LOOP: Trump calls on DOJ to ban ‘bump stocks’



TRUMP ON GUNS  President Trump has asked Attorney General to regulate ‘bump stocks’ which can be used to make semi-automatic weapons fire at a rate similar to automatic weapons. http://cvote.it/2HwRX8R

TAX CUT POPULAR  A majority of Americans now support the GOP tax law. Since it became law at the end of December, support for the legislation has gained 26 points. http://cvote.it/2EGkLhh

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  A new office at the Department of Health and Human Services dedicated to protecting religious freedom of health care workers received 300 complaints in a month. “We’ve announced to the world that we’re open for business and the public is responding,” said Roger Severino, director of the office. http://cvote.it/2EI1JXW

GUN-FREE ZONES   A survivor of the 1999 Columbine school shooting is now a state representative in Colorado. And he’s calling for an end to gun-free zones in schools. http://cvote.it/2EHZeVF 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  A lesbian couple in Texas is suing Catholic Charities of Fort Worth for refusing to provide them with a foster child. “Finding foster parents — and other resources — for refugee children is difficult work,” said Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth. “It would be tragic if Catholic Charities were not able to provide this help, in accordance with the Gospel values and family, assistance that is so essential to these children who are vulnerable to being mistreated as meaningless in society.” http://cvote.it/2EEXmNr

DATING  A professor at Boston College noticed that about 10 years ago, a large number of young people stopped dating. Professor Cronin is trying to help her students see that it’s braver – and ultimately better – to get to know a person before becoming physically intimate with them, something the hook-up culture gets backwards. http://cvote.it/2EKkaLK

HEALTH CARE CHOICES   Under current law, short-term limited health insurance cannot last more than three months. The Trump administration is considering changing the rules to extend that to 364 days. “Americans need more choices in health insurance so they can find coverage that meets their needs,” said health secretary Alex Azar. “The status quo is failing too many Americans who face skyrocketing costs and fewer and fewer choices.”  http://cvote.it/2CwK67r

OBSCENITY  The Florida House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring pornography a health risk. The resolution noted that research found a link between pornography use and difficulty maintaining intimate relationships. http://cvote.it/2EGumVj 

SAINT OF THE DAY  A man of prayer and devotion, Saint Peter Damian was also a spiritual writer.    http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.” (Ps 51:19) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

WITNESS  The Catholic priest killed by the Klan for performing an interracial marriage. http://cvote.it/2EHZTq7


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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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