BREAKING: A gunman who killed two people and wounded a third at a hotel restaurant attached to Oneida Casino in Wisconsin was under a restraining order, but the court allowed him to keep his guns - even after he threatened the life of a co-worker. #wileg greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/202…
Court Commissioner Paul Burke granted a permanent restraining order, but records indicate he did not find "clear and convincing evidence that the respondent may use a firearm to cause physical harm to another or to endanger public safety."

Wisconsin doesn’t have a Red Flag law.
A 28-year-old female co-worker said the 62-year-old gunman sent her threatening texts and emails, including photos of her home and threats against her family: “Time’s up,” one said. Police said the gunman had a "specific victim" in mind, but the woman wasn't there that night.
According to an officer, the gunman “decided to still shoot some of the victim's co-workers, it appears,” at the restaurant where he’d been terminated.

The victims:

Ian Simpson, 32, employee killed
Jacob Bartel, 35, employee killed
Daniel Mulligan, 28, employee wounded

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29 Apr
After four years of speeches from a president who actively blocked gun safety legislation, while hundreds of thousands of Americans died on his watch, tonight we got to hear from a president who treats gun violence like the epidemic that it is. #PresidentialAddress
President Biden is right in demanding action now, and our @MomsDemand and @studentsdemand grassroots army of six million strong stands behind him as he urges the Senate to pass life-saving background check legislation into law.
The actions that the Biden-Harris Administration have already taken will save lives - from cracking down on ghost guns, investing in community violence intervention programs, pushing model red flag laws, and nominating a strong leader to the ATF.
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29 Apr
.@POTUS: “And another thing.
 
Let’s reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which has been law in this country for 27 years since I first wrote it.
 
It will close the so—called “boyfriend” loophole to keep guns out of the hands of abusers.”
“It’s estimated that more than 50 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner – every month in America.
 
Pass it and save lives.
 
And I need not tell anyone this, but gun violence is an epidemic in America.”
“Our flag at the White House was still flying at half—staff for the 8 victims of the mass shooting in Georgia, when 10 more lives were taken in a mass shooting in Colorado.
 
In the week between those mass shootings, more than 250 other Americans were shot dead.
 
250 shot dead.”
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26 Apr
“The sixth-grade boy took the loaded handgun from a drawer in his father's bedroom and brought it to school ... The father said he had seen nothing in the boy's behavior to indicate such an incident was possible.”

It’s called “curiosity”... #mnleg startribune.com/plymouth-6th-g…
Studies show curious and impulsive kids (aka, most kids) are likely to find and touch an unsecured gun, even if they’ve been told not to - and especially boys. thetrace.org/2016/10/watch-…
At least 4.6M children in the US live in homes with unsecured guns, a number that could increase as gun sales spike. With millions of children and teens at home unexpectedly due to school closures, secure gun storage can prevent unintentional shootings and teen suicide. #BeSMART
Read 4 tweets
22 Apr
Isaiah Brown, 32, was shot at least 10 times by a Virginia sheriff’s deputy after the deputy gave him a ride home, left, and then was called back to the man’s home for help. Brown is in intensive care. Bodycam footage has yet to be released. #valeg nbcwashington.com/news/local/nor…
NEW: Virginia state police confirmed they have bodycam footage of the shooting, but won’t release it publicly. They said they couldn’t immediately comment on “any motive or circumstances” related to the shooting. Investigative findings will be turned over to a special prosecutor.
Virginia State Police, which is handling the investigation, issued a statement saying, “The sheriff’s deputy attempted to verbally engage Brown and it was during this encounter that the deputy discharged his service weapon [TEN TIMES]." apnews.com/1938d1cab7092b…
Read 4 tweets
20 Apr
NEW: Police say the 19-year-old Indianapolis gunman who fatally shot eight people at a FedEx facility - including four members of the Sikh community - browsed White supremacist websites a little over a year before the attack: cnn.com/2021/04/20/us/… #inlegis
In 2020, as IMPD detained the teen, seized his shotgun, and put him on a mental health hold, he said, "...turn the power strip off on my computer. I don't want anyone to see what's on it." An officer then checked the computer and found visits to white supremacist websites.
The Marion County Prosecutor says he didn’t utilize the Indiana’s Red Flag law because he didn’t have access "to anything to indicate [the gunman] had had a history or documented diagnosis of mental illness."

Months later, the gunman bought the guns he used in the mass shooting.
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19 Apr
On this day 26 years ago, domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh bombed the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, which killed 168 people, including 19 children. In many ways, this marked the beginning of the modern extremism movement in America. A THREAD:
As @Everytown notes in “Armed and Dangerous,” McVeigh’s hate was fueled by racist literature and the anti-government and militia movements of the mid-90s.
everytownresearch.org/report/extreme…
McVeigh, an NRA member until the year before the attack, who had stamped a letter to a member of Congress with an “I’m the NRA” sticker, held many of the conspiratorial ideas about civilian disarmament that had been stoked by the militia movement and gun lobby.
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