PICO Gun Violence Petition

As a pastor, I’ve comforted grieving parents in hospitals, morgues and at gravesides. I can imagine the grief that is happening in Newtown. People of faith across the country are praying for the families of those who lost their lives Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

But I want to humbly offer that praying is not enough.

We must turn our prayers, grief and outrage into action. And it starts tonight. With you.

There are two steps that President Obama could take to reduce the deadly toll of gun violence in America:  Renew the assault weapons ban and require background checks for all gun buyers.

We know that the majority of Americans support these sensible proposals. And the President needs to hear that directly from you.


Tell President Obama that we’ve had enough of the gun violence. 

Ask him to send legislation to Congress to renew the assault weapons ban and to requirebackground checks for all gun buyers.

There are those who will say it’s too early to talk about policy. But as I think on the pain in Newtown, I know it’s not too early. It’s never too early to take steps to prevent this horror from happening again.

Please join me and people of faith from across the country in calling on President Obama to do the right thing. Ask him to take swift and sure action to prevent the carnage of Sandy Hook from happening again.

With faith and hope,

Rev. Michael McBride,
Lifelines to Healing Campaign 
PICO National Network