As people of faith, we are called to action and we seek solutions that address the connections between intimate partner violence and guns. The Disciples Center for Public Witness has joined 500+ clergy members and faith organizations in support of The Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act (H.R. 3130) and the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act (S.1520). These laws would close loopholes that allow convicted abusers and stalkers to buy and own guns. Currently, individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence who have not cohabited with their victim or who do not have a child with their victim, and individuals convicted of misdemeanor stalking, are not prohibited from purchasing or possessing guns. When convicted abusers and stalkers have guns, women’s lives are at risk.
Here's how you can get involved:
1. If you are a member of clergy: sign the letter to Congress in support of H.R. 3130 and S. 1520.
2. Join us for the National Faith Call-In Day on Domestic Violence and Guns on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Contact your members of Congress by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. You can use talking points from the faith letter (linked above) or from this page. Urge them to support H.R. 3130 and S. 1520!