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Our continued call to end gun violence
As women committed to nonviolence and to building a world of unity and reconciliation, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet call for an end to gun violence in the United States of America. Gun violence prevention is a complicated issue, and we are committed to a comprehensive approach that addresses all forms of homicide, suicide and unintentional shootings. While we seek to address root causes that ultimately lead to violence, we urgently need to address access to guns. America has the weakest gun laws and the most guns—393 million—of any comparable nation.
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For the first time in 26 years, the U.S. Senate seems open to passing gun safety legislation. A bipartisan group of 20 Senators has agreed to a framework that includes:
• Enhancing background checks for buyers under 21
• Implementing and incentivizing state red flag laws
• Disarming domestic abusers by closing the “boyfriend loophole”
• Clarifying the definition of a gun dealer
• Cracking down on gun trafficking
• Investing in mental health services and access
• Providing school safety funding
We call on the Senate to act swiftly to write this framework into a bill and pass it into law. Please take a moment to use our quick tool below to send an email to your Senators.
So glad to have a bipartisan bill to support. Look forward to more progress over time. This is just a first step.
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I like the bill because it aims to prevent violence.
Please do everything you can to curb the violent response to any and all, real or perceived, enemies. We must have better methods of “gun control.” Violence, through the use of guns is an extreme and present danger to all. As a society, our tolerance level is disappearing, especially for those with mental health issues and the current challenges to family life and the economy.