- Oct 26, 2020
The level of gun violence has actually risen during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to statistics released by the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group that catalogs every incident of gun violence in the United States.
A leading gun control advocacy group has enlisted more than a dozen religious leaders to boost voter turnout this fall in support of candidates who support measures to prevent gun violence.
U.S. Sens. Benjamin Cardin and Christopher Van Hollen, both Maryland Democrats, joined Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore and other local faith leaders to call for increased federal funding to strengthen security at religious sites amid a recent rise in anti-Semitic attacks.
The U.S. bishops share many of the same priorities with victims of the mass shooting in Parkland when it comes to gun legislation.
International leaders have raised their voices over the deaths of more than 30 people in mass shootings over the weekend in the United States, with several in both Mexico and Italy condemning racism and calling for stricter gun policies.