The Jewish Center for Justice calls upon the California State Assembly to pass SB320 (Domestic Violence protective orders-limiting firearms), which passed the Senate in early June.
In California, 33% of women and 27% of men experience some form of domestic violence during their lifetimes and over 45% of domestic violence calls reported some type of weapon used during the incident. SB320 would protect survivors of domestic violence by:
- Establishing a judicial process to ensure firearms are relinquished when a person becomes the subject of a domestic violence restraining order
- Strengthening requirements to ensure violations in these cases are communicated to local law enforcement
Jewish tradition calls on us to care for the orphan, the widow, and the stranger. However, the list does not end here. What these groups have in common is that they are often the most vulnerable in society. Through the passage of this bill, we have the potential to protect a group of people who have often been silenced and pushed to the margins.
Take ACTION by Contacting your California State Assembly Member to urge them to support this important piece of legislation.
Hello my name is [YOUR NAME], and I am calling to urge Assembly Member [NAME] to support SB320. As a member of the Jewish community, we have a moral obligation to care for and protect the most vulnerable people in our society. We also know that the presence of a firearm in the home during an incident of domestic violence increases the risk of homicide by 500%. SB320 would work to protect the lives of domestic violence survivors as well as the community at large. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Action alert prepared by Julia Berg.