Clergy Against Bullets

We, the undersigned leaders of faith communities in the United States of America, call upon the citizens of this great country and its political leaders to pass sensible laws limiting the sale of bullets. We call upon Congress and the President to immediately enact Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy’s bill (http://carolynmccarthy.house.gov/uploads/mccarthy-magazine_bill.pdf) to ban high capacity magazines of bullets like the one that was used with such tragic results in Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday, January 8, 2011. We should then move to enact strict background checks for those buying bullets. Private citizens do not need bullet clips capable of shooting 30 bullets in rapid succession. In response to the tragedy in Tucson, we commit ourselves to speaking out in our places of worship against gun violence. We pledge to inspire our communities through sermons, teaching, and community activism to act in order to limit the proliferation of bullets. By signing this petition, each of us – men and women, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Baha’i, Sikhs and other religious leaders – is publicly demanding change. Together, we know we can effect this! We are all united clergy against bullets.

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Clergy Against Bullets (CAB) is the first interfaith organization committed to reducing dangerous bullets and gun violence in America. It is time for all religious leaders of all faiths and denominations to speak out on the issue of gun violence. As the tragedy in Tuscon demonstrated, we live in a country where someone can walk into a Walmart and buy a semi-automatic clip one hour, be stopped by the police, and still go on to commit an act of mass murder. This is a moral issue that demands a religious response. CAB calls upon every clergy person - men and women, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Baha'i, Sikhs and others - to publicly demand change.

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