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It's easy to celebrate those on the front lines. Those willing and able to speak in front of hundreds, sometimes thousands. Those capable gitterdone types. We applaud and support their work always, don’t we?
We also must celebrate those in the back. The people who have anxieties or time constraints that keep them from being the “leader.” They are quietly calling Congress, having tough conversations with friends and family, addressing local Dem issues.
They are writing #PostcardsToVoters, often alone, spending their own cash to support elections in locations far from their home. They may not be organizing or giving speeches, but they are just as important, just as inspiring.
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Thread. #MyLifeAsAResister looking back at 12 months which feels Iike 12 years. So much happened every day, but we put one foot in front of the other, wading through the lies, the chaos, the deconstruction of our institutions. We keep our faith. 1/24
January 2018, for the second time in two years, women and the men who support us, gathered by the millions to send a message. We will not be cowed by a regime that does everything to take away our own agency. My cousin Zigi and I at the #WomensMarch @ZigarinaZigi 2/24
February 2018. Looking for inspiration and wisdom, I went to see Dan Rather, whose book is a must read for resisters. @DanRather spoke eloquently about what he learned from decades of reporting, that we are mighty together, that our core values hold and that it IS up to US. 3/24
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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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Breaking News! Gun collectors and mass shooters aren’t the same. While all sane minded, rational individuals know this, insane #gunsense advocates have failed to understand this concept.
Firearms are like any other tool. They come in different shapes, sizes and calibers. Most people collect them for different reasons. Family, tradition, self defense, craftsmanship, American right and all around fun, are some of the reasons why we collect guns.
But it has come to my attention recently that some #GunControl #Liberals have been having difficulties understanding the difference between a mass shooter and a gun collector. I thought I would offer a public service by explaining the two. Thank me later.
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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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#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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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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It’s been 251 days since the #ParklandShooting
Yesterday, @DLoesch said R voters need to bring guns to precincts to “vote”

#GunReform has been lost in the news, but it’s on every ballot Nov 6.
#VOTE🗳

Powerful— click on each of the 245 people in this to hear their gun stories⤵️
I am an American Citizen and a registered voter.

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

Earn that F rating and you can earn my vote.

Nov. 6 #VoteBlue 🌊 for #GunReform & common sense #GunLaws

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Trump: Day 620
-Engaged in "Dubious Tax Schemes"
-Forbes Reports Shrinking Net Worth
-Eric Trump Involved in Stormy Case
-Sz "Scary Time 4 Young Men" in US
-FBI: No Plans 2 Interview Dr. Ford
-Sz Radiation Damage Good 4 You
-Melania Wears $2k Dress in Ghana
Add...
Day 725 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Add...
Day 577 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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It’s been 162 days since the #ParklandSchoolShooting

In 2 days, the US will be able to download & print a 3D gun

While the @NRA is being investigated for funneling money from Russia in 2016, GOP politicians are offering #ThoughtsAndPrayers to kids returning to school in August.
In today’s WTF news: Guns Do Kill People.
Not one piece of gun legislation has been introduced by the GOP since Columbine.
A tax exempt lobbyist org is lining GOP politician’s pockets to look the other way while our nation’s children are being slaughtered.
washingtonpost.com/amphtml/busine…
I am an American Citizen and a registered voter.

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

Earn that F rating and you can earn my vote.

In November please— #VoteBlue 🌊
When you vote for Dems, you vote for #GunReform & common sense #GunLaws
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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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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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When I talk about #Gunreform, I am also talking about it for our police. These trigger happy people need to have their guns taken away. Not to mention it's becoming difficult to tell the white supremacists from the cops these days.
And no, I'm not going to listen to the "good cop" bullshit. There is no such thing as a good cop so long as they all swear an oath to uphold laws that violate the rights of a large portion of the population.
"Bad cops" are simply put on desk duty or paid leave, only to be found not guilty of a crime after being reviewed by wait for it....other cops.
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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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The @GOP and any remaining tRumpsters out there better start paying attention to the FACTS and the WARNINGS, & opinions from HIGHLY respected, life long PUBLIC SERVANTS who truly care ONLY about protecting OUR COUNTRY. They DGAF about politics...

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...well, until politicians start preventing them from performing their DUTIES. These CAREER PROFESSIONALS do not politics affect their work. They follow the facts, they verify tips on illegal activity (#SteeleDossier) or clarify FALSE accusations (illegally wire tapped).

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Investigations are SUPPOSED to have a NATURAL conclusion. That means tips, leads, facts, ENTIRE investigation has exhausted all relative leads & come to a VERIFIABLE conclusion. The same way we expect ALL law enforcement to do when we're accused of crimes, or crimes against us
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FBI briefed lawmakers on failures leading up to Florida shooting

Why aren’t the students, that have been bashing the NRA, now apologizing and saying something to the FBI?

#ParklandSchoolShooting
#CNNTownHall
#WitchHunt
#FBI
#NRA

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Top House Republicans said Wednesday that a senior FBI official had briefed lawmakers on the agency's failure to respond to warnings about the teenager accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at a South Florida high school last month.
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#ResignSheriffIsrael
Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich met with lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary committees Tuesday to discuss the missteps, which were revealed in the days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
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I just wrote a letter to my congressmen using Democracy.io
It's interesting that the Democrat had the choice of using #GunControl for a topic.
For the two Republicans who pretend to represent me, I had to use #education as #GunReform wasn't an option.
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1. My letter started with:
Even Justice Scalia agreed that the 2nd Amendment does not extend to military weapons in the hands of civilians. More guns in schools just means more shootings and more deaths.

#NoGunsInSchools
2. I continued with:
For this reason, should it come to pass that guns will be put in schools, I will tender my resignation as a public school teacher in the state of Florida. A teacher in Parkland gave his life protecting his students.
#WeChoose
#NeverAgain
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CA Dems declined to endorse @SenFeinstein for senate this past weekend calling for "new blood." Before we dismiss the 84 year old senator who broke gender barriers by becoming the first woman senator from California, let's look at Dianne Feinstein's long history #ImWithDianne
Dianne Feinstein began her career in 1970 when she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She was the 1st female president of the board in 1978 when Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated. Feinstein discovered Milk's & and announced his death
Feinstein succeeded Moscone as Mayor of San Francisco as the 1st woman to hold that position. In 1992 Feinstein & Barbara Boxer were elected to the senate on the same ballot. They were the 1st women CA senators. In 2012 she claimed the record for the most popular votes w/ 7.75m
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#RETWEET
If you Vote to Infringe 2nd Amendment Rights WE will Vote to Make sure you do NOT get elected in November
@SenDonnelly @SenBillNelson @SenatorHeitkamp @SenatorBaldwin @SenatorTester @clairecmc @SenStabenow @SenSherrodBrown @Sen_JoeManchin @SenBobCasey

NO #GunControl
(2) Guns haven't suddenly become more easily accessible.

What has happened that is causing the murder rate to go up? #RT & Share to see all of thread & WHY we don't need #GunControl 📲
(3) In the case of mass shootings, the answer is that the US refuses to do anything about the dangerously mentally ill, Bullying, brainwashing and #GunfreeZones
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Watters' Words: Lies and warning signs by @JesseBWatters:

- 18 school shootings in 2018

- Shooter was member of White Nationalist group.

- Mass shootings only happen in the U.S.A.

- It was President Trump’s fault.

#fakenews
#FloridaSchoolShooting
@POTUS
No, there have not been 18 school shootings so far in 2018.

Washington Examiner Siraj Hashmi

It all began on Feb 14th when reporting on the developments at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, MSNBC host Brian Williams said that this was the 12th school shooting of 2018.
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Ever since then, the talking point was corrected in that there were actually 18 school shootings in 45 days. And many in both the media and politics have used it as a rallying cry to make some legislative push to impose new restrictions on guns.
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Teachers say Florida suspect’s problems started in middle school, and the system tried to help him wapo.st/2BBBFej?tid=ss…
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After reading this article (Please read it gives the timeline of this kid since 6th grade), Nik Cruz behavior raised flags since 6th grade to the teachers, kids, schools and the boards. That was at least 5 years ago!
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Due to lack of funding in our public schools, they do not have enough counselors & R ill equipped to help. They just kept moving him from school to school. This incident, unfortunately, ultimately is on the Parkland School District and any other local law enforcement agency.
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Obama did nothing because he wanted re-election & that was more important for his ultimate agenda, in part, to bifurcate our Country so bad there is no way to repair it.

There are two reasons that I see for the #GunContol push at this particular time. Allow me to elaborate..
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1. November Elections are coming up. If conservatives can hold & take additional seats, we can make changes to better our Country. If Liberals take control, we will only be able to hold status quo.

#RedWaveRising2018

2. Democrats have always wanted gun control.
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The more Laws added to our #2ndAmendment the easier it will be to dismantle it completely in the future. They say “let’s not sell guns to mentally ill people”, but who defines “mentally ill”. Someone that had to take medicine for PTSD for dealing with the aftermath of
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