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WASHINGTON (RNS) Clergy from California to Connecticut created a makeshift graveyard on the National Mall on Thursday as they exhorted Congress to strengthen gun control.


  1. Over the last ten years gun sales have skyrocketed . As a result, crime, including homocide, has dropped significantly. The state with the fewest “gun control” laws, Vermont, consistently has one of the lowest homocide rates in the nation. If the clergy could abandon their hysteria and remedy their ignorance, they would be demanding more government support for gun purchases and marksmanship training. But why are they ignoring the so-called “wall of separation” between church and state? Perhaps their mindless hysteria has driven them completely insane.

  2. The “idolatry” claim is pretty bizarre coming from a group of Leftist “reverends” whose political party worships abortion (their platform calls for no restrictions and taxpayer-funding). How about if those pastors just focus on their congregations and preach to them?

  3. These people ignore that the Newtown killer broke 41 gun laws. More gun laws isn’t the answer. Locking crazy people is part of the answer.

  4. It is ironic that they used 3,300 grave markers (aside from overstating their case — many of those were suicides). There are 3,300 abortions per day and these “social justice” religious types do nothing. No, it is worse – they try to increase them via taxpayer-funding!

  5. Michael Gabriel

    So many of those 3300 shootings (the ones that were not suicides, at least) were related to gang violence, yet you don’t see any effort by the clergy here to address the underlying economic or societal causes of gang violence. Of course, that would require them to give up their idolatry of ideology.