WASHINGTON, D.C. (Enero 18, 2013)— Los Estados Unidos. bishops hope that any action taken by the Obama administration on gun violence prevention will lead to greater respect for human life, said the bishop who chairs the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. Obispo Stephen E. Blaire de Stockton, California, reacted to President Obama’s January 16 proposal.
“The bishops hope that the steps taken by the administration will help to build a culture of life,” said Bishop Blaire. “The frequent mass shootings over the course of 2012 reflected a tragic devaluing of human life, but also pointed to the moral duty of all people to take steps to defend it.”
Bishop Blaire also recounted the five priorities made by the bishops in their 2000 Declaración, Responsabilidad, Rehabilitation and Restoration: Una perspectiva católica sobre la delincuencia y justicia penal. These were: 1. Medidas de apoyo que controlan la venta y uso de armas de fuego, 2. Medidas de apoyo que hacen armas más seguras, 3. Call for sensible regulations of handguns, 4. Support legislative efforts that seek to protect society from violence associated with easy access to deadly weapons including assault rifles, y 5. Make a serious commitment to confront the pervasive role of addiction and mental illness in crime.
PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA
FECHA: Enero 18, 2013
De: Don Clemmer
Palabras clave: Obispo Stephen E. Blaire, Comité de Justicia Nacional y Desarrollo Humano, gun control, Presidente Barack Obama, Newtown, Violencia, ESTADOS UNIDOS. obispos, ESTADOS UNIDOS. Conferencia de obispos católicos, CONFERENCIA EPISCOPAL # # # # #