Preserving Life through Peacemaking (Safe Gun Practices)

Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church stands against gun violence and the glorification of weapons. As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to value the holiness of every human life. We believe the pervasiveness of violence within our culture mixes with high rates of anxiety and depression, racism, and other forms of discrimination and systemic issues to cause the high rate of gun deaths in America we have today (100 Americans die each day by gun death). We will work to diminish the number of gun homicides, suicides, and mass shootings not by advocating for the removal of all guns, but for safer gun culture and legislation in America. We partner with the local chapter of Moms Demand Action, showing up when they call rallies and vigils and paying attention to their asks from officials as we shape our asks. 

EDUCATION

ADVOCACY

Writing or Calling Officials

A group of Maxwell Streeters are writing to officials after every deadly mass shooting, please join us, and let Rachel (rachel@maxpres.org) know if you’d like to be on the email list. Please also write or call whenever you feel called.

When calling or writing to officials, it is best to limit your asks to 1-3. Below is a list of possibilities. Select the ones that mean the most to you when you call or write to your elected officials so that you can speak with the most passion and care.

  • Elimination of high capacity magazines
  • Elimination of assault weapons
  • Cease taking money from NRA
  • Red Flag Laws
  • Universal Background Checks