies
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. #Enoughnytimes.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…
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
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.
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…
.@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
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
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