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NCC Greets Students from North Park University
NCC greeted a delegation of students from Park North University who participated in a visit to Washington, D.C., hosted by the Daniel Initiative. During the visit, students explored the various ways they could work in the fields of public policy, advocacy, and politics. They toured the U.S. Capitol, met with congressional offices, toured executive agencies, and spoke with nonprofit and advocacy leaders. The students met with NCC’s advocacy consultant, Adwoa Rey, who shared the work of NCC and her personal and professional experience working at the intersection of faith and politics.
Gun Violence Continues to Plague America
According to data released by the Gun Violence Archive, mass shootings are steadily on the rise in the United States, nearly doubling over the past decade. In 2023 alone, to date there have been 131 mass shootings. This week, the tragic events at the Covenant School in Nashville, TN rocked the nation to its core. Unsurprisingly, the perpetrator used legally purchased assault weapons to carry out the heinous attack. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representative David Cicilline (D-NJ) introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2023 (S.25/H.R.698), to regulate semi-automatic assault weapons. If the legislation passes, it will be unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon, except under certain circumstances, including use by federal and state law enforcement. NCC has long advocated for gun control and reaffirms its belief in the God-given “right to life” as fundamental and sacred. We believe that regulating firearms is critical to protecting life and maintaining public order and we support the Assault Weapons Ban of 2023.