gun safety

The split in America is less about politics than—it is—politics becoming our lives. It is more about party alliances and tribal wars. It has reached such a crescendo that in January of 2021, it morphed into an armed insurrection at the nation’s citadel. Many seem incapable of allowing common sense...

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  • September 26, 2022

From that moment in November of 1969, when former President Richard Nixon asked for a “silent majority” to support his ‘Vietnamization’ effort, utilizing the peace with honor strategy; America’s shotgun wedding to the GOP marriage of silent loyalty and moral obedience was consummated. Between the Nixon and Reagan administrations, Republicans...

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  • August 13, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal’s (D. CT) re-election campaign: Last week, horrid gun violence once again ripped through our communities and senselessly took more innocent lives. After each deadly shooting in this country, my Republican colleagues offer “thoughts and prayers” – then turn around and obstruct...

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  • April 22, 2021

That is one line that jumped out at me from this Washington Post opinion piece by Jennifer Rubin that describe Joe Biden as “Distinguished ol of the week” while pointing out that “No progress was possible without Biden”. I  am taking time from planning, writing tests, and grading papers for...

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  • March 14, 2021

Fucking idiot: The Florida senator once again found himself in Twitter-roasting territory on Wednesday with his misguided tweet blaming the media for the rise of QAnon-sympathizer Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) within the GOP — conveniently ignoring his own history of enabling former President Trump to run wild with false...

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  • February 4, 2021

I have wondered where General Honore is with his investigation on security.  I believe there is going to be a clean up because I believe Honore takes this job seriously.   His job.  Right Now is to look into the failed situation on Jan 6th and it should never happen again. ...

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  • January 29, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Virginia: Former governor Terry McAuliffe has released his plan for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, focusing on parole, marijuana legalization and the restoration of voting rights. The Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth prioritizes rehabilitation and second chances, fighting to achieve justice in...

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  • January 25, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former U.S. Representative and wife of U.S. Senator Mark Kelly (D. AZ), Gabrielle Giffords’ (D. AZ) PAC, Giffords PAC: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) We have some good and bad news to share with you today. Do you have a...

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  • December 9, 2020

I cover a lot of U.S. Senate races and I really try to keep a focus on the ones that are the closest so I tend to overlook some races. I’m not worried about the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race but I decided to do some digging on U.S. Senator...

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  • October 8, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s (D. OR) U.S. Senate campaign: Here's the cold, hard truth: even if a blue wave gives us control of the Senate in November, Mitch McConnell will be in charge. He won't be majority leader anymore, but he'll have an absolute veto...

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  • August 25, 2020

I like Mike Bloomberg again: The political arm of an anti-gun-violence group cofounded by the billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg says it will spend at least $1 million to help Democrats try to gain control of the Pennsylvania legislature in the November elections. Everytown for Gun Safety Victory...

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  • July 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Giffords PAC: This is the year we will elect a gun safety majority in the United States Senate. When elected, our majority will take historic action to make our country safer. So this summer, we're going on the road—virtually—to rally voters around background checks ahead...

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  • July 14, 2020

Received this e-mail this week from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D. OR) in support of Mark Kelly (D. AZ), John Hickenlooper (D. CO), Sara Gideon (D. ME) and Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaigns: Four. That's the number of Senate seats Democrats need to win to take back the...

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  • July 12, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ (D. MI) re-election campaign: Sen. Gary Peters (D. MI) For years, we’ve looked to our leaders in Washington to protect our communities — asking them to have the courage to act not...

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  • June 23, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from the Giffords PAC in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: We are proud to endorse Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath who is running for US Senate in Kentucky against Mitch McConnell. Amy McGrath is a veteran and public servant who has spent her...

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  • June 18, 2020

So this is an actual thing:   “Listen Hellboy.” So began one of the weirdest episodes in what has been one of the weirdest years in politics, well, ever. The author of those words was none other than Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was responding to a tweet from...

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  • June 16, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland father, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the Brady PAC in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Joe Biden It’s Fred Guttenberg. On June 5th, Joe Biden formally became the Democratic Presidential Nominee. It may not have been the biggest news in the...

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  • June 12, 2020

From The Huffington Post: After backing Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2014, the political arm of the major gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Tuesday that it’s endorsing one of her Democratic challengers in this year’s Maine Senate race. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, one of...

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  • June 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a roadblock to progress in the Senate, refusing to do anything more to help workers and communities during this current crisis. My friend Amy...

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  • May 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D. MD) in support of John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: John Hickenlooper (D. CO) I’m reaching out today to ask you to support John Hickenlooper for Senate in his race against Cory Gardner, who Politico called “Republicans' most vulnerable Senate...

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  • May 27, 2020

Received this e-mail this week from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: MJ Hegar (D. TX) I’m proud to endorse MJ Hegar, and I want to tell you exactly why: MJ believes we need big, structural change...

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  • May 21, 2020

Received this e-mail from former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D. AZ) group, Giffords PAC, in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: We are proud to endorse Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath who is running for US Senate in Kentucky against Mitch McConnell. Amy McGrath is a veteran and public servant who has spent her...

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  • May 21, 2020

I know I touched upon this in a diary last week but I’m happy that Eleanor Clift at The Daily Beast brought this up today: Texas Senator John Cornyn voted 20 times to do away with Obamacare, but says that the “good news” for the millions of people who lost...

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  • May 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D. MN), in support of Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: Theresa Greenfield (D. MN) If we want to make progress on the issues that matter most and put the country back on the path to progress,...

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  • May 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of Veteran & Military Attorney James Mackler’s (D. TN) U.S. Senate campaign: James Mackler (D. TN) I'm proud that Giffords PAC has endorsed James Mackler. He is a proven champion on gun safety and we must help...

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  • May 12, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D. AZ) in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) I'm proud to announce that Giffords PAC has endorsed Jaime Harrison for Senate in South Carolina. He is a proven champion on gun safety, and...

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  • May 11, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland Father and activist, Fred Guttenberg on behalf of Brady PAC in support of MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: MJ Hegar (D. TX) My name is Fred and losing my daughter Jaime at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida changed my life...

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  • May 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Giffords PAC: We are excited to rollout more endorsements this morning of some real Senate champions! Chris Coons, Dick Durbin, Gary Peters, Tina Smith, Jeanne Shaheen and Cory Booker are all fearless allies on the frontlines of the gun safety movement. These senators are gun...

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  • May 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D. IN), in support of former Governor John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: John Hickenlooper (D. CO) Hello, For too long, the workings of our government have been captured, with corporate interests and the power politics...

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  • April 28, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland father and activist, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the Brady PAC, in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Cal Cunningham (D. NC) When my daughter Jaime was killed in the Parkland school shooting, I made a promise to myself that I would...

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  • April 27, 2020

Received this e-mail from the Giffords PAC in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) campaign: We’re excited to announce that we just endorsed another gun safety candidate running for U.S. Senate: Jaime Harrison in South Carolina! Jaime Harrison’s commitment to commonsense gun safety is personal. He lost his friend Clem and 8 others when...

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  • April 25, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D. WI) in support of John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: John Hickenlooper (D. CO) Earlier this month, Wisconsinites were forced to make an impossible choice between their health and their right to vote in the middle of this pandemic. It...

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  • April 25, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland Father and activist, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the Brady PAC in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) My name is Fred and losing my daughter Jaime at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida changed my...

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  • April 24, 2020

The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin has a new piece out that highlights how certain U.S. Senate races are shaping up to put Moscow Mitch’s GOP majority in danger: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), whose pusillanimity has become comic (e.g., she finds President Trump’s conduct during the pandemic “very uneven”), now has an approval rating of...

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  • April 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Parkland father, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the. Brady. PAC in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: My name is Fred and my daughter Jaime was one of the 17 people killed at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. Because of what happened...

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  • April 17, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Gabby Giffords PAC in support of Cal Cunningham (D. NC). and Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) campaigns: We’re excited to announce that we just endorsed two gun safety candidates running for U.S. Senate: Cal Cunningham in North Carolina and Theresa Greenfield in Iowa! These two candidates are...

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  • April 11, 2020

Fucking idiot: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) deemed a potential national shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic an “overreaction” on Thursday. An increasing number of public health experts have recommended residents be ordered to stay home in an effort to help contain the rapid U.S. spread of the virus. Cornyn argued...

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  • April 4, 2020

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  • April 2, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY): Friends, I'm proud to share Off the Sidelines' next round of endorsements: A group of game-changing women who are leaders in their communities, in their states, and in the halls of Congress. I hope you’ll take the time to get...

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  • March 27, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D. NH) and Tina Smith’s (D. MN) re-election campaigns: If you care about taking back the Senate, Nicholas, here are the three things you need to know today: Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and...

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  • March 26, 2020

Fox News’s Lou Dobbs may be attacking the CDC because it’s doing CYA with its recent COVID-19 plan being honest about the 18 month estimate of time for the pandemic to run its course. Trump needs someone to take the blame for his months-long dithering that is keeping the potential death toll high....

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  • March 19, 2020

All day today I’ve been getting from several Democrats in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign. Starting with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY): Governor Steve Bullock just announced he’s running for Senate in Montana! Remember, Democrats need to net just four Senate seats to take back the...

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  • March 10, 2020

Colorado’s 4th congressional district seems to be in good hands as Ken Buck (R) selfies a cosplay SYG in his DC office, practicing negligent gun safety by pointing it at his poor intern. x .@RepKenBuck, had I seen this yesterday when in DC I gladly would have. My daughter died...

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  • March 6, 2020

Received this e-mail just now from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: x YouTube Video Imagine a revolutionary army following a fearless leader into battle…up a mountain…and falling over a cliff. In last night’s debate, Elizabeth Warren said clearly, “Bernie and I agree on a lot of things, but I think...

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  • February 27, 2020

I know I’ve written about it a lot but it’s still my top issue and while tonight’s debate was horribly moderated, but Pod Save America said it best about tonight’s debate: x Warren is right on the filibuster. #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/scUy3EwdIc— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) February 26, 2020 I’m very happy...

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  • February 26, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D. HI) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: Folks, Multiple independent polls show Democrat Mark Kelly pulling ahead of GOP Senator Martha McSally in Arizona — he has a real shot at flipping this seat! Republicans are...

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  • February 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former State Senator, Gubernatorial candidate and grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, Jason Carter (D. GA), in support of former Columbus Mayor, Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA), U.S. Senate campaign: Georgia’s next United States senator isn’t going to be taking an easy job. Once renowned as...

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  • January 23, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: It’s not enough to elect a Democratic president and hold our House majority in 2020. The future of everything we care about—the Supreme Court, women’s reproductive freedoms, gun safety,...

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  • January 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: Amy McGrath (D. KY) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has chosen special interests over the interests of Americans. McConnell would rather fill his war chest with money from Wall Street,...

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  • January 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D. OR) in support of Jennifer Bollier’s (D. KS) U.S. Senate campaign: In the last year alone, the House of Representatives passed more than 400 bills. Bills that put voters first, tighten consumer protection loopholes, fund our public schools, enhance gun...

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  • January 13, 2020
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