Church to circulate petition on gun control and violence
A local church is getting ready to get signatures on a petition targeting gun control and violence.
SHALLOTTE, NC (WECT) – A local church is
sending reinforcement to local and state leaders in hopes of making a change on
St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church in Shallotte believes there's
power in numbers and that's why they've created a petition against gun
Father Ryszard Kolodziej is one of a few
people behind the petition which will begin circulating the community this
Kolodziej and his parishioners hope to get
hundreds of signatures so they can send them to local and state leaders.
"We need to do something so we can
prevent the slaughter of innocent adults and children in the future," he said.
Parishioners said they've already reached
out to local leaders but have not received the response they wanted.
"You just feel powerless when you're alone
and I feel as a community we will be able to pull together and make an impact
in a way we wouldn't individually," said Mary Hart, who is the religious
education director at the church.
The petition hopes to initiate and support
education and greater awareness on gun violence, improvements to our mental
health resources as well as regulations on gun owners.
WECT.com reached out to the Catholic Diocese
of Raleigh for a comment on St. Brendan's efforts. They have not returned our