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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:41 AM

Bishop calls for universal background checks, high-cap. mag. ban

Episcopal Presiding Bishop provides testimony on gun violence to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has submitted written testimony to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, chaired by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, for the hearing on “Proposals to reduce gun violence: protecting our communities while respecting the Second Amendment.”

“I urge lawmakers to press for comprehensive and universal background checks for firearm ownership, regardless of where and how a gun is purchased; for bans on the availability to civilians of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines; and for policies designed to better regulate the manufacture of guns,” the Presiding Bishop states in her testimony. “The Episcopal Church also supports the highest level of accountability for violation of all existing laws pertaining to violence in our midst.”

The following is the full text of Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori’s testimony.

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/notice/episcopal-presiding-bishop-provides-testimony-gun-violence-senate-judiciary-subcommittee

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arely staircase Feb 2013 OP
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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:44 AM

1. Hopefully, this will weed out pedophiles. Probably not.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:03 AM

4. The Episcopal Church does not have this problem.

It is a rarity but when it turns up we call the cops. We have very strict rules about dealing with children.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:58 AM

2. Kind of too little, too late at this point

If you want less of something, tax it. That means liability insurance on guns (cheap on hunting guns and revolvers in rural areas, expensive for semi auto Big Ugly Guns in the burbs) and a tax on ammo and cordite.

All we can do is slow these loons down. Getting rid of semi automatics and big magazines at this point is a dream.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:01 AM

3. I love my presiding Bishop.

Long live the Presiding Bishop.

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