Chicago archbishop calls for stronger gun regulations

Posted10/11/2015 7:00 AM

CHICAGO -- Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich (blayz SOO'-pich) is calling for stronger gun regulations in the wake of mass shootings around the nation and street violence in the city.

Cupich wrote a commentary published in the Chicago Tribune ( over the weekend.


He writes that the Second Amendment's authors could not have anticipated the military-grade assault weapons of today. He quotes Pope Francis' recent remarks to Congress about the arms trade being motived by "money that is drenched in blood."

Cupich speculates the pope's comments could apply to domestic weapons sales too. The original intent of the Second Amendment, he says, "has been perverted by those who, as Pope Francis recently commented, have profited mightily."

He says the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has consistently called for reasonable regulation of guns.


Information from: Chicago Tribune,

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