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#MedTwitter has been discussing “Take Two Aspirin + Call Me By My Pronouns,” an op-ed claiming social justice is taking time from sci ed + decreasing the quality of #MedEd.

So here’s my take:
“Take Two Aspirin + Read a Curriculum”
THREAD.

#MedTwitter #SoMeDocs #DoubleDocs
As always, I start threads with my POV: #LatinasInMedicine #DoubleDocs student in year 2 of #medschool. I have interests in both #MedEd + #HealthJustice. I am about to finish my term as diversity rep on our med student govt. I care a lot about advocacy.
Let’s take a moment to learn about the author: Stanley Goldfarb is a nephrologist, *former* assoc dean of curriculum at UPenn Med. He graduated from med school in 1969. Ffolks who studied at UPenn have brought up negative experiences with Dr. Goldfarb.
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#NRA skips bullet again: By Trump keeping the Federal Election Commission without members, enforcement action against illegal NRA donations comes to halt. nbcnews.com/politics/2020-… #FEC #RIPFEC
Statement of reasons of FEC Chair Ellen L. Weintraub regarding allegations that: "Torshin – a senior Russian central bank official with ties to Putin – had illegally funneled money to the NRA to help then-candidate Donald Trump win the presidency.” eqs.fec.gov/eqsdocsMUR/731…
The #NRA requested the matter be dismissed in a letter to the #FEC dated March 19, 2019: fec.gov/files/legal/mu…
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Learn #History, and know the TRUTH about #GunControl.
It's not about the #Weapons, it's about #PeopleControl, that's "YOU" by the way citizens. Give up your guns, give up your #Freedom. Our forefathers warned us, now listen to a survivor of the #Holocaust
...And buy #Ammo. See the pattern she spoke of? @Walmart giving up #Freedom for #Safety never works out for those seeking safety. Armed you are your "Master", unarmed your are a "Defenseless Subject" at the government's will. Support the #Constitution or my $ go elsewhere. #2A
Now the #GunReformNow #Globalist #Progressive #Democrats2020 are getting their way now at @kroger. Your rights are being erroded day by day in the name of safety. Are you safer unarmed than armed? Extinguishing #Freedom is what #GunReform confincation is all about, your freedom.
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NEW THREAD: (TL;DR - The 2nd Amendment was never intended as a limitless right to private firearms ownership.)

18th Century concepts of 'militia' in America were very different than popular understanding these days. #2A #GunReformNow
In the late 1700s, the militias were the backbone of security for the newly established USA. Every adult white man from age 16 and up was required to be in the militia. It was the 18th Century version of compulsory military service. #2A #GunReformNow
The militia were viewed as a bulwark against the tyranny of a standing army. Because of their experience with the British Red Coats, Americans were robustly against a paid, standing army.

(Clearly, in 2019, having a standing army is no longer a concern for most Americans.) #2A
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This is Leila Hernandez. She was 15 years old and fatally killed in the Odessa #MassShooting.

She had just celebrated her quinceañera. Leila played for her school’s basketball team. Her brother, Nathan, was injured and remains hospitalized.
#GunReformNow
This is Mary Granados. She had been working for the US postal service for less than a year.

Mary was on the phone with her twin sister, Rosie, when the #Odessa gunman ambushed and killed her.

Mary enjoyed traveling w/ her boyfriend and time with family. #MidlandOdessaShooting
This is Kameron Brown. He was a member of the US Army who served in Afghanistan.

Kameron was killed in the #Odessa #MassShooting while sitting in a red pick-up truck by a bullet fired through his side window.

A friend commented he was safer fighting abroad than here in the US
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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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“There is no reason that we have to accept this as our fortune. And yet functionally, right now, we have.” @BetoORourke

There IS a reason that Americans keep dying: @SenateMajLdr McConnell and the @SenateGOP's legislative graveyard. #MassacreMitch #GunReformNow
Texas’ second mass shooting in August kills at least 7 people, injures 19 including a 17-month-old baby and 3 law enforcement officers washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/…
The suspect was a white male in his mid-30s.

The #BlueLivesMatter folks have been uncharacteristically quiet, despite the fact that three LEO were wounded in the latest gun rampage.
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This thread is dedicated to the important information that our "CIA" buries and unearths. May 24, 1984 was indeed an important day and it's not because he broke ground for the new HQ.
On May 24, 1984 the US House Delayed #GunReformNow Gun Vote on Red Flag Laws . Funny how this is soooooo coincidentally topic of discussion right now. 5/24/84
Crimes committed in El Salvador like what we seen in #HongKong today (another coincidence) and the Democrats were pushing for "aid" and the Republicans were saying NO - we will not intervene... in the end the Dems won and we know what happened when they got their way 5/24/84
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To me-and maybe other brown people perusing Twitter today-focus on NRA/GOP/ McConnell is "yeah ok but it does NOTHING abt the fetid root cause =>mentally ill violence loving #WhiteSupremacyIsTerrorism #whitesupremacists. They don't just use guns...
psmag.com/social-justice…
Where were the loud demands for Congressional action vs #whitesupremacyterrorism when this passed through the news cycle...
salon.com/2019/07/24/fbi…
How quickly we forget...
counterpunch.org/2017/10/03/doe…
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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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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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ajc.com/google-search/…

When you get to article it says 6 Hours
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ajc.com/news/national/…

#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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It should not be legal to buy a weapon of war that can shoot 15 people in under a minute.
It wasn't legal to buy such a weapon in California where the #GilroyShooting took place.
#GunReformNOW
cnn.com/2019/07/29/us/…
Men under the age of 25 do not have a fully developed prefrontal cortex.
Their judgment and impulse control are severely restricted.
Maybe men under 25 should not be able to buy weapons, since they are half of #massshooters in the U.S.
mentalhealthdaily.com/2015/02/18/at-…
A 19 year old like Legan without a fully developed prefrontal cortex should not be able to go to a different state and buy a weapon of war.
Period.
#GilroyShooting
#GunReformNOW

Police ID #Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting suspect as #SantinoWilliamLegan
latimes.com/california/sto…
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I’ve observed Colorado @SenCoryGardner since his election. What I’ve seen has left me dismayed. Rather than building bipartisan bridges to get things done, Cory became a supine Trump yes-man. There are 1000s reasons he shouldn’t be re-elected. Here are 101: #VoteCoryOut #COsen
#1: Even though he was elected by the narrowest of margins in 2014 in a state that has since voted for Hillary in 2016 & a democratic state govt trifecta in 2018, Cory continues to act as if he has a mandate from the white nationalist alt-right. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
#2: Cory Gardner has consistently voted for the extreme Trump agenda. During the 2019-2020 Congress, he’s voted with Trump over 90% of the time. During Trump’s 1st two years, Cory’s voting record was over 95% in line with Trump. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
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We have been checking the #TwitterBlackout hashtag for signs of automated activity. We didn't find a lot in terms of volume, but did happen upon a pair of intriguing #resistance bots (@MiamiPapers and @jgionova) that retweet tweets containing the hashtag.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
(we ran across @MiamiPapers once before, when it retweeted this #tacocat #resist tweet that was posted with the goal of attracting bots)
Both @MiamiPapers and @jgionova are automated via custom software, both claim connection to Miami on their profiles, both were created in July 2016, and both of their feeds consist almost exclusively of retweets. What do they retweet?
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PERSONAL THREAD: ON #PTSD AND #GUNS

We've seen a number of suicides among survivors of school shootings. Tragedy compounding tragedy. And I wanted to talk about one of the least covered reverberations of #gunviolence: the pain, fear, and anguish that last long past the shooting.
From the age of ten into my late teens, I lived in (or near) an active war zone in Lebanon. That was 4 decades ago. To this day, I wake up with severe night frights, reliving gun battles and experiencing a visceral fear that can't be expressed in words.
Over the years, the intense emotions have subsided, but knowing how scary PTSD can be, I just want to express compassion for those who are going through it, particularly the children and families who have survived mass shootings.

#GunReformNow
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8 students hospitalized after the latest Colorado school shooting, “several of them are in critical condition,” authorities say.

This is the 116th mass shooting of 2019.

0 action from the WH. 😐
Canvassing #RashidForVA

Guy: But what’s your view on guns?

Me: I support the 2A—all of the 2A

G: Meaning?

M: Gun ownership is a right & it should also be well regulated so terrorists & abusive people don’t get easy access to guns to kill our kids

G: My man—you got my vote✊🏽
Kendrick Castillo was 3 days from finishing high school

He charged the school shooters & gave his life—but saved dozens❤️

His family was supposed to attend his graduation. Now they’ll attend his funeral😓

0 action from the WH

From God we are & to God we return
#GunReformNOW
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𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 | 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗳𝗹𝗲 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

It's time for gun sense in America.
A new, huge review of gun research has bad news for the NRA

bit.ly/2VvxGu8 via @voxdotcom
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Trump: Day 741
-Vows 2 Press Ahead on Border Wall
-Told No Money for Wall by Pelosi
-Claims Intel Testimony "Distorted"
-Considers Herman Cain 4 Fed Seat
-Threatens 25% Tariff Against China
-Credits Bust 2 Wrong Patrol Agency
-Returning 2 Mar-a-Lago This Wkend
Add...
Day 846 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Add...
Trump potentially nominating Herman Cain for the Fed board raises the prospect of a US Senate confirmation hearing that resurfaces the sexual harassment allegations that emerged during Cain's presidential campaign.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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The NRA (falsely) vilifies this attempt to make communities safer by cherry picking and rewording this proposal.

Let me break it down for you.

#GunReform #NRABloodMoney #Enough #NRAIsATerroristOrg
The proposal includes a future ban on the sale of assault-style weapons.

These weapons are by no means necessary for self defense. They’re very well suited however for shooting up classrooms full of children.
The proposal also includes a “ban on common firearm accessories”.

Accessories such as bump stocks that alter a firearm to rapid fire has no place whatsoever in the hands of civilians.

I don’t care if it’s super common. There’s no excuse for possessing one. At all.
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People at risk of harming others or themselves show signs before #GunViolence or self-harm happens:

—Fascination/obsession with guns
—Extreme isolation
—Social withdrawal
—Victim of long-term bullying
—Hints about an attack
—Threats of violence

🔥Watch:

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6 years ago today, a gunman armed with an AR-15 assault weapon, shot through the locked entrance of #SandyHook elementary in Newtown, CT and murdered twenty 1st graders & 6 teachers.

We said #NeverAgain

The killer had
👏Every👏Single👏 Sign

➡️courant.com/news/connectic…
It’s been 10 months today since a gunman armed with an AR-15 went to MSD HS in #Parkland, FL & shot 15 kids & 2 teachers.

We said #NeverAgain—Again.

The killer had
👏Every 👏Single 👏Sign

Catch that? #SandyHook & MSD share a horrific gun violence tragedies anniversary today.
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Within weeks of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) participated in a sit-in at the House to demand votes on gun control legislation, saying, "We owe it to the LGBT community & all families harmed by gun violence to keep terror suspects from obtaining guns."
Since he was first elected to Congress in 1998, Sen. Udall has taken a leadership role on a wide array of environmental issues, receiving a lifetime score of 96% from the League of Conservation Voters.
#DemSenate2020 #DemsWork4USA #DemFuture #ForThePeople
Sen. Udall was one of the original co-sponsors of the Arctic Wilderness Bill, and more recently has worked closely with the Navajo and Pueblo nations in New Mexico to oppose new leasing, drilling and fracking near Chaco Canyon National Park. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture
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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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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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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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