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  2. Gun Violence

Now is the Time for Prayer and Action

By Amelia Kegan, Andre Gobbo, August 5, 2019


Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the lives lost and the communities devastated by three mass shootings in one week. This violence is sickening. And it is a reminder of the dangerous toll guns take in our country every day because of permissive gun laws.

We are saddened by the terrible carnage of mass shootings and other forms of violence that results in the deaths of approximately 100 people every day in our country.

Gun Violence

Now is the Time for Prayer and Action

Drop-By Your Local Congressional Offices.

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We are angered by the rise of militarized hate in our nation, and the unwillingness of our leaders to act.

And we are resolved in our belief that the power of Love and the force of Truth can make change in this country.

We must change our laws and our culture to end the scourge of gun violence in all its forms, from mass shootings, suicide and domestic violence, to white supremacy and violence in our communities. To start, we need political leaders to stand up and vote for the small steps that can help stem the murders and terror from which none of us are immune.

Your senators are home for the August congressional recess right now and they need to hear from you. Will you join me in taking action to address the crisis of gun violence by going on a drop-by visit this month?

Can't go on a drop-by? Letters-to-the-editor are another powerful way to lift your voice. If you are willing to write a letter to your local paper, please contact media@fcnl.org and we will follow up with more information.

Statement Quakers Push for Immediate Action as Weekend Mass Shootings Claim 31 More Lives 

As the country reels from three mass shootings in one week, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) urges policymakers to take every available step to reduce the harm and loss of life caused by guns.

Legislative Ask Support Universal Background Checks 

S. 42

The gun violence epidemic facing our country is a public health crisis that can be avoided –but only if Congress takes action.

Amelia Kegan

  • Legislative Director, Domestic Policy

Amelia Kegan leads the domestic policy team's work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy. Prior to coming to FCNL, Amelia worked at a variety of other national non-profits in D.C. and Chicago, focusing on federal budget, tax, and low-income policy.

Andre Gobbo

  • Domestic Policy Associate

Andre Gobbo adds capacity to the Domestic Policy team by handling constituent queries, writing action alerts and sign-on letters, assisting with lobbying visits, creating informational content, supporting coalition relationships, and helping execute FCNL’s legislative strategies. He primarily works on issues relating to economic justice and gun violence prevention but also assists other domestic policy initiatives. He also serves as the co-chair of the Policy & Advocacy subcommittee within the Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence coalition.