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The OU Among Jewish Groups Supporting Obama’s Gun Proposals

By: JTA

President Obama’s new gun control proposals drew broad Jewish communal support.

The uniformity of the Jewish response to the proposals unveiled Wednesday stood in contrast to Republican opposition to many of the suggested measures, including a ban on assault weapons and tighter background checks on gun purchasers.

Supportive statements came from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the umbrella for public policy groups, as well as Reform, Conservative and Orthodox umbrella groups.

Obama said he plans to issue 23 executive orders while his vice president, Joe Biden, attempts to shepherd parallel legislation through Congress in the wake of the massacre last month of 20 children and seven adults in Newtown, Conn.

A number of the proposals, including hiring security officials for schools, are not controversial. But most fall on the fault line of the gun control debate that has for decades exercised the American public.

“We recognize that this is a complex issue,” Rabbi Steve Gutow, the JCPA’s president, said in a statement. “The memory of Newtown is still fresh, and so is Aurora, Tucson, Fort Hood and other massacres that remind us that something must be done — and that there isn’t a single solution to preventing mass violence. We appreciate the administration’s understanding that there are multiple causes which must be addressed. It is crucial that passions not ebb nor our country return to complacency.”

In its statement, the Orthodox Union said that it understood from conversations with White House officials that the security officials hired for schools would be available to parochial establishments as well.

“The Orthodox Union has been informed by the White House that the funding proposal may be used to place the new officers in Jewish and other nonpublic schools to provide security, counseling, and safety education,” it said in a statement.

Other organizations welcoming the initiative included Jewish Women International, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, B’nai B’rith International, the National Jewish Democratic Council, the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice as well as leading Jewish lawmakers, including Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.).

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11 Responses to “The OU Among Jewish Groups Supporting Obama’s Gun Proposals”

  1. Pad Dar says:

    These people are NOT Jews. Look at yourselves, you are SICK.

    “This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead in the future”.
    ~~Adolph Hitler, 1935, on the Weapons Act of Nazi Germany.

    Nazi Weapons Act of 1938 (Translated to English).
    -
    Classified guns for “sporting purposes”.
    All citizens who wished to purchase firearms had to register with the Nazi officials and have a background check.
    Presumed German citizens were hostile and thereby exempted Nazis from the gun control law.
    Gave Nazis unrestricted power to decide what kinds of firearms could, or could not be owned by private persons.
    The types of ammunition that were legal were subject to control by bureaucrats.
    Juveniles under 18 years could not buy firearms and ammunition.

  2. Pad Dar says:

    "One thing we can learn from history, is that Jews NEVER learn from histroy" Rabbi Meir Kahane He was RIGHT.

  3. Pad Dar says:

    Thx Barry. They cant be of us. NO WAY. Any Jew without a gun is a dead Jew. These IDIOTS should know better.

  4. Charlie Hall says:

    "These people are NOT Jews."

    This is Motzi Shem Ra that does not belong on this site.

    "All citizens who wished to purchase firearms had to register with the Nazi officials and have a background check."

    This represents a significant relaxation compared to the Weimar Republic, which had basically banned guns in 1919.

    But given that Pad Dar identifies herself as a Birther, it is no surprise that she can't get facts straight. I would wonder whether anyone who can't see the difference between the United States of America and Nazi Germany is actually a Jew!

  5. Tiffany Ambriz says:

    Agreed. I have never understood this. If the Jews during WWII had been well armed, the Nazis wouldn't have been able to do what they did.

  6. Pad Dar says:

    Birther has NOTHING to do with this NAZI Gun control. You leftist Jews are HIDING your NAZI ways. Erav Rav

  7. Pad Dar says:

    Because Rabbi Kahane said it right; "One thing we can learn from history is that Jews NEVER learn from history"

  8. Pad Dar says:

    This is you Chuckie: “This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead in the future”.
    ~~Adolph Hitler, 1935, on the Weapons Act of Nazi Germany.

    YOU and these ERAV RAV here.

  9. David Conley says:

    @Tiffany, the german army still would have been more powerful than Jewish civilians but there would have been more Bielskis to survive and more dead nazis.

  10. David Conley says:

    Since Able and Cain, people have been killing each other..BAN ROCKS!

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