Gun violence and crime are key issues for voters this cycle – and Democrats are effectively flipping the script by highlighting that it's the MAGA Republican agenda that puts profits for gun manufacturers ahead of public safety that’s responsible.

(h/t @POLITICOPro) 🧵
Last night, @Everytown released a new ad in #WISen highlighting how @RonJohnsonWI has enabled rising violence and new polling that shows the vast majority of Wisconsin voters support stronger gun safety laws that he’s continually opposed.
In #SC01, pediatrician and @MomsDemand vol @AnnieAndrewsMD’s first TV ad shows how gun violence devastates families and erases far too many lives – and yet her opponent @NancyMace votes against bipartisan gun safety bills.
In #CT05, @HouseMajPAC released an ad hitting GOP candidate George Logan for his opposition to common sense gun safety laws.
In the #NYGov race, @KathyHochul released a powerful ad featuring a survivor from the horrific shooting in Buffalo this summer, praising her for taking action to help save lives and prevent future gun violence.
In #ORGov, @TinaKotek has centered her campaign around the fact that she’s the ONLY Gun Sense Candidate in the race – and continues to highlight those contrasts in her ads:
In #GAGov, @GeorgiaDemocrat and @StaceyAbrams have gone after @BrianKempGA’s extreme and dangerous Criminal Carry law.
In #TXGov, @GregAbbottTX’s inaction on gun safety is being relentlessly attacked on the airwaves with powerful ads like this from the group “Coulda Been Worse” – which is how Gov Abbott disgustingly described Uvalde.
We’re fighting back and shining a light on the real culprits that have enabled this violent crime and gun violence by allowing unfettered and easy access to guns: MAGA Republicans. #MAGAIncitesGunViolence…
This November, we must fight up and down the ballot to reject this extremism and elect gun sense champions.

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THIS IS NOT OK: Republican Judge Kellie Johnson was appointed to the Pima County Superior Court by Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey just ruled that the state legislature can make abortion illegal.

In 45 days, our safety and freedoms are on the ballot.…
Arizona GOP Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who led the legal process to try to get Arizona’s pre-statehood ban on abortion put back into effect after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in late June, tweeted that he was pleased by the decision. #thisisnotok #azleg
To be clear, this is a ban from FUCKING 1901 that is now being enforced by Republican Arizona lawmakers and judges.

Please, please, please get activated and get out the vote. Our rights are disappearing and MAGA Republicans won’t stop at abortion.

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Support @CortezMasto #nvsen…
Adam Laxalt starred in an @NRA ad opposing the 2016 background check initiative. After voters passed it, he argued he could not enforce it, and has fought in court to stop the implementation of the background check law. Imagine what he’d do as a Senator...
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Let's elect them to office to keep building on this success! #rileg
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I would typically let this go, but Clay is a a Tennessee business leader and this tweet was liked by his colleague @EdwardBurchTN.

Armed teen serial killers ARE political, Clay. Otherwise, your governor wouldn’t have signed the permitless carry bill at a fucking GUN FACTORY.
Saying teen serial killers will get access to guns no matter what is INSANE. You know why, @ClaytonRWalker and @EdwardBurchTN? BECAUSE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN IN PEER NATIONS.

States with weak laws have more gun violence; states with strong gun laws have less.…
So guys, let’s extrapolate that data to your state. Tennessee has the 8th-highest rate of gun homicides in the US. In an average year, 1,273 people die by guns in Tennessee. And you’re “businessmen” - did you know gun violence costs Tennessee $18 billion EACH YEAR? #tnleg
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