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PETITION
TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
CALLING FOR THE PASSAGE OF
MEANINGFUL GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION

Sponsored by the American Jewish Congress

WE THE UNDERSIGNED concerned Americans of all faiths and beliefs call on theUnited States Congress, once and for all, to stop the proliferation of guns throughout Americansociety.

IN RECOGNITION OF the explosion of gun violence in our country that each year killsor wounds more than one hundred thousand innocent children and adults, and has singled outethnic and religious minorities and gays and lesbians as special targets, we call on the UnitedStates Congress to recognize the crisis afflicting our nation by passing meaningful gun controllegislation that:

  • REQUIRES all gun buyers to pass a U.S. Justice Department background check beforetaking possession of a firearm from any gun dealer, licensed or unlicensed;
  • REQUIRES all gun buyers to be licensed by an appropriate law enforcement agency beforeobtaining a firearm from any dealer, licensed or unlicensed;
  • REQUIRES all gun dealers to register firearms with an appropriate governmental body toallow law enforcement agencies to identify the owner of a weapon suspected of being used in acrime.
  • REQUIRES all gun manufacturers to install in any guns they produce safety devices thatwould insure against accidental or inadvertent firing;

CONGRESS MUST RECOGNIZE that in a time of crisis, subservience to the gunlobby defies the will of the majority of the American people. We call on Congress to make thiscountry safer by stemming the tide of violence that puts us all at risk.


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