Children, country music fans, LGBTQ community, college students, worshipers at church…gun violence affects us ALL and it ought to bring us together across partisan lines for common sense reforms. More than half of Americans – both Democrats and Republicans – support keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, broader background checks without gun show loopholes, and a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons.  No one should be able to buy a gun without a background check, and having ability to buy an AK-47 is not worth countless acts of violence and bloodshed. The NRA would have you believe gun control is an us-vs-them situation. It’s closer to being an us-and-them-vs-NRA-and-the-politicians-they-own situation.

We have watched as children were gunned down in their own school, as concert-goers were massacred and now worshipers were killed during church. Those who value life must STAND UP NOW! Trump had no problem calling the New York City incident with a radical Muslim immigrant an act of domestic terrorism and began taking immediate action against all immigrants. But when MULTIPLE white men gun down multiple people at church, concert, school, nightclub…the GOP and the President can only say, “WE ARE HELPLESS! STOP MAKING THIS POLITICAL!” The truth is that they worship at the altar of the NRA.

No one is talking about a ban on all guns, but military weapons of war should not be available to the public. This and so many mass shootings would not have been possible without a semi-automatic firearm. There is no reason weapons like this should not be outlawed and anyone who claims to value LIFE will stand up or be counted as a hypocrite. We invite those who love the gun lobby money more than the lives of victims to read…

1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money [that is, the greedy desire for it and the willingness to gain it unethically] is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves [through and through] with many sorrows.”

“Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.” – Matthew 26:52