I wish I had a comment. I knew this was coming from the Catholic Church. This is more towards gun control than religion. Gun control: Church firmly, quietly opposes firearms for civilians | USCatholic.org The Catholic Church's position on gun control is not easy to find; there are dozens of speeches and talks and a few documents that call for much tighter regulation of the global arms trade, but what about private gun ownership? The answer is resoundingly clear: Firearms in the hands of civilians should be strictly limited and eventually completely eliminated.