Every day children, people struggling with mental health, or those in conflict with one another are injured or killed because unwanted guns were available to them. We have safer communities when weapons are not within reach.
But gun manufacturers are holding the keys. In order to make money they have made guns essential and bought out our legislators. We have more guns than people in our country.
We can make our communities safer and begin to heal from the suffering gun violence has had on our communities, by holding ritual space, and chopping up unwanted guns, one by one by one.
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship in coalition with gun violence prevention partners from around the country are joining together for a national day of action. On June 11, 2022 we will be hosting over a dozen Guns to Gardens events to dismantle unwanted guns.
“…and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”Isaiah 2:4
Your Congregation Can Prevent Gun Violence
And we can help. PPF’s Congregational Toolkit for Gun Violence Prevention is a wealth of resources for conversation, study, and organizing. Updated in 2021!