Religious Leaders Join White House Meetings on Gun Control

biden-gun-controlReligious leaders were among those who met with Vice President Joe Biden this week in a series of White House meetings on gun control. According to one clergy member present at the meeting, they spoke of the moral requirement to reduce gun violence. In December, a week after the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, a large interfaith group called on lawmakers to improve mental health services and strengthen gun laws:

Rabbi David Saperstein: “Our worship of guns is a form of idolatry, the random distribution of guns, an offense against God, and the only appropriate response is sustained moral outrage.”