The Acts of Convention

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Resolution Number: 2000-D004
Title: Express Concern About Availability of Handguns and Assault Weapons
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention express deep concern about the repeated use of easily available hand guns and assault weapons by and against children and call upon Episcopalians to seek ways to develop community strategies and create sanctuaries for our children, so that all may come to identify and value themselves and others as the precious children of God that they are, and that they may come to know peace in their lives and to create peace for future generations.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Denver, 2000 (New York: General Convention, 2001), p. 320f.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Author:
Originating House: House of Deputies
Originating Committee: Committee on Social and Urban Affairs

House of Deputies

Original Text of Resolution:

(D004)

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church call upon all members of the church to work intentionally in their several communities, legislatures, and institutions toward the removal of handguns and assault weapons from our homes and other residential communities; and be it further

Resolved, That Episcopalians seek ways to develop community strategies and create sanctuaries for our children, so that all may come to identify and value themselves and others as the precious children of God that they are, and that they may come to learn peace for their lives and peace for this generation.

Committee Amendment:

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church call upon all members of the church to work intentionally in their several communities, legislatures and institutions toward the removal of handguns and assault weapons from our homes and other residential communities; and be it further

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 73rd General Convention express deep concern about the repeated use of easily available hand guns and assault weapons by and against children and call upon Episcopalians to seek ways to develop community strategies and create sanctuaries for our children, so that all may come to identify and value themselves and others as the precious children of God that they are, and that they may come to learn know peace for in their lives and to create peace for this future generations.

Debate followed on Resolution D004 as amended.

The question was called.

A vote was taken to terminate debate.

Motion carried

Debate terminated

A vote was taken on Resolution D004 as amended.

Motion carried

Resolution adopted with amendment

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #161)

House of Bishops

The House of Bishops Committee on Social and Urban Affairs presented its Report #28 on HD Message #161 on Resolution D004 (Removal of Guns from Homes) and moved concurrence.

Bishop Joslin moved to call the question.

A vote was taken to terminate debate.

Motion carried

Debate terminated

A vote was taken on Resolution D004.

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #230)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, July 13.

Abstract:   The 73rd General Convention expresses concern about the use of handguns and assault weapons by and against children and calls upon Episcopalians to create sanctuaries for children in our communities.