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To: People of faith and moral courage
Tell Congress: No Silence on Gun Violence
As people of faith and moral courage, we say: thoughts and prayers are not enough! Now is not the time to make it easier for people to carry and use guns. We call on you to:
- Reject H.R. 3668: The Sportsmen, Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, which eliminates restrictions on silencers.
- Reject H.R. 38: The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which weakens restrictions on carrying guns across state lines
Why is this important?
Thoughts and prayers are not enough. As the families of those slain in Las Vegas bury their beloved; as the wounded struggle to survive; as detectives and forensic scientists piece together the what and why of yet one more mass shooting, we have to do more.
We come from people who put prayer and activism in the same breath to battle Jim Crow; to ensure voting rights and marriage equality; to protect health care and the rights of religious minorities.
Now we are breathing prayer in order to push for justice—to speak up, vote, lobby, march, protest, blog, tweet and insist on the value of every person. In the midst of prophetic grief too painful to describe, we are raising our voices in the name of Sandy Hook and Oak Creek; Charlotte and Orlando; and Las Vegas.
Now is not the time to make it easier for people to carry and use guns. Take the action below, and share this in your networks to tell Congress to reject:
- H.R. 3668: The Sportsmen, Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act: which eliminates restrictions on silencers, and
- H.R. 38: The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which weakens restrictions on carrying guns across state lines.
For all these actions and more, you can also text REJECT to 64433 to join to receive a prompt to call your congressperson and to join Everytown for Gun Safety, the leading gun violence prevention organization.
Let's lift our voices, let's flood the phone lines. Let’s be the groundswell that changes the tide.
Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Valarie Kaur, and Rabbi Sharon Brous
How it will be delivered
We are delivering the petition personally to House Speaker Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader McConnell.