Take ACTION by contacting your Senators and Representatives and urging them to support the Assault Weapons Ban.
“Hi, my name is [your name]. I’m calling today to urge [name of Representative or Senator] to pass the Assault Weapons Ban. This bill would take a significant step forward in the fight to curb gun violence by banning the sale, transfer, and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines as well as other high capacity ammunition devices. As a member of the Jewish Center for Justice community, we believe that preserving human life is the highest value in the Jewish tradition. The Talmud teaches us that “anyone who saves one life, it is as if they have saved an entire world,” a principle which guides our support of common sense gun laws like the Assault Weapons Ban. Thank you.
In the first few weeks of 2023, our country has witnessed mass shootings that have devastated communities, accidental shootings by children due to poor firearm security by parents, and shootings stemming from cases of domestic violence. To say that we cannot solve this problem is to dishonor the tens of thousands of innocent lives that have been lost due to the proliferation of guns and high capacity ammunition in our society.
What is JCJ advocating for?
The Assault Weapons Ban would ban the sale, transfer, and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines as well as other high capacity ammunition devices.
We are also calling on Congress to raise the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons from 18 to 21.