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guns to gardens
Near the end of a recent Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) webinar, Tracie Campbell made an impassioned plea for people of faith to “do something” to curtail gun violence in this country.
On a June Saturday in Concord, New Hampshire, a young couple with a baby in a car seat drove up to the Wesley United Methodist Church to safely surrender a handgun. Why? “New baby!”
Winter is no match for Americans who are weary of gun violence and who are determined to do something about it. From Dec. 3-10, from a frigid church parking lot in Cambridge, Wisconsin to a rainy day in Decatur, Georgia, church members and others fired up their chop saws to join the Guns to Gardens movement. Their goal? Transforming unwanted guns into garden tools.
It took a village on Sunday for the Presbytery of Mid-Kentucky to pull off its Guns to Gardens event, including the village blacksmith.
While thousands of Americans were marching for gun safety in 450 locations and 20 U.S. senators were working on a compromise gun reform bill, a group of congregations across the nation turned on their chop saws.