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We have been checking the #TwitterBlackout hashtag for signs of automated activity. We didn't find a lot in terms of volume, but did happen upon a pair of intriguing #resistance bots (@MiamiPapers and @jgionova) that retweet tweets containing the hashtag.

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(we ran across @MiamiPapers once before, when it retweeted this #tacocat #resist tweet that was posted with the goal of attracting bots)
Both @MiamiPapers and @jgionova are automated via custom software, both claim connection to Miami on their profiles, both were created in July 2016, and both of their feeds consist almost exclusively of retweets. What do they retweet?
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PERSONAL THREAD: ON #PTSD AND #GUNS

We've seen a number of suicides among survivors of school shootings. Tragedy compounding tragedy. And I wanted to talk about one of the least covered reverberations of #gunviolence: the pain, fear, and anguish that last long past the shooting.
From the age of ten into my late teens, I lived in (or near) an active war zone in Lebanon. That was 4 decades ago. To this day, I wake up with severe night frights, reliving gun battles and experiencing a visceral fear that can't be expressed in words.
Over the years, the intense emotions have subsided, but knowing how scary PTSD can be, I just want to express compassion for those who are going through it, particularly the children and families who have survived mass shootings.

#GunReformNow
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8 students hospitalized after the latest Colorado school shooting, “several of them are in critical condition,” authorities say.

This is the 116th mass shooting of 2019.

0 action from the WH. 😐
Canvassing #RashidForVA

Guy: But what’s your view on guns?

Me: I support the 2A—all of the 2A

G: Meaning?

M: Gun ownership is a right & it should also be well regulated so terrorists & abusive people don’t get easy access to guns to kill our kids

G: My man—you got my vote✊🏽
Kendrick Castillo was 3 days from finishing high school

He charged the school shooters & gave his life—but saved dozens❤️

His family was supposed to attend his graduation. Now they’ll attend his funeral😓

0 action from the WH

From God we are & to God we return
#GunReformNOW
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𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 | 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗳𝗹𝗲 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

It's time for gun sense in America.
A new, huge review of gun research has bad news for the NRA

bit.ly/2VvxGu8 via @voxdotcom
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Trump: Day 741
-Vows 2 Press Ahead on Border Wall
-Told No Money for Wall by Pelosi
-Claims Intel Testimony "Distorted"
-Considers Herman Cain 4 Fed Seat
-Threatens 25% Tariff Against China
-Credits Bust 2 Wrong Patrol Agency
-Returning 2 Mar-a-Lago This Wkend
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Day 846 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Trump potentially nominating Herman Cain for the Fed board raises the prospect of a US Senate confirmation hearing that resurfaces the sexual harassment allegations that emerged during Cain's presidential campaign.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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The NRA (falsely) vilifies this attempt to make communities safer by cherry picking and rewording this proposal.

Let me break it down for you.

#GunReform #NRABloodMoney #Enough #NRAIsATerroristOrg
The proposal includes a future ban on the sale of assault-style weapons.

These weapons are by no means necessary for self defense. They’re very well suited however for shooting up classrooms full of children.
The proposal also includes a “ban on common firearm accessories”.

Accessories such as bump stocks that alter a firearm to rapid fire has no place whatsoever in the hands of civilians.

I don’t care if it’s super common. There’s no excuse for possessing one. At all.
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People at risk of harming others or themselves show signs before #GunViolence or self-harm happens:

—Fascination/obsession with guns
—Extreme isolation
—Social withdrawal
—Victim of long-term bullying
—Hints about an attack
—Threats of violence

🔥Watch:

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6 years ago today, a gunman armed with an AR-15 assault weapon, shot through the locked entrance of #SandyHook elementary in Newtown, CT and murdered twenty 1st graders & 6 teachers.

We said #NeverAgain

The killer had
👏Every👏Single👏 Sign

➡️courant.com/news/connectic…
It’s been 10 months today since a gunman armed with an AR-15 went to MSD HS in #Parkland, FL & shot 15 kids & 2 teachers.

We said #NeverAgain—Again.

The killer had
👏Every 👏Single 👏Sign

Catch that? #SandyHook & MSD share a horrific gun violence tragedies anniversary today.
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Within weeks of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) participated in a sit-in at the House to demand votes on gun control legislation, saying, "We owe it to the LGBT community & all families harmed by gun violence to keep terror suspects from obtaining guns."
Since he was first elected to Congress in 1998, Sen. Udall has taken a leadership role on a wide array of environmental issues, receiving a lifetime score of 96% from the League of Conservation Voters.
#DemSenate2020 #DemsWork4USA #DemFuture #ForThePeople
Sen. Udall was one of the original co-sponsors of the Arctic Wilderness Bill, and more recently has worked closely with the Navajo and Pueblo nations in New Mexico to oppose new leasing, drilling and fracking near Chaco Canyon National Park. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture
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Me: “I’ll never vote for or support someone who has armed security and pushes for #GunControl. Seems hypocritical.”

#Gunsense: “But Carl, they need their armed security, their life is under constant threat.”

Me: So is all of our lives, that why we need #GunReformNow, right?
If they can find a need for armed protection, why can’t we? Politicians and celebrities have been trying to convince the public that we need #GunReform, and that we are incapable of protecting our own lives with firearms. But yet, they have armed security.
If your security is allow to carry firearms, then every other law abiding citizen should be allowed.

The #ThousandOaksShooter took advantage of unarmed people and proceeded to kill and injure the innocent. Why? Because California #GunControl failed them.
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1. Democrats keep telling us that Trump is a dictator, so are you saying that liberals are just lying?

2. A nuclear weapon is a weapon of mass destruction, that no one including world governments should use or own. They do not defend life and can’t be compared to firearms.
3. #GunReformNow is a joke. People supporting it have went from wanting to ban semi automatic rifles to banning all semi automatic firearms. Most in which covers 90% of the gun market. Most people own semi automatic firearms because of how easy they are to operate.
Some with physical challenges might find it difficult to handle the recoil of more powerful firearms like revolvers and shotguns.

4. A few of your movies have utilized violence involving firearms as a way to entertain audiences, so your push of #guncontrol seems hypocritical.
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It’s been said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over again & expecting different results.

🔹264 days since the #ParklandShooting
🔹12 days since the #SynagogueShooting
🔹0 days since #ThousandsOaks

🤬 your #ThoughtsAndPrayers

We want #GunControlNOW
@GOP/@NRA talking point: “Gun control doesn’t work”

Except it does in Canada, Australia, Israel, UK, EU, Norway, Iceland, Japan…

The statistics don’t lie.

The US has a sick gun culture—We are literally being held hostage to a GOP Congress & a gun lobby org.

#GunControlNOW
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This is heart wrenching.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
NOW is the time to talk about it.

#GunReformNow

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A thread on why young ppl *must* vote Nov 6:
(If you’re not registered—these 15 states & DC permit same day registration)

California
Colorado
Connecticut
DC
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Maine
Minnesota
Montana
New Hampshire
Utah
Vermont
Wisconsin
Wyoming
mavenroundtable.io/qasimrashid/ra…
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Vote because more American children have been killed in schools this year than have soldiers in combat.😳

We must protect our children from this ongoing atrocity
#GunReformNow
#GunSenseCandidates
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I hope the #Kavanaugh confirmation hearing is total chaos.
#Kavanaugh not sworn in and we're one hour into hearing. I am excited about the chaos that has transpired thus far and not sorry for feeling this way. I expect Kavanaugh will be confirmed. If the hearing is a shit how, then it won't be a total waste of time. #ExcitedNotSorry
#Kavanaugh leaves @fred_guttenberg hanging at confirmation hearing. #Parkland #GunReformNow
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Trump: Day 589
-152nd Day at Trump Golf Club
-195th Day at Trump Property
-Unwelcome 2 John McCain's Funeral
-Ivanka Texting During the Service?
-Policies/Views Come Under Fire
-Makes No Reference 2 John McCain
-Withholding 100k Kavanaugh Docs
-Sz No Necessity 4 Deal with Canada
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Day 694 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 546 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Rubio has an A+ rating, & has taken $3.3 million from the NRA. He is just one of many R’s (Cruz) who are handmaidens to the gun lobby. The safety of the public is not as important as their #NRABloodMoney.

Let’s dispel gun myths the NRA constantly parrots. tampabay.com/florida-politi…
“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”
This is probably the most common argument heard from gun advocates. It’s true that guns can’t kill by themselves & DO indeed need someone to pull the trigger... Guns don’t kill people, but allow someone who WOULD kill much easier, faster, more lethal means for killing. #GunReform
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1/17
It's been 5 months since the #Parkland massacre. On the 14th of the month I've been tweeting each of the portraits I drew.
Remembering #AlyssaAlhadeff.
A star soccer player. A devoted friend. One of the youngest to die.
14 yrs old.
I'm still here. She's not. I remember. RIP Line drawing of young woman. Text: Alyssa Alhadeff 14 years old
2/17
"He was a very funny kid, outgoing and sometimes really quiet," wrote Miguel Duque, about his baby brother #MartinDuque.
What a disgrace for our country that students are murdered in school.
Remembering Martin, 5 months after his death.
#EnoughIsEnough
#RoadToChange Line drawing of young man in baseball cap. Text: Martin Duque 14 years old Stoneman Douglas HS
3/17
#CaraLoughran
Cara means "friend" in #Irish.
Cara's funeral was held on her 15th birthday.
Her father came here from Ireland to pursue the American dream.

Heartbreaking.
#msdstrong #SchoolShooting Line drawing of young woman, smiling. <br />
Text: Cara Loughran <br />
14 years old <br />
Went to school <br />
Came home dead
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Trump: Day 533
124th Day at a Trump Golf Club
167th Day at a Trump Property
-NK Calls US Attitude "Regrettable"
-Lawyers Call Comey "Machiavellian"
-EPA Withholding Cancerous Report
-Tariffs Threaten Lobster Industry
-Lord Mayor of Sheffield Bans Trump
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Day 638 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 490 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama. #fakenews #TrumpLies
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Our country desperately needs #GunReformNow. It’s proven that states with stricter gun laws have far less death by firearm. Read this. We need to discuss what specifically needs to be done to reduce the death toll. #Enough nytimes.com/interactive/20…
For the record, I do not think we need to ban all guns, or repeal 2A. We can pass effective and sensible #GunReform without being extreme.
But it is clear that more firearm laws equals less death by firearms. Those of us that are advocating for #GunReform need to get on the same page, be sending the same message. So let’s come up with some aspects that we can all agree on.
scientificamerican.com/article/more-g…
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Statistically, mentally ill people are more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence. To reduce gun violence, we must address availability of #guns & complex cultural issues. We can't focus on the molehill when the mountain's right there. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
We also unfairly overburden psychiatric professionals by making them responsible & accountable for preventing gun crime. Gun violence still disproportionately harms communities of color, & our failure to invest in social and physical infrastructure perpetuates the cycle.
Our most common psychiatric diagnoses (depressive, anxiety, & attention-deficit disordres) have no correlation w/violence. While I agree w/having trained mental health professionals in schools, that won't stop gun violence. We must change our culture. #NeverAgain #GunReformNow
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I want to throw out a couple of thoughts I have about the mis-use of the term 'progressive' as a euphemism for 'liberal'. I've addressed this in public talks before but never put them to written media and would like feedback.
During the run up to the Iraq war and later, during #Occupy, I always considered myself a liberal, since that was the derisive term used by Rush, Hannity and others that I fundamentally disagreed with. It was a label I wore with pride.
I'm not sure exactly when "progressive" entered my lexicon - it was probably during the @BernieSanders campaign, and it seemed like every "liberal" politician was using the word to describe their positions.
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Woke up to tragic news of another shooting in the US. The shooter left an AR-15 at the scene, 4 dead.

How many more will die before #GunReform is passed? These WMD are way too easy to obtain.

The time for #ThoughtsandPrayers is over.

We the people Demand #GunReformNow
2/It’s NOT fallacy: our peer counties that’ve enacted #GunLaws do NOT have shootings like the US.

Military grade weapons do not belong in the hands of civilians. A shooting occurs in this country on average every 60 hours.

This is an Epidemic.

I am an American Citizen and a registered voter!

I hereby pledge to never vote for a candidate who accepts money from the NRA.

I will only vote for a NRA rated F candidate.

#EarnThatF
#NRABloodMoney
#VoteForOurLives

Fin/
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🚨ATTN La! TODAY 3/26 at 1 pm the Senate Judiciary Comm will take up SB 406, to arm TEACHERS, PARENTS, RETIRED MILITARY to "secure schools"! #MarchForOurLives @Indivisible337 @BRindivisible @IndivisibleNO @Indivisible_DR @LaDemos @PSNBatonRouge legis.la.gov/legis/agenda.a…
Tell La Senate Judiciary members Vote NO! Don't allow MORE guns at La schools! How do you regulate? When did they last get training? What if parent angry w/kid's classmate? NO NO NO! @DanClaitor @ReginaBarrow @TROYSEE @SenYvonne
See full list of La Senate Committee members here: Tell them Vote NO TODAY .....Not to allow MORE guns at La schools! senate.la.gov/JudiciaryC/Ass…
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Yesterday, #COTD @BenMcAdams rode your #BlueWave2018🌊 from 7.6k followers to 8430! ❤️ Great job, y'all!

This #SaturdayMorning, we are doing a special #COTD to support #MarchForOurLives

We asked #BWCS endorsed candidates where they stand on #GunReform

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#AMJoy
.@PiattPatti's son died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Watching others lose a child and knowing what they feel brings it all back. I don't have a problem with responsible gun ownership, but there is nothing responsible about owning an AR-15."
#MarchForOurLives
#AMJoy
#KY04
"If we want teachers to have to ability to make offensive measures, why not non-lethal weapons? It's terrible that we would have to, but if we do, that route should not be firearms." -@TomPrigg2018
#MarchForOurLives
#AMJoy
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Another school shooting in the US today. It’s tragic, it’s horrible & escalating in our gun culture.

I💚Math. An int’l language, it makes sense to me when the rest of the world doesn’t. Especially when it comes to numbers & statistics on guns in the US

everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-b…
Statistically, in the US a shooting incident takes place every 60 hours. We are down to hours in between shootings. Not days, weeks, months or years. It’s HOURS.

Every day in the US, 96 people die from gun violence & 222 people are shot but survive.

➡️ bradycampaign.org/key-gun-violen…
Australia, had 4 mass shootings between 1987–1996. After 1996, It took Parliament just 12 days to pass stricter gun laws. They haven’t had a mass shooting since. It’s been 34 days since Parkland.

The US needs to follow their lead.
Here’s how they did it
👉cnn.com/2015/06/19/wor…
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