Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1991-B042
Title: Express the Mind of the House Bishops Supporting Handgun Controls
Legislative Action Taken: Adopted
Final Text:

Resolved, That the House of Bishops, meeting in the 70th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, reaffirm its support for sound handgun control legislation, a position first taken in 1976; and be it further

Resolved, That this House of Bishops endorse the so-called Brady Bill now before the Congress of the United States as a first step toward effective handgun control. It is sensible legislation which requires waiting periods and background checks on those persons who wish to purchase handguns; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent to the President of the United States, appropriate members of Congress and other appropriate government entities.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Phoenix, 1991 (New York: General Convention, 1992), p. 380.