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I stand against hate-fueled gun violence. And I stand against loopholes in laws in Virginia and across the country that allow hate groups to openly carry military-style rifles.

We as a country must stand against open carry. We can't accept that white supremacists and other hate groups can bring military-style rifles to rallies to intimidate people. We can't accept open carry as a tactic to intimidate people in our communities.

Open carry is dangerous. Law enforcement opposes it. I oppose it.

I stand with Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in supporting efforts to end hate-fueled gun violence and intimidation, and oppose open carry across the country.

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When seconds count remember that the police are minutes or longer away.
That's why #banallguns and #graballguns are stupid ideas.

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"What better way for Brady to play up the martyr angle for the Phillipses than by decrying the gun dealer who “bankrupted” them for wanting said dealer to take some “responsibility” for their actions?"

I wonder how many people recognize the ironic humor in this statement. An online gun store sold a person ammunition. Said person goes out and commits murder, and Brady wants them to take responsibility for their part in his actions (because that's how it works with every product someone misuses, blame the manufacturers and retailers, right?)

On the other hand, Brady directly influenced this couple to file a lawsuit they knew would go nowhere, but are conspicuously silent when it comes to taking responsibility in their direct role in screwing up this couple's lives. This is about as hypocritical as it gets...

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Why even fuck around and pull this shit in a constitutional carry state?

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First, it’s just a fact that for the vast majority of people, the instant they start carrying a gun is the instant they change their relationship with the state. No longer are they a protectee. They’re suddenly and substantially less dependent. They become a protector — of themselves and others — and that transition has a powerful psychological effect. It grants them greater security in their home, and it grants them greater freedom in their community. For many people, it gives them freedom from fear.
Along with the independence, I’ve seen a measurable increase in personal courage. Most people who carry guns also think through scenarios where they’d be required to use that weapon. They’ll discuss tactics with instructors, practice using their weapon at the range, and they’ll talk about troublesome scenarios with friends. Along the way, their mindset changes. They often subtly change from a person who can protect others to a person who will protect others, from a person who will run from danger to a person who will run to danger. A sense of resolve sets in, and the armed citizen actually feels a greater connection with those around him. He’s aware, alert, and ready. Not alarmed. Not frightened. But calmly confident.


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NRA TV

via @RJ "Kanjii" & +Mark Gross

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Fact: In the first 24 days of 2015, police in the US fatally shot more people than police did in England and Wales, combined, over the past 24 years. (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/09/the-counted-police-killings-us-vs-other-countries)

Did U.S.'s gun culture contribute to this?

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