Gun Violence Prevention
The United States has higher rates of gun violence than any other developed nation in the world, with 33,000 individuals killed every year by guns. The proliferation of, and easy access to, guns has resulted in an epidemic of gun violence — from deadly domestic abuse to suicide and school shootings.
Support for the Second Amendment goes hand-in-hand with keeping guns away from criminals and other dangerous people. Common-sense public safety laws like requiring gun buyers to pass a criminal background check, including closing the private sale loophole; banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines; criminalizing gun trafficking; and eliminating loopholes that allow convicted stalkers and domestic abusers access to guns can reduce gun violence and save lives.
NCJW believes that the nation’s laws and policies should restrict and regulate guns to prevent gun violence. NCJW supports limiting the sale and distribution of firearms and the proliferation of weapons, in order to reduce the number of lives cut short and families destroyed by readily available firearms in the hands of violent perpetrators.
96 Americans are killed by gun violence every day.
News & Updates
Our Community Gun Violence Prevention
This is not a moment, it’s a movement: the March for Our Lives
On March 24, we joined students across the country at the March for Our Lives. We listened to their words and wisdom, marched side-by-side with them, registered people to vote, and pledge to take more action to prevent gun violence. Check out what our sections have to say about their…
5 Lessons From the Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) Movement
by Allison Kaminsky, NCJW Legislative Intern I cover NCJW’s gun violence prevention portfolio as part of my internship in the Washington, D.C. office. NCJW is a member of the Gun Violence Table, and I join weekly phone calls and attend in person meetings once a month. Through my internship, I’ve…