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We are Past Time for Action to Address Gun Violence and Extremist Hate Crimes in America

We are Past Time for Action to Address Gun Violence and Extremist Hate Crimes in America

Special to the Philanthropy Journal Opinion by: Advance Carolina Today marks the grim anniversary of the 2015 mass shooting at Emmanual African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, which took the lives of nine Black worshippers, including state senator Clementa C. Pinkney. Over the past few weeks, we have been reminded of America’s gun problem and the need for bipartisan gun legislation with the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, and Tulsa, which killed 35 people. Advance Carolina, and our sister organization North Carolina Black Alliance, call on President Biden and the Congress to confront the dual epidemics of racial hate crimes and gun violence plaguing our nation. We must honor the victims by working to overhaul the gun laws that have decimated too many American families and communities. Like many Americans, we are sick and tired of being held hostage by a cabal of Republican senators who refuse to pass the commonsense gun reform legislation supported...

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