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Catholic Advocacy on Gun Violence

Measures to Address Gun Violence Supported by USCCB1

  • A total ban on assault weapons, which the USCCB supported when the ban passed in 1994 and when Congress failed to renew it in 2004.
  • Measures that control the sale and use of firearms, such as universal background checks for all gun purchases.
  • Limitations on civilian access to high-capacity weapons and ammunition magazines.
  • A federal law to criminalize gun trafficking.
  • Improved access to and increased resources for mental health care and earlier interventions.
  • Regulations and limitations on the purchasing of handguns.
  • Measures that make guns safer, such as locks that prevent children and anyone other than the owner from using the gun without permission and supervision.
  • An honest assessment of the toll of violent images and experiences which inundate people, particularly youth.

Past MCC Advocacy to Address Gun Violence

  1. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Backgrounder on Gun Violence: A Mercy and Peacebuilding Approach to Gun Violence, January 2020.
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