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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

In the face of the unabated, preventable epidemic of gun violence, Congress must act. The vast majority of Americans, including gun owners, support common sense policies like background checks for every gun sale to prevent senseless violence.

The Background Check Expansion Act (H.R.8) and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (S.42) will expand the federal background check requirement to include the sale or transfer of all firearms by private sellers, including those sales conducted online or at a gun show.

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!

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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