After Weekend of Mass Shootings, National Faith Leader Demands Action

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August 5, 2019

 

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After Weekend of Mass Shootings, National Faith Leader Demands Action

 

Washington, D.C. -- Two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton in the span of twenty-four hours killed at least 30 people. The murder in El Paso posted a manifesto in which he tied his attack to hatred of immigrants. 

 

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO Faith in Public Life:

“On the seventh anniversary of the attack on the Sikh temple at Oak Creek, which killed six people, we mourn continued mass murder in El Paso and Dayton. People are being murdered by weapons of war because of their race, their religion or simply being in the wrong place. President Trump must stop his rhetoric, which incites violence, and prioritize investigating white supremacist terrorism. The Senate must pass HR 8, which would amend federal gun laws to require background checks for all gun sales. Only these concrete steps toward repentance will start to heal our nation.”


 

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