Reduce Gun Violence
We are heartbroken, fearful, angry, and weary as we grapple with the continued epidemic of gun violence in the U.S., particularly as we are again horrified by the loss of children’s lives—this time in Uvalde, Texas—and in the wake of this month’s shootings in Buffalo and Laguna Woods.
As a network of individuals and institutions committed to justice and peace, we join the entire country in our outrage that our nation has not committed itself to ending such tragedy and horror, and in praying for the victims, their families, and those responsible—and in hope that we can collectively take action to reduce gun violence.
Gun policy is not a core issue area of the Ignatian Solidarity Network. However, we feel it is essential to create a pathway for our network to express their weariness, fear, and anger to their elected officials, letting them know that people of faith demand action to drastically reduce gun violence in our country. This call to action lifts up key policy requests made by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2019.
Please send the message below to your members of Congress and President Biden. The message acknowledges the pain of this moment and identifies policy areas for action that can lead to positive change.