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.
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.
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.
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.
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.