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.
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.
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
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
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.