On December 2, two assailants – in assault-style gear and with high-powered firearms – entered a social services agency in San Bernardino California. They killed 14 people at a holiday party and injured 21 others. Just a few days earlier, a heavily armed gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, Colorado leaving three dead and another 7 wounded. These are just two of the 353 mass shootings in the United States during 2015.

Our tradition teaches us of the sanctity of life and how each and every person is created in the divine image. We must directly confront gun violence so that our nation is not marked nor the years measured by senseless massacres.

No American should have to live in terror, knowing a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle could walk into any building and kill dozens. No American should have to die that way. It is up to all of us to prevent this butchery and bring a sliver of justice to victims.

We stand united and call on our leaders to support comprehensive action, including meaningful legislation to limit access to assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines, aggressive enforcement of firearm regulations, and strengthen social services that can help identify troubling behaviors and intercede when necessary. We refuse to accept a dystopian vision of America where schools, social service agencies, houses of worship, community centers, shopping malls, theaters, and other venues are locked-down and fortified, or where our public and community spaces are the sites of carnage.

We, the undersigned, ask that President Obama, Congress, and every citizen to take direct and unequivocal action to stop the outrageous and unacceptable violence that is destroying the fabric of our society.
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Number Date Name Location
1001 Fri Dec 18 07:04:53 EST 2015 marcia marburg brooklyn, NY
1000 Thu Dec 17 03:07:09 EST 2015 Melissa Lamb-Peale Columbus, OH
999 Wed Dec 16 21:08:09 EST 2015 Lili Sachar Clayton, MO
998 Wed Dec 16 18:14:27 EST 2015 Lillian Fingerhut Boynton Beach, FL
997 Wed Dec 16 17:49:35 EST 2015 L Silverman OH
996 Wed Dec 16 12:15:17 EST 2015 miriam harris chicago, IL
995 Wed Dec 16 10:18:20 EST 2015 Esther Tanzman Rochester, NY
994 Wed Dec 16 00:00:39 EST 2015 Scott Lantzman NJ
993 Tue Dec 15 22:51:59 EST 2015 Debra Burdman CA
992 Tue Dec 15 12:37:38 EST 2015 Mildred Brooks Elkins Park, PA
991 Tue Dec 15 09:56:00 EST 2015 Christy Brooks DURHAM, NC
990 Tue Dec 15 02:11:21 EST 2015 Cindy Mermelstein Huntingdon valley, PA
989 Tue Dec 15 01:10:28 EST 2015 Stephen Siegel Saratoga, CA
988 Tue Dec 15 00:10:38 EST 2015 Gail Schwartz CA Get the assault weapons off the streets.
987 Mon Dec 14 23:26:53 EST 2015 Leah Brunnings CA
986 Mon Dec 14 21:50:24 EST 2015 Tamar Magdovitz PHILADELPHIA, PA
985 Mon Dec 14 21:31:42 EST 2015 Karen Preis San Jose, CA
984 Mon Dec 14 20:28:35 EST 2015 Jim Rosenfeld CA
983 Mon Dec 14 18:29:57 EST 2015 Amy Ball Los Gatos, CA
982 Mon Dec 14 18:13:59 EST 2015 Devorah Felder-Levy Los Gatos, CA
981 Mon Dec 14 12:01:57 EST 2015 Elizabeth Scheer Ardsley, NY We must stop the sale of assault rifles.
Other civilized nations in the world have
sensible gun laws, it is time for the U.S. to realize that this violence will not stop unless we stand up to More....
980 Mon Dec 14 11:44:41 EST 2015 esther budnick MA are we interested in trying to create a safer future for our children or just bowing again to the gun lobby
979 Sun Dec 13 22:47:15 EST 2015 Joel Trupin Marshfield, VT Gun violence remains a sore on this nation's social fabric, entirely because we lack the political will to expunge it. We must come together and restore reason.
978 Sun Dec 13 10:05:47 EST 2015 Roxanne Portnoy Saint Paul, MN
977 Sun Dec 13 09:22:35 EST 2015 Rita Wertlieb Potomac , MD
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