The Catholic bishops of Iowa released a letter on gun legislation on Dec. 6, 2018. The bishops said, “We believe that weapons increasingly capable of inflicting great suffering in a short period of time are simply too accessible. The right to bear arms as found in our Constitution must be balanced against the safety and well-being of the populace as a whole.”

Specifically, the bishops ask legislators to consider the passage of a law providing for Gun Violence Restraining Orders, as well as to reject legislation that would restrict the state’s ability to regulate weapons in the future.

Download the statement on gun legislation here