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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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Gun suicide deaths by state for 2016. For 20,000 people, mostly men, guns are the means. States in red have seen sharper increases. 85% of suicide attempts by gun are fatal. #gunsuicides #publichealth

Stats of the State - Suicide Mortality cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom… via @CDCgov
The CDC can track data on gun deaths, but since 2001, the passing of the Dickey Amendment effectively blocked expansive CDC research on the public health effects of firearms.
2016 CDC budget :

$50,000: to track data on all injuries nationwide, including firearm-related ones.

$11 million: for research and prevention of arthritis 

$6 million for research into prion disease, a fatal illness that affects an estimated 300 people each year.
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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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Grab a young person and bring them to the polls. They have so much at stake
#GOTV #GunSense
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Every democrat across the country, running for office or is currently in office, have the same fake message. “we support the #2A”. Of course they are lying. They tolerate #2A or is down right against it. These people are straight up liars and it’s blatantly clear.
You can’t say you believe that gun owners are responsible, but then say that gun owners aren’t responsible enough to own AR-15. Millions of responsible gun owners own tens of millions AR-15s across the country. Yet we have less than 1% of these rifles being use to murder people
Assault weapon is a political term that is used to describe a semi automatic rifle with certain cosmetic features which doesn’t make the gun anymore dangerous. It is not a weapon that is used by a the United States military, it has never been used in a theater of war.
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Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Carlton and I’m a constitutional conservative. I believe what is best for me, may not be best for others. I use to be a Democrat and a #guncontrol liberal until 3 bullets woke my ass up. In other words, I was a victim of a home invasion.
After being shot, I started to research and invest into the second amendment. From there I was bitten by the #guncollecting bug. I grew my gun collection from a single maverick 88 shotgun to the 25 guns you see in this video. I did this with hard work and determination.
While researching the second amendment and #gunculture as a whole, I became an advocate for both. Becoming a advocate on behalf of #gunowners was met with a onslaught of bashing and criticism. Many of my liberal friends didn’t like my new found hobby, so they distance themselves.
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It’s easy to call for common sense #GunSense laws from behind a fence in a gated community, that is monitored by 24 hour armed security.

Try living in a neighborhood where violence is frequently perpetrated by violent gangs who laugh at these do nothing #gunsense laws.
Where police, fire rescue and emergency paramedics response times are twice that of your gated communities.

Where hearing gun shots at night is a part of the hazards of your living environment. A environment that #gunsense cares nothing about until it fits their narrative
Where walking to school may be your last day of walking to school.

Where your childhood, elementary school best friend, may not make it to high school with you because of the gang violence in your neighborhood
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This guy doesn’t represent gun culture or gun owners. This guy represents cowards, who happens to own guns.

Don’t let the left fool you into believing that this idiot is a #2A supporter. He’s a tyrant by another name. Shooting women and children in the back is a cowardly move.
Mass murderers, irresponsible people and racist does not represent gun culture. Anti gun advocates would have you believe that. They would have you think that all gun owners are racist or thugs. We represent freedom of choice and freedom of self defense.
We will not be persecuted simply because we believe in a basic human right of self preservation. Our defense tools and practices aren’t up for debate, interpretation or irrational feelings of overreacting, anti gun public. Our self defense guns are nothing to fear.
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Trump: Day 620
-Engaged in "Dubious Tax Schemes"
-Forbes Reports Shrinking Net Worth
-Eric Trump Involved in Stormy Case
-Sz "Scary Time 4 Young Men" in US
-FBI: No Plans 2 Interview Dr. Ford
-Sz Radiation Damage Good 4 You
-Melania Wears $2k Dress in Ghana
Add...
Day 725 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Add...
Day 577 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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The officer out in Dallas Texas who shot a man inside of is own apartment made a tragic mistake. I don't think she set out to kill this man. In other words, I don't think she murdered him. However she should face the consequences of her actions.

#GunSense #2A
Oh, one more thing. Stop making this into a race and cop issue. I believe if this was a black woman and she wasn't a cop, she would have reacted the same way. This woman made a mistake that part is clear, so she should have her day in court to answer for her actions.
I feel bad for the gentleman that was killed. Everyone should feel safe inside their own home. Your home is your castle. I wish didn't happened. 1 person life has been extinguished, while the other person involved has to live with the guilt of extinguishing that life.
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@Momsdemand and their followers statements. My reaction told through gifs and pictures. #GunSense #2A #MAGA #WalkAway #NRA
The Ruger 10/22 got it's name for being able to kill 22 people in 10 minutes

Me:
Guns has never protected anyone
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This is why I’ve joined @MomsDemand. my daughter came home from school today anxious about “the lockup drill” because her classroom doesn’t have a closet. A closet for her to hide in in the event of a shooter. She’s 7. She’s fucking 7.
In lieu of a soundcloud link, here’s where you can sign up for @MomsDemand act.everytown.org/signup/Join-Mo…
Fortunately I live in DC and we have some of the strictest gun-control laws in the US. But we’re right next to VA and MD and their lax gun laws/loopholes carry consequences here. PLEASE VOTE for #gunsense come November, your neighbors and schools need you to
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#WednesdayWisdom
While we are all working to importantly save this country by electing Democrats to #FlipTheHouse and #FlipTheSenate in November-

Electing Democratic state governors is extremely important, too. They can be an important line of defense at the state level. 1/6
State governors can:
✅Help #SaveTheACA
✅Help save and expand #Medicare
✅Protect #NetNeutrality
✅Protect the environment and deal with #climatechange
✅Help end #Gerrymandering and voter suppression.
✅Enact #GunSense legislation.
✅Protect abortion rights.
And more. 2/6
Here are governors' seats we need to hold or are competitive to flip. Please follow, donate, add them to your RT lists, & if you are local, get involved with their campaigns on the ground. Candidates all through primary elections.
#Arizona @dg4az
#Colorodo @jaredpolis 3/6
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Don’t share footage of mass shootings. It just spawns more copycats.
Or audio. Esp for clicks. Don’t think you are doing it for the public good.
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What is a Red flag law?

Red flag laws empower law enforcement to petition a judge to temporarily block a person from having guns if they pose a danger to themselves or others. #momsdemand #gunsense
Red flag bills have been introduced or carried over in 25 states and D.C. this year. The ability to remove weapons temporarily from someone who is a threat to themselves or others is critical to our safety.
Red flag laws can help prevent suicide too by reducing access to guns. That is meaningful because suicide makes up nearly two-thirds of gun deaths in this country. And approximately 90% of people who attempt suicide with a gun will die.

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Time to talk about women's reproductive health and dispel a few myths. I'm not one for long threads, so bear with me here. I have a lot of thoughts on this.

The main thing I think gets lost in partisan rhetoric is that we ALL want there to be fewer abortions. But how?
#RoeVWade
2) Let's start with a universal truth.

🔥Making abortions illegal does not make them less common.🔥

Ever.

#LegalSafeRare

dailykos.com/stories/2018/3… Abortion rates are not lower in places where it is illegal.
3)
Just in case you thought this was an American phenomena.

It's not.

Other countries have learned the hard way that punitive measures don't work.
#RoevWade

economist.com/international/… Abortion is as common in countries where it is illegal as it is where it is legal.
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If it’s one thing I hate about the current times we are living in, it’s the need for attention. It’s why we have mass shootings and why we’ve seen a spike in school shootings. 24 hour news coverage of these events practically makes the perpetrators demigods. The next shooter
are almost always inspired by the actions of the previous one. We live in a time where one person filmed themselves eating tide pods for attention and no one thought “let me get this person some help” No! They thought “How can I top it” in order to get like and views on Social M.
Now think about why are kids shooting up schools? Hell I won’t even stop there, think about why do people in general commit mass shootings....currently? People are committing murders and are posting it online for the world to see in order to bring attention to themselves.
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My thread for gun-ownership and -safety reform. Link to a comprehensive plan at the bottom...
Establish age, mental-health, and registration prerequisites to ownership: Set minimum ownership age to 21 for all weapons except shotguns, which can be purchased at 18. All owners must pass ATF-designed mental-health exam with a locally-designated physician prior to purchase.
For handgun ownership, this must be repeatedly yearly. All owners of handguns must register ownership annually and meet all prerequisites at the time of registration. All sellers must register as dealers annually.
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1/ @RepDLamborn @SenBennetCO @SenCoryGardner #gunsense #MentalHealth In light of the epic failure of Law Enforcement and our mental health system in #Parkland Florida, I want to comment on our mental health system. My wife is a psychiatric nurse practioner who has worked
2/ extensively with medicaid, as well as private insurance and military patients; the whole gamut. The system is fundamentally dysfunctional in a way that it promotes the kind negligence resulting in the tragedy at Parkland H.S. @RepDLamborn @SenBennetCO @SenCoryGardner #gunsense
3/ Medicaid only pays for 15 min for a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner to see a patient. In order to survive financially, it becomes necessary for a provider to see 25 or so patients per day, in an assembly line fashion. @RepDLamborn @SenBennetCO @SenCoryGardner #gunsense
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Some have expressed outrage this week on how Democrats handled the sexual harassment charges against two of its leaders:
“Dems didn’t call for ousting quick enough!”
“Called for ousting too quickly!”
“It was a GOP hit job!”
“Oust the women, that ousted the man!” (Really?) /1
Some of you have gone as far as saying:
‘We’re going to join a 3rd party!” or “We need a 3rd Party to unite the Nation.” /2
So here is a thread about our Country’s history with 3rd Parties and why forming a 3rd Party to unite us wont help as much as demanding policy that dismantles inequality, institutionalized racism and misogyny /3
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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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