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A Gun Violence Prevention Update

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Jul 17, 2014 12:00 AM
Since last writing on gun violence prevention , the United States has seen more tragic reminders of gun violence in America. However, there have been  many positive developments. Here are the biggest stories from the last two weeks: The Massachusetts Senate plans to vote on a bill this week to improve its gun violence prevention laws. […]

What Next?: The Role of Faith in Gun Violence Prevention

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Jun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
On Friday, the RAC hosted “What Next?”, a meeting of faith leaders, experts, survivors and advocates  exploring next steps for the faith community to reduce gun violence. Professor Daniel Webster, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research was the keynote speaker. He discussed the efficacy of fingerprint licensing laws. You can […]

Campuses as Havens of Learning, Not Violence

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Jun 20, 2014 12:00 AM
By Jane Wiesenberg There are quintessential images the word “college” tends to evoke: classic literature, complicated equations, and state-of-the-art labs – to name a few. Yet, in recent years, months, and weeks, another – less fitting and certainly more lethal – term has been added to the list: gun violence. The history of gun violence on […]

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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