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Welcome to the #Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 09/15/19. This is where you'll find all the votes and quotes from our 18 House members as well as @SenBobCasey and @SenToomey.
#MoCTrack 1/26
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey The folks at @538Politics have you covered if you want to assess what percentage of the time your MoC votes along with the Trump Administration’s agenda. And we collect all of that for our 20 PA MoCs all in one place for you.
#MoCTrack 2/26
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey @538politics The biggest vote this week saw the House choosing to protect #ANWR from energy exploitation!
#MoCTrack 3/26…
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This is the response by a Texas House member (Matt Schaefer - House District 6) to the shootings today in Midland / Odessa. I’m disgusted. We need new representation in Austin. Now. @MomsDemand #gunsense
And, while Schaefer was very upfront that he will not be for any kind of #gunsense, even though its what a majority of Texans support, he’s lying about supporting Public Education. He’s an F.
When Matt Schaefer, espouses “god given rights” and persons with “evil intent”, look at this study from @ndrewwhitehead , @LandonSchnabel and @socofthesacred , linking Christian Nationalism and opposition to gun laws:…
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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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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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When you get to article it says 6 Hours
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#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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.@shannonrwatts, if u read More Guns, Less Crime (Univ of Chicago Press, 2010 3rd ed), u would know that the most vulnerable people benefit the most from owning guns: the most likely victims of violent crime (poor blacks) & those weaker physically (women & elderly).
#2A @NRA @gun
Gun control advocates are the racists, sexists, & don't want poor owning guns. When you have discretionary permits, gun control advocates give permits to wealthy, white men. Not those who need them. See LA.…
You want only wealth.…
Why do you, @MomsDemand & @Everytow hate the poor?
"In 2013, all but two Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives voted against a Republican amendment to exempt impoverished individuals from a new tax on private transfers of guns."
#racist #guncontrol #gunsense
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There are many dubious arguments in regards to gun control and blatant red herrings. I thought I would capture the most common and write appropriate responses (read through)…. #guncontrolnow #neveragain #nra #gunsense #Guncontrol #2A
“The government wants to take my guns.”

No.. no.. no they don’t. Besides, have you even thought about the logistics of such an operation? Who’s coming? Police? Military? No, they wouldn’t give up their guns. Maybe Obama will come knock on your door and ask nicely.
“I don’t want to register my guns because the government will know what I have.”

You are paranoid. Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in Europe and they register. Registering will create greater accountability and provide better tracking to solve crimes.
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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 via @voxdotcom
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Hi @davidhogg111 The person you are wrongly targeting with chants of “vote her out” is the same person on November 27, 1978, who held #HarveyMilk in her arms, trying to stop the bleeding after he’d been shot. Do you know the story? Let me explain it to you...
2. Harvey Milk was the FIRST elected openly gay official, sitting on the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco. A deranged man who was full of hate shot & killed Milk and another. He barely missed Dianne Feinstein, who stayed with Milk until an ambulance took his body away
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Trump: Day 755
-Intends 2 Declare Nat'l Emergency
-DHS Guts Election Protection Team
-McCabe Admits 2 Discussing 25A
-Barr Confirmed as Attorney General
-Scraps Plans 2 Build 'SCION' Hotels
-Took Putin's Word Over Intel on NK
-Retail Sales Steepest Drop in 9 Yrs
Day 860 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 711 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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"What's changed, because it ain't the guns?"

"It's the availability of high powered semiautomatic "assault weapons"."

"The #2A needs to change with technology."

I'm going to spell this out clearly for #GunSense #guncontrol

"Assault weapon" is a fear mongering term.
Semiautomatic weapons are over 130 years old now, 1885, and have been in continuous mass production for over 100 years. Ar-15's are over 60 years old, and have been available for civilian ownership for nearly as long. The AR-15 was sold to civilians before the military
even adopted the M-16. Now that we have a time line of the weapons let's look at another interesting fact. The NICS program went into law in 1993 and was put into action by the FBI in 1998. This means that before any standard background checks were operational
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You know the one #gunsense statement that annoys me the most? “At what point does my right to live, trumps your gun obsession?” My reply “My guns and protection are far more important than your life.” My response may be a little harsh, but it’s the truth.
Laws do not protect, they punish law breakers. A gun does a better job of protecting me than a book of laws that criminals ignore.

You chosen the path of out sourcing your protection and the protection of your love ones to the government.
But what happens when the government you choose to entrust claims no duty to protect you or your love ones?

Take the #pulse night club shooting for example. At one point in the chaos the Orlando Police Department were unable to enter the building for 3 hours.
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Breaking News! Gun collectors and mass shooters aren’t the same. While all sane minded, rational individuals know this, insane #gunsense advocates have failed to understand this concept.
Firearms are like any other tool. They come in different shapes, sizes and calibers. Most people collect them for different reasons. Family, tradition, self defense, craftsmanship, American right and all around fun, are some of the reasons why we collect guns.
But it has come to my attention recently that some #GunControl #Liberals have been having difficulties understanding the difference between a mass shooter and a gun collector. I thought I would offer a public service by explaining the two. Thank me later.
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So last night while minding my own business on Twitter I received the following notification. Most #guncontrol liberals freak out when they see a bunch of guns owned by 1 or 2 people. This person is no exception. She reported me to the @FBI & @DHSgov then immediately blocked me.
I’m use to #gunsense advocates doing this on Twitter. I wasn’t going to pay it any mind and continue on with my fun filled night of working. However I wanted to know why she did this, so I decided to investigate. I logged into my other account @DarkNike0815 & began a conversation
She was triggered by my picture because she had recently lost a friend in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting massacre. My picture apparently reminded her of the Las Vegas shooter. The only similarity here is that he owned more then 20 guns. Never mind that he was twice my age and white
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What’s the fastest and easiest way to get elected to public office? Pass #GunControl laws that you know can’t be enforced and criminals don’t follow. Wait for crime rates to go up. Run on being tough on crime and blame pro gun groups and gun manufacturers for past failed gun laws
Convince your base and people who aren’t familiar with gun related crime statistics that America has a gun problem. Never show true gun related crime statistics compared to the number of guns owned by law abiding citizens. Refuse to link defensive gun use to lives saved by guns
Say you’re pro gun and you respect the second amendment, then systematically use every trick in the #gunsense heart strings playbook to limit that right for a broad group of people. Pass more vague #guncontrol laws and call it reasonable.
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#Gunsense: Gun owners are paranoid. #GunReform isn’t about disarming law abiding citizens.

Also #Gunsense: We should ban military style assault rifles. Why does anyone need a gun like that? If anyone does not turn in their AR15s they should face jail time.
#gunsense: Ban the AR15. Those are only designed to kill.

Also #gunsense: all guns are designed to kill.
#GunSense: you carry a gun because you live in fear. Who trying to kill you? Why are you carrying a gun around?

Also #Gunsense: there has been 310 mass shootings this year alone! We need #guncontrolnow! Enough is enough!
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Those in the House objecting to #PelosiForSpeaker and THEIR record

1. @repjimcooper

✅ Voted nearly 40% of time with Trump. 🚩
✅ Voted anti-immigrant
✅ Voted for #KatesLaw
2. @RepSchrader

✅ Voted 31.5% of time with Trump (odd for an Oregonian)
✅ Voted against #Gunsense 🚩
✅ Voted to roll back regulations to avoid another Great Recession (with many experts claiming recession is right around the corner in 2019)
3. @RepLynch against #PelosiForSpeaker

✅ Voted with Trump 30% of the time (strange MA would send someone like that to Congress)
✅ Voted for horrible #KatesLaw
✅ Voted for bill completely supporting @ICEgov — even the bad. #BabiesInCages 🚩
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#Gunsense: If Blacks bought a bunch of AR-15s, the #GOP would ban them by the end of week.

Me: “Tweets a smart ass reply while sharing a picture of me with my AR-15 collection.”

#GunSense: You need your head checked and your guns taken away by the FBI and ATF.

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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… 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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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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