Gun Violence Protection – Our members participate in grass-roots advocacy, educate and mobilize our fellow congregants and community members to urge legislators to pass laws and regulations to curb easy access to guns and ban high-capacity, military-style automatic weapons.
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation advocates, consistent with our Jewish values, for sensible federal and state gun laws. We believe that all people, especially children, have the right to grow up free from excessive fear of gun violence.
Towards this effort, our members will share our views with our elected public officials, participate in grass-roots advocacy, educate and mobilize our fellow congregants and communities so that our legislatures will pass common-sense laws and regulations to curb today’s too-easy access to guns in America.
Specifically, Adat Shalom supports the 2013 legislative proposal of the Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, and will support future or comparable proposals with the same primary components pertaining to access to and ownership of guns and ammunition, including:
Thus, we support immediate legislative action to accomplish the following:
Read member Goldie Blumenstyk’s interview with gun control advocate Colin Goddard for Chronicle of High Education by clicking here.