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Statement Removing Military Weapons From Our Communities 

On Sept. 25, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled "Protecting America from Assault Weapons." FCNL submitted this statement in advance of the hearing, calling on Congress to mark up and pass the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 (H.R. 1296).

Update Cultivating Young Social Justice Advocates 

Returning from the 10-day Washington Summer Intensive, FCNL’s 20 Advocacy Corps organizers knew they would be faced with the difficult task of advocating for legislation to end gun violence. But they didn’t know that within days the issue would tragically return to the front pages after a terrible round of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

Update House Takes Up Gun Violence Prevention Bills  

As Congress resumes its work on Monday, Sept. 9, the House Judiciary committee is expected to take up three separate bills addressing different facets of gun violence. Taken together, these bills would represent a substantial step towards reducing the obscenely high rate of gun violence in the United States.

Event Working Together to End Gun Violence: Meet Advocacy Corps Organizers and Take Action 

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In response to recent mass shootings and the pain that has swept our communities once again, young people are raising their voices and taking a stand against gun violence. You can join this movement!

Update Here's Why I'm Hopeful 

It has been one week since I said goodbye to the 20 young adult organizers who make up FCNL’s Advocacy Corps. After 10 days of training in Washington, DC, they are now in their communities organizing on a tragically relevant issue: gun violence.

Action Alert Now is the Time for Prayer and Action 

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.

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.

Update Too Many Guns, Too Many Children Killed  

Written by Peter Murchison

Earlier this spring, I went to Hartford, CT, to give testimony on gun violence prevention bills and to support others doing the same. There was a diverse crowd ranging from gun safety advocates to “open carry” groups. I was there to advocate for laws I believe would reduce injuries and death by guns.

New Advocacy Corps Plan to Reduce Gun Violence 

One of FCNL's signature programs continues to grow with 20 young adults joining the 2018-2019 Advocacy Corps. This diverse group will organize their local communities in 16 states to reduce gun violence.

Update Young Quaker Leads Lobbying to Reduce Gun Violence 

You do not have to be an expert or a professional to lobby Congress. Anyone can speak truth to power at any time. I am especially thrilled to see young Quakers claim this and train their peers.

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