Top Republicans make pathetic excuse for white terror

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Today’s Action: Prevent gun violence at the state level

Today’s Top Stories:

Top Republicans offer the worst talking points for the outbreak of domestic terrorism

Trying to protect Trump from blame for his hateful rhetoric, Republicans are relying on tired and discredited excuses.

Take Action: Tell the Justice Department to arrest and prosecute the real terrorists — violent white supremacists!

As we grieve the victims of the El Paso Walmart massacre, remember that when someone shouted that we should shoot immigrants, Trump laughed and his fans cheered

The president is inciting white terror.

Take Action: Visit to find contact info for your representation at the state and federal level. Tell them you demand action to prevent gun violence and white terror!

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Furious Beto goes on profanity-laced tirade against Trump promoting raicst violence
The former Representative dropped his candidate script and said what needed to be said.

CNN’s Jake Tapper scorches Republican leaders for refusing to discuss latest mass shootings

Senior GOP officials from Texas and Ohio displayed their cowardice by turning down requests to appear on Tapper’s Sunday morning show.

Secruity firm cuts off protection, for 8chan — the hateful chat forum that hosted manifestos for three of this years’ tragic mass shootings
The El Paso, Christchurch, and Poway shooters were all at least partially radicallized in right-wing 8chan forums.

Watchdog group sues Trump regime to determine if Ivanka and Jared invited Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on trips to fly on Air Force planes.
Trump’s corrupt family/administration is getting busted for yet another offense.

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Ohio Senator makes an urgent plea to Mitch McConnell after latest mass shooting
Sherrod Brown made a compelling plea for action from the Senate Majority Leader.

Trump says cities are ‘a mess.’ They’re actually enjoying a golden age.
“Cities are… safer, more prosperous and more attractive relative to suburban and rural America than at any time in recent decades.”

Today’s Action: Prevent gun violence at the state level

It is in deep grief and dismay that our nation now faces another shooting, this time at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California.

We wrote that sentence at the end of last week to run in today’s newsletter. Since then, two more horrific tragedies of mass murder have been perpetrated by individuals allowed easy access to deadly firearms they would have been denied in virtually every other developed nation on earth.

In Gilroy, the shooter killed two children and a young man in his 20’s, injuring an additional 12 with a gun purchased legally in Nevada (He then drove to California where it is illegal).

In El Paso, 20 were killed by an AK-47 style assault rifle wielded by a white supremacist echoing Donald Trump’s rhetoric as he murdered as many immigrants as he could.

In Dayton, Ohio, another white man opened fire on a crowded street. While details are still emerging about motive, we know that he was able to murder 9 innocents in 30 seconds thanks to a legally purchased mass murder machine.

And those are just the ones in the news. About 100 people are killed daily by guns in America, and it should go without saying that something must be done about it.

It is in outrage that we once again ask ourselves how many more victims we’ll mourn before we finally see necessary protections from gun violence in this country. And yet, Republicans in Congress have refused to even acknowledge the problems let alone support the most basic protections against our national gun violence epidemic.

But just as much work can be done at the state level to reduce needless tragedy in our nation. Gun laws greatly vary by state – and respectively, so do levels of gun violence. And as we learned this past week, loose gun laws in one state have caused great loss in another…which means state laws must be treated like national issues.

  1. Visit the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence to view your state’s gun violence ranking – and recommended improvements to the law.
  2. Call or email your state legislators and demand improvements in your state.

States have the power to prohibit domestic abusers from purchasing guns, require concealed weapon permits, enforce waiting periods and background checks, and much more.

Frankly, our state legislators don’t get nearly as many calls as Congress, but the work they can have just as big an effect – so let’s light a fire under them.

Visit the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence to view your state’s ranking in gun control, then call or email your state legislators with recommendations.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition rejecting DeVos & Trump’s plan to put even more guns in our schools, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.