My husband and I visited my mother in Delaware over the weekend, and I attended Westminster Presbyterian Church with her on Sunday. The minister, Thomas R. Stout, announced he'd collected handouts for on things we can do to help prevent gun violence, and to be an ally and friend for LGBT persons. They were available near the door. I picked up my copies along with a long line of other people.
In this post and the next, I'll simply copy those lists and ask you to read and share them.
TEN THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE
Contact your representatives in Congress and ask that they:
1. Support universal background checks and waiting periods for all gun purchases.
2. Support a ban on seiautomatic assault weapons, armor-piercing handgun ammunition and .50-caliber sniper rifles.
3. Close the gun show loophole that allows purchases with no background checks.
4. Identify the organizations in your community engage in gun violence prevention and get involved.
5. Attend a peaceful demonstration or public prater service to end gun violence.
6. Contact your mayor and city council members and demand that steps be taken in your community to end gun violence.
7. Schedule a screening of Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence for your group or organization.
8. Join or form a local chapter of Heeding God's Call, a faith-based movement to end gun violence.
9. Ask the leaders of your worshiping community to address gun violence in services and education classes.
10. Learn about your state's concealed carry laws. Encourage your places of work and worship to prominently display signs prohibiting carrying guns on their property.
This list came from the website Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence - I modified and organized it a bit.
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