We should rename the “AR-15” the “Republican Senator” because it costs lives and is too easy to buy.
— Jack Cocchiarella (@JDCocchiarella) May 25, 2022
I used to want to be a police officer, but now I want to be a surgeon so I can help people.One of the surviving kids to CNN
How about we treat every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abortion – mandatory 48-hr waiting periode, parental permission, a note from his doctor proving he understands what he’s about to do, a video he has to watch about the effects of gun violence, and an ultrasound wand up the ass (just because). Let’s close down all but one gun shop in every state and make him travel hundreds of miles, take time off work, and stay overnight in a strange town to get a gun. Make him walk through a gauntlet of people holding photos of loved ones who were shot to death, people who call him a murderer and beg him not to buy a gun.
It makes more sense to do this with young men and guns than with women and health care, right? I mean, no woman getting an abortion has killed a room full of people in seconds, right?unknown
This is the most astonishing and painfully honest video I’ve even seen on buying guns.
— Jay Arnold (@jadedcreative) May 27, 2022
The people telling you banning guns won’t make them go away are trying to ban abortion.
If you are enraged by this, please vote accordingly. The only way that this does not happen again, is to vote blue for every office in the country. This is more important than our ability to own an AR-15.
— Emmy 🌻 (@I_am_the_Emmy) May 27, 2022
This is the Uvalde police SWAT team. This community of 13,000 people spends 40% of its municipal budget on the police. pic.twitter.com/85ipE8kx7H
— Chad Loder (@chadloder) May 26, 2022
If laws don’t stop bad people from getting guns then WHY DID HE WAIT UNTIL THE LITERAL DAY IT WAS LEGAL TO BUY ONE?
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) May 26, 2022
Police: The shooter asked his sister for help to buy a gun in 2021. She refused.
This moment in United States history will be remembered. pic.twitter.com/rhCUeGZ4su
— 🎼🎤🎵Purple Hayes🎵🎤🎼 (@RutherfordRocks) May 25, 2022
It wasn’t just parents begging the police to go in. The children were calling 9-1-1 and pleading, as well. For a long time.
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) May 27, 2022
The #Uvalde timeline offered by Texas officials right now is gutting. There were 19 police officers in the hallway who made the decision not to break into the room, at the same time children inside were alive and calling 911. One begged “please send police now.”
— amna (@IAmAmnaNawaz) May 27, 2022
It’s worth repeating. A mom drove there. Got handcuffed. Got out of handcuffs. Hopped a fence. Went inside the school and walked out with her two kids. All while 19 officers waited outside the classroom where the gunman was. #UvaldePolice #Uvalde
Sis, they barricaded the shooter in with the children then detained parents who were crying and begging police to do something. They were made to sit and listen to their children being murdered.
— flexghost. (@flexghost1) May 26, 2022
— Stefan Simanowitz (@StefSimanowitz) May 26, 2022
Uvalde killer fired shots for 12 MINUTES outside the school
Cops then let him waltz him into the school where he killed 21
Authorizes can’t say why no one stopped him
The “good guy with a gun” is a MYTH!
More guns are NOT the answer! Arming teachers is NOT the answer!
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) May 26, 2022
An 11-year-old who survived the school shooting in Texas went into survival mode and put someone’s blood on herself to pretend she was dead. The classmate next to her died and then saved her life. This is the kind of trauma you hear from an active war zone, not a 4th-grade class.
26 years ago, a gunman entered Dunblane Primary School in Scotland, killing 16 kids and a teacher.
The UK govt responded by enacting tight gun control legislation. In the 9400+ days since, there have been a total of 0 school shootings in the UK. #Uvalde
As a reminder we have zero proof—ZERO—gun laws work. You know, if you don’t include Japan, U.K., Belgium, Canada, Iceland, Romania, Norway, Austria, Argentina, Netherlands, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Chile, France, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, Portugal, Israel, Czechia, Denmark, Taiwan, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, Australia, Estonia, Croatia, New Zealand, Ireland, Slovakia, Latvia, Slovenia, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, Lithuania…ignore all those obv not applicable examples & how, oh how, do we ever figure out this complex puzzle??? @cliffschecter
It’s simple, guys. Other countries don’t have mass shootings because all of their schools and churches and nightclubs and grocery stores and outdoor concert arenas have only one door. @aubreyhirsch
“I realized all the people I knew were dead now.”
That quote is from a 10-year-old little girl.
This is the Santos family of #Uvalde.
Auraleigha Santos hid from the shooter who murdered 19 children and 2 teachers at her school. pic.twitter.com/3gLooNSneS
— Teresa Woodard (@twoodard8) May 26, 2022
😩 Sorry, just so I’m clear:
– cops went into the school to get their own children
– then retreated outside and set up crowd control
– ignored patents begging them to act
– tackled (and tased?) parents who tried to go in to save their own children
— Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll) May 26, 2022
Let me get this straight. The Uvalde shooter made it by three armed officers. Then cops barricaded the killer in with a room full of children in a tactical stack. The cops sat safely outside as the killer shot each child? Protect and serve WHO?
And you want to fund *more* cops?
— flexghost. (@flexghost1) May 26, 2022
The only question I want anyone asking NRA supporters is the simple one: why not allow AR-15s in the convention?
Just walk us through the reasoning.
— Adam Davidson (@adamdavidson) May 28, 2022
Guess what happened where the red line is. Anyone? pic.twitter.com/vkahBGCkbj
— Mike Jason (@mikejason73) May 27, 2022
During the 10 year assault weapons ban, mass shootings in the U.S. decreased by 43%, overall. When the GOP let the assault weapons ban run out and refused to re-enact it, mass shootings increased 239% in just 2004, alone.
67% of U.S. voters support an assault weapons ban. pic.twitter.com/qM8YYJ5iK6
— Trinity 🇺🇦 (@TrinityResists) May 25, 2022
Seems like American coaches have become political leaders while American Republican senators are just acting like they’re performing in some kind of spectator sport. https://t.co/Gsm33YDlKm
— Paul (@1800norway) May 25, 2022
Just so I’m clear—We trust teachers to fight madmen armed with AR-15s, and to die to protect our children…But we don’t trust them to know what curriculum to teach?
— StaceyC.inKS (@StaceyCKs1) May 25, 2022
So… Republicans trust a female educator with a gun but not her own uterus?
Does that make any fucking sense?
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) May 28, 2022
When a small group protested outside a Supreme Court justice’s house, the Senate took action within twenty-four hours. You do the things you want to do, and you value the people you value. It’s really as simple as that
— Jason (@longwall26) May 25, 2022
How normal countries respond to mass shootings… pic.twitter.com/vaqj1Ynono
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) May 24, 2022
“Why only in America?”
US Senator Ted Cruz walks away from @Stone_SkyNews after being asked if “this is the moment to reform gun laws” https://t.co/d2oBaP4KvW#TedCruz #America #Texasshooting #gunlaws pic.twitter.com/gL4TYeg04t
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 26, 2022
Every Texas Republican I’ve heard say it’s not the time to politicize guns this week will be speaking at a political convention about guns this week in Houston. @scottbraddock
After getting booted, Beto went outside and kept going pic.twitter.com/2gCystHOr7
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) May 25, 2022
Holy shit. This moment should be the end of Greg Abbott’s political career. pic.twitter.com/taMd3DTsQH
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) May 27, 2022
At the NRA convention, Ted Cruz just blamed mass shootings on “prescription drugs, video games, and declining church attendance.”
I guarantee you there will be angry men at the NRA convention.
I guarantee you there will be mentally ill people at the NRA convention.
I also guarantee you no one will get shot there.
Because guns aren’t allowed.
Calling that ironic doesn’t begin to do it justice…
— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) May 27, 2022
In the aftermath of the Uvalde shooting, Greg Abbott went to a re-election fundraiser while Beto O’Rourke went to donate blood. The difference could not be more obvious. @briantylercohen
Once again, Stephen King says it best. pic.twitter.com/abe4ogM0UT
— Banned Books of 2022 🇺🇦 🌊 🌊 😷 (@Resister2022) May 25, 2022