What Next?: The Role of Faith in Gun Violence Prevention
On Friday, the RAC hosted “What Next?”, a meeting of faith leaders, experts, survivors and advocates exploring next steps for the faith community to reduce gun violence. Professor Daniel Webster, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research was the keynote speaker. He discussed the efficacy of fingerprint licensing laws. You can read some of Professor Webster’s work here.
Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the RAC, and Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the RAC, joined the group along with Rev. Gary Hall Dean of the National Cathedral and Dick Willis, whose son was killed by gun violence.
Vinnie DeMarco, the National Coordinator of Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, was the final speaker, pulling the event together by discussing the role faith groups played in passing the historic Firearms Safety Act in Maryland and the role they can play in the future.