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  • Despite militarized society, Israel’s strict gun laws keep civilian violence down

    July 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

    First-time visitors to Israel might be taken aback to see groups of armed teenagers walking through a city plaza on a weeknight, or surprised to walk into a public bathroom and see an M-16 laying across the sinks as a soldier washes his face.

    But guns are ubiquitous in Israel, where...

  • Joe the Plumber: No gun control, no Holocaust

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 20, 2012 | 9:38 am

    Not that Joe Wurzelbacher was ever a favorite of Jewish voters—his name, after all, is Joe the Plumber, not Joe the Doctor or Joe the Lawyer. But his choice to invoke Godwin’s law on gun control in a campaign video is likely to alienate any Ohio Jews who liked Wurzelbacher for...

  • Jewish Dems slam candidate ‘Joe the Plumber’ for Holocaust remarks

    June 19, 2012 | 4:23 pm

    Comments blaming the Holocaust on gun control has landed Ohio congressional candidate Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher in hot water.

    The National Jewish Democratic Council criticized Wurzelbacher,  the Republican nominee in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District, for claiming...

  • Santa Monica Shabbat service advocates for gun control

    By Ryan Torok

    January 19, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    Politics and religion were intermingled during Friday night Shabbat services in Santa Monica on Jan. 14. In the wake of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., which also left six dead and 13 others wounded, clergy and congregants at the Reform synagogue...

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  • Joining the NRA

    By Jane Ulman

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "I can't wait until I'm older so that I can join the NRA," my son Danny, 9, announces.The National Rifle Association? My son?

    "Danny," I ask, "don't you know that guns hurt people?'

    "Mom," he answers, staring at me incredulously, "they're supposed to."

    With four boys, the issue of guns...

  • Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun Epidemic

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 7, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The statistics are shocking. Last year, more than 1 million children carried a concealed pistol to school. In 1997, 32,436 people died because of firearm violence. And of that number, only 268 deaths could be categorized as "justifiable homicides."

    These are just some of the reasons...

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