May 29, 2014

Interfaith group speaks out in wake of Santa Barbara shooting spree

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An interfaith group representing 15 organizations spoke out against gun violence Thursday (May 29) in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting spree in Santa Barbara. Religion News Service photo by Megan Sweas

An interfaith group representing 15 organizations spoke out against gun violence Thursday (May 29) in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting spree in Santa Barbara. Religion News Service photo by Megan Sweas

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LOS ANGELES (RNS) “We are here this morning to stand with the multitude of groups across the United States who are advocating for sensible, common sense laws to limit the effects of gun violence,” said Steve Wiebe, co-chair of Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative.

  • Christopher Blackwell

    We have to see these mass murders for what they are. Plain and simple they are terrorist who count out their fame to encourage others to do the same thing as they have to create more terror.

    The first thing we need to do is stop making them famous. The media should not go on a feeding frenzy. There is not one thing we need, nor want to know about the mass murders. Limit their publicity to arrest, or death, trial, and sentence, but refuse to give them the publicity and fame that they want.

    Focus on the victims and getting them the support and help that they need. I t s long past time to stop glorifying the criminals. Giving the fame encorages other crime, especially mass murder.

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