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Roughly 40 people gathered Tuesday afternoon in the basement of the building that houses Brentwood Christian Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church to participate in the “Enough is Enough: Faithful Steps to End Gun Violence Now” event calling for the end of gun violence in America in the wake of the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas.

“We gather as we have had to gather on far too many occasions with a sense of heartbreak, individually, collectively,” said Rev. Dr. Phil Snider of Brentwood Christian Church. “We know we should not have to go through this kind of trauma time and again. We know it is not right.”

The event was hosted by Missouri Faith Voices, a nonprofit that is run by many faith leaders from around the state that pushes for various political reforms including gun safety measures. Numerous pastors and leaders from around Springfield spoke.

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