Senate chaplain implores lawmakers to
Washington – The Senate chaplain opened Tuesday’s legislative session with a prayer for lawmakers to “go beyond thoughts and prayers” in the wake of the nation’s latest deadly incidents. School shootingin which three young children and three adults were shot and killed at a private school in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Eternal God, we stand in awe of Thee,” Chaplain Barry Black prayed. “Lord, when children die in a church school, it is time for us to move forward with thoughts and prayers. Remind our legislators of the words of British statesman Edmund Burke: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is good people. To do for. Nothing.”
Black, who has been Senate chaplain since 2003, called on senators to “reject the paralysis of analysis that awaits a miracle” and asked God to “use them to fight the evil forces that They want to capture us.”
Their request comes as legislative efforts to enact more comprehensive gun control laws have stalled. Passing of last year A bill that expanded some background checks and provided billions of dollars for mental health services and school safety. President Biden on Monday again urged Congress to pass an assault-style weapons ban, a non-starter in the Republican-controlled House.
“I again call on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban,” Mr. Biden said during a speech. “It’s about time we started making some more progress.”
Officials said that the attacker identity As Audrey Hale, 28, of Nashville, was armed with at least two assault-style weapons and a handgun.
Nashville Police Chief John Drake said the initial investigation into Monday’s shooting at The Covenant School indicates that the attack was Targeted. Drake said investigators believe the shooter, who was shot and killed by police, was once a student at the school.
“What detectives have said so far is that there is possibly some resentment because of going to this school.” told “CBS Mornings.”
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