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Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts
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He gave this speech the same day a U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts arrested a Trump supporter for threatening to fatally shoot journalists.
According to reports, the FBI searched the suspect's California home and seized 20 guns, both long guns and handguns, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.…
These alarming threats come just two months after an Annapolis, Maryland, man shot and killed five employees of The Capital newspaper. Prior to the shooting, the gunman sent threatening letters and messages about attacking the office and its staff.…
A Michigan man was arrested this year for threatening to kill employees at CNN headquarters. Someone recently called the New York Times, saying "You're the enemy of the people. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it's not mightier than the AK-47.”…
The @NRA’s rhetoric is also increasingly violent, parroting Donald Trump’s “enemy of the people” narrative and attacking the media. This rhetoric, aimed at driving fear and inciting violence, is even more dangerous given our country’s lax gun laws.…
Hate crimes are rising and nearly 100 Americans are fatally shot or injured every day in the US, yet @NRA spokespeople call media “one of America’s greatest threats.” @NRATV said reporters "are enemies of the people; they’re trying to tear the nation up."…
The real enemy of the people isn’t the media: it’s our nation’s weak gun laws. They make it easy for felons, domestic abusers, and others with dangerous histories to get their hands on guns. When hateful people take advantage of weak guns laws, the consequences can be deadly.
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