Category Archives: Gun Control

Pro-Life Gun Owner Anathema Sit?

Should Catholics be excommunicated from the pro-life movement if they oppose banning most guns? That seems to be the position of Sr. Mary Ann Walsh of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ conference.  She declared in the Washington Post this week that to be pro-life, Catholics must favor banning “assault weapons,” and support other new restrictions. It’s very [...]

Why Gun Control Legislation Is Foundering

The gun control legislation that President Obama put forth in the immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy has foundered in the Senate. Before everyone rushes to blame (or credit, as may be the case) Republicans, keep in mind that the Senate is 55-45 Democratic, and the key component of Obama’s plan—an assault weapons ban—was [...]

Gun Control Control

(This post helps launch a new organization to educate about Catholic teaching and gun control: the Firearms and Catholic Teaching Society of Maryland [the FACTS].) Our country has a gun problem. Criminals, and people who are mentally disturbed, are using guns to hurt and kill people. Almost none of the proposed gun control measures around [...]


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