Jewish Community Relations Councilof San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

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Tell Congress We Need Gun Laws

Despite again suffering the "worst mass shooting in U.S. history," Congress is considering voting on legislation as early as this week to relax gun control in a number of significant ways. The Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (H.R. 3668), a broad-ranging bill, would:

  • Roll back regulations on silencers
  • Legalize the sale of armor-piercing bullets for “sporting purposes”
  • Allow assault weapons to be be brought through jurisdictions in which they are banned

Another law under consideration in both the House and the Senate is The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38/S. 446), which would allow out-of-state concealed-weapon permits to be effective in state's where they aren't allowed (like California).

One of our Jewish community's core values is B’Tselem Elohim -- the belief that all people are created in God’s image and accordingly each person’s life is of infinite value. In deference to this principle, we believe that it is critical for us to support "effective methods for reducing firearms violence."

Please, write your Senators and Representative and tell them this legislation takes our country in the wrong direction!