Jesuits Call for Legislation Banning Sale of Assault Weapons
February 21, 2018 — For the last 50 years, Fr. Bill Muller,
SJ, executive director of the Jesuit Schools Network, the organization that
represents the 84 Jesuit middle and secondary schools in the U.S. and Canada,
has devoted his life to Jesuit education. He’s helped nurture thousands of
young people and witnessed the sacrifice of teachers who have devoted their
lives to helping students fulfill their dreams. A prominent Jesuit educator,
Fr. Muller this week added his name to the growing outcry over yet another
school massacre, saying, “We have to do something. We cannot risk other young
lives being wasted.”
Offering prayers and support
to the family and friends of those killed last week in Parkland, Florida, Fr.
Muller wrote, “The deaths of innocent children and their teachers are the
hardest to bear in this terrible trend of violence. We stand with so many voices
against the proliferation of guns in our country.”
“Columbine, Virginia Tech,
Newtown, Parkland — and others. They are the names of our shame as a nation. We
cannot risk another young life because of our inaction,” Fr. Muller concluded.
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