After Sandy Hook, we said, "never again." A little over five years later, there have been 1,606 mass shootings in the United States.
"Thoughts and prayers" alone is a wholly unchristian response to our nation's gun violence epidemic. Scripture tells us that if we offer only our prayers and not our hands to take action, we are hypocrites of the faith.
As a people of faith who value each and every human life, we call on the President and the United States Congress to immediately take up, pass, and sign into law meaningful legislation to curb gun violence in the United States.