Guns

A vigil on Sept. 1, at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, for victims of a shooting spree the day before in Odessa, Texas. (Jacy Lewis/Reporter-Telegram via AP)
Edward K. Braxton September 11, 2019
God will not intervene to end the crisis of gun violence without our help, writes Bishop Edward K. Braxton, who offers steps for the faithful to listen, learn, think, pray and act.
Valerie Schultz September 10, 2019
I think of mentors and helpers, men and women of kindness and compassion, heroes who listen to their better angels, as triggers for good.
The Editors September 09, 2019
The ongoing violence itself is shocking and depressing, but another grim facet of the American plague of mass shootings is the way we have become inured to it, the Editors write.
Stephen Hatherley, left, leads fellow trainees down a hallway as they participate in a simulated gun fight scenario at Fellowship of the Parks campus in Haslet, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 16, 2019
Due to the increasing incidents of mass shootings, some churches are beginning to arm themselves in an effort to prevent such tragedies occurring in their congregations.
A man walks past a memorial on Aug. 7, 2019, for those killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, four days earlier. Three U.S. bishops' committee chairmen issued a statement Aug. 8 to call on the nation's elected officials "to exert leadership in seeking to heal the wounds" of the country caused by the Aug. 3 and 4 mass shootings and urged an end to hateful rhetoric many see as a factor in the violence particularly in Texas. The Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso, Texas, was followed less than 24 hours later by th
Ellen K. Boegel August 16, 2019
Unlike other nations that prohibit or narrowly restrict ownership of high-body-count weaponry and ammunition, the United States is hindered in establishing effective gun control by federal and state constitutional roadblocks. Understanding these roadblocks is essential to devising a route around
A man pays his respects Aug. 8, 2019, at a memorial five days after a mass shooting Aug. 3 at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. (CNS photo/Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters)
He first went to the local hospital and then to the reunification center where he stayed from 1 p.m. Aug. 3 until about 5:30 p.m. the next day. Some slept during the night in the school building, but mostly they just waited, anxious to hear about friends or family members.