Gun Violence - Social Justice Resource

This social justice resource analyzes the gun violence epidemic in the United States using a theological framework. The U.S. experiences significantly more mass shootings than any other country, and this year alone, as of June 12, 2018, gun violence already has been responsible for the deaths of 6,367 people and the murder or injury of 299 children and 1,193 teenagers – significantly more than its counterparts. Research shows that the extensive reach of the American commitment to gun rights, enshrined in the Constitution, is an important factor in the rampant gun violence, and this resource discusses how Americans can view the Second Amendment through a different lens – namely, through the lens of life, as guaranteed by the First Amendment and affirmed in Catholic social thought (CST). Join us as we work and pray to end gun violence .

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