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Do Not Stand Idly By As Your Neighbor Bleeds: We Need to End Gun Violence

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM
More than 30,000 people are killed by firearms each year in this country, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Each year, there are more school shootings, more incidents of gun violence in homes and more suicides by guns and yet, each year brings another round of congressional inaction to address this violence. But, there […]

Oh, Canada

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM
This blog doesn’t have any profound insight or prescriptions for change. It is simply an expression of the great sadness I and so many other Canadians feel about yesterday’s horrifying attack on Parliament Hill. That sadness, and wishes for a full recovery, extends to those who were injured by the gunman and, of course, the […]

#ProtectAllWomen From Gun Violence

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, when we devote time and energy to making ourselves and those around us aware of one of the most insidious and silent problems that plagues women, men, and children in this country. Earlier this month on RACblog we discussed how can channel our moral outrage at domestic violence into […]

It is imperative that Congress expand background checks to cover all commercial sales, including gun shows and classifieds.
Jewish tradition emphasizes the sanctity and primary value of human life.
Common sense gun control legislation has not passed since 1994 when the Brady Act mandated a five-day waiting period on most handgun purchases.

For More Information

To learn more, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Liya Rechtman at (202) 387-2800 or visit the following websites:

Brady Campaign
Chaired by Sarah Brady; up-to-date website with information about gun control efforts on the national and state levels.
(202) 898-0792

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
A leading gun control organization; current and thorough website with news, statistics, and ratings of your elected representatives on gun control issues.
(202) 530-0340

Violence Policy Center
Leading think-tank on guns, gun manufacturing, gun control legislation, gun litigation, & more.
(202) 882-8200

Updated March 2014

Programs on Gun Control

Anti-Gun Violence Coalition

Series of events about gun violence in advance of a local NRA convention.

ASK: Asking Saves Kids

Initiative to educate community about issues of gun control, safety measures and awareness.

Interfaith Initiative Against Gun Violence

The synagogue worked with other inter-faith religious groups to educate and speak out about gun control.
Chai Impact Action Center
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