1. Today, the @POTUS, VP @KamalaHarris, & Attorney General Merrick Garland will be in the Rose Garden @ 11:45AM ET to deliver remarks on the initial set of executive actions to #EndGunViolence & the nomination of @davidchipman as the ATF Director. Tune in: whitehouse.gov/live/
2. Review @POTUS @JoeBiden’s initial actions to #EndGunViolence. He has been dedicated to addressing our country’s epidemic of gun violence throughout his entire career. He has taken on & beaten the NRA twice, & he believes we can do it again together. whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/…
3. Even when they don’t make the headlines, senseless gun tragedies take lives every day & leave lasting trauma in communities, especially communities of color. @POTUS is making an investment in community violence Intervention programs to #EndGunViolence. whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/…
4. The @POTUS is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun violence – community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, unintentional shootings, & gun suicides. That is why he is calling on Congress to pass a set of comprehensive gun laws to #EndGunViolence.
5) On the campaign trail, @JoeBiden promised to take on @NRA & win. Today, he’s living up to that promise by taking initial administrative actions to reduce all forms of gun violence. We urge @POTUS & Congress to take the next steps & pass legislation tightening our lax gun laws.

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1. Watch Day 3 of the NRA Bankruptcy Trial starting at 11:30AM ET. Yesterday, it was revealed Wayne Lapierre's assistant used $40,000 of NRA $ to pay for her son's wedding & other expenses. She was required to pay it back but she still works for Lapierre.
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2. History: On 8/6/20, the @NewYorkStateAG Tish James officially filed a lawsuit to #DissolvetheNRA after investigating the organization since Feb 2019 & found the senior leadership had illegally used the NRA's charitable finances for personal use. marieclaire.com/politics/a3405…
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