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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020.This part is called: Ending the Epidemic of Gun Violence/Only one party has a specific plan to end the scourge of gun violence that plagues our nation.This includes enhanced background checks & getting assault weapons off our streets. 1/11
Gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States. Over 100,000 people are shot and nearly 40,000 people die annually from guns—devastating countless families, friends, and communities. 2/11 #DemPartyPlatform #Enough #GunViolence
#Democrats can and will make gun violence a thing of the past. Addressing the gun violence crisis requires supporting evidence-based programs that prevent gun deaths from occurring in the first place,3/11
#DemPartyPlatform #Enough #GunViolence
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Over the next year, there will be many opportunities for how we can work together to heal our society & improve our communities. One important area is improving our criminal justice system, a topic I joined @PeteLeeColorado & @TonyExum to discuss recently.
Another opportunity to support community members is in the domestic violence arena, including more effective enforcement of #gunsafety measures that can save lives, such as removing firearms when required by protective orders. cc @BethDAlady. coloradosun.com/2019/12/15/red…
Many Coloradans are suffering with mental illness or addiction. We need to do better to be there for each other, allowing people to acknowledge their struggles and support them when in need. That's what see me Colorado is about. seemecolorado.com
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#SaturdayThoughts Does it bother you that the President was willing to hold up money that Congress has appropriated for Ukraine defense so he could try to get dirt on his political opponent? Too abstract?
Well then, does it bother you that his administration is in court to void the #ACA so that there’s no protection from insurance companies charging you more money for pre-existing conditions? Still too abstract?
Maybe this: How about meeting with NRA and letting them dictate #gunsafety policy in exchange for money for his re-election campaign? Doesn’t bother you?
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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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THREAD- Domestic Terrorism has always been a big threat, and it’s a good thing that the media is finally using this language. Dealing with it will take all levels of government of civil society. /1 #domesticterrorism #domesticterrorist #domesticterrorismlaw
Terrorism is social and political activism using violence or credibly threatening it. It is designed to create mass fear, and often has massive financial and logistical support. /2 #terrorism #domesticterrorism
Due to the potential for damage and mass casualties, the tremendous resources terrorists often have, and the exorbitant costs to society, Terrorism is in fact different than crime. Municipalities can predict murders over the course of a fiscal year, they can't afford bombs. /3
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Great to join @GabbyGiffords for a program on addressing #GunViolence. The turnout for this program by @COCeasefire and @MomsDemand event is inspiring. Colorado’s leadership on #gunsafety is on display. ImageImage
Thanks, @JasonCrowCO6, for leading with heart, intelligence and courage on #gunsafety. We are failing each other in failing to address #GunViolence. We must both protect the Constitution and advance #gunsafety.
The strength of @GabbyGiffords is a legacy we must learn from. We are not strangers to #GunViolence and we must do more, says @JoeNeguse. Image
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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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As Colorado AG, I am committed to addressing gun violence and promoting #gunsafety. #WearOrange. Image
I talked with @CBS4Shaun yesterday about the lessons from the @DemocraticAGs roundtable with survivors of gun violence. denver.cbslocal.com/2019/06/05/gun…
On this Saturday, I will #WearOrange and support @MomsDemand, recognizing the leadership of @shannonrwatts and others. On Sunday, I will canvass with @Sully_720. Democracy is a team sport. philforcolorado.com/campaign-event…
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More than 1,200 people have lost their lives to gun violence in the 12 months since the #Parkland shooting. Our nation’s youth have risen loudly to demand action, and we remain resolute in doing our part to keep our communities and children safe from the scourge of #gunviolence. Speaking at Alliance for Gu...
WA has acted boldly before — expanding background checks, banning bump stocks, boosting suicide prevention strategies, implementing protective orders to keep firearms out of the hands of people in crisis and more. But our work is far from done.
We stand united today out of love for our families and children, and in dedication to pursuing commonsense #gunsafety measures that we know save lives. I’m proud to join our state's youth, @AGOWA, @WaGunResponsib and the people of WA to say #NotOneMore and #EnoughIsEnough.
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Trump: Day 687
-Announces John Kelly Leaving W.H.
-Launches Awkward Opening Toss
-Shifts $1.1M From Campaign 2 Biz
-Delays Sanctions on Russia's Rusal
-U.S. Co's Paid $5B in Tariffs in Oct
-$1T in Stock Value Lost in 4 Days
-Winery Seeks More Foreign Workers
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Day 792 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 643 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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We're not going to link to the @Oregonian's endorsement in the Governor's race.

We will, however, point out that it's the usual disingenuous, right-leaning claptrap from a paper that seems to pride itself on being wildly out of step with average Oregonians.

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In 2016, they begrudgingly endorsed @OregonGovBrown, but held her feet to the fire for not passing a transportation bill.

She has since been lauded for passing that transportation bill and gets no credit for it in their latest endorsement.

@KnuteBuehler voted against it.

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.@KnuteBuehler is credited for voting for ONE #GunSafety bill AFTER he declared his run for governor.

@KateBrownForOR is given NO credit for repeatedly sticking her neck out on this issue, vocally advocating for multiple bills, 3 of which she passed & signed into law.

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This is reckless and absurd, @BetsyDeVosED. First: Maryland law already requires school districts to provide a trained school resource officer to ensure school safety. #GunSafety
Second: as Maryland educators prepare to head back to school, 91% will use their own money to purchase supplies for their classrooms. They need resources to support struggling students and address mental health needs – not firearms to protect from imaginary grizzly bear attacks.
Third: our educators are exactly that – educators. A difficult enough job as it stands. They do not want guns in their classrooms, making the job exponentially more difficult and dangerous. This proposal would ignore that reality, which is precisely why I'll fight it. #GunSafety
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IMPORTANT: A friend of mine has come up with a GREAT SOLUTION to keeping Guns Out of the Schools. This is very important to me as Im guessing it is to you as well, and its a great idea. Please watch and share.
#QAnon #POTUS #gunsafety
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Im also going to add the two video links here so you can share here on Twit. 1st video: The solution to keeping the guns out of the schools
2nd video, How to pay for the solution of keeping the guns out of the schools
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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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#RETWEET
If you Vote to Infringe 2nd Amendment Rights WE will Vote to Make sure you do NOT get elected in November
@SenDonnelly @SenBillNelson @SenatorHeitkamp @SenatorBaldwin @SenatorTester @clairecmc @SenStabenow @SenSherrodBrown @Sen_JoeManchin @SenBobCasey

NO #GunControl
(2) Guns haven't suddenly become more easily accessible.

What has happened that is causing the murder rate to go up? #RT & Share to see all of thread & WHY we don't need #GunControl 📲
(3) In the case of mass shootings, the answer is that the US refuses to do anything about the dangerously mentally ill, Bullying, brainwashing and #GunfreeZones
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Hi, #GunSense crowd? I'd like to help you if I could. Let's take a walk, shall we? Here we go: I am a #2A Defender and #ConcealedCarry advocate - WAIT, DON'T RUN AWAY!!!! - but I would also like to end #GunViolence and promote #GunSafety. You alright!? Still with me? Okay.
The realistic way to do this, while protecting our #2A right to keep & bear arms (#RKBA) is to fix and enforce the gun laws already on the books. There should also be harsher penalties for people who 'lie & try' as well as felons found in possession of a weapon. Still good? Good.
We would also fix the background check system (NICS) - FIX, NOT CHANGE - and we know that teaching small children what to do if they ever come across a gun and promoting gun safety to older children PREVENTS accidents, so we'd like to do that, too.
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