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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:27 PM

Clergy Demand An End To Gun Violence

Source: Huffington Post

As New York legislators prepare to pass the strictest gun control law in the nation and Vice President Joe Biden leads a task force on the White House's response to gun violence, a group of religious leaders are joining in Washington, D.C. to demand quick action on gun control.

The group, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, is holding a press conference Tuesday at the United Methodist Building, which is just around the corner from the White House, and delivering a letter to President Barack Obama and Congress signed by 40 national religious leaders urging action on guns.

HuffPost obtained an early copy of the letter and list of signees. Their demands: "Every person who buys a gun should pass a criminal background check," "high capacity weapons and ammunition magazines should not be available to civilians" and "gun trafficking should be made a federal crime."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaweed-kaleem/clergy-demand-end-to-gun-violence_b_2479810.html



List of signees can be found at the link.

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Reply Clergy Demand An End To Gun Violence (Original post)
UrbScotty Jan 2013 OP
Kurska Jan 2013 #1
derby378 Jan 2013 #2
Blandocyte Jan 2013 #3
bobclark86 Jan 2013 #4
Dokkie Jan 2013 #5
bobclark86 Jan 2013 #6
LanternWaste Jan 2013 #7
mrsadm Jan 2013 #8
november3rd Jan 2013 #9
One_Life_To_Give Jan 2013 #10
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #13
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #11
warrant46 Jan 2013 #12

Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:29 PM

1. Can't they get god to do it? n/t

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:42 PM

2. Is Faiths United a satellite of the Brady Campaign?

All the links seem to point back in the direction of the BC.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:56 PM

3. I thought they were ok with it until they spoke up.

Thanks for weighing in, clergy! Now, since killing in the name of religion has been so rampant through history, let's limit you to rosaries with no more than 7 beads.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:58 PM

4. I smell "astroturf"

... but that's just because I'm a cynical asshole who (usually correctly) smells astroturf instead of grassroots in every major movement.

That said, there's no reason there shouldn't be background checks (as long as, like the New York bill, there is only a low cost associated and it's not prohibitively expensive).

BTW, gun trafficking IS a federal crime. Straw purchases are illegal under federal law. Interstate transportation of firearms for illegal purposes is illegal under federal law.

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Response to bobclark86 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:45 PM

5. Lets hope the people

 

compiling the no fly list are not going to be the ones conducting the background check. Just saying

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Response to Dokkie (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:47 PM

6. In New York, it's going...

to be like a current NICS check. Basically looking at the stuff already on the 4473 forms (criminal offenses, mental court orders, protection orders, etc.).

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Response to bobclark86 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:04 PM

7. What specifically leads you to believe..

What specifically leads you to believe atrosturfing is apropos in this particular instance?

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:27 PM

8. I'm glad to see they are doing this...

it's about time!

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:27 PM

9. Sanity

How about,

Everyone who applies for a license to own a gun has to pass a psychological fitness exam first?

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:31 PM

10. Then end the War on Drugs nt

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Response to One_Life_To_Give (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:21 PM

13. That would be surrendering to sin n/t

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:14 PM

11. Clergy Takes Break From 25 Years Of Anti Gay Ranting, Notices Gun Violence...

They should be ashamed that they took so long....

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:52 PM

12. Anti Gay Ranting and Misuse of Women's Reproductive Rights

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