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We’re moving culture into a less violent place by counteracting the influence of NRA money in the American political system. and we’re going to win.
Apr 8, 2021 15 tweets 6 min read
1. Today, for the first time in decades, our government is going to take meaningful action to reduce gun violence in America. Here's a thread of some of what will change, and what still needs to be done. #TheTimeIsNow 2. First, President Biden is nominating a truly outstanding person to head the ATF. By nominating David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, @POTUS is demonstrating just how seriously his administration takes gun violence. #TheTimeIsNow
Sep 19, 2019 7 tweets 5 min read
One of the bills sitting untouched in the Senate because the gun lobby objects to it is the Violence Against Women Renewal Act of 2019.

It's important to understand what #VAWA does to see just how much the @NRA has corrupted @senatemajldr. Thread (1/7) #VAWA expired in 2018 after the @GOP leadership in both the House and the Senate refused to take it up. Originally enacted in the 1990s, studies showed that "the rate of intimate partner violence against females declined 53% between 1993 and 2008" (2/7)

Jun 1, 2019 6 tweets 4 min read
People often ask “how is the @nra responsible for mass shootings?” The #VirginaBeachShooting gives us several examples.

The incessant lobbying of that trade organization for the gun industry (and yes, this is what the NRA is) cost lives in this mass shooting. Thread. It is legal to carry guns into public buildings in Virginia.

The @nra lobbies against bills that would keep guns out of public buildings and for laws that your specifically allow them to be carried there. #NoRA

Mar 25, 2019 13 tweets 4 min read
We are heartbroken by the deaths by suicide of survivors of gun violence. Our hearts are with their loved ones.

We will not speculate on the triggers for these deaths, nor on the methods.

Rather, we will honor their memories by discussing the links between guns and suicide. Firstly, it is important to note that the language around suicide matters. We pay attention to these things, and try to get it right. If you are unfamiliar with the language of suicide and accepted terminology, we recommend this excellent glossary:

Jul 3, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
Hey .@SenateMajLdr McConnell: we know it can be hard to think of what the federal government can do to stop school shootings when you’ve taken $1.6 million in .@NRA money, so we made a simple thread. #NoRA We know you like to say mental health is the problem. (It’s not the whole problem, but ok). Maybe stop gutting Medicaid and community health centers. Mental healthcare for the poor is a critical tool to stop many kinds of violence. #NoRA
May 30, 2018 7 tweets 5 min read
The Gilboa Snake Double Barrel Assault Rifle is coming to a gun shop near you.

This Israeli gun is designed specifically to avoid laws against machine guns in the US, and to hold TWO 30-round magazines. Thread. #NoRA US Law defines a machine gun as "...any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger."

Pretty clear, right? Well this gun has TWO triggers. #NoRA
May 8, 2018 10 tweets 6 min read
What @Dloesch, @Benhowe and @NRATV are trying to do by breathlessly attacking @alyssa_milano because 1 event security guard she did not hire and we did not ask to be armed may have made a personal choice to carry a weapon is to distract you from the following things that matter: 1. The @NRA just appointed a man who sold arms to Iran, funded a dictator and a revolutionary group in Central America and destroyed evidence of the same, and who has a history of attacking LGBTQ and other comminities of Americans as their new president.