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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51-75 of 1026 signatures
Number Date Name Location
976 Sun Dec 13 00:07:29 EST 2015 Tani Foger englewood, NJ
975 Sat Dec 12 23:33:28 EST 2015 Judy Kaplan Pittsford, NY
974 Sat Dec 12 22:30:17 EST 2015 Marilyn rosenthal Melville, NY
973 Sat Dec 12 19:11:03 EST 2015 jonathan kandere Great Neck, NY
972 Sat Dec 12 19:07:09 EST 2015 Penny Rosen New York, NY
971 Sat Dec 12 14:02:31 EST 2015 Aaron Gendler Golden Valley, MN
970 Sat Dec 12 13:38:36 EST 2015 Ann Dickman Langhorne, PA
969 Sat Dec 12 13:25:53 EST 2015 Linda Lublin Bloomfield Hills, MI
968 Sat Dec 12 12:21:16 EST 2015 Laura Siegel NJ We need to stand up to the NRA! Our right to bear arms is no longer relevant in the 21st century, as it was when the Constitution was written.
967 Sat Dec 12 11:13:14 EST 2015 Alice Isenberg Naples, FL
966 Sat Dec 12 10:46:06 EST 2015 Philippa Van Dyne Raleigh, NC Guns Must Go! They are taking too many lives in the US! You do not hear about gun violence in any other western country!
PLEASE gget guns off our streets by making guns illegal and collecting them More....
965 Fri Dec 11 21:10:01 EST 2015 Francine LeVine FL Ban automatic weapons
Read about Australia's success with their gun laws
964 Fri Dec 11 21:04:28 EST 2015 Claire Nierenberg South Orange, NJ
963 Fri Dec 11 18:31:30 EST 2015 Barbara Ziegler Charlotte, NC We need to enforce laws on the books and stop the sale of assault rifles. Those that want one should join the Armed Forces.
962 Fri Dec 11 17:51:03 EST 2015 Joan Lefkowitz Miami, FL
961 Fri Dec 11 16:36:09 EST 2015 Sarah Angrist Pittsburgh, PA Our public officials must act to stop gun violence. Our country has become a battle field. Shame on the USA Congress!
960 Fri Dec 11 12:19:54 EST 2015 Michelle Bobrow Maplewood, NJ
959 Fri Dec 11 10:03:05 EST 2015 Rabbi Susan Falk Belle Mead, NJ
958 Fri Dec 11 09:19:10 EST 2015 Francene Weingast West Hartford, CT
957 Fri Dec 11 09:04:39 EST 2015 Karen Rothman Flushing, NY
956 Fri Dec 11 03:58:00 EST 2015 Reena Spicehandler Philadelphia , PA
955 Thu Dec 10 23:45:15 EST 2015 Nicole Schaeffer Milwaukee, WI
954 Thu Dec 10 23:25:07 EST 2015 Joseph Magid Wynnewood, PA
953 Thu Dec 10 22:46:20 EST 2015 Harriet Brown Baltimore, MD
952 Thu Dec 10 22:05:50 EST 2015 Sydell Ruth Schulman Princeton, NJ
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