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.

“These tragedies can only bring us to one conclusion: We must unite in our humanity to stop the massacres of innocent lives,” the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ chairmen wrote in a letter.

“We urge all members of Congress to reflect on the compassion all of you undoubtedly feel in light of these tragic events and be moved to action because of it,” they wrote. “There is something deeply wrong with a culture where these acts of violence are increasingly common.”

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