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(Thread 1/4): Joined @CortesSteve and @JennPellegrino on @newsmax this evening - @GavinNewsom’s little band-aid bill is not going to make a difference towards crime. What is going to make a difference is if we stop electing ridiculous prosecutors who refuse to enforce our laws.
(2/4): Just like with #RecallGavinNewsom, billionaire money is funding the wrong side of recall efforts directed at prosecutors like @GeorgeGascon.
(3/4): The racial impact of #CriminalJustice issues is felt most negatively in low income and middle class communities. In San Francisco for example the violent crime wave has disproportionately hit the older Asian immigrant population.
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So, for those of you who were expecting an update after I got shot last month, here it is...

First, I want to thank Dr. Mara Schenker (@maraschenker) and her staff at @GradyHealth for repairing my shattered ulna and inserting the metal brace that is getting it healed up.
@maraschenker @GradyHealth She’s done 3,000+ surgeries at the incredible Grady Hospital, many of which involved shootings. Somehow, she maintains this very sunny disposition. Here she is showing off her handiwork (I won't show the original wound...too gross). I'll be showing it off at the next ASC meeting.
Here’s a report of the shooting. Misspelled my name (and let everyone know I'm 55 years old). Contrary to popular opinion, I wasn't out collecting ethnographic data for one of my projects studying criminal decision-making. I was shopping for potting soil.
fox5atlanta.com/news/lindbergh…
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Was just thinking there were few mass shootings during the pandemic.

Unfortunately, it looks like we're getting "back to normal" now.

This thread has some of my thoughts on mass shootings, #guns , & #GunReform through the years:

#Boulder #Atlanta

aeon.co/essays/does-a-…
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psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psych-…

"Guns make gun owners feel safer"
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"...while a few mass shooters in history have had serious mental illnesses, the more typical shooter has experienced the kind of milder difficulties with mood, anxiety, and social interactions with which most of us have some personal familiarity."

psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psych-…
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NEW: The Michigan Capitol Commission, in a sudden reversal, voted unanimously Monday to ban the open carry of guns inside the Michigan Capitol, effective immediately. Story coming to @freep #mileg #guns
Critics say the ban does not go far enough and the carry of all firearms, whether they are carried openly or concealed, should be banned by anyone who is not law enforcement.
Here is our story about the action the MI Capitol Commission took today to ban the open carry of firearms inside the state Capitol. bit.ly/3i4kG7C
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Today's Gun of the Day

Today we have the Garaysar Fear 116 Semi-Auto Tactical Shotgun. Sporting a 3" 12 gauge chamber, 20" barrel, adjustable cheek weld stock, 2 5 rnd mags & set of flip sights & more #Trump2020 #MAGA2020 #MondayMotivation #2A #KAG wraithcustomsfirearms.com/available-in-s…
Today's Gun of the Day

Today we have the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield Compact Pistol. Chambered in 40 S&W with a 3.125" barrel, 3 Dot Sights, No Manual Safety and 2 mags. A great conceal carry option with excellent reliability #MAGA #Trump2020 #KAG #2A wraithcustomsfirearms.com/handguns/semi-…
Today's Gun of the Day

Today we have the very popular IWI Masada. An Excellent made in Israel pistol, it's chambered in 9mm, 4.1" barrel, Optics ready with 4 plates, 3 Backstraps & 2x 17 rnd mags. A superb deal! #Trump2020 #ThursdayMorning #MAGA2020 #2A wraithcustomsfirearms.com/handguns/semi-…
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“MEANWHILE IN TRUMPTON” – THE TRUMPTON CHRONICLES
A tale of ruthless ambition, relentless greed and undying stupidity.

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#DonaldTrump
#TheTrumptonChronicles
Once upon a time, a long time ago, a wealthy family in the village of Trumpton came into possession of an unwelcome child.

The infant knew he was unwelcome from the moment he emerged from his mother’s thighs and opened his mouth to bleat in orange-faced despair.

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His uncaring parents named him DONALD JOHN TRUMP.

He was born with a grudge in his heart and a chip on his shoulder.
He was GOING TO GET EVEN.
He was going to become THE BIGGEST IDIOT the village of Trumpton had ever seen….

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#DonaldTrump
#TheTrumptonChronicles
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Thread on #KashmirWalla.
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It is high time to expose #KashmirWalla a #multimedia #weekly #magazine which proclaims to bring out unbiased views on #politics, #culture, #business and #literature but on contrary is biased towards sympathizers of terror ..
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...They exploit emotions of #Kashmiri people by spreading #false #news based on #half-baked #truth and #spin doctored #statements. ImageImage
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They are real enemies of #Kashmir as they are #misguiding the youth by #inciting them. They are radicalizing the #youth for picking up #guns and stones by painting false #narrative against #security forces and #govt of #kashmir Image
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observation, inquiry, and confrontation in a thread. here we go... #climate #obesity #guns #pandemic #challenge ImageImage
pollution is killing us; the effects are observed at the decade timescale. #climate #obesity #guns #pandemic #challenge Image
bad eating/exercising habits are killing us; the consequences can be seen at the scale months/years. #climate #obesity #guns #pandemic #challenge Image
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1) If you claim to be a #Liberal today, your world must be incredibly strange. There are two types of Liberal, the #elite overlords, and the useful idiots. You can decide for yourself where you fit. But there is no doubt that you EMPOWER the CORRUPT ESTABLISHMENT. Lets sum it up:
2) You believe that killing a baby is your "right", but killing newborn puppies or bird eggs should land you in jail.
3) You believed, without evidence, that #Trump was a puppet of #Russia. When he imposed brutal sanctions, you ignored it to preserve your world view.

thehill.com/opinion/white-…
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Next #CCP attack, during crisis, as usual. #Armed, #organized #men and #boys on #motorcycles with #guns are #invading #CostaRica‘s famous National #Parks to systematically #hunt #bushmeat for sale to #outsidebuyers, including new #CRmenu items like #monkey, not previously hunted
Costa Rica has enough seafood, cattle and chickens to last for maybe forever, if managed. not about hunger. multiple friends who have told me that hunting dogs are flushing wildlife from homes ranches far outside the park, shots fired at all hours, every night, as citizens cower
I have long time guide friends who are crying that there will be no mammals left to show tourists on once famous tours.
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When you use a loaded weapon to intimidate, you are the threat.

Liberty comes with responsibility.
Those who fail to recognize that, who abuse their freedom to frighten and demand to be recognized through force and fear rather than reason and persuasion...

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...are more responsible for advancing the suppression of liberty than any activist or politician.

A responsible gun owner who uses a weapon to protect others and save lives is to be celebrated for their bravery and instinct.

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Lives saved by those who recognize the gravity and responsibility attached to their freedom are the single greatest argument in defense of gun rights.

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Things I am over - hypocrisy and inconsistency

1) If peaceful #protest on the steps of government buildings is a right, than it also is on a football field #TakeAKnee, in a park, etc

#Thread #equity #rant (1/8)
2) If we ban #guns from some buildings in the interest of security, that means for all people - not just those that aren't white

3) If #BlueLivesMatter, do not risk our brave protectors’ health by protesting near them without #masks

#MichiganProtest (2/8)
4) If you are not wearing #facemasks given your personal #liberty, than why do women not get extended the same for #Reproductiverights

5) If all life is sacred, than why would we sacrifice 2-3% of our population by #ReopenAmerica too quickly?

#COVID__19 #pandemic (3/8)
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THREAD: Shall we talk WW1 tank weapons?

The British Mk I Heavy came in two variants Male & Female.

The Male's primary armament was a pair of forward facing QF 6-pounder Hotchkiss mounted in sponsons. The ~4ft long barrels proved a little ungainly.

#history #tanks #WW1 1/
While the MkI Male also had some Hotchkiss Mk1* machine guns.

It was the Female MkI which packed 4 .303 vickers guns in her sponsons.

As the war went on a Hermaphrodite tank with one sponson with a 6pdr & one with machine guns was also introduced.

#history #tanks #WW1 2/
The MkIV introduced shorter 6pdr guns which became the standard for all future 'male' British heavy tanks. By the time the MkVIII 'International' was developed it was to have a Male armament of 2 QF (quick firing) 6-pounders and an array of 7 Hotchkiss machine guns.

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#BornthisDay 23 March c1905 #StyleIcon #actress one greatest stars 20thC #cinema, #JoanCrawford.
Winning Academy Award famous role #MildredPierce many other #filmnoir dramatic & comedic roles. Starred movies #1920s- 1970s #vintagefashion 1/8
#BornthisDay 23 March c1905 #StyleIcon #actress #cinema, #JoanCrawford. Started as body double Norma Shearer, after winning lots Charleston competitions. Not afraid being seen as flapper "If you want to see the girl next door, go next door." #vintagefashion #1920s #1930s 2/8
#BornthisDay 23 March c1905 #StyleIcon #actress #cinema, #JoanCrawford. Her early roles endeared her to legion female fans to whom she epitomized independence & glamour they aspired to. #1920s #1930s #vintage #fashion #style 3/8
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My mother taught us to ward off the Evil Eye by spitting. 💦

According to this #Syriac #manuscript (Or 6673) there are more hygienic ways of eliminating it, and a host of other ailments, misfortunes and generic evils. Let’s see what they are!

(Props to the Evangelists)

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Let’s cut the gentle humour for... one tweet. This #manuscript was copied at the end of the 19th century by Church of the East believers in northern #Iraq. It’s part of a long tradition of prayer and medicine in the region, and it relies on a number of different belief systems.
Ok, first up is fear. St. George was not afraid when he slew the #dragon (also identified here as a Great #Monster), so why should you be? Offer him a prayer to allay distress and fears.

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TY @meganranney for promoting a public health approach to the epidemic of #gunviolence.

Dr. Ranney's @TEDxProvidence talk is a must watch!

Please donate @ResearchAffirm

Thread for those who may be uncertain about this approach.
#ThisIsOurLane
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I am a Colombian physician who served in guerrilla territory in the early 90s at the peak of the drug wars in my country. I had to perform autopsies on countless human bodies destroyed by military-style riffles. I still have nightmares.

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I learn to distinguish the sound made by each of the guns used by the Colombian army and the guerrilla fighters while I tried to sleep at night using my bed as a barricade, because the windows of my bedroom were dangerously low.

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The @HouseJudiciary hearing on so-called "assault weapons" has ended and I have a few thoughts (in no particular order). First, you can watch the full hearing here: judiciary.house.gov/legislation/he… @GunsReporting
@HouseJudiciary @GunsReporting 2/ The @HouseJudiciary cmte heard from 7 witnesses today, including:
✅the Charlottesville, VA police chief
✅an #ElPaso, TX trauma doc @TTUHSC
#Dayton, OH Mayor @nanwhaley
✅Pro shooter @Di_3GunGirl
✅A Former @ATFHQ agent
@HouseJudiciary @GunsReporting @TTUHSC @nanwhaley @Di_3GunGirl @ATFHQ 3/ The cmte did not hear from Christopher Koper, a criminology prof @GeorgeMasonU who is a noted expert on the "Assault Weapons Ban," which was in place in the U.S. from 1994 - 2004: govtrack.us/congress/bills…
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The past week has been shocking: #DaytonShooting #ElPasoShooting #GilroyShooting #BrownsvilleShooting. We've all got to do our part on #gunviolence in America. That starts by learning about the problem and solutions. Over the past year & a half, I've devoted myself to this cause.
Season 3 of my podcast @ISIHpodcast insicknessandinhealthpodcast.com has covered #gunviolence in America. In our first chapter, we tackled the unique history that produced America's gun culture. In our second chapter, we delve into how race and gender intersect with guns and gun violence.
@ISIHpodcast In the third chapter of Season 3 of @ISIHpodcast insicknessandinhealthpodcast.com we focused on #guns themselves: do more guns lead to more vs less crime... what does it look like when people use guns in self-defense... instrumentality... & the impact of Australia's gun buyback.
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This interview!
Apparently there's no one under 65 on Biden's team with any influence to tell him that 71% of Americans support #M4A among other things.
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Exclusive: Biden expresses skepticism of Democrats' leftward tilt and AOC's mass appeal

cnn.com/2019/07/05/pol…
#Biden seems not to have even read the demographics from 2016 or the issues voters prioritized in 2018 (climate, healthcare, immigration, guns). He resorts to referring to AOC as "bright" but "not representative," which is how he famously referred to Obama in 2007.
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#Biden also says he wasn't prepared for #KamalaHarris to come after him because she knows him & knew his late son, Beau. (He needs to stop using Beau for sympathy points. He should reference his living son, Hunter, who gave a heart-wrenching interview about his addiction.)
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First, my heart and prayers go out to the most recent victims of this madness that’s happening at our work places and schools.
The ironic part about all of this to me is back when I lived a street life and had to “hustle and grind” to make groceries,
I’d leave the house wondering if this would be the last time I’d see my mom and grandma, knowing that the odds of me making it back home alive were against me. #VirginiaBeachShooting #virginiabeach #VirginiaBeachStrong #GunControlNow #GUNviolence
They would all tell me that if I wanted to beat the odds and skew the stats I’d have to go back to school, get a job, and square up. It seemed I was constantly being told that I was going to lose my life out there in them streets. Well, guess what? #VirginiaBeachShooting
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#videoverbrennung-53.
was burnt (allegedly because the author(s) "#VertigoPolitix" closed down the account themselves). It was entitled "The #emasculation of White Male #Identity". It argued that ALL major movements and decisions in the past 100 years ..
.. had one ultimate goal: to make European White males become powerless and, eventually, extinct. As the interesting narration appears to be available in text-form on the web, I will transcribe the entire narration here. I repeat that the author is "VertigoPolitix", not I.
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.. Beginning of my transcription.
»[Voice of Noel #Ignatiev (no picture of his shown):] "The task is to bring this minority together in such a way that it makes it impossible for the legacy of #Whiteness to continue to reproduce itself." [Voice of narrator:] With only
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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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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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