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Trump: 'Take the Guns First, Go Through Due Process Second', tells lawmakers not to fear NRA

Source: https://reason.com/blog/2018/02/28/trump-take-the-guns-first-go-through-due
President Donald Trump, who campaigned as a defender of gun rights, told a bipartisan group of politicians today that authorities should have simply taken away Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz's weapons:
"The police saw that he was a problem, they didn't take any guns away. Now, that could've been policing. They should've taken them away anyway, whether they had the right or not."
"I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man's case that just took place in Florida ... to go to court would have taken a long time," Trump emphasized. And he said this:
"Take the guns first, go through due process second."
This comes from a president who only a few weeks ago wondered aloud on Twitter, "Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?":

Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true…

Latest Articles of the Catholic cult pushing for banning privately owned firearms

What St. John XXIII has to say about gun rights

"...the Catholic moral tradition emphasizes how such defense is primarily the responsibility of legitimate authorities—namely, the police and the military."




A cross in a Parkland, Fla., park, put up of Feb. 16 to commemorate the victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left at least 17 people dead.  (CNS photo/Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters) 
In the wake of repeated mass shootings, most recently at a school in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, many of us are asking what resources are available to educators to address questions of gun violence and gun control. In my experience teaching social ethics, I have found that Pope John XXIII’s social encyclical “Pacem in Terris” generates important insights that are relevant to the current debate. The encyclical reminds us that in our public discourse around guns, we talk a great deal about rights and not enough nearly enough about duties.

In Part I of “Pacem in Terris,” John XXIII wri…

U.S. students turn to gun-control group after school shooting

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When they got prayers and thoughts from U.S. lawmakers after a massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 students and teachers dead, thousands of young people turned to the country’s largest gun-control advocacy group to learn how to make their voices heard. 

Students flooded Everytown for Gun Safety with calls after last week’s Florida school massacre, prompting the creation of its first student branch, the group said on Wednesday.

“We can do social media like no one else,” said Sophie Herrmann, 18, a senior seeking to start a Students Demand Action group at Benilde-St. Margaret‘s, a Catholic high school in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. “We are ready to take on the fight.”

On Feb. 14, a gunman killed 17 people at a Parkland, Florida high school, the latest in a long series of deadly U.S. school shootings, stirring the nation’s long-running debate about gun rights and public safety.

Survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Sch…

4 New Articles of the Catholic Church crying out for Gun Control after alleged Shooting at Florida High School

Morning Briefing
National Catholic Reporter The headline read: "Surprising response to the Parkland [the Florida high school] massacre." Chants of "No more guns!" erupt at a Florida vigil for the victims of the Parkland massacre. Why is that a surprise? After Florida, is the tide finally turning on gun control? Isn't that what was said after Sandy Hook? Flag as irrelevant



Faith Leaders Demand Gun Control After Florida School Shooting [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller Catholic Cardinals Seán O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, and Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, called for gun control along with Sojourners magazine founder Jim Wallis, while another religious leader, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, even went so far as to join those who bashed the idea of thoughts and ... Flag as irrelevant

Florida school shooting an act of 'horrifying evil,' says Miami archbishop
The Catholic Transcript Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the …

Watch this video closely... Re: Parkland Florida shooting hoax

Catholic church says, stricter gun control is “vital and urgent,” after new alleged shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida

Archbishop laments “act of senseless violence” in Florida school massacre
Crux: Covering all things Catholic “I offer my prayers and those of the entire Catholic community for those affected by this senseless tragedy: we pray for the deceased and wounded, for ... In response to previous gun violence in the United States, Wenski supported guncontrol measures proposed by former President Barrack Obama in ...

Kalamazoo's Catholic Diocese releases statement on Parkland shooting
WWMT-TV "While the endless arguments about gun control and tighter security will continue, as people of faith, we know that the only solution is for people to change their hearts, and to turn away from violence. Let us pray, fast, give alms and do whatever it takes to change hearts, beginning with our own, and to ...

Pope
Francis, US bishops offer prayers after another act of “horrifying evil” in Florida school shooting
America Magazine He said stricter gun control is “vital and urgent,” thoug…

Cardinal names Phil Andrew, a retired Fed, to lead anti-violence (anti-gun) campaign

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Chicago02/01/2018, 08:39pm
Cardinal Blase Cupich appears to be close to naming a head for the Catholic Archdiocesan Anto-Violence Initiative. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

In a move that Sneed first reported was pending, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich just named retired FBI agent Phil Andrew to head the Catholic Archdiocesan Anti-Violence Initiative he created more than a year ago.

The selection of the highly respected FBI agent is the culmination of a blue-ribbon archdiocesan committee of advisers summoned by Cupich last March to help stem the violence on Chicago’s South and West sides.

Andrew, a big child-safety advocate who once campaigned for gun control but had to give up political causes when he became a federal agent, once stated: “The proper way to memorialize a tragedy,” he said, “is to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”
OPINION Stunningly, Andrew, 50, brings an interesting perspective to the job: a negotiator’s role that began with a school shooting tragedy in W…