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Gun Violence


Recognizing the escalation of violence in our world, and especially its impact on women and children, we choose to act with diligence in the pursuit of peace and non-violence.
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We need look no further than the daily news to be confronted by the devastating effects of gun violence on our society. When a headline grabbing mass shooting occurs we are all impacted by the heartbreaking news. However many more people we may never hear about are also the victims of gun violence.

As the epidemic of gun violence in the United States continues to escalate, movement on meaningful gun violence prevention policy continues to be either slow or non-existent. In many cases the nationwide trend has been toward weaker gun laws.

* These statistics are from the Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.

 

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