Arming Civilians

Texas Governor Rick Perry opined a few days ago [1] that, had moviegoers in Lafayette, Louisiana, been allowed to bring their guns into the theater, they could have stopped John Russell Houser when he opened fire on July 23, 2015. Similar sentiments were expressed...

Throngs in the streets seeking common ground against gun violence

Some 1,500 Episcopalians and allies gathered early Sunday morning, June 28, in Salt Lake City,  to take a stand against gun violence.  Part prayer meeting, part hymn sing, part personal witness, part social action, “Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence”...

There is nothing funny about gun violence

I recently shared on Twitter and Facebook and in every way I could the notice of the Claiming Common Ground against Gun Violence procession we will participate in at General Convention in Salt Lake City on the morning of June 28th.  I received many great replies, and...

Bishops United Against Handgun Violence

Maine legislators are debating a bill to authorize the carrying of concealed handguns without a permit. The legislation enjoys broad bipartisan support from our elected leaders. The bill’s sponsors are asking us to believe that if someone is already legally able to...