Gun Control – Second Amendment

Don’t Blame the Gun, Your Eminence

BY PATRICK NOVECOSKY, AUGUST 7, 2019 Nobody blamed the truck when 29-year-old Uzbek national Sayfullo Saipov rented a pickup from Home Depot 18 months ago and deliberately mowed down a dozen pedestrians and bicyclists in New York City, killing eight. There was no lobbying for background checks... read more

Archbishop Chaput: Look deeper than symptoms to solve mass violence

By Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency, August 6, 2019 Gun control laws alone will not stop mass shootings effectively, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, said in a column written in response to the recent shootings in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso, and Dayton, Ohio. Chaput belives... read more

Bodyguard of Chicago’s Most Famous Anti-Gun Priest Caught with Illegal Gun

Bodyguard of Chicago’s Most Famous Anti-Gun Priest Caught with Illegal Gun -By Warner Todd Huston, June 7, 2018 Chicago’s most famous anti-gun Catholic priest was just hit with some embarrassing news when his bodyguard was arrested for illegally carrying a gun. Loudmouth priest Father... read more

Cardinal, hospital staff urge Illinois legislators to act on gun bill

by Joyce Duriga, Catholic News Service Politics, Apr 18, 2018 CHICAGO — Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich called on Illinois legislators to pass a bill that tightens restrictions on gun shop owners and helps stem the flow of illegal guns into Illinois during an April 17 news conference at Loyola... read more

Snowflake Professor Resigns Over Campus Carry

By Steve Sheldon |Posted: May 17, 2017 A University of Kansas associate professor from the departments of History and of American Studies recently resigned citing concerns over campus carry in Kansas, which becomes effective July 1. Professor Jacob Dornan states in his resignation letter that... read more

U.S. bishops seek assault weapons ban, say civilians have no need for them

BY  DENNIS SADOWSKI, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE, June 25, 2016 WASHINGTON – Two U.S. church leaders called for a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons, saying they have no place in the hands of civilians. Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago and Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas... read more

A River in Egypt: Denying the Undeniable

BY GEORGE W. RUTLER, JUNE 16, 2016 Mark Twain would have understood the protest of Yogi Berra: “Most of the things I said I didn’t say.” To Twain, with no evidence, is attributed: “Denial is not just a river in Egypt.” The source of the quotation is debated as is the source of the... read more

Ordinary vs. Extraordinary Gun Violence

By David Carlin, June 17, 2016 When we’re thinking about our horrible American problem of gun violence, it would be helpful – indeed essential – to make a distinction among various kinds of gun violence. On the one hand there is what may be called ordinary violence; that is, the shootings... read more