Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Gun Control Lobbying

Adopted by the CCAR at the 98th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
1987

WHEREAS strict gun control laws endeavor to eliminate the senseless slaughter of humans in our land by those who easily obtain unlicensed hand guns, and

WHEREAS the Central Conference of American Rabbis is on record as supporting those laws, and

WHEREAS the CCAR stands firm in its opposition to the National Rifle Association for its dedicated pursuit of unlicensed gun ownership, and

WHEREAS published figures indicate that the NRA has made substantial contributions to the campaigns of individual U.S. Senators and members of the House of Representatives, and

WHEREAS there is a correlation between the NRA contributions and those legislators' voting records,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the CCAR call upon members of the U.S. Congress to eschew the support of the NRA and to vote their support of stringent gun-control legislation.