GA Clergy Decry Passage of Dangerous 'Campus Carry' Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 3, 2017

 

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Michelle Nealy, (202)735-7123, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org

Graham Younger, 678-739-8584, gyounger@faithinpubliclife.org

 

GA Clergy Decry Passage of Dangerous 'Campus Carry' Bill   


 

ATLANTA, Ga. — Faith leaders are deeply disappointed by the decision of Georgia House members to pass HB 280, a bill that would allow guns on campus at state universities and colleges.

 

Outcry: Interfaith Voices Against Gun Violence is calling on state senators to reject a bill that seeks to turn sanctuaries of learning into spaces for violence. Members of Outcry reject the idea that arming college students will lead to safer students, safer campuses, or a safer Georgia.  

 

Rabbi Peter Berg, Senior Rabbi, The Temple, Atlanta:

“Outcry clergy represent a variety of different faith traditions but stand in agreement that God calls us to value every human life. As people of faith, we believe that HB 280  will make us a more violent, less moral society. We believe it will turn communities of learning into places of more frequent gun tragedies.”


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