“When Americans are killed in mine disasters, we work to make mines safer. When roads are unsafe, we fix them to reduce auto fatalities. We have seatbelts laws because we know it saves lives. So the notion that gun violence is somehow different doesn’t make sense.”

- President Barack Obama

  • Why do Americans accept high levels of gun violence as an integral part of our culture and society?
  • Are Second Amendment rights limitless?
  • With over 100,000 Americans killed or injured by guns each year, is it possible to have sensible laws to curb gun violence? 

These are the types of broad questions explored through the Perceptions:  Exploring Gun Violence film and discussion series by a coalition of faith (Christian, Jewish, Unitarian, Muslim) communities and interdenominational organizations in the Washington DC area.