(UPI) — Religious leaders attending the U.S. Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend called for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, organizers said.

Religious leaders from across the United States meeting at the Washington National Cathedral also called Saturday for more attention to poverty-related problems underlying gun violence in inner cities, The Washington Post reported.

The meeting, part of a four-day “gun violence prevention sabbath,” was broadcast via a live Web stream to about 400 U.S. congregations, including some that held similar events locally, organizers said.

  • Text smaller
  • Text bigger
Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.