gun control

NRA, GOP Shoot Down Gun Safety Measures

The Senate plans to vote Monday on four gun control proposals -- including banning the sale of assault rifles to anyone on the terror watch list -- and all will be shot down because obeying the National Rifle Association is a higher priority, especially among Republicans, than the safety and well-being of their constituents.

Jewish Groups Slam Ted Nugent For Anti-Semitic Gun Control Post

02/11/2016 - 14:05

Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent came under fire from Jewish groups for an anti-Semitic Facebook post blaming prominent Jews for pushing gun control.

Ted Nugent performing at Charlie Daniels’ 2015 Volunteer Jam at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, Aug. 12, 2015. JTA

Jewish Groups Back Obama On Gun Control Initiatives

01/06/2016 - 11:06

Washington — Jewish groups praised new executive actions by President Barack Obama to reduce gun violence.

President Barack Obama shedding tears as he talks about the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. JTA

After 'Trainwreck' Shooting, Cousins Amy & Charles Schumer Join Forces For Gun Control

At a news conference in Manhattan on Monday, they launched the campaign dubbed “Schumer and Schumer, Enough is Enough.”

08/03/2015 - 20:00

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York joined with his cousin, comedian Amy Schumer, to launch a campaign for gun control.

Cousins, Sen. Chuck Schumer and actress Amy Schumer launched a gun control campaign in NYC on Monday. Getty Images

Obama Cites Israel In Arguing For Gun Control

06/22/2015 - 20:00

Washington — President Barack Obama compared Israel favorably to the United States in making a point about gun violence.

I'm For It Except When I'm Against It

Remember when conservatives were strong supporters of state's rights?  They still are, except when they aren't.  On the issue of abortion, they want to take jurisdiction away from the federal government and give it to the states, where bans are easier to enact.  Guns are another matter.

They want to take gun control authority away from the state and local governments, especially when it comes to carrying concealed weapons.  That's the latest cause of the NRA and the gun lobby.

Sandy Hook Shootings Spur Seattle JCC Victim To Speak Up For Gun Control

01/29/2013 - 19:00

Vancouver, Canada (JTA) — Cheryl Stumbo, a victim in the 2006 Seattle Jewish federation shootings, has begun advocating for stricter gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn.

After years of mass shootings, Stumbo decided to use her personal experience to fight the American gun lobby by telling her story, she told the Seattle Times in an interview published on Sunday. She said she believes the more visible gun violence victims are, the quicker public opinion will shift.

Broad Jewish Support For Obama’s Gun Proposals

01/21/2013 - 19:00

 President Barack Obama’s new gun control proposals drew broad Jewish communal support.

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