The time is now for thoughts, prayers, and action on gun violence. This is the moment for bold gun legislation: comprehensive reforms that address the whole problem of gun violence, from mass shootings to everyday gun deaths.
On Valentines Day we watched in horror as another mass shooting unfolded in the United States, this time at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The time for thoughts and prayers without action is over. We need you to urge Congress to act.
The gun violence epidemic is both a public health crisis and a troubling reflection on our country’s spiritual state. As we seek policy solutions to reduce deaths from guns, we must also look critically at the culture that enables so many people to kill each other with guns.
The Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence Coalition, a group of 50 faith organizations that includes FCNL, released a statement on the tragic school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida along with a call to action.
Gun violence in the U.S. is so common that it rarely makes the news. As a nation, we have seemingly accepted that ordinary activities – going to a house of worship, a nightclub, a school – carry the risk of violent death.
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