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Gun Violence Prevention

Read the latest updates and learn more about gun violence prevention through a Reform Jewish perspective.

Gun Violence Prevention

Urge Congress to take immediate action to stop gun violence

As Reform Jews, it is our duty to demand that Congress pass common sense gun legislation and save countless innocent lives, like the 11 tragically lost in Pittsburgh on October 27. Call on your legislators to take action to end the unacceptably high rates of gun violence in our country. 

The SHARE Act will severely weaken an 80-year-old federal law that regulates the sale of gun silencers. Silencers disguise the sound of gunfire and make it difficult for people - including law enforcement officers - to recognize and locate an active shooter. As a matter of public safety, it is critical to protect this law and uphold the existing regulations on the sale of gun silencers.

NFTY and the Reform Movement are outraged by the ongoing lack of action addressing this epidemic. Stand united with NFTY as we fight for gun violence prevention!

Wear Orange Day 2018
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Join the RAC and NFTY in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety for Wear Orange for Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 3, 2018. Check back here in the coming months to learn more, and click the links below for information on last year's day. 

Gun violence in 2018

The plague of gun violence continues to devastate our nation. Read the Reform Movement's statement after the latest mass shooting and explore resources for your community.

Additional resources on gun violence

These resources include text studies, educational materials, and even table-tents to introduce a discussion on policy, moral values around gun violence, or coping with tragedy in your congregations and communities in addition to some of our community partners. 

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Sammi Goldsmith at (202) 387-2800

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Latest updates on gun violence prevention
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Oct 30, 2018|Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
May 04, 2018|Dani Wiesenthal
Apr 26, 2018|Rabbi Joseph Meszler
Apr 26, 2018|Danielle Wolff