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Illinois bishops release statement on guns in modern society

The past few years have seen gun violence increase in the city of Chicago, claiming the innocent lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ. The geographic and cultural diversity of Illinois, however, is reflected in varying attitudes towards guns across the state. The Constitution's guarantee of the right to bear arms only adds to the conundrum of firearms in today's society. The Catholic bishops of Illinois have pondered the various factors surrounding guns in Illinois, and offer their reflections in this statement.