PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Gabrielle Giffords couldn’t say much, but what she said brought down the house. The Jewish former Arizona congresswoman, shot in the head by an assailant in 2011, made an appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday evening, its third, during a segment on victims of gun violence. “Are you ready?” she…
As more than half of the Jewish members of the House participated in a sit-in protest of the Senate’s failure to pass gun control measures, celebrities took to social media to voice support for the cause.
The U.S. Senate will make its strongest push in years to tighten gun controls on Monday, voting on four proposals a week after the Orlando shooting massacre prompted new calls to keep firearms away from people on terrorism watch lists.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders led a chorus of Jewish leaders who expressed outrage at gun violence after the mass shooting that killed 50 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando.
The National Rifle Association praised presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for saying a law he supported kept lawsuits from driving gun manufacturers out of the United States.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush tweeted an image of a gun manufactured by a U.S. company with a parent European firm that made firearms for Nazi troops.
Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent made an anti-Semitic Facebook post blaming prominent Jews for pushing gun control, and urging followers to “raise maximum hell to shut them down!”
President Barack Obama vowed on Saturday that federal investigators would find out what motivated a married couple in California to shoot and kill 14 people, and he asked Americans to stand united after the attacks.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson reiterate his belief that the Holocaust might have been prevented if more Jews had owned guns.
Now that senseless gun violence has claimed more lives, what can we do to stop the cycle? Jay Michaelson says it’s time for us as Jews to take the issue personally.