Tag Archives: gun violence

Support Repeal of Gun Makers and Sellers Immunity from Lawsuits

From the Courage Campaign (https://www.couragecampaign.org/): 2,775 dead, 5,565 injured. These are the victims of gun violence in the United States in 2016 ALONE. That’s almost 39 DEATHS PER DAY!(1) And the one industry that should be held responsible for this … Continue reading

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What the President’s Action on Guns Means for PA

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): With all the excitement about President Obama’s Executive Action package to fight gun violence, there have also been a lot of questions.  What did it accomplish in terms of expanding background checks, and what does it mean … Continue reading

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#STOPGUNVIOLENCE

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2016/01/06/stopgunviolence/#.Vo6k3PkrIdU By Lecia Imbery January 6, 2016 A few weeks ago, my significant other and I were watching the HBO series Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. One of the segments was on kids and guns (Real Sports 203: Kids & … Continue reading

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How Obama Made Gun Control a Religious Freedom Issue

Posted at http://religiondispatches.org/how-obama-made-gun-control-a-religious-freedom-issue/ By Sarah Posner, Religion Dispatches In announcing new executive action to more rigorously enforce requirements for background checks to purchase guns, President Obama today called for balancing the rights of gun owners with other constitutional rights. “Second Amendment rights … Continue reading

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Moms Demand Action’s Orange Walk to #EndGunViolence—December 12, Harrisburg

From Heeding God’s Call (http://www.heedinggodscall.org): Join Moms Demand Action’s Orange Walk to #EndGunViolence on Sat. Dec. 12 @ 1pm @ 2101 N. Front St., Harrisburg The Harrisburg Chapter of Heeding God’s Call To End Gun Violence closely collaborates with them … Continue reading

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Support PA Background Check Expansion Bill

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): SB 1049— the PA background check expansion bill –has been introduced in the PA state Senate. If she/he hasn’t yet done so, can you take a minute to ask your Senator to support this bill at http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5610/c/1537/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=21748? … Continue reading

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Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence Statement on Oregon College Shooting

From Heeding God’s Call (http://www.heedinggodscall.org): We stand with the President:  America is “answerable” for yet another mass school shooting. “Thoughts and prayers are not enough.”  Action is demanded, especially from the American faith community. As the President noted, when such … Continue reading

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National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend—December 10-14, National

From Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence (http://faithsagainstgunviolence.org/): Pledge your congregation’s participation in the Fall 2015 National Vigil for Gun Violence Victims and National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend, December 10-14 at http://decembersabbath.org/. Following the great success of the 2nd annual National … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Background Check Legislation

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): A strong background check system is one of the most important ways we can keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. We have the opportunity to make PA’s background check system … Continue reading

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Test Your Knowledge on Guns, Gun Violence and Policy

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): We are launching the “It’s Not Trivial” campaign to highlight how important it is to know the facts about guns, gun violence and gun policy. Take our quiz now at http://www.ceasefirepa.org/knowthefacts/ and see how much you already … Continue reading

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