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.
In year since tragedy, town’s houses of worship have become focal points for healing; Yizkor service planned.
Newtown, Conn. — The library walls of Congregation Adath Israel, this community’s only synagogue, are lined with messages of comfort sent by congregants of synagogues in Wellesley, Mass., and Columbus, Ohio.
The NYPD would provide a uniformed, but unarmed school safety officer at any non-public school upon administrators' request under a bill introduced by Councilman David Greenfield this week.
The city already provides at least one safety officer at each of the city's public schools. Greenfield, a Democrat who represents Borough Park and part of Flatbush in the Council, says the bill is a response to the Dec. 27, 2012 massacre of school children in Newtown, CT.
As President Barack Obama seeks support for his sweeping gun control reforms, and states enact their own legislation -- including the nation's toughest in New York -- a faith-based coalition is promoting a national Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath.
Many years ago I dated a woman who was the child of Holocaust survivors. My potential future in-laws were elderly and were closer in age to my grandparents than my parents. I went to ask a great rabbi if this was cause for concern. He responded, “Who really knows who is old and who is young?” We have all learned with recent events that being just 6 years old can in fact be “very old.”