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They should still be here. #Buffalo 🕊 Each of the victims of buffalo
They should still be here. #Uvalde 🕊
They should still be here. #Orlando #Pulse 🕊🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈
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15 years ago, Americans learned about one of the deadliest mass shootings in the country.

32 people were killed and 23 others were injured at #VirginiaTech. Today we #HonorWithAction and remember the victims and survivors. 🧵
Some of my friends were professors at Virginia Tech, and I remember the gut wrenching fear I experienced as I waited to learn if they were safe.

It was an awful day that I will never forget.
Survivor @clgoddard was in French class at #VirginiaTech when he was shot 4x.

Colin later worked with us at @bradybuzz and more recently joined our podcast to talk about what it means to be a survivor of gun violence.

Take some time to listen.⬇️…
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14 years ago today, I watched in horror as a gunman opened fire at my alma mater, Virginia Tech.

32 people were killed and 23 were injured that day.

As a student, I'd spent countless hours in the building struck by the shooter. Here's what I've learned since.

Some of my friends had become professors at Virginia Tech, and I only learned later that they were safe.

It was an awful day that I will never forget. In the years since as Prez of @bradybuzz, I’ve become close friends w/ more survivors & their families.…
.@clgoddard was in French class at #VirginiaTech when he was shot 4x.

Today, those bullet fragments are still lodged in his body. He takes daily pills to prevent lead poisoning.

The toll of gun violence continues for years and lifetimes. #EndGunViolence…
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Hallelujah! Long time coming...
~120 yrs ago, my grt-grt grandfather tried to stop this law. He’d been one of the last black Reconstruction-era state legislators in VA.

Then Senator Glass refused literally citing the need to restore “white supremacy”.…
~ 13 yrs ago, on behalf of @naacp, I asked then Gov. @timkaine to make such an executive order.

He refused.

I said he’d run as a “civil rights lawyer” and won w/ black votes.

He said he’d “promised the people of VA not use Constitutional powers in that way” and ended the call.
~12 yrs ago, Republican, @BobMcDonnell, became VA’s next governor.

I asked him to help @naacp overturn the ban & pass a law restoring voting rights for all former inmates.

He agreed. We tried for years. We fell short. Still, he made it easier to get your voting rights restored.
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#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

2. #Oregon TE Jacob Breeland

Height: 6-4 7/8
Weight: 252
Hand: 9 7/8
Arm: 32 5/8
Wingspan: 78 1/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

3. #FloridaAtlantic TE Harrison Bryant

Height: 6-4 6/8
Weight: 243
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 30 5/8
Wingspan: 74
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

4. #Washington TE Hunter Bryant

Height: 6-2 2/8
Weight: 248
Hand: 10 right hand (pinky deformation), 10 3/8 left hand
Arm: 32
Wingspan: 76 4/8
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#ElPasoShooting is now among the most deadly in US history
#LasVegas: 58 dead, 422 wounded
#PulseShooting, Orlando: 50 dead, 53 wounded
#VirginiaTech: 33 dead, 23 wounded
#SandyHook: 28 dead, 2 wounded
#SutherlandSprings: 26 dead, 20 wounded
#Parkland: 17 dead,17 wounded
Since the 2012 #SandyHook shooting there have been a quarter million gun-related deaths in the US with another 750k gun-related injuries.
Those numbers should shock everyone.
They shock the #CDC.

CDC Reports #GunViolence at All Time High…
I've always maintained that after #SandyHook America said guns mattered more than kids. 20 1st graders were murdered in their classroom & the US didn't pass a single law to stop it from ever happening again.
More than 7k kids have been shot & killed since.…
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This will be the 2019 #NFLCombine measurements thread. (The league records prospect information in 8ths of an inch and does not reduce the fractions...if you don't like it, tweet management.)
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

1. #Utah K Matt Gay
Height: 6-0
Weight: 232
Hand: 9
Arm: 30 4/8
Wingspan: 73 4/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

2. #Oklahoma K Austin Seibert
Height: 5-9 2/8
Weight: 213
Hand: 8 7/8
Arm: 30 3/8
Wingspan: 70 4/8
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14,900 gun deaths in 2018.
334 mass shootings
646 babies shot dead.
27000 injured.
3024 Americans died 1975-2015 due to a foreign born terrorist (9/11 included)
Odd to be shot in the US: 1-11000
Odds to be killed by a refugee 1-3.64 Billion

We are shut down because of a wall?
I fohkn hate that I have to tweet death stats on a Sunday morning to make a point. I need a life
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The NRA’s slogan is “Freedom’s Safest Place.” Is #LasVegas freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 1/21
Is #Alexandria freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 2/21
Is #Orlando freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 3/21
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