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There are many dubious arguments in regards to gun control and blatant red herrings. I thought I would capture the most common and write appropriate responses (read through)…. #guncontrolnow #neveragain #nra #gunsense #Guncontrol #2A
“The government wants to take my guns.”

No.. no.. no they don’t. Besides, have you even thought about the logistics of such an operation? Who’s coming? Police? Military? No, they wouldn’t give up their guns. Maybe Obama will come knock on your door and ask nicely.
“I don’t want to register my guns because the government will know what I have.”

You are paranoid. Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in Europe and they register. Registering will create greater accountability and provide better tracking to solve crimes.
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First, my heart and prayers go out to the most recent victims of this madness that’s happening at our work places and schools.
The ironic part about all of this to me is back when I lived a street life and had to “hustle and grind” to make groceries,
I’d leave the house wondering if this would be the last time I’d see my mom and grandma, knowing that the odds of me making it back home alive were against me. #VirginiaBeachShooting #virginiabeach #VirginiaBeachStrong #GunControlNow #GUNviolence
They would all tell me that if I wanted to beat the odds and skew the stats I’d have to go back to school, get a job, and square up. It seemed I was constantly being told that I was going to lose my life out there in them streets. Well, guess what? #VirginiaBeachShooting
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The #GunControlNow crowd is mostly made up of good, very empathetic people who know very little about guns. I don’t blame them for being afraid when they see so many innocent people dying from mass shootings.
Seeing people die in your country from senseless mass shootings is maddening. What they don’t understand is it’s maddening to us too. The disconnect is how we understand the situation we’re in and how we can get closer to ending it.

Let’s recap some facts...
Just under 50% of all civilian owned guns in the world are owned in the US. We have 400+ million guns owned just by civilians in the US, a ban or confiscation will NEVER happen. It would literally be the 2nd civil war. Now let’s review some history.
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#BillionDollarLoser #TrumpTaxes #TrumpIsAFraud #Trump #TheResistance #BiggestLoserTrump #ImpeachTrump #QAnon #MAGA #WWG1WGA
Decade in the Red | Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1B in Business Losses: May 7, 2019 via @nytimes
#BillionDollarLoser #TrumpTaxes #TrumpIsAFraud #Trump #TheResistance #BiggestLoserTrump #ImpeachTrump #QAnon #MAGA #WWG1WGA
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1/ China’s tank man 30 yrs ago and China still doesn’t have right of free speech. Why not?

Because it’s NOT a protected right in China constitution!

So when uninformed Americans tweet #NewZealand banning guns in few days -why not USA -because 2A NOT in NZ CONSTITUTION
2/ if only those who seek to limit guns in America do a little to educate themselves about US Constitution instead of virtue signalling- may lead to results l.
When you disrespect gun owners and you disrespect patriots of the Constitutional you don’t help your cause.
3/ you can’t set a path out of darkness by being ignorant of law and Constitution— it only keeps you in darkness.
USA only country in WORLD that has Constitutional 2A protection— that must be understood.

Many protections in US Constitution lead to massive loss of life > guns
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Have you ever wondered what goes on in those school shooter trainings your child’s teacher is required to undergo?

…as it turns out, I took extensive ethnographic field notes of the one I did.

Want to know some of what's in them?
The start of the day:

Our principal made a big show of welcoming the officers to the building, laughing & greeted them by their names like they were old friends.

We had never seen them before. And the officers never introduced themselves to the group, never told us their names
The whole thing turned out to be facilitated by an LLC run by former law enforcement who perceived a business opportunity in the private sector.

From the sterling client roster they rattled off at the beginning of the session, there’s $$$ to be made
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Rep Swalwell said last night that as soon as this was passed, he called one of the #Parkland kids to let them know.. This is first significant gun legislation seen in Congress in 26 yrs. It's about time. #GunControlNow #ThursdayThoughts…
2-"The House Judiciary Committee passed a measure Wednesday that would require background checks for all gun sales and most gun transfers within the United States, the most significant gun-control legislation to advance this far in Congress in years. The committee spent more than
3-"nine hours debating the bill before voting 21 to 14 to advance it Wednesday night. Next, it will face a vote on the House floor. The measure was among the first actions taken by the newly elected Democratic majority, which pledged to make gun control a top issue.
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Oh HELLLL no! This is unconscionable. America is a war zone, can't go to the movies, the mall -just out in public w/o worrying @ this, but a little kid and his pregnant mother should be safe in their own home. #GunControlNow #MondayMotivation…
2-"A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot his pregnant mother after finding a loaded handgun inside their suburban Seattle home, authorities said.The woman, who is eight months pregnant, and her boyfriend were in bed watching TV on Saturday afternoon when the boy walked in, found the
3-"handgun and shot his mother in the face, said Sgt. Ryan Abbott, a spokesman for the King County Sheriff’s Office. The weapon was placed between the bed mattress and the box spring, and the boy found it there, Abbott said. The mother was rushed to a hospital with life-
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I don't want to hear another word about "responsible Alaska gun culture." Not another damn word. My husband & daughter were in a coffee shop today in Soldotna. Elderly man had out a gun, showing it to his friends under the table, saying it wasn't loaded. Then it went off.
He shot the floor, while sitting no more than 3 feet from my daughter. One of his friends was bleeding from floor shrapnel. Thank all I hold sacred that gun was pointed away from my girl! She ended up with pulverized-floor dust on her computer. My husband couldn't hear.
The man acted like it was no big thing. Baristas called 911. His friends, also elderly, left before the ambulance arrived, taken the wounded woman with them. The man LIED to the police, saying it discharged from his holster. Bullshit. I hope he faces charges.
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Breaking overnight: "California Bowling Alley Shooting Leaves at Least 3 Dead and 4 Injured"
#SaturdayMorning #GunControlNow…
2-"At least three men were killed and four more injured in a shooting at a bowling alley in Torrance, Calif., the police said early Saturday. The Torrance Police Department said on Twitter that there had been “reports of shots fired with multiple victims down” at Gable House Bowl
3-"in Torrance, a southeastern suburb of Los Angeles. The police urged people to “stay away from the area.” Tweet from Torrence Police at 3:13am "Reports of shots fired with multiple victims down. T P D is on scene. Investigation is ongoing. Please stay away from the area."
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Trump: Day 687
-Announces John Kelly Leaving W.H.
-Launches Awkward Opening Toss
-Shifts $1.1M From Campaign 2 Biz
-Delays Sanctions on Russia's Rusal
-U.S. Co's Paid $5B in Tariffs in Oct
-$1T in Stock Value Lost in 4 Days
-Winery Seeks More Foreign Workers
Day 792 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 643 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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#Gunsense: Gun owners are paranoid. #GunReform isn’t about disarming law abiding citizens.

Also #Gunsense: We should ban military style assault rifles. Why does anyone need a gun like that? If anyone does not turn in their AR15s they should face jail time.
#gunsense: Ban the AR15. Those are only designed to kill.

Also #gunsense: all guns are designed to kill.
#GunSense: you carry a gun because you live in fear. Who trying to kill you? Why are you carrying a gun around?

Also #Gunsense: there has been 310 mass shootings this year alone! We need #guncontrolnow! Enough is enough!
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Gunman in Mercy Hospital killings targeted his ex-fiancee, an emergency room physician
#TuesdayThoughts #GunControlNow #NoNRA…
2/"CHICAGO — A man showed up at Mercy Hospital on Monday afternoon and opened fire on his former fiancee before turning the gun on others, killing the woman, a police officer and a bystander. The gunman also died at the scene. The incident, witnesses said, began in the hospital’s
3/"parking lot as a domestic argument involving the gunman, identified by police as 32-year-old Juan Lopez, and Tamara O’Neal, a 38-year-old emergency room physician. When a friend attempted to intervene, Lopez lifted his shirt to display a handgun, Chicago Police Superintendent
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And the headlines yesterday were @ Ivanka Trump's emails..
‘This just tears at the soul’: 1 day, 5 cities, 11 killings-.
#TuesdayThoughts #GunControlNow #EnoughIsEnough #NoNRA…
2/"The killings were separated by thousands of miles but shared a common theme: brutal spasms of violence that shook U.S. cities at the beginning of the holiday season. They included an execution-style quadruple slaying in the basement of a gentrifying Philadelphia neighborhood;
3/"an act of domestic violence that started as an argument in a Chicago hospital parking lot and ended with a doctor, a policeman and a pharmacy resident dead; and a mystery that flummoxed police, after someone fired randomly into a crowd of homeless people in Denver’s downtown.
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"I turned around to my right and I see a man shooting someone on the ground": A man who was waiting for results in #Chicago's #Mercy Hospital describes seeing the active shooter there.

Multiple victims, including a police officer
Gunman opened fire on the campus of #Mercy Hospital, shooting at least one victim multiple times in the parking lot and also critically wounding a #Chicago police officer…
High school
Military base
Movie theater
Middle school
College campus
Elementary school
Video game tournament

Enough. #Chicago #GunControlNow
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Heartbreaking, unconscionable, & so very VERY difficult to wrap ones mind around. #SundayMorning #GunControlNow #EnoughIsEnough
There Are Now Americans Who Have Lived Through Two Gun Massacres
2/"This is what it’s come to — there are now Americans who have lived through two gun massacres. Many of the people who were able to flee a California bar where a man shot dozens of people late Wednesday night had also survived an attack last year in which a gunman in a Las Vegas
3/"hotel fired down on a music festival, killing 58 people. But at least one of the Las Vegas survivors was among the dead at the bar. The gunman on Wednesday opened fire in a crowded country-music bar, a popular hangout for local college students. He shot a security guard first
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Just in case this latest massacre is coming as any surprise to you, let me make our current situation painfully and indisputably clear with facts and evidence—all pointing to the conclusion that this NEEDS to stop and CAN be stopped. 1/
Let’s start by putting out some statistics—first from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, then passing things off to a study from The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and then to media sources looking into other studies and data sources.
“US homicide rates were 7 times higher than in other high-income countries, driven by a gun homicide rate that was 25.2 times higher. For 15 to 24-year-olds, the gun homicide rate in the United States was 49.0 times higher.”
This data is from 2010.
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1/At 5pm this evening, hundreds of thousands of American Citizens are expected to March in over 900 scheduled Marches to protect the Mueller Investigation. In light of what has happened in Thousand Oaks-the loss of another 13 beautiful souls-I pray that we'll also see some
2/#GunControlNow marchers. Katy Tur just pointed out that while Trump rails threats @ the Migrant Caravan heading for the Southern Border, there is a tremendous #GunControl issue, a crisis in our own country that is not being addressed by this Administration despite shooting
3/after shooting, death after death, & tremendous public outcry. I lived thru the #SandyHook shootings because we live in close proximity & at the time, I had grandchildren in Newtown. Unless you've been thru it you can't IMAGINE how heart wrenching it is. This. Must. Stop.
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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.

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


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⚠️Borderline is a hangout of Pepperdine University students, a Christian school. This could be an ACTIVATED shooter. Q1: If true, WHO activated him? Q2: Who benefits from national narrative change right now?
And look here. Is this just opportunistically using tragedy for political gain OR an orchestrated event? God help us that either of these are real questions we have to ask these days. But ASK THEM.
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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
"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.
#RoadToChange Line drawing of young man in baseball cap. Text: Martin Duque 14 years old Stoneman Douglas HS
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.

#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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#BREAKING: A shooting has occurred at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, according to reports from Gazette staff. Phil Davis, a Gazette reporter, said that multiple people had been shot. Details are still coming in at this time.…
Update from a witness: “Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. Can’t say much more and don’t want to declare anyone dead, but it’s bad."
Update from a witness: "There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”
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I'm so tired. So heartbroken. More kids. Another school shooter. This is our normal now. We don't have to accept it, though. When I was 17 & reeling after the Columbine shooting, no adults told us that it would be ok, that someone would stop the madness. 1/
We stumbled around, feeling blindly for the edges of our grief. Personally, I thought it was a one-time thing. I thought it was an isolated horror. I thought Littleton must have been a special town, & that we were special in our sadness, terror, & anger. 2/
I was wrong. Littleton, CO is the same as Newtown, CT, Parkland, FL, and Santa Fe, TX. My community was the same as theirs. Our shooters just happened to do it sooner. Even the pictures of survivors & parents crying are the same. Same emotions... different faces. 3/
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"A large portion of the mass shootings in the U.S. in recent years have roots in domestic violence against partners and family members." | In Texas And Beyond, Mass Shootings Have Roots In Domestic Violence #GunControl #MarchForOurLives
"Nearly half of American women who are murdered are killed by their intimate partners." | 5 statistics to explain the link between domestic violence and mass shootings via @FortuneMagazine #GunControl #MarchForOurLives
"in 27 cases, or about 59 percent, the perpetrator killed an intimate partner or family member during the massacre or had a history of domestic violence." | America's mass shooting problem is a domestic violence problem… #GunControl #MarchForOurLives
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