Donald Trump calls into a Republican rally for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin and says he endorses him for Governor because he’ll “do all of the things that we want a governor to do.” Including the NRA’s bidding. #GlennTrumpkin #vagov
Also during the Trump rally for Younkin, Republicans pledged allegiance to a flag that was at “a peaceful rally” on Jan. 6 at the Capitol.

Of the 500 people charged in relation the Capitol insurrection, 1 in 5 are accused of committing acts of violence
Donald Trump’s Virginia Campaign Chair: “@GlennYoungkin knows that Trump won…he knows they stole 2020, and he knows they’re gonna steal [Virginia] in 2021!” #vagov

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11 Oct
MUST READ: Gun violence is killing an increasing number of children, from toddlers caught in crossfires to teens gunned down for posting the wrong thing on social media. And studies show victims of violence are more likely to become violent themselves. apnews.com/article/corona…
LeGend Taliferro, a 4-year-old who loved dinosaurs and basketball, was sleeping on the floor in an apartment in Kansas City, when he was fatally shot in June, 2020. #moleg people.com/crime/legend-t…
In St. Louis, 9-year-old Caion Greene died in March 2021 when a 17-year-old opened fire on his family’s car. #moleg people.com/crime/9-year-o…
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6 Oct
Law enforcement and lawmakers in Arlington, Texas, are already framing this as a fight between students as opposed to a school shooting. THEY ARE THE SAME THING. People were senselessly wounded and traumatized.

This is PREVENTABLE if only lawmakers would act. #txlege
Already this year, there have been SIX incidents of gunfire on school ground in Texas. Between Aug 1 and Sept 15, there have been 30 instances of gunfire on school grounds in the US, killing five and wounding 23, a figure doubled from the previous high. newsweek.com/school-shootin…
Every instance of gunfire at schools negatively impacts students and teachers, and makes it harder for children to learn. A Texas school study showed students at schools where a shooting occurred are more likely to repeat a grade and be absent, and less likely to go to college.
Read 7 tweets
4 Oct
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For decades, the gun lobby has exploited fear to sell guns to women to juice their profits, even though women are FIVE TIMES more likely to be killed when a gun is present in a home where there’s abuse. #DVAM
wsj.com/articles/women…
More guns do not, in fact, make women safer. Women in the US are 25 TIMES more likely to be killed by guns than women in other peer nations, and every month an average of 57 women in America are shot and killed by an intimate partner.
everytownresearch.org/report/guns-an…
From the @NRA comparing women's bodies to assault rifles to saying women sometimes lie about abuse to disarm gun owners to gun manufacturers' marketing AR-15s as a “man card” - toxic masculinity in America is taking a toll on women in America. vogue.com/article/toxic-…
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2 Oct
NOT THE ONION: The NRA's board just voted to re-elect renown grifter Wayne LaPierre as Executive Vice President and elevated his loyalists First Vice President Charles Cotton to President and Second Vice President Willes Lee to First Vice President. 🤡🤡🤡
That's right: LaPierre is keeping his job at the "nonprofit" even after using NRA funds to pay for private jets and personal vacations, racking up astounding legal fees, and making sure he has a $17 million golden parachute. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/w…
And Charles Cotton is getting elevated even though during his tenure as Chairman of the NRA Audit Committee, the organization came under significant scrutiny, including an investigation by the New York Attorney General, for alleged financial mismanagement and self-dealing.
Read 14 tweets
30 Sep
Today, @MomsDemand and @StudentsDemand called on @USYouthSoccer to prohibit guns at games and advocate for gun safety following gun violence at children’s sporting events, including a man displaying a rifle at a soccer tournament in Utah, causing chaos. abcnews.go.com/US/20-incident…
According to tracking of media coverage, there have been at least 20 incidents in just the last month of guns or gun violence at a youth sporting event. everytown.org/press/gun-viol…
As businesses, sports associations have the power to make these spaces safe for kids again in states where lawmakers have failed to act. They can and should prohibit firearms at games and call on their local leaders to put an end to the gun lobby’s ‘guns everywhere’ agenda.
Read 4 tweets
30 Sep
The National School Boards Association asked President Biden, FBI and Secret Service to protect members facing threats over COVID and critical race theory, saying the violence, harassment and intimidation are "a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes." axios.com/school-board-t…
After @NewsweekOpinion published this piece by a gun extremist and former NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch calling CRT institutionalized Marxist racism, threats and violence at school board meetings increased exponentially. Image
One letter to a school board member stated, “We are coming after you and all the members on the ... BoE [Board of Education,” referred to them as a “filthy traitor,” implied a loss of pension funds, and labeled the school board as “Marxist.” nsba.org/-/media/NSBA/F…
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