Be it resolved that: Mount Vernon Unitarian Church advocates for measures that: (1) deter and prevent the indiscriminate purchase of firearms for the use of violence against people who live in the United States; (2) provide reliable and empowered safe-havens for people to report behavior that is threatening before a crisis occurs; (3) provide funding at the federal level to enable the Centers for Disease Control to resume studying the causes of gun violence; and (4) support the implementation of universal background checks for the purchase of firearms.