>>>TODAY A NEW STRATEGY, A NEW>>>TODAY A NEW STRATEGY, A NEW APPROACH TO THE INTRACTABLE APPROACH TO THE INTRACTABLE INDEFENSIBLE STALEMATE IN INDEFENSIBLE STALEMATE IN CONGRESS ON THE TOPIC OF GUN CONGRESS ON THE TOPIC OF GUN CONTROL. CONTROL. DEMOCRATS LAST NIGHT TAKING OVER DEMOCRATS LAST NIGHT TAKING OVER THE SENATE CHAMBER TO DEMAND THE SENATE CHAMBER TO DEMAND ACTION AS THE NUMBER OF MASS ACTION AS THE NUMBER OF MASS SHOOTINGS ACROSS THE U.S. THUS SHOOTINGS ACROSS THE U.S. THUS FAR IN 2019 HAS OUTPACED THE FAR IN 2019 HAS OUTPACED THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN THE YEAR NUMBER OF DAYS IN THE YEAR 53 INNOCENT PEOPLE GUNNED DOWN 53 INNOCENT PEOPLE GUNNED DOWN IN LAST MONTH ALONE. IN LAST MONTH ALONE. THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE “NEW THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” YORK TIMES.” CHILDREN TAKING PART IN ACTIVE CHILDREN TAKING PART IN ACTIVE SHOOTING DRILLS AS A NEW WAY OF SHOOTING DRILLS AS A NEW WAY OF LIFE IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS LIFE IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS>>THE LAST I CHECKED THE>>THE LAST I CHECKED THE CONSTITUTION, IT’S OUR CONSTITUTION, IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY HERE IN THE RESPONSIBILITY HERE IN THE SENATE AND HOUSE TO ACT. SENATE AND HOUSE TO ACT. NOT TO HIDE BEHIND THE SKIRTS OF NOT TO HIDE BEHIND THE SKIRTS OF THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT. AND THE PRESIDENT WE KNOW HAS AND THE PRESIDENT WE KNOW HAS BEEN SPINELESS BEEN SPINELESS>>AND IT’S WILD TO ME HOW THE>>AND IT’S WILD TO ME HOW THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP IS SO REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP IS SO EAGER TO ADVERTISE THAT THE EAGER TO ADVERTISE THAT THE SENATE WILL DO NOTHING UNLESS SENATE WILL DO NOTHING UNLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP GIVE IT’S PRESIDENT TRUMP GIVE IT’S PERMISSION PERMISSION>>WE ALL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY>>WE ALL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND STAND TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND STAND UP TO THE NRA AND STAND UP TO UP TO THE NRA AND STAND UP TO THE GREED AND CORRUPTION THAT IS THE GREED AND CORRUPTION THAT IS IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY THAT MAKES IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY THAT MAKES EVERY DECISION ABOUT WHETHER WE EVERY DECISION ABOUT WHETHER WE HAVE A VOTE ON COMMON SENSE GUN HAVE A VOTE ON COMMON SENSE GUN REFORMS. REFORMS.>>THE LEAST WE CAN DO, THIS>>THE LEAST WE CAN DO, THIS ISN’T HARD, GUYS ISN’T HARD, GUYS IS DEBATE AND VOTE, DEBATE AND IS DEBATE AND VOTE, DEBATE AND VOTE VOTE IS THAT HARD IS THAT HARD>>I HAVE TWO GRANDSONS AND A>>I HAVE TWO GRANDSONS AND A GRANDDAUGHTER THAT ARE NOW IN GRANDDAUGHTER THAT ARE NOW IN SCHOOL SCHOOL AND THE FIRST NEW QUESTION THAT AND THE FIRST NEW QUESTION THAT WAS ASKED WHEN BUYING THEIR WAS ASKED WHEN BUYING THEIR BACKPACKS WAS DO YOU WANT A BACKPACKS WAS DO YOU WANT A BULLETPROOF BACKPACK BULLETPROOF BACKPACK>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS OUR KIDS CAN’T DO THIS OUR KIDS CAN’T DO THIS THEY SHOULD NOT BE ASKED TO TRY THEY SHOULD NOT BE ASKED TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO STOP THESE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO STOP THESE MASS SHOOTINGS IN THIS COUNTRY MASS SHOOTINGS IN THIS COUNTRY>>POLITICIANS OFFERING THEIR>>POLITICIANS OFFERING THEIR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS JUST THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS JUST DOESN’T CUT IT ANYMORE DOESN’T CUT IT ANYMORE IT’S PUT UP OR SHUT UP IT’S PUT UP OR SHUT UP LEADER McCONNELL, SENATE LEADER McCONNELL, SENATE REPUBLICANS, WHAT WILL YOU DO? REPUBLICANS, WHAT WILL YOU DO?>>SO MITCH McCONNELL, WHAT HE’S>>SO MITCH McCONNELL, WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO IS INSIST THAT HE’S GOING TO DO IS INSIST THAT HE’S WAITING ON THE WHITE HOUSE WAITING ON THE WHITE HOUSE>>I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE>>I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT SUPPORTS PRESIDENT SUPPORTS IT’S NOT UNIMPORTANT TO MY IT’S NOT UNIMPORTANT TO MY MEMBERS. MEMBERS.>>WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE –>>WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE — STICK POINTS STICK POINTS>>WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS>>WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS WHAT HE THINKS WOULD MAKE SOME WHAT HE THINKS WOULD MAKE SOME PROGRESS, AND HE WOULD SIGN. PROGRESS, AND HE WOULD SIGN. AND UNTIL WE GET THAT KIND OF AND UNTIL WE GET THAT KIND OF GUIDANCE, WE ARE IN A HOLDING GUIDANCE, WE ARE IN A HOLDING PATTERN, SO TO SPEAK PATTERN, SO TO SPEAK>>H-MMM>>H-MMM ENTER THE ONE GROUP OF AMERICANS ENTER THE ONE GROUP OF AMERICANS WHO WOULD RATHER BE DOING JUST WHO WOULD RATHER BE DOING JUST ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE OTHER THAN ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE OTHER THAN FIGHTING FOR BETTER GUN LAWS FIGHTING FOR BETTER GUN LAWS THE SANDY HOOK FAMILIES, MOMS THE SANDY HOOK FAMILIES, MOMS AND DADS WHO LOST THEIR YOUNG AND DADS WHO LOST THEIR YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE SANDY HOOK CHILDREN IN THE SANDY HOOK SCHOOL SHOOTING ON DECEMBER SCHOOL SHOOTING ON DECEMBER 14th, 2012 14th, 2012 THEIR NEW PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE THEIR NEW PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE PUSHING THE ISSUE TO A NEW PUSHING THE ISSUE TO A NEW UNCOMFORTABLE PLACE THAT SADLY UNCOMFORTABLE PLACE THAT SADLY REPRESENTS THE REALITY OF LIFE REPRESENTS THE REALITY OF LIFE FOR SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN WHO FOR SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN WHO FIND THEMSELVES HUNTED AT FIND THEMSELVES HUNTED AT SCHOOL SCHOOL>>THIS YEAR MY MOM GOT ME THE>>THIS YEAR MY MOM GOT ME THE PERFECT BAG FOR BACK TO SCHOOL PERFECT BAG FOR BACK TO SCHOOL>>THESE BINDERS HELP ME STAY>>THESE BINDERS HELP ME STAY ORGANIZED. ORGANIZED.>>THESE HEADPHONES ARE JUST>>THESE HEADPHONES ARE JUST WHAT I NEED FOR STUDYING WHAT I NEED FOR STUDYING>>THESE NEW SNEAKERS ARE JUST>>THESE NEW SNEAKERS ARE JUST WHAT I NEED FOR THE NEW YEAR WHAT I NEED FOR THE NEW YEAR>>THIS JACKET IS A REAL MUST>>THIS JACKET IS A REAL MUST HAVE HAVE>>MY PARENTS BOUGHT ME THE>>MY PARENTS BOUGHT ME THE SKATEBOARD I WANTED. SKATEBOARD I WANTED. IT’S PRETTY COOL IT’S PRETTY COOL>>THESE SCISSORS REALLY COME IN>>THESE SCISSORS REALLY COME IN HANDY IN OUR CLASS HANDY IN OUR CLASS>>THESE COLORED PENCILS TOO>>THESE COLORED PENCILS TOO>>THESE NEW SOCKS, THEY CAN BE>>THESE NEW SOCKS, THEY CAN BE A REAL LIFE SAVER. A REAL LIFE SAVER.>>I FINALLY GOT MY OWN PHONE TO>>I FINALLY GOT MY OWN PHONE TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH MY MOM. STAY IN TOUCH WITH MY MOM. [ DOOR OPENS ] [ DOOR OPENS ] [ FOOTSTEPS [ FOOTSTEPS ♪ ♪>>IF THAT MADE YOU>>IF THAT MADE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, THAT WAS THE UNCOMFORTABLE, THAT WAS THE POINT. POINT. CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS THREE HAVE CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS THREE HAVE ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS IN SCHOOL. ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS IN SCHOOL. JOINING OUR CONVERSATION JOINING OUR CONVERSATION DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST BASIL DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST BASIL MICHAEL AND CHIEF CORRESPONDENT MICHAEL AND CHIEF CORRESPONDENT FOR “THE NEW YORK TIMES” FOR “THE NEW YORK TIMES” MAGAZINE MARK LEIBOVICH. MAGAZINE MARK LEIBOVICH. WHAT DO YOU THINK? WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>THAT WAS TOUGH TO WATCH, BUT>>THAT WAS TOUGH TO WATCH, BUT IT MADE ITS POINT. IT MADE ITS POINT. I’M NOT SURE IF IT REACHES THE I’M NOT SURE IF IT REACHES THE EARS THAT IT NEEDS TO REACH, AND EARS THAT IT NEEDS TO REACH, AND THAT’S THE SADDEST PART ABOUT IT>>I APPRECIATE MY SENATORS>>I APPRECIATE MY SENATORS CHUCK SCHUMER AND KIRSTEN CHUCK SCHUMER AND KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND GILLIBRAND THAT SHE MAY HAVE A UNIQUE THAT SHE MAY HAVE A UNIQUE ABILITY TO CONVINCE FOLKS ON THE ABILITY TO CONVINCE FOLKS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE THAT OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE THAT THIS IS THE RIGHT WAY TO GO, THIS IS THE RIGHT WAY TO GO, THIS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. THIS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. SADLY, I JUST DON’T SEE THAT SADLY, I JUST DON’T SEE THAT CONGRESS IS GOING TO MAKE THE CONGRESS IS GOING TO MAKE THE CHANGE THAT THEY NEED TO CHANGE THAT THEY NEED TO BUT THE ONE GLIMMER OF HOPE IS BUT THE ONE GLIMMER OF HOPE IS THAT WE’VE SEEN A LOT OF THAT WE’VE SEEN A LOT OF ACTIVITY IN STATES ACTIVITY IN STATES MAYBE THIS CONVINCES STATE MAYBE THIS CONVINCES STATE LEGISLATURES AND GOVERNORS TO LEGISLATURES AND GOVERNORS TO ACT WHERE THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T. ACT WHERE THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T.>>I MEAN, YEAH.>>I MEAN, YEAH. I MEAN IT’S ALL TRUE I MEAN IT’S ALL TRUE THE QUESTION IS WHAT IS THE THE QUESTION IS WHAT IS THE POLITICAL END GAME HERE? POLITICAL END GAME HERE? I MEAN DOES THIS MOVE THE NEEDLE I MEAN DOES THIS MOVE THE NEEDLE AT ALL AT ALL IT’S OBVIOUSLY FROM A HUMAN IT’S OBVIOUSLY FROM A HUMAN STANDPOINT EXTREMELY HARD TO STANDPOINT EXTREMELY HARD TO WATCH. WATCH. I DON’T THINK ANYONE WOULD DENY I DON’T THINK ANYONE WOULD DENY THAT THAT ONE THING I THINK WE ARE SEEING ONE THING I THINK WE ARE SEEING OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS OR SO IS OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS OR SO IS THAT AFTER EL PASO AND DAYTON, THAT AFTER EL PASO AND DAYTON, USUALLY THERE IS A BIT OF A SORT USUALLY THERE IS A BIT OF A SORT OF HALF-LIFE TO THESE THINGS OF HALF-LIFE TO THESE THINGS WHERE THE DISCUSSION AROUND GUN WHERE THE DISCUSSION AROUND GUN CONTROL OR JUST SOME KIND OF GUN CONTROL OR JUST SOME KIND OF GUN LAW USUALLY SORT OF, YOU KNOW, LAW USUALLY SORT OF, YOU KNOW, BURNS OUT AFTER THREE WEEKS OR BURNS OUT AFTER THREE WEEKS OR SO SO THIS IS CONTINUING THIS IS CONTINUING WE ARE NOW, YOU KNOW, HALFWAY WE ARE NOW, YOU KNOW, HALFWAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER. THROUGH SEPTEMBER. AND IT DOES SEEM TO BE — IT’S AND IT DOES SEEM TO BE — IT’S THE SINGLE BIGGEST ISSUE IF YOU THE SINGLE BIGGEST ISSUE IF YOU CERTAINLY LOOK AT DEMOCRATIC CERTAINLY LOOK AT DEMOCRATIC VOTERS AND THE DEMOCRATIC RACE VOTERS AND THE DEMOCRATIC RACE AND, I DON’T KNOW, I DON’T SEE AND, I DON’T KNOW, I DON’T SEE THIS STOPPING AND OBVIOUSLY WHEN THIS STOPPING AND OBVIOUSLY WHEN YOU CAN DO IT THROUGH THE EYES YOU CAN DO IT THROUGH THE EYES AND THROUGH THE MOUTHS OF AND THROUGH THE MOUTHS OF CHILDREN, YOU HAVE A VERY, VERY CHILDREN, YOU HAVE A VERY, VERY POWERFUL WAY OF TALKING ABOUT POWERFUL WAY OF TALKING ABOUT IT IT>>ELISE>>ELISE>>WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE>>WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE CONTINUING COWARDICE OF SENATOR CONTINUING COWARDICE OF SENATOR McCONNELL TO AVOID A VOTE McCONNELL TO AVOID A VOTE WITHOUT DONALD TRUMP STEPPING UP WITHOUT DONALD TRUMP STEPPING UP AND PROVIDING POLITICAL COVER. AND PROVIDING POLITICAL COVER. HE DOESN’T WANT TO RISK ANY OF HE DOESN’T WANT TO RISK ANY OF THE RED STATE SENATORS THAT HE’S THE RED STATE SENATORS THAT HE’S GOT GOING UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN GOT GOING UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2020 IF DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO 2020 IF DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO COME OUT AND OPPOSE OR NOT SIGN COME OUT AND OPPOSE OR NOT SIGN ANYTHING THAT POTENTIALLY COULD ANYTHING THAT POTENTIALLY COULD GET PAST GET PAST SO DONALD TRUMP HAS TO DO SO DONALD TRUMP HAS TO DO SOMETHING FOR ANYTHING TO SOMETHING FOR ANYTHING TO POTENTIALLY HAPPEN POTENTIALLY HAPPEN>>FIRST OF ALL AS A GUY THAT>>FIRST OF ALL AS A GUY THAT DID COMMERCIALS FOR THE 30 YEARS DID COMMERCIALS FOR THE 30 YEARS OF LIFE, THAT WAS A BRILLIANT OF LIFE, THAT WAS A BRILLIANT PIECE OF ADVERTISING PIECE OF ADVERTISING THEY DESERVE A TON OF CREDIT THEY DESERVE A TON OF CREDIT I ACTUALLY AM A BIT HOPEFUL I ACTUALLY AM A BIT HOPEFUL BECAUSE I KNOW DONALD TRUMP IS BECAUSE I KNOW DONALD TRUMP IS THE ULTIMATE TRANSACTION LIST. THE ULTIMATE TRANSACTION LIST. I THINK HE’S GOING TO MAKE I THINK HE’S GOING TO MAKE CERTAIN PIVOTS AS WE GET CLOSER CERTAIN PIVOTS AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE GENERAL ELECTION. TO THE GENERAL ELECTION. I THINK FOR HIM GETTING BEHIND I THINK FOR HIM GETTING BEHIND THIS ON THE ONE HAND THIS ON THE ONE HAND SO HE CAN PLAY TO THE GUN FOLKS SO HE CAN PLAY TO THE GUN FOLKS THAT WAY AND HE CAN PLAY TO THE THAT WAY AND HE CAN PLAY TO THE MODERATES AS, LOOK, I AM THE MODERATES AS, LOOK, I AM THE FIRST PRESIDENT WHO DID FIRST PRESIDENT WHO DID SOMETHING. SOMETHING. SO FOR PURELY SELFISH POLITICAL SO FOR PURELY SELFISH POLITICAL NOT BECAUSE HE’S BEING AFFECTED NOT BECAUSE HE’S BEING AFFECTED BY THAT COMMERCIAL, I ACTUALLY BY THAT COMMERCIAL, I ACTUALLY THINK MIGHT — THEY KNOW THIS IS THINK MIGHT — THEY KNOW THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN, AND McCONNELL GOING TO HAPPEN, AND McCONNELL IS ACTUALLY TEEING IT UP IS ACTUALLY TEEING IT UP IT’S NOT THE SENATE COMING TO IT’S NOT THE SENATE COMING TO HIM. HIM. IT’S ALMIGHTY HAS DECIDED THAT IT’S ALMIGHTY HAS DECIDED THAT IT MIGHT BE TIME FOR SOME IT MIGHT BE TIME FOR SOME BACKGROUND CHECKS. BACKGROUND CHECKS.>>DO ANY OF YOU HAVE ELEMENTARY>>DO ANY OF YOU HAVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS? SCHOOL KIDS?>>MIDDLE SCHOOL>>MIDDLE SCHOOL>>HERE’S THE DEAL>>HERE’S THE DEAL THAT’S NOT AN AD THAT’S NOT AN AD THAT’S LIFE FOR THOSE KIDS THAT’S LIFE FOR THOSE KIDS AND YOU TALK TO PEOPLE IN THE AND YOU TALK TO PEOPLE IN THE MENTAL HEALTH UNIVERSE MENTAL HEALTH UNIVERSE CHILDHOOD AND PEDIATRIC ANXIETY CHILDHOOD AND PEDIATRIC ANXIETY IS THROUGH THE ROOF. IS THROUGH THE ROOF. IF YOU’RE GOING TO SAY I’M NOT IF YOU’RE GOING TO SAY I’M NOT TAKING THE GUNS OFF THE STREETS, TAKING THE GUNS OFF THE STREETS, I’M NOT TAKING THE GUNS FROM THE I’M NOT TAKING THE GUNS FROM THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO — A MASS PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO — A MASS SHOOTER DOESN’T HAVE ANY SHOOTER DOESN’T HAVE ANY HESITATION WALKING IN AND HESITATION WALKING IN AND CARRYING ON A MASS SHOOTING IN A CARRYING ON A MASS SHOOTING IN A SCHOOL SCHOOL IT’S NOT JUST AN AD. IT’S NOT JUST AN AD. I MEAN, THIS IS REALITY FOR I MEAN, THIS IS REALITY FOR AMERICAN CHILDREN. AMERICAN CHILDREN. BULLETPROOF BACKPACKS ARE A BULLETPROOF BACKPACKS ARE A THING. THING. CELL PHONES IN CLASS ARE A CELL PHONES IN CLASS ARE A THING. THING. A LOT OF KIDS HAVE TYPED “I LOVE A LOT OF KIDS HAVE TYPED “I LOVE YOU MOM” THINKING THEY WEREN’T YOU MOM” THINKING THEY WEREN’T COMING HOME. COMING HOME. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT AN AD IN AN IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT AN AD IN AN INTRACTABLE DEBATE INTRACTABLE DEBATE>>SO TO THAT POINT AND I THINK>>SO TO THAT POINT AND I THINK THIS IS AN IMPORTANT POINT ABOUT THIS IS AN IMPORTANT POINT ABOUT THAT AD. THAT AD. IT DOESN’T GHETTOIZE THE DEBATE. IT DOESN’T GHETTOIZE THE DEBATE. IT DOESN’T TAKE IT AWAY FROM IT DOESN’T TAKE IT AWAY FROM THIS BEING AN URBAN ISSUE. THIS BEING AN URBAN ISSUE. WHEN REPUBLICANS ARE QUICK TO WHEN REPUBLICANS ARE QUICK TO SAY WELL LOOK AT CHICAGO, WELL, SAY WELL LOOK AT CHICAGO, WELL, NOT SO MUCH NEW YORK ANYMORE, NOT SO MUCH NEW YORK ANYMORE, BUT LOOK AT OTHER CITIES WHERE BUT LOOK AT OTHER CITIES WHERE YOU SEE THIS GUN VIOLENCE. YOU SEE THIS GUN VIOLENCE. THAT AD TAKES THE DEBATE FOR THAT AD TAKES THE DEBATE FOR SOME TO GHETTOIZE THE DEBATE SOME TO GHETTOIZE THE DEBATE UNFORTUNATELY WE NEED TO GET TO UNFORTUNATELY WE NEED TO GET TO THAT POINT THAT POINT WE’VE OFTEN TALKED ABOUT BETO WE’VE OFTEN TALKED ABOUT BETO O’ROURKE AND TO WHAT POINT DID O’ROURKE AND TO WHAT POINT DID YOU RAISE. YOU RAISE. BUT IF HE’S GOING TO BE ON THE BUT IF HE’S GOING TO BE ON THE PRESIDENTIAL TRAIL AND ONLY TALK PRESIDENTIAL TRAIL AND ONLY TALK ABOUT GUNS AND ASSAULT WEAPONS, ABOUT GUNS AND ASSAULT WEAPONS, MAYBE THAT’S WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO MAYBE THAT’S WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO TO PERPETUATE THIS TO PERPETUATE THIS>>IT’S ACTUALLY A COMPLETELY>>IT’S ACTUALLY A COMPLETELY APOLITICAL AD. APOLITICAL AD. I’M SURE THERE ARE A WHOLE BUNCH I’M SURE THERE ARE A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE SAY THEY ARE OF PEOPLE SAY THEY ARE POLITICIZING, THEY ARE BEING POLITICIZING, THEY ARE BEING MANIPULATIVE MANIPULATIVE THERE IS NOTHING POLITICAL ABOUT THERE IS NOTHING POLITICAL ABOUT IT IT YOU MENTIONED BETO O’ROURKE. YOU MENTIONED BETO O’ROURKE. I MEAN, BETO O’ROURKE HAS — I I MEAN, BETO O’ROURKE HAS — I MEAN, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, SORT MEAN, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, SORT OF FOUND A VOICE ON THIS ISSUE, OF FOUND A VOICE ON THIS ISSUE, WHETHER IT’S GOING TO ACTUALLY WHETHER IT’S GOING TO ACTUALLY TRANSLATE INTO HIM MAKING TRANSLATE INTO HIM MAKING PROGRESS IN THE DEMOCRATIC RACE PROGRESS IN THE DEMOCRATIC RACE IS ANOTHER QUESTION. IS ANOTHER QUESTION. HE LIVES IN EL PASO EIGHT MILES HE LIVES IN EL PASO EIGHT MILES FROM WHERE THE WALMART IS. FROM WHERE THE WALMART IS. IT’S TRANSFORMED HIM AND HIS IT’S TRANSFORMED HIM AND HIS CAMPAIGN IT IF NOT THE CAMPAIGN IT IF NOT THE TRAJECTORY OF IT TRAJECTORY OF IT BETO O’ROURKE CAN RESPOND TO A BETO O’ROURKE CAN RESPOND TO A RESIDENT ISSUE, AND THIS IS AS RESIDENT ISSUE, AND THIS IS AS RESONANT AN ISSUE AS THERE IS. RESONANT AN ISSUE AS THERE IS.>>AND HE BAITED DONALD TRUMP>>AND HE BAITED DONALD TRUMP INTO A TWITTER WAR INTO A TWITTER WAR DUMMY BETO MADE IT MUCH HARDER DUMMY BETO MADE IT MUCH HARDER TO MAKE A DEAL TO MAKE A DEAL REALLY REALLY CONVINCED MANY THAT DEMS JUST CONVINCED MANY THAT DEMS JUST WANT TO TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY. WANT TO TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY. WILL CONTINUE FORWARD. WILL CONTINUE FORWARD. PROVING ONLY THAT HE ALSO CANNOT PROVING ONLY THAT HE ALSO CANNOT READ A POLL OR A — READ A POLL OR A –>>HE’S ECHOING THE CRITICISM>>HE’S ECHOING THE CRITICISM THAT O’ROURKE GOT FROM A LOFT THAT O’ROURKE GOT FROM A LOFT DEMOCRATS, A LOT OF DEMOCRATS DEMOCRATS, A LOT OF DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE SORT OF BEEN IN THE WHO HAVE SORT OF BEEN IN THE TRENCHES TRENCHES TRENCHES TRYING TO GET SOME TRENCHES TRYING TO GET SOME MIDDLE GROUND. MIDDLE GROUND. IT SORT OF PIGGY BACKS ON THAT IT SORT OF PIGGY BACKS ON THAT AND LOOKS SORT OF OFF AND LOOKS SORT OF OFF OPPORTUNISTIC IN A WAY OPPORTUNISTIC IN A WAY DO YOU THINK THIS ISSUE IS DO YOU THINK THIS ISSUE IS MOVING OUT OF SORT OF THE MACH MOVING OUT OF SORT OF THE MACH OF STALEMATE AND SORT OF INTO OF STALEMATE AND SORT OF INTO PEOPLE’S GUTS? PEOPLE’S GUTS? BECAUSE THIS ISN’T JUST ABOUT BECAUSE THIS ISN’T JUST ABOUT BEING A VICTIM BEING A VICTIM I’M NOT TRYING TO MINIMIZE THAT, I’M NOT TRYING TO MINIMIZE THAT, BUT THAT IS THANK GOD NOT AN BUT THAT IS THANK GOD NOT AN EXPERIENCE EVERYBODY HAS EXPERIENCE EVERYBODY HAS BUT STARING DOWN A GUN AND BUT STARING DOWN A GUN AND HAVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL HAVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL OVER A FIRE DRILL IS SOMETHING OVER A FIRE DRILL IS SOMETHING>>YOU COULDN’T HAVE SAID, OKAY,>>YOU COULDN’T HAVE SAID, OKAY, LET’S TAKE THE MOST AMERICANA LET’S TAKE THE MOST AMERICANA PLACES, A SCHOOL, A MALL, A ROCK PLACES, A SCHOOL, A MALL, A ROCK CONCERT, A SIN FWOG, AND I THINK CONCERT, A SIN FWOG, AND I THINK CUMULATIVE EFFECT BECOMES CUMULATIVE EFFECT BECOMES IMPORTANT WHERE PEOPLE CAN IMPORTANT WHERE PEOPLE CAN PERSONALIZE THEM PERSONALIZE THEM IT AFFECTED ALL OF US. IT AFFECTED ALL OF US. CLEARLY SOMEBODY WHO GOES TO A CLEARLY SOMEBODY WHO GOES TO A SYNAGOGUE HAS BEEN AFFECTED SYNAGOGUE HAS BEEN AFFECTED MORE MORE SO I THINK THAT COMBINATION THAT SO I THINK THAT COMBINATION THAT IT’S HIT SO MANY KIND OF TOUCH IT’S HIT SO MANY KIND OF TOUCH POINTS, WE ARE AT A MOMENT IN POINTS, WE ARE AT A MOMENT IN TIME TIME AND I DO BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT’S AND I DO BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT’S EGO IS GOING TO WORK IN OUR EGO IS GOING TO WORK IN OUR FAVOR AT THIS POINT. FAVOR AT THIS POINT. I THINK HE IS GOING TO WANT THAT I THINK HE IS GOING TO WANT THAT ON HIS RESUME. ON HIS RESUME.>>I’M GOING TO PUT ALL OF YOU>>I’M GOING TO PUT ALL OF YOU ON THE SPOT. ON THE SPOT. FEEL FREE TO PASS. FEEL FREE TO PASS. BUT ANECDOTALLY, I HEAR MORE AND BUT ANECDOTALLY, I HEAR MORE AND MORE PEOPLE SAYING THAT THERE MORE PEOPLE SAYING THAT THERE ARE THINGS THEY DON’T DO ANYMORE ARE THINGS THEY DON’T DO ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THEIR FEAR, SPORTING BECAUSE OF THEIR FEAR, SPORTING EVENTS, AMUSEMENT PARKS. EVENTS, AMUSEMENT PARKS.>>I THINK VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE>>I THINK VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE GOING TO A CONCERT GOING TO A CONCERT I AVOID IF MY KID LOVES ARIANA I AVOID IF MY KID LOVES ARIANA GRANDE AND THAT’S HER FAVORITE, GRANDE AND THAT’S HER FAVORITE, I’LL GO. I’LL GO.>>AFTER THAT I WILL FIND>>AFTER THAT I WILL FIND ANOTHER EXCUSE ANOTHER EXCUSE SHE DOESN’T KNOW THAT, BY THE SHE DOESN’T KNOW THAT, BY THE WAY. WAY.>>NOT REALLY, BUT I THINK I>>NOT REALLY, BUT I THINK I HAVE ACCEPTED THE INEVITABILITY HAVE ACCEPTED THE INEVITABILITY THAT I COULD GET CAUGHT IN A THAT I COULD GET CAUGHT IN A SHOOTING THE SAME WAY THAT, YOU SHOOTING THE SAME WAY THAT, YOU KNOW, I COULD BE IN A WRONG KNOW, I COULD BE IN A WRONG PLACE AND THAT’S A VERY BIZARRE PLACE AND THAT’S A VERY BIZARRE WAY TO THINK ABOUT YOUR OWN WAY TO THINK ABOUT YOUR OWN COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>IT’S REALLY HARD THESE DAYS>>IT’S REALLY HARD THESE DAYS TO GO INTO A BIG CROWDED PLACE, TO GO INTO A BIG CROWDED PLACE, WHETHER IT’S A BASEBALL GAME OR WHETHER IT’S A BASEBALL GAME OR A MOVIE THEATER WITHOUT AT LEAST A MOVIE THEATER WITHOUT AT LEAST THINKING ABOUT IT. THINKING ABOUT IT. MAYBE LOOKING FOR THE EXITS AND MAYBE LOOKING FOR THE EXITS AND JUST WONDER WHY HASN’T THIS JUST WONDER WHY HASN’T THIS PLACE BEEN SHOT UP YET PLACE BEEN SHOT UP YET>>I HAVEN’T CHANGED MY>>I HAVEN’T CHANGED MY BEHAVIOR, BUT PEOPLE USED TO SAY BEHAVIOR, BUT PEOPLE USED TO SAY THEY KNEW I WAS FROM NEW YORK THEY KNEW I WAS FROM NEW YORK BECAUSE EVERY TIME I STEPPED OUT BECAUSE EVERY TIME I STEPPED OUT OF MY FRONT DOOR, I ALWAYS OF MY FRONT DOOR, I ALWAYS LOOKED BOTH WAYS BEFORE I MOVED

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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    You dont need an assault rifle. If you think a modded weapon with an extended clip is all thats standing between you and the government, you dont understand how tanks work.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:49 pm
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    That made me tear up. That should reach every human. Sadly Moscow Mitch and Crazy Trump DO NOT CARE. They need to go. They are bought and paid for.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:50 pm
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    should have had a gun shot sound after the text at the end. _ hay, repubs…get it yet?!?!?_

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    I used to laugh at Moscow Mitch, the Senate tortoise. Now he just disgusts me.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    No don't bulshit us Moscow Mitch. I think every one of us know you are simply stalling and blocking for your employers. I don't mean your constituents because they probably have no idea how crooked you really are. Do your job or you're fired.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:52 pm
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    This has inspired me to buy more assault rifles

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:53 pm
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    Save the children.
    Vote Blue

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:53 pm
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    If NBC keeps robbing me and others then your all going to be killed to protect the American people from unjust tyranny out of control

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:55 pm
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    Voting doesn't matter in America as the corrupt finally took full control of the election process for the first time in history

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:55 pm
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    Remember folks, the democrats don't want to take your guns…. bahahahahhhahaaa.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    The autocrats want children to get used to prison-like conditions in their schools, so when they grow up they'll accept prison-like conditions at their workplace and in their homes.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    Inez Qtaish is not for sale not even for free, Inez Qtaish is off limits.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:57 pm
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    Eventually, it will be "Here, Mitch. Let me do your job for you." "Hey, HEY! Now, sir those are classified documents!" "…Uh, for once I agree. You can't do that. I can tell you have a passion ab-" drowned out by chaos

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:57 pm
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    I implore each and every one of you that work at MSNBC to stop referring to Mitch McConnell by his given name. I ask and I plead with you to call him out by his new name, his well-deserved name. Mr. Moscow Mitch.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:58 pm
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    You don't take an aspirin for a broken arm. Why do our "leaders" avoid the cause of the disease? These shootings are recent history. Why now? Why avoid the cause? How is it that modern US "culture" is causing school shootings? Why is the media avoiding the obvious questions? How is that the media gets away with crap opinions? Where is the real analysis??

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:58 pm
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    Gad dammit, Trump's making me agree with him again: Beto did make it harder to make a deal.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm
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    Republicans speak for themselves ? No, they always go to management

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    Trump is a discraceful leader, but over the course of history, have we seen worse than Moscow mitch?

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    Didn't the people of Kentucky give Moscow Mitch his seat in the Senate? What do the people say? The people Mitch is supposed to represent? The Senate can push a bill into law without a president's approval. Moscow Mitch is using Trump as a shield to protect himself from the anger from the NRA

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Childrens bulletproof backpacks ? OMG !

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Funny how they don't mention that 2/3 of those are suicides and about 80% of what's left are minority gang murders. But, a scared population is a controllable population.
    On average 9 people a year are killed in school shootings while 100 kids a year are killed walking or riding their bikes to school and 11 teenagers a day die because of their cell phones.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:02 am
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    Active Shooter Drills is this MAGA?

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:04 am
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    PEE-PEE prez "Golden Shower" dummy drumpf-TURD

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:08 am
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    Save the world vote bleu save USA vote bleu

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:08 am
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    But but vaping only killed 6 so far. At least that was the number they made up. 😂😂😂

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:09 am
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    WOW that many every day…that worse than the opiated pharmaceuticals that they just shut down!!!

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:11 am
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    ❔Does donald j. trump have to wait and get permission from the NRA, in order to address and enforce Gun Control/Reform?

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    Mitch McConnell of Kentucky please do something to stop this madness. IM WASTING MY BREATH! While children cower in fear .

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:16 am
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    Come try to take them. You will be TAKEN OUT PERMANENTLY. FACT

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    Nasty Mitch McConnell. What if someone in his family was the victim of a mass shooting.
    How sad that kids have to learn this and live through it

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:18 am
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    Americans Demand Common Sense Gun Control.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:19 am
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    Trump and his administration do not care about all the people that gun violence hurts …. their base even calls the mass shooting “staged”!

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    For the love of God. Do something!!!!!! Thank you MSNBC for not giving up the narrative.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Shall not be infringed. Therefore nothing will happen.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Hummm I didn't know The Senate worked for Trump. so why are we flipping their F ing bill , we should send trump their invoices.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    100 people hospitalized from vaping:
    PANIC! SWIFT LEGISLATION!

    1000s die from deadly gun laws:

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    Because of ur stupid Constitution …gun should be allow for police and military only..

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    That made my skin crawl. That was hard to watch and thinking about my daughter in that position.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:26 am
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    That made me sob. I'm so scared for my child every day he leaves for school. I pray he graduates before being shot. Last year, they stopped a girl at his school from carrying out a plan for a mass shooting, and we live in a tiny mountain community. 😢

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    McConnell is dam near  dead look at the color of his skin,  F  him  he anit going to last making our lives  as Americans a laughing stock !   nothing more than an old bigot invisible kkk robe wearing fool

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:31 am
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    I will take my eraser n wipe off the written 2nd amendment..America lack of common Sense…

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:31 am
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    Debate and vote! Always have been the process!! Now they wait for the president? So any vote that could veto his signing is done away with? WTF America! Trump and mitch are silencing your voice via senators. Sue!! 1st amendment people!

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    It boggles my mind that 3 years old have to do active shooter drills. I am pretty sure that the US is the only country in the world where kids have to do this first day of school.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    GOP = GUNS OVER PEOPLE
    register and vote blue 2020, make America great again

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    Why are all the chairs empty does no one care about or are they cowards not to do something right? ACT OR MORE WILL DIE! This is very sad for a nation that has so much.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:37 am
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    OH MY GOD!!! That "ad" made me SO GLAD I'm not American and live in the UK where we have SOME gun issues but nothing compared to you guys. It sent a very real shiver down my spine and brought tears to my eyes. It should be shown on every TV Trump and the Senate Republicans ever walk past until they change their stupid minds about gun control in the USA.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:42 am
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    I need to finish my daughter's ar15. She'll be 9 soon enough and is ready to learn to shoot it. Then I gotta start building one for her little brother.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:44 am
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    Pam is going to get together and make homeschooling official thing

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:44 am
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    I want a bulletproof backpack.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:46 am
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    HOW ABOUT THAT TRUDEAU BROWNFACE SCANDAL THO…

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:49 am
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    Why is that southern stick chewing hick Moscow Mitch representing decent citizens, he should be in a mental home.or prison.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    Massacre Mitch can't do his job. He tells us he's working for The Quisling Coward Trump, not The People. Maybe "we" don't know who's paying him…

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    The NRA is a criminal enterprise which keep providing top of the line heavy artillery to American Psychos.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    I have never been more ashamed of my country and my service to it.
    THIS IS NOT WHAT IF FOUGHT AND BLED FOR!

    That that POS, Moscow Mitch, completely abdicates the responsibility of the Legislative Branch to trump is treasonously disgusting.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:01 am
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    We have to get rid of these DEMONS in Congress. A revolution is the only way to do that.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:06 am
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    We need to do to the grossly unrepresentative Senate what the Brits did to the House of Lords: take away their power to block legislation passed by the actually representative House.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:13 am
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    "in a holding pattern" and waiting on Trump? If Massacre Mitch cared at all, he would put it up to a vote then hold Trump's feet to the fire to do something instead of wasting time!

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:14 am
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    So

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    “100 people are killed by handguns everyday, so let’s confiscate assault weapons”
    There. I fixed the slogan for you.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    I ignored it. 🔫👍

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    If the real thing didn't move them and kids in cages didn't move them then why would a commercial?

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:24 am
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    Don’t say 45* hasn’t done anything. At least vaping regulations were swiftly addressed!

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    the boomers hate kids yet they expect the kids to pay SSI so they can stay alive, longer. WHY

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:31 am
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    Anti Christ! Every republican!

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:41 am
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    Overwhelming majority of people 70+% want sensible universal background checks and common sense gun reform. How about doing your job Moscow mitch and provide advice to Atgolf Twitler about the recommendations on gun reform. People are over you both passing the buck and insinuating its the other holding up the process.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:47 am
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    Is there anything more repulsive than whatever Mitch McConnell is? Is it a zombie? An albino slug? A hairless sloth? It seems almost human in that it mimics human speech, but the words don't make any sense. Fortunately it won't reproduce. I don't think any other species will mate with it.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:00 am
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    Republicans just are waiting to be told exactly how to kiss Trump's rear end.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:00 am
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    Rep DO NOT CARE, DEMOCRATS DON'T CARE MUCH EITHER 🙅🏽‍♀️

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    100 less Americans everyday. Thats a great start – if you're a real patriot that would be unacceptable, but you wrap yourself in the flag and constitution while ignoring the very things they stand for. Wear the flag? – see U.S. Code § 8.Respect for flag. All up for 2nd Amendment? – care to mention where the "well-regulated militia." part is? Thats right – if you ignore the parts of the constitution that you find inconvenient – you're not upholding the pledge you have made and you should be ashamed of yourself.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:10 am
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    Perhaps having armed/trained guards, staff, or teachers that could shoot back would be more helpful than a worthless law…but keeping kids safe is not the goal of gun control…is it?

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:13 am
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    And how many were shot by cop's?

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    In my day, we only had fire drills and bomb scares. One time, someone brought a pocket knife by accident.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:55 am
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    A known Cannibal media outlet wants Americans disarmed.. What possibly for???????

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  • September 19, 2019 at 3:37 am
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    4 thousand Americans are killed each year by illegals!

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  • September 19, 2019 at 4:03 am
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    Great…. our children’s lives are in Trump’s hands. Moscow Mitch must have bone spurs too.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 4:14 am
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    Perhaps require people to provide a legitimate use to own an ASSAULT rifle in order to retain or purchase one, confiscate them from those who cannot provide a reasonable explanation for why they need one, setup a review board to hear disputes. #gunsasneeded

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  • September 19, 2019 at 4:37 am
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    Democrats, you'll never win anything if you only ever run for the place bet. Stand up or step aside… Beto2020

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  • September 19, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    I just don't understand that if you can't buy AR15's anymore then why you should let all those people who already bought that weapon should get to keep them? It's like million weapons on the street for mass murderers! Of course every ar15 should be illegal to own.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    Republicans are waiting on guidance from Trump, aren't they grown adults voted in to Represent their constituents. Get them plastic bracelets that have WWTD. (what would trump do) pathetic.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    Everyone should send Red plastic bracelets and write WWTD on them and send them to Moscow Mitch.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 6:50 am
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    I apologize I promised myself I would not get caught up in name calling. So send Mitch McConnell red bracelets that say WWTD. amazing how easy it is to get caught up in Trump mentality of name calling

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  • September 19, 2019 at 7:55 am
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    This PSA won’t reach the shameless NRA funded GOP but it’s going to reach the voters including all the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles of children doing active shooter drills will be affected and that’s when changes happen.

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