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School threats since Parkland:

Hitchcock, TX: 18-year-old student threatened to turn school into “another Florida"

Brethren, MI: 17-year-old arrested after sheriff received tip that the student threatened to attack his high school. A semiautomatic rifle was found in his home.
Shorewood Hills, WI: A father entered child’s school and gave a teacher a note with the word “gun” written on it to raise concerns about school security

Orono, MN: High school student wrote in Twitter post: “Orono is not safe. Today at 12:00 I will shoot up the school myself”
Whittier, CA: A school employee heard a 17-year-old student telling a classmate, “I guarantee you the school will be shot up in three weeks”

Arlington, TX: Two 16-year-olds were arrested after scrawling on a wall and writing online that they were planning to attack their school
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Two myths here to debunk:
1) The @NRA does not have five million members and the members they do have have zero influence on their agenda
2) The NRA leadership's views DO NOT reflect the views of the vast majority of members
The @NRA does not have five million members: The Washington Post notes that number is likely inflated with people who are no longer living and people who want NRA discounts. Between 73 million and 81 million gun owners do not belong to the NRA.…
.@NRA members also have very little power within the organization: The NRA has instituted structural safeguards that make it tough for dissidents of any persuasion to enact sweeping changes. Only 25 of the 76 board seats turn over each year.…
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