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Just gonna say this once. @CNN @MSNBC #Everytown #Gunsense @MomsDemand

Not. One. Fucking. Word. Out. Of. Any. Of. You.

Spare me that bullshit about children, yours or otherwise. You refuse to get behind this that @LotusQueenB is mentioning, you forfeit all rights to tell ME
a thing about my gun ownership. Nothing. Zip. Zero.

@KingJames, where's your support of this? Nothing? Guess their lives don't matter to you, right?

@Alyssa_Milano, where are you? You were on my TV in heavy rotation holding up two quarters talking about saving animals.
Too busy giving those two quarters and not giving two shits about these kids, right?

@SpeakerPelosi, apologize to that fucking salon owner, admit you got caught, quit acting like fucking royalty and get the fuck on this. Same with you @SenSchumer, @AOC, @Ilhan, And all the rest
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Once they take your guns and defund the police, black and brown communities are left defenseless. Wake up Black America. #GunSense
If you are outside pass your curfew, you aren't protesting you are into mischief. Roaches come out at night and when you turn the light on the scramble. Al Sharpton said that.
The violence against blacks take place in liberal cities and states. What gives?
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There are a range of opportunities and challenges we will confront in the year ahead, starting with a defense of the #RuleOfLaw. As Chief Justice Roberts stated, we must do our best to "discharg[e] our solemn obligation to equal justice under law." nytimes.com/2019/12/31/us/…
We must stand up against hate in all its forms, from racism to xenophobia to anti-semitism. That's what Billings, Montana did so powerfully after it faced a spate of hate crimes, showing solidarity and making plain that hate had no place there. nytimes.com/2019/12/30/opi…
We must work creatively to protect public safety and victims, including those whose lives are at risk from domestic violence. Taking #gunsense measures, like enforcing protecting orders, can save lives, as @BethDAlady is now doing. coloradosun.com/2019/12/15/red…
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This is significant. By formally incorporating armed citizens into lawfully authorized state or local poice, sheriffs, and/or militia, governments can neutralize entire swaths of gun control legislation, including so-called assault weapons bans, bans on gun carry, & etc.
Here’s the kicker. The ultimate goal of the #gunsense lobby is to reverse Heller. Because, you know, the private right to own a gun is a “fraud” and RKBA is a “collective right” reserved only to government agencies. Oops. States/localities can enroll citizens in those agencies.
As I’ve said countless times before — #gunsense should be careful what it asks for. Every single gun control measure it has pushed for has, pardon the pun, backfired badly on it.
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Have you noticed? All of a sudden my Republican Opponent is crowing about his accomplishments in DC. Well, I plan to hold his feet to the fire for VOTING NO on things that would actually help our District & Citizens. Please help amplify.

Let's start with his absence. /1
Since Hudson has been in office - he has missed
242 roll calls or 5.5%. Members of Congress on avg miss 2.2% of their roll calls.
In the last 6 months his absence has increased.
Jul-Sep he missed 11.2% of missed votes
Oct-Dec he missed 13.4% of missed votes
Where is Hudson?
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National Key Votes
12/12/2019
Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019
-NO
12/11/2019
Farm Workers Modernization Act of 2019
-NO
12/6/2019
Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019
-NO

/3
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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
bit.ly/2lP1GBc
@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
bit.ly/2kLvNsY
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey @538politics The biggest vote this week saw the House choosing to protect #ANWR from energy exploitation!
#MoCTrack 3/26
insideclimatenews.org/news/12092019/…
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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: journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.11…
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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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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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.@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.
crimeresearch.org/2017/07/concea…
You want only wealth.
thehill.com/blogs/pundits-…
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

bit.ly/2VvxGu8 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
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Day 860 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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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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THREAD 🚨🚨🚨
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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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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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
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Day 725 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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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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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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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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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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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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