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Note To Trump: Like Gun Violence, Misogyny Is Deadly

Shannon Watts
Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Surely no one missed the shot heard round the world on Friday: demeaning and abusive comments about women by Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president.

But you may have missed an important response by Richard Martinez, whose son was killed in the shooting near UC Santa Barbara in 2014. Prior to the shooting, the gunman videotaped a misogynist manifesto blaming his actions on being sexually rejected by women.

Martinez wrote, "My son was shot and killed by someone who was motivated in large part by misogyny - the same thinking we see from Donald Trump. This isn't just 'locker room talk.' It's dangerous and has real consequences."

Sadly, the mindset of the UC Santa Barbara shooter is not far removed from the disgusting and dangerous statements by Trump, which were also made in reference to a woman who rejected his sexual advances.

And the consequences of this violent mindset are grave.



NRA Candidate in the news: "Trump's 'murder-suicide' mission roils Senate"

The NRA is deplorable!

Gerrymandering helped Republicans take control of Congress, now it's tearing them apart over Trump

Gerrymandering helped Republicans take control of Congress, but now it's tearing them apart over Trump

Across the country, Republicans in contested races face a terrible bind: They have to run from Donald Trump to hold onto swing votes, even if that angers some core supporters.

But in secure, heavily conservative GOP districts, Republicans face the opposite pressure: to cleave fast to Trump, who remains popular despite statements that have alienated many voters.

The crisis sparked by the Trump campaign has split the Republican Party in two, and ironically, the gerrymandering of districts that helped build the GOP congressional majority is now working to make that fracture worse.

The division of interests between Republicans who represent solidly conservative districts and those who represent swing areas or senators who must run statewide has seldom been more stark.



Did the NRA candidate seem a little stalkerish at the debate?

He certainly did to me.

Why is gun culture so creepy?

Will the NRA denounce their endorsed candidate's threat to throw Hillary in prison?

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