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"... Americans today possess about 300 million firearms. No one can be under the illusion that limiting their number and use would be enough to impede horrendous massacres ... But it would be much worse if we were to satisfy ourselves with only words. And if the massacres are carried out by people with mental illness or distorted by hate, there is no doubt that they are carried out with arms. Forty-seven religious leaders of various confessions and religions have issued a call to American politicians to limit firearms ... I’m with them. ... Therefore, it is necessary to repeat tirelessly our calls for disarmament, to oppose the production, trade and smuggling of arms of all types, fueled by dishonourable interests for power of financial gain… Peace is born from the heart, but it will be easier to achieve if we have fewer weapons in hand.” - Vatican Radio, 1/19/2013

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Philadelphia Catholics for Fewer Guns shared Mic's Constitutional Lawyer explains the 2nd amendment. ...

A constitutional lawyer reveals the truth about the Second Amendment — and how it doesn't support many of the NRA's claims.

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The nation's young people are "shaming the adult world into action ... Their voices are a wake-up call that should have been heard years ago."

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, referring to the survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, as quoted in National Catholic Reporter, February 28, 2018.

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