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Two years ago, a six-year-old, a 13-year-old, and a 25-year-old were killed at a garlic festival in Gilroy, CA. The gun was illegally trafficked from out of state. Thoughts and prayers won’t stop the next shooting. Stronger gun laws *nationwide* will.
Nine years ago, 12 people were killed and 70 were injured in a shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Our hearts are with the victims’ families and the survivors of this tragedy. We must always fight for a future free from gun violence. #HonorWithAction
Tragically, Markeis is not the only innocent victim of Stand Your Ground laws. This NRA-backed policy is too often used to justify racist murders and predominantly affects Black men. Take a few minutes to learn about the dangers of Stand Your Ground 👇
3 years ago, Markeis McGlockton was shot and killed after being confronted in a parking lot. His killer walked free for weeks because of Florida's Stand Your Ground law. These laws promote racist violence under the guise of self-defense. We should abolish them nationwide.
The shooting near Nationals stadium has grabbed headlines, but a 6-year-old girl was killed while riding a scooter in DC the night before. So many tragic shootings happen daily in cities nationwide and don't get the same coverage. Nyiah Courtney deserves our outrage—and action.
37 years ago today, 21 people were shot and killed, including an eight-month-old, and 19 were injured at a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, CA. It was the deadliest mass shooting in US history at the time. Gun violence has traumatized our country for decades. It’s time to end it.
Eric Garner should be alive today. But seven years ago, he was killed in a chokehold after repeating “I can’t breathe” 11 times. We must honor his legacy by working to build a world free of racism and police violence.
If it feels like public mass shootings are getting worse, that’s because they are. New analysis from @RockefellerInst and @jschildkraut80 shows that 22% of all public mass shootings from 1966-2020 happened in the last four years. Learn more: https://t.co/4OiZBTSM78
How did the NRA become a group that protects guns over people? The new film @TPOFmovie speaks to gun safety advocates, including @GabbyGiffords, on the gun lobby’s corrupt trajectory. Find a showing near you: https://t.co/NDDAD0xeuC
The NRA is trying to smear @POTUS's nominee for ATF director—we can’t let them win. With the Senate set to vote soon, the time is NOW to tell your senators to vote YES to #ConfirmChipman. Text CHIPMAN to 34131 to be connected.
The Senate will vote to confirm David Chipman as ATF director any day. As an ATF agent for 25 years, there is simply no one better equipped to lead the ATF. Text CHIPMAN to 34131 to tell your senators to #ConfirmChipman.
David Chipman has spent his life serving the public, combating violent crime, and striving to make our nation safer. He’s the strongest nominee for ATF Director the agency has ever had. Text CHIPMAN to 34131 to tell your senators to #ConfirmChipman.
Who is David Chipman—@POTUS's pick for ATF Director? ✅ 25-year ATF special agent ✅ Gun owner & explosives specialist ✅ National expert on gun safety It’s time to confirm the most qualified nominee in ATF history. Text CHIPMAN to 34131 & urge your senators to #ConfirmChipman.
Gun owner. Father. Lifelong public servant. Retired ATF agents and public safety leaders know that David Chipman is *the* most qualified person to be ATF Director and are urging the Senate to #ConfirmChipman. Text CHIPMAN to 34131 to take action ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Five years ago today, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer in Minnesota while his girlfriend and her young daughter watched. For five years, his family and community have had to mourn a man and loved one who should be alive.
“There is a political consequence for some of these senators if they continue to listen to the gun lobby.” @DebbieforFL is right: With gun violence on the rise, voters want to see their leaders take action. If they don’t make change, we’ll change our leaders.
“The NRA has driven our country to the edge of civil war.” Like most gun owners, @RyanDBusse is fed up with the NRA’s dangerous polarization of our country. We’re proud to have him on the Giffords team, fighting to save American lives.
BIG NEWS: New Jersey's new budget includes $10M for lifesaving community violence intervention initiatives. From the entire team at Giffords—thank you @GovMurphy, @SenatorLorettaW & @LouGreenwald for your leadership and commitment to preventing gun violence! (Photo: Jan. 2020)
David Chipman is committed to enforcing our nation's gun laws and holding corrupt gun dealers accountable. That’s why the gun lobby is scrambling to block his confirmation as ATF Director. Don’t let them. Text CHIPMAN to 34131 to call your senators—tell them to #ConfirmChipman.