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SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — A Shallotte church is getting involved in the gun control debate.

St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church has begun a campaign to curb the epidemic of gun violence.

Starting Saturday, petitions will be available for members of the community to sign. The petitions will be sent to lawmakers on the federal, state and local levels.

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Al T
2016 years 2 months ago

“When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe.” – Luke 11:21 (NIV)

“Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.” – Matthew 12:29 (NIV)

Like the Old Testament better?
“They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?” – Judges 5:8

We are a nation that was founded on Christian beliefs, weather any of you believe it or not. Our Constitution… Read more »

Karen Sands
2016 years 2 months ago

The real issue is not being looked at. People kill people, not guns. I do not want my 2nd Amendment taken away because of the psychos out here. I did nothing wrong to deserve my Bill of Rights to be violated by Obama or Big Brother which Obama is part of. That educated idiot needs to take a look at complete facts. GUN CONTROL DOES NOT WORK. Case in point. Australian Gun Law Update Here’s a thought to warm some of your hearts…. From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia The first year results are now in: Australia-wide, homicides… Read more »

Stephen Prescott
2016 years 2 months ago

Don’t y’all have anything better to do with your time?Stop trying to take away hard working tax payers rights our constitution is clear and to the point.What if people took up a petition to close down Catholic churches do to the fact that there is an alarming amount of sexual petifiles among the catholic priest.Yall don’t feel safe with me having a gun . I don’t feel safe knowing that catholic priest have access to children.In short tend to your own affairs and if you want to do something constructive with your time get more involved with cleaning… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

Do you remember “Thou shalt not have any other gods before me”? With which you are doing with your worship of your guns.
Or, “Thou shalt not kill”. Which didn’t say in defense of my house, my possessions, or my life. The commandment just says what it says.

2016 years 2 months ago

Signing a petition such as this just makes sense. Our legislators only respond to a social problem with courage and vision when the ballot box is in question. If you still beleive in the democratic process, you go grass roots. Right, Tea Party members?????

And yes, guns and violence ARE a social problem. If the faith based community everywhere got fully behind this movement, change is possible. So, what do you say, Christians? Those of other faiths? Sorry folks, but I will never believe having a gun makes anyone safe (and the NRA is just CYA on this one).

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