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This School Year Not Another Shooting

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Sep 10, 2014 12:00 AM
The beginning of the school year for me has always been filled with the comfort of the early September winds and the coming High Holy Days. With the first day of classes brings with it new teachers, classrooms, and friends. Dipping apples in honey, smelling the musty reticence of the shofar, and walking along the […]

New Gun Violence Prevention Law in MA: How We Helped Make it Happen

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Aug 27, 2014 12:00 AM
Right before my daughter was born, my husband and I took a childcare class. We were the typical expectant parents, eagerly awaiting the birth of our child, and petrified that we wouldn’t know what to do once she arrived. I expected to learn how to put on a diaper and what to do for an […]

Let’s Make Background Checks on Guns Universal

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Aug 6, 2014 12:00 AM
With seemingly near constant news headlines of mass shootings and other acts of gun violence, debate on prevention measures for public safety is critical. The issue of whether universal background checks should be required for all firearm purchases is a possible solution to decrease some of these disturbing statistics: One in three people in the […]

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 Howie Levine 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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