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Shannon Watts
Founder of , grassroots army of fighting to end gun violence. Working to elect women. Rated Fx by the NRA since 2012. Book out May 2019.
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Shannon Watts 7m
Add Dairy Queen to the list of places you might be shot at in America. *( allows guns and open carry inside its stores)*
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Federal laws are needed to strengthen the system that was built 25 years ago. This case is a perfect example of why we need to (and other gun safety laws that are proven to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people).
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Five years later on February 15, 2019, he committed a mass shooting, and within minutes, gun lobbyists were citing the shooting as evidence that we should not update the background checks system and implement other sensible gun safety policies.
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They’re not required to do so by Illinois law. Do you agree that the confiscation of guns from convicted criminals should be mandatory, ? No, you don’t.
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The background check worked! Yay. This is what the system is supposed to do.
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The has hobbled law enforcement by leading the effort to make it optional for local courts, police departments and states to submit background information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
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Illinois FOID based on conviction records from within the PAST FIVE YEARS - in this case, the aggravated assault in Mississippi in the 90s.
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The gunman who killed five people in his workplace after he was fired never should have been able to buy a gun. He was a felon, and as such, a legally prohibited gun purchaser.
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For all those lobbyists downplaying the tragedy in and resisting expanding a system that has blocked over 3.5 million gun sales to felons, domestic abusers, and other people who aren’t allowed to have guns under existing law, please consider the .
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New report: Before a gunman fatally shot two women at a Tallahassee yoga studio, the FBI received a tip that his website included songs about the rape and torture of women. Every nation is home to misogynists. Only America gives them easy access to guns.
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A background check is what ultimately stopped this felon from having a FOID card, but no Illinois law required police to then confiscate his guns. Dana, will the support that law?
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Just another day in america: An armed domestic abuser in Mississippi shot and killed four people after a 12-hour hostage standoff with police.
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., whose brother was murdered by a gunman with a grudge and easy access to guns at The Capital newspaper in Maryland last year: “I assure you reporters and editors aren’t ‘enemies of the people.’ My brother wasn’t, either.”
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THEY DID IT!!! Nevada volunteers - who have been working on background checks legislation in the state since 2013 - stood with Gov. on Friday as he signed the into law. Nevada is the 20th state to .
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Barbara Bailey 11h
4 dead after Mississippi hostage standoff, shooting
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Shannon Watts 12h
Replying to @shannonrwatts
Federal laws are needed to strengthen the system that was built 25 years ago. This case is a perfect example of why we need to (and other gun safety laws that are proven to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people).
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Shannon Watts 12h
Replying to @shannonrwatts
Five years later on February 15, 2019, he committed a mass shooting, and within minutes, gun lobbyists were citing the shooting as evidence that we should not update the background checks system and implement other sensible gun safety policies.
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Shannon Watts 12h
Replying to @NRA
They’re not required to do so by Illinois law. Do you agree that the confiscation of guns from convicted criminals should be mandatory, ? No, you don’t.
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Shannon Watts 12h
Replying to @shannonrwatts
The background check worked! Yay. This is what the system is supposed to do.
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Shannon Watts 12h
Replying to @NRA
The has hobbled law enforcement by leading the effort to make it optional for local courts, police departments and states to submit background information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
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