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Trigger spurs conversations on gun violence in a Chicago community
By Toya Richards
CHICAGO- Gun violence is not just a tragedy, it is a disaster with waves that spread in many directions, viewers of the new documentary film Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence affirm.
“Those ripples affect every single one of us,” said David Roberts, a member of Lake View Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Hearing the stories and seeing the pictures in this film will “heighten the awareness … of how gun violence affects people everywhere,” he said.
Our Justice and Peace Committee of the Presbyterian Women of Detroit surveyed our members and gun violence was a major concern. As a result, we have written a proposal we forwarded to Rep. John Dingell, co-chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. We propose regulating ammunition and only making it available at licensed dealers and not on the Internet or at superstores and gun shows. That along w/background checks, addressing mental health issues, and banning assault rifles we feel would prevent future gun violence. The NRA would be made aware we're not taking away their guns, just regulating ammunition!
As an ruling elder who has been and is active in presbytery for over 50 years, and synod and national groups PCUSA for maybe half that time, I thank you for this message. As a long-time kindergarten teacher and then school speech-language pathologist, I can't imagine the feeling when you'd have to experience this tradegy in your school. I'm retired, but have worked recently enough to have been in on some of the code red training in different schools. But the schools and educators cannot do it alone, they need help to protect their charges and themselves.