last Nov. voters passed Measure 114, a set of gun control reforms that have to do with background checks, permits, and large capacity magazines. It's been held up by legal challenges since. Yesterday, the most recent trial against it finished and we're waiting for a decision.
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this sentiment tracks with the rhetoric of people who opposed #GunControl and reminds me of my own thought process six months ago: “we’re rolling out figurative firearms to children”
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@maskedscheduler Gun control, which would save American lives, is being opposed by "Republicans", not only obstructing justice & humans' survival, but actively & corruptly furthering gun terrorism, perpetrated by Americans against Americans, be they toddlers, adolescents, teenagers, your middle-aged neighbors, retirees and old-aged.
Gun terrorism specific to the United States, where you'll find more guns than human beings, won't stop, if you don't stop it — together!
Time to end the plague of daily gun massacres & "GOP"-approved bloodshed, fueled by greed of corrupt politicians!
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"Because of all of you here today — all across the country — survivors, families, advocates, especially young people who demand our nation do better to protect all, who protested, organized, voted, and ran for office, and yes, marched for their lives, I'm proud to announce the creation of the first ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention [...] After every mass shooting we hear a simple message: Do something. Please do something."
#America mulls banning high power assault weapons again...
Welcome to every other #modern nation...
While you are at it:
Ban all guns without a licence, criminal record check and 90 day waiting period.
That's actually it.
Yes yes 2nd amendment, constitution etc. Constitution also says no federal income tax without apportionment.
@Independent Let's guess: The judge is a member of/ associated with Leonard Leo's Federalist Society.
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Exactly, if you fail an ammo background check will the State come and take your guns
If you did something that would show on a background check that would deny you a gun or ammo purchase you don't have the gun any more as the State has taken it
So, Why Ammo Background Checks
Biden: Kids' safety from gun violence "is on the ballot" https://www.axios.com/2023/09/22/biden-gun-violence-prevention-democrats
That’s why they have universal health care and live longer than Americans, without fear of medical debt leading to bankruptcy. 🤷🏻♂️
That’s also why they have strict #GunControl and parents don’t fear their children will be shot to pieces at school. 🤷🏻♂️
But Canadian conservatives aren’t as stupid as #GOP. They helped create the New Democratic Party to split the votes on the left.
#PrimaryFromTheCenter to neuter ALL extremists!
As Joan E. Greve reports, their lust to pin some crime, any crime, on Hunter Biden has placed Republicans in a pickle:
How to push so boldly against any laws restricting gun ownership while also pushing to have Hunter Biden charged for violating gun-control laws?
The circle is not easily squared.
But Republicans have never let a bit of hypocrisy and insincerity stop them before.
The House is sliding toward a shutdown, but is moving a resolution condemning Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for her Sept. 8 emergency health order on guns. One member of the #NewMexico delegation is going to support it while criticizing Republicans on the budget impasse. https://www.demingheadlight.com/2023/09/19/congressman-joins-house-rebuke-governor/
They just want to take guns for the slightest infraction of the law So, they just lower the bar bit by bit
Plus this would not have stopped the Buffalo shooter Legislators need to look at the FBI's interactions with the shooter and the State Police Also, must realize how pointless Red Flag Laws are
We're already up to 500 mass shootings and still have 3 months to go! Maybe a new record this year?
By the numbers: Just five years ago, the country had never experienced 500 mass shootings in one year:
- 2018: 335 mass shootings
- 2019: 414 mass shootings
- 2020: 610 mass shootings
- 2021: 689 mass shootings
- 2022: 645 mass shootings
The Court of Appeal sided against the law in a case involving a Mississippi man who was convicted & sentenced to prison for possessing a firearm while being a marijuana user, & legal experts say it could come up in Biden's case.
The Court ruled that it was too broad when applied in this instance & tossed it out. 👀
This is hilarious. The "Stop Hunter Biden Act" as gun control.
#Republicans indicting #HunterBiden on gun charges in the nihilistically utter absence of any single action on #guncontrol in a nation where guns are kids’ # 1 killer mocks the death of every single shooting victim in #America. Republicans are using gun laws for -exclusively- political purposes while children die.
This guy should be the poster boy for being able to restrict someone from possessing a gun.
It's a good thing he must have the aim of a stormtrooper in Star Wars, otherwise he'd have murdered multiple people.
Man At Center Of Major #GunRights Case Allegedly Shot At Woman In A Parking Lot - HuffPost
👉🏾 Federal judge blocks New Mexico health order banning guns https://www.kcra.com/article/federal-judge-blocks-new-mexico-gun-ban/45126882
Regardless how one feels about #GunControl, solutions to gun violence need to be addressed by the legislature, not the executive branch (whose job is to enforce the law).
Hopefully this inspires the legislature to take action.
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This is not the correct way to fix the problem, historically, this thinking has led to horrible results…
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☝🏾 #NewMexico Governor’s state executive order will be challenged in Federal court.
✌🏾 Citizens protested with guns against #GunControl executive order (State Representatives attended).
🤟🏾 Local police refused to enforce state executive order, deferring to the state police (I do not think the latter showed up).
👉🏾 Crowd gathers in Old Town Plaza for Second Amendment Rally https://www.abqjournal.com/news/local/crowd-gathers-in-old-town-plaza-for-second-amendment-rally/article_1bc04824-5027-11ee-bb71-8f3f5ef6c0aa.html
Gun rights group sues New Mexico governor over emergency firearm ban | US gun control | The Guardian
Course they do! Pandering to gun makers is much more important than human lives.
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It’s nuts. I’m not a fan of guns, but I’m also not a fan of bringing a knife to a gunfight. The fact that the fascists are armed is a powerful motivation to follow suit. I say this despite the fact that we’d all be better off if guns were, if not banned, then at least consistently and firmly regulated across the nation.
I may have mentioned this before, but one of the people I follow has taken to saying, “If you’re not armed, you should be”, in response to the Republican war on democracy. I wish I could tell him he’s wrong. I really do.
For the record, here’s my most recent blog post on the topic. Read it if you want, don’t if you don’t; there’ll be no follow-up questions.
I understand her reasoning, but judges 👨🏾⚖️ will overturn this state executive order as it is not a legislative law.
A governor can not enact #GunControl (or even pro gun) rules by themselves—nor should they be able to.
👉🏾 Governor suspends right to carry firearms in public in Albuquerque due to gun violence - ABC News https://abcnews.go.com/US/governor-suspends-carry-firearms-public-albuquerque-due-gun/story?id=103055114
"New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an emergency order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least 30 days"
Florida Republicans loosen gun laws and spend $61.6 million on bulletproof glass for Capitol https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/9/4/2190194/-Florida-Republicans-loosen-gun-laws-and-spend-61-6-million-on-bulletproof-glass-for-Capitol
Despite what Clarence Thomas and other right-wing jurists say, researchers have shown that there was a strong tradition of cities, counties, territories, and states making laws regulating and banning concealed carry and other aspects of gun ownership in the 19th century.
You don’t need to ride a fancy jet or receive luxury handouts to prove Clarence Thomas wrong. You look at the historical record: “[T]he trend is overwhelming: In the 18th and 19th centuries, cities and states were far more concerned with keeping guns out of people’s hands, and away from public spaces, than with guaranteeing a right to bear arms.”
Justin Jones on fire:
"Hundreds of state troopers have been deployed to the state Capitol, not to protect us from the Proud Boys, not to protect us from these fringe gun extremists outside the Capitol with AR-15s, but to stop nonviolent, peaceful protesters saying, 'We want our children to be safe in school'"
"These were mothers dragged out of the committee... because the speaker is so fragile & so afraid of the First Amendment"
@georgetakei 🤔 7 out of 206 sovereign states guaranteeing the right to keep & bear arms is a damn questionable badge of exceptionalism.
Especially, when you're the overall outlier country stuffed with insane 120+ firearms per 100 civilians.
@Free_Press The masses of deaths of shooting victims are owed to the corrupt bribed parliamentary accessories of the American gun industry & their depraved indifference to human life.
Each positive NRA rating is a bribe, supported by Putin's agents.
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@StillIRise1963 White or Aryan supremacy ideology is an expression of depraved indifference to & contempt for human life & humanity. As are (mass) shootings.
Guns don't belong into the hands of domestic extremists & terrorists.
Allowing them to purchase & possess guns means facilitating crimes.
No matter how the 2nd Amendment is interpreted.
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Gun loving Conservative Peter Mackay bailed out by foreign funders to pay off his leadership campaign debts. #CBC reporting completely misses how inappropriate that foreign funding of leadership campaigns is.
Families close to a Nashville fatal school shooting broke down in tears Tuesday after a Tennessee Republican leader ordered state troopers to remove them and others from a legislative hearing room while they waited to testify in favor of gun control measures.
The AP reports: https://flip.it/kfpeku
I understand the problem the US has with guns and I wholeheartedly support the idea of #GunControl
However that seems to be a temporary fix, as you can never control all of the people who decide to do stupid things using guns. They also decide to use cars as weapons and do a number of other unbelievably stupid things.
Long term, there's no way around the problem of producing incredibly stupid people. Control just doesn't scale, it's a battle lost. You only win making everybody less stupid.
In America, a student shooting a teacher is a "workplace incident" and thus is only entitled to workers comp, nothing else.
That's how normalised school shootings are now.
Agreed. I want to see every single firearm on Earth melted down for scrap metal.
US sets a grim milestone with new record for the deadliest six months of mass killings - our addiction to guns is costing us our children, family and friends. It’s long past time for sensible gun controls. I speak as a rural American gun owner. I keep a rifle and shotgun behind two locks in a gun case to protect my stock animals from predators, I don’t need a semi-automatic machine gun, and I don’t understand why anyone would. #GunViolence #GunControl https://apnews.com/article/0174103c37756fe4d247fd15cd3bc009
In Cook County (#Chicago), "there are about 731,000 [gun permit] holders. Of those, more than 37,000 have been revoked. Of those revoked, 74%, or roughly 27,000, are non-compliant, meaning they likely to still have their weapons." https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2023/7/7/23787618/domestic-violence-jose-alvarez-chicago-police-seize-weapons-crime ht @socprof
#gunviolence #guncontrol #familyviolence
My niece & her two little boys were at the July 4th shooting last year in highland park Illinois. Another negative & tragic association with crowds, guns & events. They were there to attend the parade that I used to go to growing up. And they are still heading from the trauma. WHEN OH WHEN will our legislators get the spines needed to do real gun control?. #HighlandPark #guncontrol #4thofjuly
A good point well made by the mayor of Baltimore just now: someone could take my phone from me but it would be useless as it has biometric security. If I was carrying a gun then that same person could that gun off me and kill me with it with no problem.
It’s a nonsense that phones are more secure than lethal weapons.
It seems like a long shot, but California Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing a 28th Amendment for gun control in the U.S. Constitution.
The governor told Politico: "We’re sick of being on the defense and throwing up our hands. We want to go on the offense and be for something and build a movement that’s bottom up, not top down.”
"every society has always had turmoil in it. What no other society has had is 425 million guns and this culture, on the right, that tells young men that to be real young men, they must purchase an AR-15 and go out and solve their problems"