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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 8h
Replying to @MomsDemand @Everytown
, the grassroots arms of , is fiercely and fearlessly taking on the most powerful lobby this nation has ever seen – and we are winning. Don’t let anyone tell you that’s not true. Be angry, but stay hopeful.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @shannonrwatts
From suicides to domestic gun violence to police shootings to shootings motivated by hate - it is all gun violence and we can make it stop. Mothers won’t allow the senseless deaths of Americans – including the 26 educators and elementary students at – to be in vain.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @MomsDemand
Nearly 100 Americans are shot and killed every day, and hundreds more are injured. This is a crisis no other developed nation faces. Stopping gun violence in our urban centers and in rural outposts, and everywhere in between, has become 's mission.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @Everytown @NRA
That work is paying off. In the midterms, 3,000 Democrat and Republican candidates wanted our gun sense distinction. Of the 196 candidates endorsed, 150 won. And we didn’t just outspend the , our hundreds of thousands of volunteers outmaneuvered them on the ground.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @MomsDemand @NRA
Six years ago, after the horrific, senseless, preventable shooting at , began fiercely and fearlessly taking on the most powerful lobby this nation has ever seen – and we are winning. We have become the David to the ’s Goliath.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @shannonrwatts
We’re also teaching Americans about responsible gun storage to help protect children from unintentional shootings and gun suicide through . We’ve given thousands of presentations and partnered with the PTA and other organizations.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @TOMS
And we're changing our culture by working with companies like Trader Joes, Target, Starbucks, Dicks, Walmart and Chipotle to have reasonable gun policies. This year, joined the movement and is already helping to grow support for gun safety.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @NRA
Not to mention the fact that we’ve prevented the from passing their two priority pieces of federal legislation since 2016: concealed carry reciprocity and deregulating silencers. Despite the fact that there was a Republican President and Congress.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @NRA @MomsDemand
And don’t forget defense. We’ve killed killed thousands of -supported bills to force guns on campus and in K-12 schools, to expand Stand Your Ground, and to dismantle permitting systems. has a 90% track record each year of beating back bad bills across the US.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @shannonrwatts
In fact, 2018 was our strongest year yet: we helped pass stronger gun laws in 20 states - nine of which were signed into law by Republican governors.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @shannonrwatts
We've passed bills to strengthen our background check system, gun owner training requirements, Red Flag Laws, bump stock prohibitions, safe gun storage requirements, and on and on.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @shannonrwatts
We’ve also worked hard to pass laws in 28 states - red and blue - that keep guns away from domestic abusers. Just a couple of months ago, we passed one in Pennsylvania. We won’t rest until every state protects women and children - the main victims - from domestic gun violence.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @MomsDemand
. was formed the day after and we’ve helped pass background checks in eight states, bringing the total to 20. Over 50% of Americans now live in states requiring a background check on every gun sale.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Every year, I reject this cynical, hopeless, inaccurate tweet. So much has happened since .
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Shannon Watts 3h
I’m about to go live to talk to on Instagram. Follow us: @ shannonrwatts and @ jessicayellin
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Shannon Watts 3h
Replying to @LandonHall @marincogan
We’d been working on this for over two years by then, and had already had many successes.
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Preet Bharara 5h
Thank you for what you and have accomplished and inspired. Sad anniversary of one of the saddest days ever but hope is alive.
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Shannon Watts 8h
Replying to @TaylorMaxw
“There was this structure we had built that could take in all of that anger and heartbreak and make it into action and put it into passing laws,”
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Shannon Watts 8h
“When Parkland happened, , the grass-roots arm of Everytown, had a chapter in every state. The group’s volunteer numbers then tripled and they organized in favor of reform and against permitless carry. All permitless carry bills were defeated.”
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Shannon Watts 4h
Unbelievable that a gun saleswoman would retweet misinformation from a felon on the anniversary while tweeting nothing about the 6 year commemoration of the murders at Sandy Hook - murders carried out with a semiautomatic rifle.
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