Taking Action on Gun Violence…
This week UPCOB will be joining in a postcard campaign sponsored by Heeding God’s Call. It encourages the owner of Realco Guns (located in District Heights) to sign a voluntary code of conduct which would help to limit the ways lethal weapons can fall into violent hands. Realco is ranked as one of the top gun stores in the U.S. associated with weapons used in crimes. The code of conduct has been signed by the nation’s largest gun dealer (Wal-Mart Will Send Representatives to White House), and by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
We will be distributing, signing and collecting the postcards on Sunday, March 3 during our worship service. If you won’t be at church please feel free to print the postcard above, sign it and send it to the church office.
- Church of the Brethren written testimony to the Senate Subcommittee hearing on ‘Proposals to Reduce gun Violence.’ February 22, 2013
- Church of the Brethren: A Resolution in Support of the National Council of Churches of Christ, USA: Ending Gun Violence, adopted by the Annual Conference, July 3, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA
- “We believe that the Christian church should be a powerful witness against the use of violence to settle disputes. Faithful disciples of the non-violent ways of Jesus have acted as leaven in the society against the violent trends of every age. Out of devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ we cry out against the violence of our times. We encourage our congregations and agencies to work with other Christians to find dramatic and effective ways to witness to the peace and reconciliation offered through Jesus Christ.” — 1994 Annual Conference Statement on Violence in North America
- Factsheet about Realco Guns: facts-about-realco-guns