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6 Aug
The NRA has blocked policies that help protect Americans from gun violence for decades –– like life-saving background checks laws –– and have stood up for policies that encourage gun violence, like Stand Your Ground. The NRA’s policy approach has cost American lives, full stop.
The NRA’s death toll is particularly clear this week, which marks one year since the country mourned the tragic shootings in Dayton and El Paso that killed 32 Americans and wounded 40 more in less than 24 hours.
In the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton shootings, both Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell finally said they were ready to help end the scourge of gun violence. But then NRA President Wayne LaPierre reportedly ordered Trump to “stop the games” on gun safety, and they caved.
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20 Jan
NOW: Gun extremists have gathered at the Virginia State Capitol in an attempt to intimidate lawmakers out of doing what voters elected them to do: pass common-sense gun laws that will keep our families safe.

#VALeg #GunSenseMajority #IStandWithVirginia
Our VA volunteers worked tirelessly to elect a #GunSenseMajority of lawmakers who will stand up for gun safety laws. Now, these lawmakers are ready to uphold the will of the people and follow through on their pledge to protect Virginians from gun violence.
It’s not only our volunteers who want action on gun violence prevention—gun safety was the top issue for voters in VA’s 2019 elections. Recent polling found that the vast majority of VA voters support background checks on gun sales & red flag legislation.…
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29 Oct 18
Today, we remember those whose lives were taken at the Tree of Life Synagogue in a heinous act of hate-fueled gun violence.

We will honor the lives of these victims, and deny the shooter the notoriety he craves. #NoNotoriety #synagogueshooting…
Joyce Fienberg was a 75-year-old widow and grandmother with two sons, who formerly worked as a research specialist at the Univ. of Pittsburgh. A former student said Joyce “lit up a room with her huge personality. We weren't just welcome in the classroom, but into their home."
Dr. Richard Gottfried, 65, shared a dental practice with his wife, Peg. The couple both volunteered at a free dental clinic and provided dental services to the local school district. The district superintendent said Richard was "a fixture in the lives of those in our community.”
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12 Nov 17
1) THREAD: In the wake of the Sutherland Springs mass shooting, let's remember the victims; not the shooter. #NoNotoriety

Annabelle Pomeroy, the 14-year-old daughter of Pastor Frank Pomeroy, was “one very beautiful, special child.”
2) Crystal Holcombe, who was 8 months pregnant, died with three of her children: Emily, Megan and Greg. She was described as being "incredibly down-to-earth.”

Remember the victims, NOT the shooter. #NoNotoriety
3) Bryan Holcombe, an associate pastor at First Baptist Church, was about to lead the congregation in prayer when the shooting began. He "had a face that would light up a room."

Remember the victims, NOT the shooter. #NoNotoriety
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5 Oct 17
The NRA’s slogan is “Freedom’s Safest Place.” Is #LasVegas freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 1/21
Is #Alexandria freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 2/21
Is #Orlando freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 3/21
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