Photo: Joe Plenzler helped start the #VetsForGunReform movement courtesy of Plenzler.
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The National Rifle Association has worked for years to block gun restrictions in state legislatures. One woman has been very effective: 78-year-old Marion Hammer. She’s an NRA lobbyist in Florida. She practically writes pro-gun legislation in Florida, such as Concealed Carry and Stand Your Ground. That legislation has been exported to other states.
Some veterans are coming out against the idea of arming teachers. They say they know from experience what semi-automatic weapons can do. They’ve been writing blog posts and op-eds, and tweeting with #VetsForGunReform. Bob Bateman and Joe Plenzler started the movement. They served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Joe Plenzler helped start the #VetsForGunReform movement.
Photo courtesy of Plenzler.
California Democrats are meeting this weekend in San Diego for their annual convention. In addition to guns and schools, there are fights with the Trump administration, a governor’s race, and Kevin DeLeon challenging Senator Dianne Feinstein for her seat. Some possible presidential candidates will be at the convention: Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Eric Garcetti.
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