Everytown Slams 2A Sanctuary Movement: ‘They’re Ripping Apart the Constitution’

(Photo: Everytown for Gun Safety/Facebook)

Leaders from Bloomberg’s gun-control organization this week are slamming the 2A sanctuary movement and urging sheriffs around the country to condemn any local government that refuses to enforce “democratically-enacted gun violence prevention laws.” 

In a letter addressed to the National Sheriffs’ Association, the National Association of Counties, the Major County Sheriffs of America, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the National League of Cities, Everytown for Gun Safety made its case for law and order.  

“We ask that you join us in condemning these actions in the strongest possible terms, and in reaffirming that it is every sheriff’s constitutional and legal duty to carry out and enforce duly enacted laws — including gun safety laws — whether or not they personally agree with those laws,” states the letter. 

Second Amendment Sanctuary jurisdictions are popping up across the country.  Virginia has as many as 75, with more in play, and Texas has 34 and counting.  

Fundamentally, the movement asserts that the Constitution is clear on one’s right to keep and bear arms: it shall not be infringed.

Gun-control legislation, including confiscatory bans on modern sporting rifles or standard capacity magazines, is infringement.  Disarming law-abiding citizens, either by force or systematically by making once lawful property unlawful, is infringement.  

SEE ALSO: Other States Watch Virginia as 2A Sanctuary Movement Grows, Militia Mobilizes

Yet, the leaders of Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action don’t see it that way.  They believe that their gun-banning agenda jives with what the Founders and Framers wrote in what is the supreme law of the United States.  

“These local officials may say they’re ‘defending the constitution,’ but they’re actually ripping it apart,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. “Americans expect our sheriffs and law enforcement to uphold their oaths, respect the will of the people, and enforce the laws of their states — and that most definitely includes life-saving gun safety laws.”

Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts, added, “These so-called ‘Sanctuary Counties’ fly in the face of our Democratic norms and threaten to defy the will of the people who support gun sense reform,” 

“The laws these localities are threatening to refuse to enforce, like red flag laws, have already been ruled constitutional — and have been proven to save lives,” she continued. “Instead of cutting them off at the knees, we should let law enforcement officers do their jobs and use every tool possible to keep families safe.”

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  • Chuck conrad February 28, 2020, 4:42 pm

    It is time for one of the sheriffs to arrest the governor for his blatant abuse of power, perhaps in conjunction with the U.S. Justice department personel. Also it should include a peep walk with the media present.

  • Andrew Ling February 28, 2020, 6:54 am

    I sincerely hope that our State not become the test bed for the fight to preserve the US Constitution.
    We are here because we believe in the basic rights spelled out in the Constitution. We have thrived.
    We Americans are at the forefront of the entire world’s free population. The wealthy and strong willed
    people who propose to circumvent our rights are no different than the old British rulers of our 13 States.
    We are individuals with faith and trust for one another that our individual freedoms to keep and bear arms
    for self protection and in defense of our nation are not infringed.

  • chinook February 14, 2020, 12:25 pm

    Noted scholar Stephen Halbrook, Ph.D.,

    “In recent years it has been suggested that the Second Amendment protects the “collective” right of states to maintain militias, while it does not protect the right of “the people” to keep and bear arms. If anyone entertained this notion in the period during which the Constitution and Bill of Rights were debated and ratified, it remains one of the most closely guarded secrets of the eighteenth century, for no known writing surviving from the period between 1787 and 1791 states such a thesis. The phrase “the people” meant the same thing in the Second Amendment as it did in the First, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth Amendments — that is, each and every free person.”

  • Eugene brohan December 26, 2019, 7:22 pm

    We feel that in siding with the citizenship of this country that law enforcement is doing there duty in defending the constitution if they didn’t it would be another group the people will have to deal with Bloomberg is a traitor

  • Jeff December 24, 2019, 2:38 pm

    “I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
    I took this oath before I joined up and took it again every time I re-enlisted.
    There isn’t an expiration date on this oath. Recent court activity has indicated the UCMJ applies to retirees in addition to the active duty, reserve and guard forces.
    One additional note: we have been repeatedly instructed that we are not to follow unlawful orders. Things get a bit dicey here because it means we can and have the obligation to never follow illegal (unlawful) orders. How to tell which is which? Good question. Best I can say is to study the Constitution, the Federalist papers and any additional sources as is necessary. If you, in good conscience, cannot follow an illegal order, it becomes a guessing game as to what to do next. Follow lawful orders and pray to God you never get put into a position where you are given an illegal order, that you cannot, will not follow.

  • GOP2020 December 23, 2019, 10:44 pm

    Sort of the pot calling the kettle black isn’t it? What Bloomberg proposes is against the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution where as the 2nd Amendment sanctuary counties are trying to preserve & defend the Constitution.

    • Zavier December 30, 2019, 2:56 pm

      Hypocrite, thy name is Everytown. It’s preserving the Constitution when Sanctuary cities harbor illegal aliens, but it’s destroying the Constitution when Sanctuary cities protect the Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.

      Pick a position you can’t have both. You just want to have your cake and eat it too. Which part of ” Shall not be infringed” is so hard to understand

      • nomen nescio April 21, 2020, 5:33 pm

        Came here to post this.

        When big-city Marxist mayors and Marxist blue-state legislatures declare that they are unilaterally legalizing marijuana–which, Constitutionally speaking, they have neither power nor authority nor standing to do, as the laws in question are federal–these people are absolutely fine with that.

        When big-city Marxist mayors and Marxist blue-state legislatures declare that they will defy the nation’s immigration laws and interfere with the Border Patrol and ICE in performance of their duties–which, Constitutionally speaking, puts them in a state of open rebellion against the Federal government and the Constitution, which we used to call “high treason” in less PC times–these people are absolutely fine with that.

        But when a state legislature affirms the plain meaning of the Second Amendment and the Bill of Rights, these people are shrieking and clutching their pearls and denouncing them for “ripping apart the Constitution.”

        Spare us your hypocritical theatrics, please. My eyes rolled so hard they fell out of my head and now the cat’s got one of them. Little help?

  • SeppW December 23, 2019, 7:42 pm

    These clowns, Bloomberg’s apparatchiks and minions, are the one’s ripping apart the Constitution. He and his followers yearn for a socialist government where everyone is subjugated and all rights and liberties, if any, are granted by the central government.

  • Easy Eddie December 21, 2019, 1:17 pm

    But declaring yourself a Sanctuary City/County/State and harboring illegals and illegal gang members, drug dealers, child rapists and murderers is perfectly OK according to the copy of the Constitution these people have?

    • Linda Hobbs December 23, 2019, 10:04 pm

      It is because of the illegals thrust upon us, the drug dealers, child rapists and murderers that we NEED to be able to protect ourselves and the ones we love. Gun confiscating will not remove unregistered guns from any of the criminals. Only law-abiding citizens will be left defenseless if Virginia’s poor excuse of a governor gets his way. He does not care about you or me. Only your vote. He has protection, we pay for that. The first thing Socialist Countries did was to disarm citizens. Are you seeing the trend yet?

  • Mark - Bristol, IN. December 21, 2019, 9:34 am

    Bloomberg is what, 3 feet tall? This fella has a serious Napoleon complex. Tells Americans that OUR Constitution and 2A mean nothing. Tells people that they can’t drink 32 oz fountain drinks. DOCUMENTED and making the news that he told one of his female employees to have an abortion instead of giving birth to a child that would interfere with her job (do an internet search, he did it). And to think that he is campaigning to be our next president and leader…and emperor? Napoleon in every inch of our daily lives? Really? No, he needs to go away.

  • Mr. Sparkles December 21, 2019, 6:34 am

    Apparently John Feinblatt feels that he has the last say on the constitution and if he yells loud enough, it will become true. As Bugs Bunny would say, “What a maroon”.

  • Gary December 21, 2019, 3:17 am

    I got an IDEA, STOP voting in Dumbocrats!!!

  • Mike Watkins December 21, 2019, 12:31 am

    Isn’t there some important tree somewhere that needs to be periodically watered with the blood of tyrants? Seems like it’s about time

  • Bob December 20, 2019, 9:30 pm

    Would I be correct in believing that these gun control groups are tax exempt entities? Would somebody care to speculate on why an organization that wants to violate the Constitution should have such status? How much do they take in to use to undermine the law? The IRS should review the criteria for tax exemptions as I think that groups that seek to destroy our way of life should be taxed.

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  • Penrod December 20, 2019, 4:07 pm

    All sophisticated thinkers understand that ‘shall not be infringed’ obviously means ‘may be made a felony.’

    Ask any sophisticated thinker.

    If by chance a sophisticated thinker disagrees, it is because sophisticated thinkers understand that their opinion that a law or policy is good trumps the Constitution.

  • Robert Messmer December 20, 2019, 2:46 pm

    Could we see their letter condemning Illegal Aliens sanctuary cities/counties.states? I’ll wait.

  • John December 20, 2019, 2:46 pm

    All this hyperbole is nothing but a bunch of wild talk about those who value so-called “safety ” over being free to exercise their inherent duty to remain free. The Founders were all about rights and personal freedom, not about how “safe” it was to step outside your door each morning. Creating firearm restrictions against responsibly armed gun owners only serves to hinder them from lawfully protecting themselves or family. Those who refuse to protect themselves or families may wish to re-evaluate their life priorities. When seconds count the police are only minutes away.

    How do these “common sense” for safety people plan to prevent criminals from still shooting innocent people that their “safe” laws prevented from being able to protect themselves, from crime or tyrannical government? It will bring them little or no comfort that their “safe” laws contributed to the deaths of innocent victims. All of these Chicken Little people, who are afraid the “sky is falling,” because there are too many “unsafe” guns on our streets should consider what happens when the criminals have more guns than the citizens or law enforcement do. How safe will they feel then?

  • Nick M December 20, 2019, 1:59 pm

    Talk about misdirection. Murder is already illegal. Saying gun control is duly enacted is like saying Black people in Georgia have to put chains back on if a statutory law is passed saying so. Uh, no.

  • Shannon Watt’s Pimp December 20, 2019, 1:19 pm

    Shannon watts is so full of shit . Puppet for the spread of Communism . She is the one ripping apart the constitution. . She and her co conspirators are on a mission to destroy America from within . Just like That Soviet tyrant Nikita K said he would do to America .

    • chinchbug December 21, 2019, 2:17 am

      When you want to know what leftists are doing, listen to what they’re accusing their ENEMIES of doing.

  • Richard Poore December 20, 2019, 1:17 pm

    Speak the truth, and it gets deleted. Last time that I post here.

  • mike December 20, 2019, 12:54 pm

    HYPOCRITES. as if you give a shit about the constitution. the fact is the 2nd ammendment is part of the constitution. if you knew what it really said and actually read it you would know that. your organization is nothing but a bunch of pansy assed snowflakes who dont deserve the freedoms afforded by the constitution.

  • Phil December 20, 2019, 11:55 am

    Everytown would have a stroke when they find out the Constitution says in Article II, Sec 10. “No State shall …make anything but gold and silver coin a legal tender in payment of debts…” and we are all accepting Federal Reserve Notes and Tokens for payment. Smoke that, Everytown!

  • Gary Dinnan December 20, 2019, 11:53 am

    Were IS all the outrage about alcohol deaths every Day 26 to 29 are slaughtered and I don’t hear anything about that ! Not to mention the mental anguish and that it causes emergency workers after cleaning up after their Messes. You See I know I have been there working them scenes !

  • Robert Bacher December 20, 2019, 11:48 am

    With their reasoning they could bring back slavery if the legislature and governor passed and signed the bill

  • Big Al Robinson December 20, 2019, 11:44 am

    IF it was a “democratically” enacted law, why are so many Counties becoming sanctuary’s?????
    Hmm, doesn’t add up, eh?

    • Penrod December 20, 2019, 4:09 pm

      Just asking that question is, of course, virulently racist.

      😎

  • Paul December 20, 2019, 11:42 am

    Lets see these gun control people step out from behind the men & women that protect Them with the guns they want to ban. Walk in the common persons shoe wear the very guns you want to ban protect you & your family ever minute of every day. The common person must mean less to you, we are expendable but you feel your are not.
    Good way to get more votes with an idea of I am king so protect me, you are common people you can die for me.

  • WhiteFalcon December 20, 2019, 11:21 am

    Bloomberg has been trying to do away with the Constitution for many years. He is a Democrat. He lies, all the time and he accuses others of his crimes. When he and/or his allays say that 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Counties are tearing up the Constitution, you can bet your bottom dollar that it is he that is violating the Constitution, and it is.

  • Steve December 20, 2019, 11:14 am

    ALL laws must be in line with the Constitution, the final litmus test. Just because a law is passed it doesn’t mean it is valid according to the Constitution. Of course this requires a court challenge to verify its validity.

    • Phil December 20, 2019, 11:58 am

      That is called the color of law. Good call!

    • Marc Kappel December 20, 2019, 7:47 pm

      Well said Steve,
      Plus, these laws have NO due process, I imagine the first challenge will summarily upend all red Flag laws on this CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE ALONE

  • Paul December 20, 2019, 10:28 am

    I am ex-law enforcement and over the years I have heard some very rude ignorant comments made by uneducated people. These people must not have study history. my oath started with to protect the constitution of the United States. The U.S. military Oath states ” to protect the constitution of the United States from foreign & DOMESTIC threat.” The 2 Amendment is part of the U.S. Constitution. Domestic threat would be government that would try to undermine the U.S. constitution. Government official’s take the same oath. Who are the one’s violating the law???
    Government officials are to represent the people’s opinion. If over half of the counties in Virginia are against the law (witch is a majority & majority rules) Who is not doing their job.
    It is not the Sheriff. It is (hold on to your hat democrats) The Government officials who voted for the law!!!!
    P.S. didn’t the civil war start because of the Virginia Bureaucrats??

  • John December 20, 2019, 10:17 am

    What these self proclaimed protectors of us all don’t seem to understand is that the United States Constitution is the supreme law of our country. Passing laws inconsistent with the Constitution makes those laws void. Pass all the laws you want, none of them will save lives. Only enforcement of sensible laws, like you use a gun you get 10 years added to your time; you use a gun you don’t get bail, etc., will be beneficial to the public. Taking away the guns of law-abiding citizens, and by this I mean making them impossible to purchase (Commiefornia) or creating endless bureaucracies to prevent ownership (Illiliberal) or taxing purchases of ammo, etc. only make the majority of us less safe. Anyone ever hear of Prohibition? That amendment to the Constitution created the Mafia and all manner of other underworld groups. Thanks to all the right thinking legislators in washington for that one.
    AND
    Not right on point but it appears we have to elect Strayer and Bloomberg (if a dual presidency is possible) because Strayer will save the World and Bloomberg will do everything else. Ah, Utopia!

  • Eric Holder December 20, 2019, 10:13 am

    This is a nice letter she wrote. I guess. Maybe she typed it? I like it. I guess. I like the points that she makes. I think I do but I am not sure she makes any. I support her right to write letters. If she is writing them.

    The only problem is that on the most basic and fundamental issue of depending on the courts to interpret the laws and determine what is constitutional. This is where we run off track. In this New World (circus) we find that the courts and a lot of people in this country are unable to grasp, understand or have a basic clear definition for words. I am talking about commonly used words such as stop, go, up, down, shall, should etc. I believe they are pretty common but I may be wrong. Oh yes Bill (POS) Clinton demonstrated this also with his semantics over what the word “is” is or means. So if at this most basic level people have such division over common words and clearly the courts and numerous federal agencies ATF, FBI, DOJ, (Rules of Engagement, Bump Stocks Lol.) and a President, then how could anyone in their right mind put credence into rulings made by any of the connected courts? If a words meaning is so suspect and unclear then combining them into a sentence only multiplies the potential for misunderstanding and failed communication.

    It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
    James Madison

  • craig lamparter December 20, 2019, 9:48 am

    [correct typo]
    Enforce duly enacted laws? Was the US Constitution not duly enacted? Did the sheriff swear an oath to the Constitution OR the Imperial Senate? His duty is clear to me.

  • walt morris December 20, 2019, 9:39 am

    the socialist/communists have a history of killing in excess of 100,000,000 people in their countries in the 20th century. is that what michael bloomberg wants to do to our country under the guise of making our country safe? they could kill 100,000,000 americans and do think this would be done to make us safe? this is very confusing to me to think that giving up our constitutional rights will make my country safe. when our gov’t restricts our freedoms i think people will stop waiting for the “gov’t” to protect us from all of these illegal aliens. the gangs and drug users and dealers might find that this isn’t a country that they can live in safely. this will lead to uncontrolled chaos. i think my country will survive but most of these traitors will not be around to bother us anymore.

  • Bad Penguin December 20, 2019, 9:22 am

    Hey Bloomberg! How many people died in NYC when you were Mayor? NYC is loaded with your common sense gun laws and yet tons of people were murdered and wounded and lets not forget ROBBED by people withguns that IGNORED your laws.

  • patrick December 20, 2019, 9:02 am

    Tearing apart the Constitution my foot as they are enforcing it is more like it. The Second Amendment is a stop gap between honest citizens and the crooks.

  • Dale Francis December 20, 2019, 9:00 am

    If the democrats continue to destroy our 2nd amendment and try to disarm the citizens of this country they will be in for the biggest blood bath that history has ever had. People will not stand by and let his happen. To die for nothing is one thing,but to die for a good reason is what it is all about. Defending your constitution is the best reason there is.maybe we will die,but a hell of a lot of them democrats will too.They are skating on thin ice. There are alot of us military vets out here.were firmiar with boodhow about you.

  • Michael Pritt December 20, 2019, 8:35 am

    The last Civil War ended at Appomattox Virginia. Be interesting twist of events if the new one started at the same place with the Governor of VA and his entire staff and all officials that signed this infringement of the Constitution hanged at the same place for treason?!? Only then will this threat end. Virginia state motto; “Sic Semper Tyrannis,” “Thus Always to Tyrants.”

  • Lexmorpheus December 20, 2019, 8:06 am

    Good thing we are a Constitutional Republic, .because if we were a Democracy then Everytown might have a point.

  • Anon .45 Guy December 20, 2019, 7:39 am

    Of course, the same “democratically” voted in laws do not apply to illegal aliens, drugs, or respect of religion…it is amazing how the haters want to have the cake and eat it too…with no calories (read: money to pay for it!).

    • deanbob December 20, 2019, 9:53 am

      Leftist – hypocrite. Orwell’s 1984 is in full play (up is really down; right is really wrong; etc).

    • Chris December 20, 2019, 11:03 am

      Exactly what I was thinking. We have laws that make other things, such as being an undocumented immigrant, illegal, yet there are hundreds of sanctuary cities for them to not obey the law of the land. Not to mention that marijuana is still federally illegal, yet there are a number of states that just ignore that fact. A 2A sanctuary county is no different than these examples, and seeing how these examples are already accepted by governments and a sizeable portion of society, a 2A sanctuary county should be just as acceptable

  • Michael Keim December 20, 2019, 7:38 am

    It’s every sheriff, along with law enforcement officers and military personel’s duty to refuse an unlawful or unconstitutional order. So why don’t you go suck it Mikey.

  • Jay December 20, 2019, 6:33 am

    Democrats blatantly ignore Federally and Constitutionally mandated laws by setting up illegal “sanctuary” cities for illegal aliens and they are cheered and applauded.
    Now some areas state they will not act on UNConstitutional laws and they are threatened with actions up to and possibly including martial law (ie, Virginia considering calling out the NG to enforce new confiscation laws.

    It seems where we have come to the point where one political party and wealthy elitists now decides not only what laws will be obeyed and which won’t, they now can tell us who HAS to obeys laws and who doesn’t and that they will apply whatever level of force they want to have their way.

    We are fast becoming USSA- a UNION of SOCIALIST STATES of AMERICA.

  • Pseudo December 20, 2019, 6:28 am

    I say let’s substitute guns and replace it with the term illegal aliens for their protest about constitutional violation.

    • Justin December 20, 2019, 7:21 am

      That’s a great idea. Substituting the term ‘Communists’ would work well too.
      As usual, the leftist/communist psychos are projecting on everyone else what they themselves are doing, namely violating the Constitution. They actually care nothing about and know nothing about the Constitution, and only use it as an obvious failed distraction for them as a projection tactic.
      Their same old tired Democratic Socialists of America tactics are so obvious and boring now…
      They need a new playbook.
      At least everyone knows that Bloomberg is funding them.

  • H M Hargrove December 20, 2019, 6:07 am

    What these anti-gun nuts always fail to realize (or, refuse to acknowledge), when yammering about enforcing “democratically-enacted laws”, is that military and law enforcement’s first allegiance is to “upholding and defending the Constitution”.

    Bad laws come and go, as do the crap anarchist politicians who voted them onto the books. The Constitution will always be the supreme law of the land.

    If stuff like this doesn’t make one get off his/her lazy, apathetic butt and go vote next year, nothing will.

  • lol December 20, 2019, 6:04 am

    “The laws these localities are threatening to refuse to enforce, like red flag laws, have already been ruled constitutional — and have been proven to save lives,” she continued. “Instead of cutting them off at the knees, we should let law enforcement officers do their jobs and use every tool possible to keep families safe.” LOL none of this shit these clowns have been pulling since the new deal is constitutional. What is constitutional is revoking womans rights by shredding the amendment……………………..

  • Leighton Cavendish December 20, 2019, 6:04 am

    So…same goes for immigration laws…FEDERAL laws…right?

  • lol December 20, 2019, 6:01 am

    The only thing dangerous is that you clowns may have to tell your wives to start minding their own business again.

  • Michael December 20, 2019, 5:42 am

    How about this: Weren’t Lexington and Concord “Sanctuary Cities” from Gov’t Arms Seizures in their day? Anyone for a “Declaration of Independence”?

    • MDinKS December 20, 2019, 4:49 pm

      Exactly right! The Revolutionary War started literally over taxes and gun confiscation. The Brits were stopped cold as they were marching to seize the Colonists’ armories at Concord and Lexington. So it began…and here we are, another crossroads. What will we do this time?

  • Ed December 20, 2019, 5:19 am

    It’s amazing to me the up-side down logic these people have. First they claim constitutional intelligence then they twist everything around to suit their agenda. They use liberal judges to uphold illegal laws and scream like babies until someone listens. I worked in the prison system until I retired as a sergeant. I know a little bit about predatory humans. You can’t stop violence by wishing it will go away. The second amendment is homeland security, take it away and watch our United States erupt. The only people that would benefit the abolishment of the second amendment are the Chinese.

  • BlackjackScout December 20, 2019, 4:33 am

    I have issue with with John Feinblatt said: “Americans expect our sheriffs and law enforcement to uphold their oaths, respect the will of the people…”

    I agree John, they will definitely do that. See, here’s the problem John, your law is usurping the Constitution of the United States and you are usurping the will of the people because the majority of the people believe in private gun ownership without the restrictions that you are trying to impose. Go peddle your fish elsewhere buddy!

  • J Franks December 20, 2019, 2:48 am

    We need a civil war now

    • Ti December 20, 2019, 5:34 pm

      No we don’t. They prog left is trying to break the machine. We need to educate, communicate and join together to not allow the stupidity of all emotion and no facts and logic. When you drill down on a black and white line, you see grey as you go to finer and finer detail.

  • Will Drider December 19, 2019, 8:43 pm

    Let the gun grabbers cry a river of tears with their cherry picked tidbits od “democracy” while they deny the full Constitutionality of the 2A “THAT SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”. i haven’t seen a single Sheriff’s Oath that didn’t start with the highest priority: that being the U.S. Constitution and State Constitution then the Governor’s following.

  • Will Drider December 19, 2019, 8:41 pm

    Let the gun grabbers cry a river of tears with their cherry picked tidbits od “democracy” while they deny the full Constitutionality of the 2A “THAT SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”. i haven’t seen a single Sheriff’s Oath that didn’t start with the highest priority: that being the Constitution and State/Governor’s following.

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