President Joe Biden called a March 27 shooting at a school in Nashville, Tennessee, “sick,” “heartbreaking” and “a family’s worst nightmare,” in remarks from the White House. The president called on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban.
Biden Issues Executive Order On Guns, Calls On Congress To Reduce Gun Violence
President Joe Biden announced March 14 he would sign an executive order aiming to increase the number of background checks on prospective gun buyers, as well as measures to promote red flag laws and the secure storage of firearms.
Hundreds Comfort One Another, Grieve Together at Mass After Shooting
Hundreds of people gathered the evening of July 5 at Immaculate Conception Church in Highland Park to offer one another comfort and grieve together in the wake of the mass shooting that killed seven people and injured dozens more at the community’s Independence Day parade.
U.S. Bishops Call For Change After ‘Repeated Acts of Violence’
In the wake of another mass shooting in the United States, multiple United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) committee chairmen are appealing to people from different walks of life to advocate against an increasing nationwide gun violence trend.
Teen Trauma, Impaired Brain Development Seen as Factors In Gun Violence
Gun violence in Philadelphia highlights the deep-seated trauma and developmental issues experienced by many of the city’s youth, said an Archdiocese of Philadelphia mental health professional.
Speaker at Washington Anti-Gun Rally Says Nation Must ‘Replace the Hate’
The son of Ruth E. Whitfield, the oldest victim of the racially motivated mass shooting at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, told a rally in Washington June 11 that the nation needs to “lower” its weapons and “replace the hate.”
Church Leaders: Promote Culture Of Life to End Gun Violence
Lamenting a “culture of death” that exists in the U.S. after three mass shootings in less than a month, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio on June 8 spoke of the need for Catholics to be leaders in reinvigorating a culture of life.
‘Don’t Look Away,’ Children Plead to Congress in Gun Control Message
The week was set to culminate with a large March for Our Lives demonstration June 11, an event organized by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, which experienced a mass killing of its own in 2018.
Bishops Urge Comprehensive Response to Shootings, Including Gun Control
In response to a recent string of mass shootings, four U.S. bishops’ conference chairmen have called on Congress to work towards legislation that “addresses all aspects of the crisis,” mainly gun control, mental health, and declining family life.
Gov. Hochul Signs New Tougher Gun Laws
Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected to sign recently passed legislation Monday that will further toughen New York state’s already strict gun laws, most notably raising the legal age for someone to buy or possess a semi-automatic weapon from 18 to 21.