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    I believe the narrative IS shifting and the credit goes to the youth who are properly mobilizing to make it happen.
    * They’re issuing a focused message
    * They’re engaging youth across the country
    * They’re calling out NRA supporting politicians
    * While reminiscent of the ’60s anti-war protests, these kids additionally present as passionate members of the community, AND they’re clean cut, well spoken, culturally diverse
    * While many are still under voting age, they won’t be for long and its totally believable that they’ll remember who did/did not do what in the next election

    I feel very optimistic about this one cause is demonstrating that CHANGE is possible. There are so many lessons to be learned from what’s happening and believe that today’s youth will be able to make the difference that my generation failed at!

    I hope the ‘lessons learned’ carry forward to other pressing issues!

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    I think probing the motivations of any corporations supposedly breaking with the NRA would be a useful component of the article. By law the corporations are unfeeling sociopaths whose motivation is profit for shareholders. It’s illegal for them to institute a policy that could harm profits. Should the 6 million NRA members unify to boycott THEM in retaliation (which has worked beautifully for the NRA) the probability of that effect on profit could be negative…

    Just sayin’

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    I have removed this line for now: “In the coming days and weeks, it is expected that other companies will also join the boycott.”

    In the world of Wikipedia, we would classify this as an “unsupported attribution”, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Words_to_watch#Unsupported_attributions

    Basically, “it is expected” raises the natural question in the mind of the reader “It is expected… by whom? and what makes us think they are right?”

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      I also question the first line of the story. While it is undoubtably correct that a grassroots activist has made a claim in a tweet about 20 companies have “dumped” (his original language from the tweet) the NRA, or as we put it “have severed ties” – that’s not really a high enough standard of proof. I’d like to see a high quality source (a tweet from an activist doesn’t count) for this, or a good fact-check of the claim (which, by the way, I don’t really doubt is true!).

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    Hey Kevin, Lucid article, putting a couple of thoughts in edit tab.Love Amidst–pre 12th century according to my sources. I made offered some mechanical changes. I think an atypical response should be documented. I think trauma and grief if wordy, but that’s a stylistic opinion.

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      Jonathan, thanks for the valuable feedback I’ve made changes.

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        Pleasure

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    Hi Kevin, Great article. I love 12th century amidst. I offered some mechanical suggestions and think an atypical response should be documented. I put my suggestions in bold. Jonathan

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