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People with courage exist.

We allow children to be kept in concentration camps.

America disgusts me.
I can't wait to go on trial for over 3 years of my life against #TheState!

The #CityOfPortland wants me in jail and I will demonstrate that my peaceful #FreeSpeech was both entirely truthful and correct. #Portland's City Council colluded with @G4S to sign a $10 million contract.
Mayor #TedWheeler's cowardly City Council rammed-through a new 5-year contract without public testimony, and while ignoring KNOWN PUBLIC DISAPPROVAL.

@G4S security also armed, trained & included #OmarMateen in their "security agent" ranks - the #Pulse mass-shooting killer of 49.
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Three years ago, an act of brutality & hate stole 49 beautiful souls at #Pulse Nightclub. We will never forget the darkness of that night – but neither will we forget our commitment to #HonorThemWithAction.
Just a few short months ago, the House passed #HR8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act – legislation inspired by the courage of survivors & the persistence of young advocates across the country.
It’s time for the Senate to follow suit by holding a vote on these commonsense measures to prevent gun violence. #HonorThemWithAction #Pulse
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Today we mourn, honor, celebrate, activate 🏳️‍🌈 #ForThe49 lost at #Pulse. We #SayTheirNames because they are our brothers and sisters, our friends and lovers, our family.

We love and cherish your memories, #LGBTQ #OrlandoStrong.
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34.

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Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50.

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At work, I made this board for #OrlandoUnitedDay, which is June 12th marking the anniversary of the tragedy that happened at #pulse.

It’s in honor of the 49 lives that were taken. The youngest was 18, the oldest was 50, and the average age was 29. Sit and think about those ages.
It was emotional writing these names down. I’d write there name down and say it aloud without trying. It was so cerebral and emotional and intense to see these names that were a part, that are still a part, of my community here in central Florida but their lives were taken.
A lot of these people were people of color... there were African americans and the majority of them were Latinx. Queer people of color out celebrating one moment and gunned down the next. For what? Seriously think about that. Think about the hatred that was fueled by all this.
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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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On the 2nd anniversary of the #Pulse nightclub shooting, we remember the stories of the 49 people who lost their lives that night thebea.st/2sPbPP0
Brenda McCool, 49, raised 12 children and beat cancer twice. She was dancing at Pulse with her son, who is gay, when the gunshots began. McCool died, her son survived thebea.st/2sPbPP0
Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32, was with his boyfriend, Juan Guerrero, 22, who was also killed thebea.st/2sPbPP0
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Over the past 2 days, hundreds of doctors have shared heartbreaking accounts of how #gunviolence is a #publichealth issue. These are the stories of #docs4gunsense ... May their words make a difference.

@choo_ek @physicianwomen @darakass @gitapensa
The result of a bullet ricocheting inside the skull and destroying the brain on CT scan. The worst trauma I have seen. GUNS ARE A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE – Gen Geller MD, NY #docs4gunsense @drgenngeller
The damage a bullet does to a 1 year old brain as it ricochets back and for. The guilt the family feels. The sadness we all feel.
Melissa Miller MD, Missouri
Peds EM #docs4gunsense
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