“The recent mass shootings in our country impel us to once again beg all citizens and all elected leaders to end the rampant rage and division that have overpowered the nation and too often result in mass, indiscriminate violence.” So begins the public statement issued Aug. 6, 2019 by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, of which the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Community is a member.

Noting the pervasiveness of gun violence across the United States, the statement later continues, “We implore all legislative bodies to pass legislation that effectively prevents gun violence. We call for the passage of laws that ban assault weapons, require universal background checks for all gun sales, provide funding for gun violence prevention research, and make the trafficking in weapons a federal crime.”

To read the full statement, click here