Sikhs Support Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control

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Dr. Rajwant Singh, chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, was recently invited to the White House for an event where President Obama signed an executive directive for gun control.

"The Sikh community, while empathizing with the victims of Sandy Hook, supports President Obama initiative to take measures to stop the proliferation of deadly weapons in the American society. Too many innocent people have become victims of these senseless killings,” Singh stated in a press release.

“We are in support of any move to restrict the easy availability of assault weapons and we appeal to Congress to step in and show real leadership in this hour of need. It is a moral obligation to create safety for all particularly our young ones. ”

The day before, Singh was among the 12 diverse leaders who met with Vice President Joe Biden in a White House meeting where he called for national faith leaders to rally their faithful in the nation debate regarding gun control in order to reduce gun violence.

Biden met with the faith leaders as part of a series of meetings he has hosted since he was appointed the head of the White House panel to draft a comprehensive plan to lower gun violence by President Obama.

“On Feb. 5, Sikhs will observe the six-month anniversary of the shooting at the Sikh Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and Sikh Gurdwaras across the nation will observe it with prayers for all victims of gun violence in America and will ask congregants to contact their representatives to support gun control legislation,” Singh said.