Entries related to: gun-violence

A Franciscan Response to the El Paso and Dayton Shootings

It's been over a week since the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. How do we heal from these unspeakable tragedies? Brother Christopher has some words of comfort to help us in that journey.
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The Bullet: A Story of Gun Violence and American Industry

Here’s a story. A man who was a soldier in the American Army in Iraq tells it to me. A fend of his, one of his best and closest friends, was nearly pierced through by a bullet fired by a sniper. The bullet entered the friend’s upper right chest, just below the collarbone, and plowed almost through to the back, just below the shoulder blade. American surgeons removed the bullet and discovered it was a 5.56-millimeter cartridge manufactured in Lake City, Missouri.
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