As Rob Schofield at NC Policy Watch pointed out earlier this week, the situation around gun violence in this country may feel hopeless, but it’s not. Rob writes:
….there is reason to believe that the current spasm of gun madness is more likely to be the last loud and prolonged gasp of a dying culture of death than the onset of a long, dark chapter of perpetual terror.
We need voices like Rob’s at times like these, and we also need to come together and be reminded that the majority of Americans favor stronger, sensible gun laws. And we must remember that too many have lost their lives or been horribly injured in the absence of that common sense approach.
Please join us tonight, December 10, at 7 p.m. for a vigil to remember those lost and to show our support for a safer society. We will gather at the Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 West Cornwall Road in Durham.
The Council is co-sponsoring this event with North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, League of Women Voters, Campaign 4 Change, Durham Crisis Response Center, Durham County Gun Safety Team, Moms Rising, Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation, NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, NC Justice Center, Parents of Murdered Children, and Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham.
In this holy season for many, let us pray for peace for all.