Preston MacDougall
3 days ago

When #MAGA cult members who are highly likely to vote in the #Republican primary for #POTUS are asked if they would support a #Nepobaby candidate who spent lavishly on drugs and prostitutes, and was indicted for #TaxEvasion and violating #GunLaws , 💯% said “Yes!”, but immediately changed their mind when they learned his name is #HunterBiden. 🤷🏻‍♂️

6 days ago

It's not about #socialism, it's not about #equalRights, it's not about #GunLaws, it's about #FASCISM We either vote for the old guy or we forget about voting again.
Treason has not been addressed. Our Constitution has not been defended. VOTE LIKE OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT

Bill Kimler for SC House 13
4 weeks ago

"One of the forms Card filled out included yes/no questions he had to complete. One asked ... if he’d ever been “adjudicated as a mental defective OR . . . ever been committed to a mental institution?” Card indicated that he had; over the summer he’d spent two weeks in a facility after claiming to hear voices."

But what if he had checked "No"? It's unclear.

#gunlaws #gunregulations #gunsense
The loophole in efforts to block gun sales to the mentally ill

Maude Nificent
1 month ago

thank you for another great thread

Linux Is Best
1 month ago

Maine shooting suspect Robert Card found dead after 2-day manhunt.

But the laws that allowed a crazy person to buy and own guns are still out there.

#Maine #RobertCard #Guns #America #USA #GunLaws

2 months ago

#Maine congressman #JaredGolden, a #Democrat who was #conservative on #GunLaws, at a press conference on the #Lewiston #MassShooting just said he is changing his position to now #BanAssaultWeapons . He said he’ll use his remaining time in #Congress doing so.

#Republican Sen #SusanCollins, was asked directly if she’d do the same, she declined. She would only speak on #HighCapacityMagazines.

Maine congressman Jared Golden
Preston MacDougall
2 months ago

When the children of #ammosexuals play contact sports like football 🏈, this is what eventually happens 👉

Parent #BrandonWilliams of Greenbrier, #Tennessee has been arrested, and the entire season of his son’s team has been canceled. 🤷🏻‍♂️

#EnoughIsEnough , enact #CommonSense #GunLaws now!

Melissa Techman
2 months ago

@wfryer for me, retiring a year early had as much to do with #gunlaws as poor pay 😢

The Progressive
2 months ago

"Who Killed Kenzo?" tells a nitty-gritty tale about the fight against gun violence, in which every victory is hard-won and incomplete. Progress is incremental, at best. z #gunviolence #gunlaws

MJ Muse
2 months ago a PR stunt gone terribly wrong, Donald Trump went gun shopping on Monday with Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and asked to buy a Glock pistol on camera—which would have brazenly violated the very same law that recently landed Hunter Biden criminal charges #TrumpisAboveTheLaw #Trumpforlifeinprison #CriminaldefendantTrump #GunLaws

Insane how much investment goes into protecting #US #schools from #gunviolence when the alternative could be so simple: Just toughen the #gunlaws !

I certainly would not feel safe sending my kids into such a military bunker knowing that another shooting could happen any day.

Classroom drawing showing security features to protect school kids from a possible school shooting
EV not Petrol
3 months ago

Bet you he is still allowed to own a gun. #gunlaws #uspol #kansas


Kansas man who shot Black teen Ralph Yarl pleads not guilty

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

#GunControl #GunLaws #gunviolence #Guns #MassShooting

Preston MacDougall
3 months ago

@uspolitics #HunterBiden indicted for violating federal #GunLaws while addicted to drugs, setting a precedent that could send most of the #MAGA cult to prison! 😂

Ogie Ogilthorpe ✅
3 months ago

Listen, I get background checks, training certificates and Red Flag laws. I even understand some of the application process for a CCW.
But to make a list of
sensitive places so long that essentially, every place is off limits. And between the storage of ammunition in the car of ammo being separate from the gun, if there is a problem, the gun owner will never be able to defend themselves. BTW, how does this actually stop criminals?

#guns #gunlaws

Preston MacDougall
3 months ago

#BananaRepublicans in #Tennessee control the Executive Branch and both chambers of the #TNleg , by a supermajority. Governor #BillLee called a Special Session to pass new #GunLaws to protect children after the #CovenantSchoolShooting in #Nashville.

As expected, the #ClownCarousel was a #DoNothing circus. Proving #Republicans care more about #GunRights that children’s lives. 🤷🏻‍♂️

🗳️ 💩 👉 🚽

Cory Doctorow
5 months ago

#5yrsago #Scientology’s $5,000 E-meters are surprisingly well-engineered

#5yrsago Would an armed leftist movement finally provoke sensible #GunLaws in America?

#5yrsago Twitterbot mines #Venmo’s public-by-default transactions and tweets presumably sarcastic drug buys and sexual services

#5yrsago 60 Congressional Democrats form a #MedicareForAll caucus


Poetry News
5 months ago

Philly leaders were quite perturbed
At ghost gun makers they observed
The state's laws they skirted
So a lawsuit was hurried
And the makers found themselves interdicted

#philly #gunlaws #massshooting #lawsuit #limerick #poetry

Preston MacDougall
5 months ago

@raymondpert When the #MassMedia doesn’t report the ‘race’ of the apprehended (not killed) #MassShooter in #Philadelphia , nor that of his murder victims, you automatically KNOW the ‘race’ of BOTH the shooter AND the victims.

“All hate begins as self-hate.” - Dalai Lama

Among other needed #GunLaws , such as national #BackgroundChecks , pass #RedFlagLaws that are STRICTLY enforced - by the #FBI.

Bill Kimler for SC House 13
5 months ago

South Carolina has enhanced penalties for every other crime, except for hate crime. We're only 1 out of 2 states in the country that is like this.

It's nuts!

#SouthCarolina #fentanyl #gunlaws #bondreform #SCPol #HateCrimes

This is just bizarre crazy!

“Investigators believe that at least 500,000 rounds of ammunition were stolen from Cabela’s in less than a year — and that a substantial portion of it was sold to drug dealers and other criminals in #Delaware and #Pennsylvania. Thus far, #Cabela’s has failed to promptly or meaningfully respond to the State’s subpoena.”

#GunControl #GunLaws #gunviolence #Guns

Ron Franke
6 months ago

On "Governor Newsom’s proposed 28th Amendment", #dailykos, the four minor tweaks are a pathetic band aid on a major problem.

A viable 28th amendment:

"Twenty-Eighth Amendment Repeal of Right to Bear Arms
Section 1 Repeal of Second Amendment
The second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed."

This is the same way the 21st amendment repealed prohibition.

#guns #GunControl #GunSafety #GunLaws #secondamendment #democrats #gavinnewsom

Tiesa Meskis
6 months ago

Can we #agree that the #pattern and common denominator here is #guns ?

How many #innocent people would still be #alive if we had stricter #GunLaws?

This needs to stop and that begins with #regulating #GunOwnership

Σειληνός (Seilēnós)
7 months ago

Man arrested at McLean, Va., preschool had AK-47 in his car, police say. Officers arrested Eric Sandow, 32, of Florida, and charged him with felony possession of a firearm on the property of Dolley Madison Preschool.

Predictably, Republican lawmakers will react by making open carry legal on the grounds of preschools. #guncontol #gunlaws #republicanswantyoudead

With a governing trifecta and budget surplus in #Minnesota, #Democrats and Gov. Walz have passed a laundry list of priorities mirroring similar efforts by #Biden and Dems on a national level.

They’ve codified #abortion rights, legalized #marijuana, passed stricter #gunlaws, enacted statewide #paidleave, boosted funding for #schools, human services, the environment & housing, allocated billions for #infrastructure projects… and initiated rebates for low-income taxpayers.

Adrian Morales
7 months ago

"If we really wanted to keep kids in the United States safe, we wouldn’t be talking about books. We would be talking about guns."

-- Juno Dawson, author of This Book Is Gay, the 9th most banned book in the U.S.

#GunViolence #GunLaws #GunLawsSaveLives #BookBan #SocialMedia #ThisBookIsGay #Thursday #Mastodon #Fediverse

David Ano
7 months ago

🧵 3/4
Furthermore, this #Texas #legislation will not go far as it probably will not make it for a vote on the House floor, let alone getting to the state Senate or Governors desk. Texas has some of the most lax #GunLaws. You don't have to pass a background check to buy a gun, it's legal to carry a concealed weapon without a permit, and there are no laws to prevent most people convicted of domestic abuse from possessing a #firearm.

#news #politics #guncontrol #guncontrolnow #AssaultRifles #AR15

David Ano
7 months ago

🧵 1/4
#News: There was cheering during a #Texas House committee meeting this week in Austin. Two Republicans broke with their colleagues and voted with Democrats to advance a bill to raise the minimum age to buy #AR15-style rifles from 18 to 21.

#news #politics #guncontrol #guncontrolnow #AssaultRifles #legislation #gunlaws

@davidshq @PBruce @blingoali

Earlier today there was a post on Masscusetts #gunlaws which are stricter than other states, which apparently has led to a reduction in #gunviolence....

Dave Rahardja
7 months ago

What a beautiful #infographic: the stronger the gun laws, the smaller the gun violence rate. Simple. Readable. Elegant.

#dataViz #dataIsBeautiful #gunViolence #gunLaws #guns

CareFlag She/Her
7 months ago

@lednabm Dem House last session passed #EthansLaw for Safe Gun Storage, but U.S. Senate apparently thought it too extreme to discuss and vote on. Senators from Arizona are silent and not representative of constituents. #GunViolenceEpidemic #Gunlaws

Juggling With Eggs
8 months ago

This is reported as a case of he said/she said - but if you used a handgun at a teenager’s car with them in it when delivering groceries in the UK, I think there would be a case to answer:

a) handguns are banned - carrying a gun for self defence is illegal
b) criminal damage to car

The gun would certainly not be handed straight back to the shooter and they would not retain their anonymity.


“Alabama has no state law that restricts or defines ‘assault weapons’ or ‘large capacity magazines’ and doesn't regulate machine guns as a class of firearm.” #alabama #guns #gunlaws #dadeville #massshoting

8 months ago

What I don’t understand is why police associations across the country aren’t begging for stricter gun laws like the rest of us. Do they like responding to all these shootings? Is there anyone or anything that could possibly get through to Republicans that this country doesn’t want an open carry, shoot ‘em up world? How many ways do we have to beg?
#kentucky #gunlaws #stoptheguns

8 months ago

“The world of politics experienced a collective shock…as #Tennessee Republicans #expelled two young, Black, Democratic House members for protesting #GunLaws on the chamber floor... But…the place has been defined by partisan vitriol…scandal, racism & …pettiness…. The…expulsion over decorum rules took place in a chamber where a GOP member, for years, rang a cowbell every day of session as a raucous, attention-grabbing substitute for applause.” I Natalie Allison, Politico

The European Network
9 months ago

Gun laws in Germany, where weapon ownership is among the highest in Europe, could be tightened after last week’s mass shooting in which seven people, including an unborn child, were killed in a Jehovah’s Witness hall.

The attack has thrown up the perennial question of whether the various parts of the country’s federal system are working together, and strengthened the hand of those in the governing coalition who are seeking stronger gun controls.

#Germany #GunLaws

Zhi Zhu 🕸️
10 months ago


Abbott & TX GOP have LOOSENED gun laws after school shootings/mass shootings:

“Seven of the deadliest mass shootings in the history of the US happened in the past decade.

And four of those shootings, including the Uvalde shooting, happened in Texas."

#Texas #GOP #GunViolence #GunLaws #Meme

Meme with the text:

Every time there is a school shooting, the GOP immediately goes into overdrive to protect...

The Guns.

GOP policy enables mass shootings.

GOP policy kills our children.

GOP: Guns Over People

[Includes the image of a red, white and blue GOP elephant holding an automatic rifle in its trunk.]
The Conversation U.S.
10 months ago

California’s strict gun laws have worked to give the state a 40% lower per capita death rate than the national average.

We hear a lot more about mass shootings than about the far more deadly daily toll of guns in homicides, suicides and accidental shootings. Politicians respond with proposals like an assault weapons ban.

Reframing the gun debate to look at what really does work might lead to more effective lawmaking.

#GunControl #GunLaws #SOTU #MassShootings #News

@Jaden2 what saddens me is reading this from you.

18 years old and representing the new/next #generation of #leaders and it sounds as if you've lost all hope.

Not that I disagree mind you, I have little hope in #Australia #politically speaking because there's no one to teach kids #critical #thinking which I'm #assuming is an issue for you guys as well.

I hope you find something to trust in and #believe in and offer to others as some sort of hope for the future but until #guns are not available to every moron with a bone to pick, I feel your pain.

#MontereyPark #GunViolence #GunLaws

11 months ago

I had a weird argument with an American on Twitter who couldn't understand why I didn't need guns to 'protect myself'.
Protect myself from what?
I couldn't think of a single scenario where a gun might be useful!

I watched a true-crime documentary about a deranged teenager who had been reported to Police 18 times already, and who had threatened to kill his grandparents. He ended up shooting them both.
But he was able to use the rifle and ammo because his grandfather stored them openly in the garage.
With such a violent teen living in the house WHY not at the very least store the guns securely?? Crazy!

#GunViolence #GunLaws

Anne Fisher
11 months ago

I thibk it's hard for folks to see how other countries handle their laws.

We see other nations like New Zealand change their #GunLaws & end #MassShootings shootings almost overnight. Decades later, we haven't seen any changes to our slaughters.

Or nations like #Brazil , who moved quickly to sue #Bolsanoro & friends for damages to their buildings. Over 1K of their rioters were arrested the same day. We had to hunt ours down, cases are still pending, Trump is not charged.

🔞Autumn Rainn🔞 
11 months ago

"People Can Now Carry Guns Without A License In Half Of America's States."

#USGunLaws #AmericanGunLaws #Guns #GunLaws

The Conversation U.S.
1 year ago

President Biden is again calling for a federal ban on assault weapons, after a year of deadly mass shootings.

There was one from 1994-2004, and research shows, it worked.

"We calculated that the risk of a person in the U.S. dying in a mass shooting was 70% lower during the period in which the assault weapons ban was active."
#GunLaws #GunControl #News

Mass shooting deaths in the US from 1981 to 2017 - a chart.
The lines are much lower from 1994-2004, when the ban was in place. Chart: The Conversation, CC-BY-ND * Source: DiMaggio et al.
The Conversation U.S.
1 year ago

Research shows that removing guns from violent abusers saves lives.

But a law doing just that has been ruled unconstitutional, using the originalist logic of a SCOTUS decision earlier this year -- since in 1789, there was no tradition of laws protecting wives from their husbands.
#GunLaws #SCOTUS #DomesticAbuse #History #Originalism


If they cop our guns only cops will have guns.

Best breakdown on #guns #guncontrol #gunlaws #mass shooting on the web.. Yeah, by a self-identified "butch" don't discount this.

An explanation I gave a while back as to why gun statistics generally favor the fact that less restrictive gun laws means fewer violence and homicides.

I basically explain why the typical argument of "countries with more guns have more violence" is inherently anti-scientific as it violates fundamental statistical analysis good practices. Instead we would use statistical causality tests for this, not correlation tests. When we actually look at the data from that perspective it generally shows that countries with less restrictive gun laws effectively lowers a nations homicide and violent crime rates.

Reattached the graphs from that post, but best to click the link to the original post where I go into more detail (the graphs are there as well).

#Guns #GunLaws #GunRights


Just as correlation isnt how statisticians test for causation with regards to showing guns have a negative effect we cant use it to show a positive effect either.

So while your counter examples do hint at the fact that the correlation isnt implying causation it is mostly just bad statistical reasoning in the same way trinsec's assertion is.

What you need to argue statistical causality formally is a causation test, the most common and simple of these being the Granger Causality Test.

A causality test does not lot, and should not, compare absolute numbers in the way both of you are doing. What they look at is how a change in the theorized causative property (in this case the strictness of gun laws) is **followed by** a change in the observed property (in this case homicides, deaths, rape cases, or generally violent crimes)... If we find that a change in one often leads to a change in the other in the months that follow (how long into the future you look is important) then you can show causation.

In fact I have previously discussed this very topic with @hansw and you can find my explanation of Granger Causality here as it applies to guns along with some examples of it being demonstrated in several major countries that had changes in gun policy. The evidence is strong that stricter gun policies lead to more homicide and violence. I've attached the images from that post here all of which show examples of Granger Causality demonstrating a causative link between stricter gun laws and more homicide/violence.

#Guns #GunLaws #GunRights

@mur2501 @trinsec