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Gun Violence and Prevention

Reform Movement Statement on the Mass Shooting at the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec

For Immediate Release
January 30, 2017

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Reform Movement Statement on the Mass Shooting at the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec

Reform Movement Leader Condemns Senate's Failure to Pass Common Sense Measures to Prevent Gun Violence

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2016 – In response today’s Senate votes on expanding mandatory background checks and closing the terror gap, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

Reform Movement Leader Condemns Senate's Failure to Pass Common Sense Measures to Prevent Gun Violence

Reform Jews, Interfaith Allies Make Moral Call for Gun Violence Prevention at Washington Area Gun Store

Washington, D.C.February 1, 2016 – Tomorrow, February 2, the Reform Jewish Movement will join the Metro Industrial Area Foundation for an interfaith press conference...

Reform Jews, Interfaith Allies Make Moral Call for Gun Violence Prevention at Washington Area Gun Store

Executive Order on Gun Violence is a Historic Step Toward Preventing Future Tragedies

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 5, 2016 — In response to the executive order announced today by President Obama to address gun violence, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: 

Executive Order on Gun Violence is a Historic Step Toward Preventing Future Tragedies

Reform Jewish Leader Disappointed By Supreme Court Ruling in DC Gun Ban Case

Saperstein: Common sense gun bans, like the one weakened by today’s ruling, are essential to prevent the unchecked proliferation of firearms and a society in which each citizen is potentially armed to the teeth. 

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Reform Jewish Leader Disappointed By Supreme Court Ruling in DC Gun Ban Case

Broad Coalition Opposes Irresponsible DC Gun Bill

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Broad Coalition Opposes Irresponsible DC Gun Bill

Faiths Calling Campaign Asserts Reform Jewish Movement Commitment to Gun Violence Prevention

 

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"In light of the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown and in memory of the 30,000 Americans killed by gun violence each year, we remain committed to letting our elected officials know that we demand action to reduce gun violence in this country. As people of faith, we cannot stand idly by as gun violence tragedies continue to occur." - Rachel Laser, Deputy Director, Religious Action Center

Faiths Calling Campaign Asserts Reform Jewish Movement Commitment to Gun Violence Prevention

Reform Movement Responds to Tragedy in Colorado

Saperstein: We mourn with the families of those whose lives were taken and pray for those who have been injured.

 

Washington DC, July 20, 2012 - In response to the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado last night, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

 

Reform Movement Responds to Tragedy in Colorado

Letter to Congress Urges Ban on High Capacity Ammunition Clips

 Rabbi Saperstein: "The dehumanizing of the human being and the carelessness with which human life is taken by guns stand in direct violation of the affirmations of our tradition." 

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Letter to Congress Urges Ban on High Capacity Ammunition Clips

Defeated Gun Amendment Lends Momentum to Gun Control Efforts

Saperstein: "States and cities that have tougher gun control laws than their neighbors ought not to be forced to lower their standards." 

Contact: Kate Bigam or Jason Fenster
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Defeated Gun Amendment Lends Momentum to Gun Control Efforts