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Solemn Gun Violence Anniversaries This Week

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Apr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
Too often we are reminded of the presence of gun violence in our society—there seems to be a moment of silence or remembrance far too often. On Sunday, we were reminded yet again by the shooting in Overland Park, Kansas ,  yesterday we remembered the seventh anniversary of the shooting at Virginia Tech.  and next […]

Responding to the Tragic Shooting at Jewish Community Sites in Kansas

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
In response to today’s shootings at several Jewish communal institutions in Overland Park, KS, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: We mourn the tragic loss of life in today’s shootings in the Overland Park, Kansas Jewish community. Information about the perpetrator is still being uncovered, but […]

Fort Hood Tragedy Reignites Mental Health Debate

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
In response to the shooting at Fort Hood last week that left four dead and sixteen injured, Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center released a statement: “We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred yesterday at Fort Hood. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. This horror […]

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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