Johnny Zokovitch is the executive director of Pax Christi USA. He is a faith leader with the Everytown Interfaith Advisory Council.

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We need more than 'thoughts and prayers'; we need gun background checks

Commentary: Two bills that passed the U.S. House last week aim to protect all of us with stronger background checks before purchasing a weapon. But the bills face an uncertain future in the Senate.


Biden's first 100 days full of opportunities for gun safety

Commentary: As president, Joe Biden should take the opportunity to save lives and make transformational change through executive action on firearms background checks and throughout the new administration.


Whatever Trump may think, the Catholic Church stands against gun violence

Commentary: It was puzzling to see President Trump claim his support of access to guns should endear him to Catholics specifically. The widespread ownership and use of guns in the U.S. go directly against respect for life.