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Posted: 7/18/2001 9:52:41 AM EST
Over 58 Million Americans Oppose McCain-Lieberman And Support Reed Gun Show Loophole Bill Represented By 58 Organizations -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WASHINGTON, July 18 /U.S. Newswire/ -- A group of 58 organizations oppose the McCain-Lieberman gun show bill (s. 890), [B]warning that the bill would open more loopholes than it would close.[/B] The groups include Consumer Federation of America, Violence Policy Center, Children's Defense Fund, Physicians for Social Responsibility, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and the National Network to End Domestic Violence. The McCain-Lieberman bill sets weaker standards for non-licensed gun sellers versus licensed dealers, reduces the time for law enforcement to do adequate background checks, and creates an exemption that would allow individuals not engaged in the business of dealing firearms to sell large quantities of guns from their homes. "Indeed, the desire to treat all gun sales the same -- whether at a gun store or elsewhere, from a licensed dealer or a private collector -- is precisely the reason for closing the gun show loophole in the first place. The McCain-Lieberman bill specifically gives non-licensed gun sellers preference over licensed dealers. This approach misses the forest for the trees," the groups stated. The following organizations encourage Senators to support the one bill that actually closes the gun show loophole: [B]The Gun Show Background Check Act (S. 767), sponsored by Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.): [/B] National Organizations -- American Association of Suicidology (900 members) -- American Medical Students Association (30,000 members) -- American Medical Women's Association (10, 000 members) -- Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice -- Children's Defense Fund -- Church Women United -- Washington Office -- Consumer Federation of America (280 member organizations representing over 50 million consumers) -- The Episcopal Church, Office of Government Relations (2.2 million members) -- Family Violence Prevention Fund -- Jewish Women International (50,000 members) -- Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, ELCA (5 million members) -- National Association of School Psychologists (21,000 members) -- National Black Police Association, Inc (35,000 members) -- National Center for Women and Policing (500 members) -- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (1,500 individuals) -- National Network to End Domestic Violence (represents state groups) -- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) (3,000 members) -- National Women's Health Network (10,000 individuals, 300 organizations) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility (23,000 members) -- Physicians for a Violence-Free Society (1,000 members) -- Presbyterian Church (USA), Washington Office (260,000 members) -- Trauma Foundation -- Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (155,000 members) -- Violence Policy Center
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 9:53:45 AM EST
State and Local Organizations -- Arizona Consumers Council (AZ) (1,500 members) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/San Francisco Bay Area (CA) -- Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CO) (20 individuals, 64 programs) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/Colorado (CO) -- Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CT) (18 programs) -- Consumer Fraud Watch (FL) (2,000 on mailing list) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/Atlanta (GA) -- Champaign County Health Care Consumers (IL) (7,000 members) -- Chicago Consumer Coalition (IL) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/Urbana-Champaign (IL) -- Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (IO) -- Iowans for the Prevention of Gun Violence (IO) -- Massachusetts Consumers' Coalition (MA) (53 members) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/Central Massachusetts (MA) -- Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MI) (agency and supportive members) -- Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence (MO) (80 programs) -- New York Public Interest Research Group (NY) (85,000 members) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/New York City (NY) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/Syracuse, New York (NY) -- North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NC) (200 individuals, 50 organizations, 80 programs) -- North Carolina Consumers Council, Inc. (NC) (660 members) -- Ohio Domestic Violence Network (OH) (176 individuals, 75 organizations, 65 programs) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/Northeast Ohio (OH) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/Southwest Ohio (OH) -- Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (OK) (75 individuals, 29 programs) -- Oregon Consumers League (OR) (110 individuals, 4 organizations) -- Mercer County Community Action Agency (PA) -- Pennsylvania Citizens Consumer Council (PA) (150 -- includes individual and organization members) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/Philadelphia (PA) -- Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RI) (6 domestic violence agencies) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/Galveston, Texas (TX) -- Texas Alliance for Human Needs (TX) (350,000 - includes individuals and organizations) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/Washington (WA) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility/Madison, Wisconsin (WI) ------ Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), a national membership organization with over 20,000 health professional members, takes the position that America's epidemic of gun violence represents a public health crisis. PSR works nationally to provide analysis of the issue from a public health perspective, and to promote realistic violence prevention methods among the public, lawmakers and the media. PSR aims to address the issue of gun violence locally by educating health professionals about violence prevention and mobilizing them to enlist in community-based efforts designed to reduce the problem. -------------------------------------- Why so many doctors groups? Take a good look at the list and remember them.
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