Skip to comments.Assault Weapons Backgrounder [USCCB position from 2005]
Posted on 08/03/2014 6:56:39 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen
On September 13, 2004, the Assault Weapons Ban expired without action by Congress to extend it. The Ban was originally passed in 1994 to prohibit the manufacture and importation, for civilian use, of 19 specific military weapons and the future production of copycat weapons. A recent analysis by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence found that during the past ten years, while the Assault Weapons Ban was in place, the number of banned assault weapons used in crimes declined by more than 65%. The failed legislation (S. 1034), which would have extended the ban for another ten years, was sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Charles Schumer (D-NY).
In Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration, the bishops reiterated their support for legislative efforts that seek to protect society from the violence associated with easy access to deadly weapons. As bishops, we support measures that control the sale and use of firearms and make them safer (especially efforts that prevent their unsupervised use by children and anyone other than the owner), and we reiterate our call for sensible regulation of handguns.
During the last Congress (2003-2004), Cardinal McCarrick wrote to the White House, as well as to members of the House and Senate asking them to support the reauthorization of the Assault Weapons Ban.
What You Can Do
Conference staff has been meeting with other advocates for gun safety to discuss strategies on furthering our legislative agenda to re-institute the Assault Weapons Ban. As legislative opportunities arise we will keep you informed.
Dear Conference of Bishops,
Shut up and go back to shuttling the pedophiles in your ranks from parish to parish.
I suppose there are people who might not know that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops are proud to have working toward a socialist paradise for over 100 years. However, those who don’t know probably don’t read FR.
That’s from, like....10 years ago...
Let us assume these numbers are accurate.
Would be interesting to see the raw numbers, not just the percentages.
A 67% decline from a very low number doesn't mean much.
>> In Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration, the bishops reiterated their support for legislative efforts that seek to protect society from the violence associated with easy access to deadly weapons.
How did the bishops feel about Hitler and Stalin’s “legislative” efforts to remove “easy access to deadly weapons” from the rank-and-file?
Have the bishops evaluated the success or failure of Hitler’s or Stalin’s policies on “access to deadly weapons”?
Since almost no crimes are committed with “assault weapons”, the numbers will be statistically insignificant.
But, regardless, it makes for good propaganda.
about 54% of catholics voted for obama in 2008; 50% in 2012.
we have roman catholicism in large part to blame for obama and other libs like him to be and remain in office.
As always, their allegiance is not to the US constitution. They are more comfortable in a monarchy. Traitors.
I’d hazard a guess that if Congress completely outlawed cars, the number of cars used in bank robberies would decline dramatically.
“As always, their allegiance is not to the US constitution.”
Jesus comes first.
“They are more comfortable in a monarchy.”
Well, Jesus is a King.
What they mean by “sensible” is unconstitutional.
IMHO, laws and regulations infringe by definition.
To the people who advocate for gun confiscation, however, “sensible” means only elites and criminals can legally have guns.
Did Jesus outlaw rocks?
Heck, did he outlaw Anything?
“Did Jesus outlaw rocks?”
No, He just stopped the crowd from stoning the adulterous woman wit them. And He did it by pricking their consciences.
“Heck, did he outlaw Anything?”
No, but He did tell the Jews that Moses had granted divorce to them out of his weakness. They took it for granted, but it opposed God’s will.