We need more than ‘thoughts and prayers’; we need gun background checks

by Johnny Zokovitchin National Catholic Reporter NOTE: This op-ed was written prior to the events in Atlanta this week. While the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate our nation's health and political news, we need to be looking ahead at some of the issues that have affected our society for decades, such as gun violence. Since … Continue reading We need more than ‘thoughts and prayers’; we need gun background checks

STATEMENT: On the mass shooting in Atlanta

Charleston. Pittsburgh. Atlanta. Once more we have seen what appears to be the devastating result of racial hatred and our nation’s inability to address gun violence. A recent study by Stop AAPI Hate documents the rise in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders over the past year, marked by a pandemic which some of … Continue reading STATEMENT: On the mass shooting in Atlanta