Archbishop Blase Cupich calls for stricter gun laws


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CHICAGO — Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich says there needs to be stricter gun laws.

The archbishop wrote about his concerns in a piece in the Chicago Tribune. In it he said lawmakers must act, and act quickly, to change how easily guns are bought and sold in this country.

Wrote Cupich:

Let’s be honest. The Second Amendment was passed in an era when organized police forces were few and citizen militias were useful in maintaining the peace. Its original authors could not have anticipated a time when the weapons we have a right to bear now include military-grade assault weapons that have turned our streets into battlefields. The Second Amendment’s original intent has been perverted by those who, as Pope Francis recently commented, have profited mightily. Surely there is a middle ground between the original intent of the amendment and the carnage we see today.

To read his full piece, go here.


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