ACTION ALERT: Protect Families from Gun Violence

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In New Jersey, homicides were up 4% in 2015. Tamara Wilson-Seidle was shot and killed by her husband in broad daylight while their seven-year old daughter looked on. On June 25, 2015, nine days after Tamara lost her life, both houses passed a bill to prevent domestic violence gun deaths with overwhelming majorities. Unfortunately for New Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie ...

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ACTION ALERT: “Smart Gun” Legislation Passes Both Houses

The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee reported favorably on S3249 on November 6, 2015. The bill, introduced by Sen. Loretta Weinberg, requires firearms wholesalers and retailers to sell personalized handguns, also known as “smart guns,” in addition to the other types of handguns they sell. A personalized handgun is designed so that it may only be fired by an authorized or recognized user.

Under the current law, three years after personalized handguns are available for retail purposes, it will be ...

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President Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control

90% support gun checks

President Barack Obama just concluded his announcement of a new Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence. In an effort to expand background checks for buyers and close the “gun show loop hole” this action will include a new requirement for individuals “in the business of selling firearms” to register as licensed gun dealers. Currently most small sellers are exempt ...

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ACTION ALERT: Over-ride Veto of S2360/A359

Earlier this year, a common sense gun violence prevention bill passed the Assembly by a 74-0 vote (with six lawmakers not voting on the bill) and it cleared the Senate by a 38-0 (with two senators not voting).  S2360/A359 would require local law enforcement officers to be alerted when people who have been committed to a psychiatric facility ask a judge to expunge the record of treatment from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System so they may buy a ...

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Protect Children Not Guns–Three Presentations

Knowledge and Action Now

Hear Leading Experts Speak

Three Sundays on Gun Violence Prevention 1:00 P.M at
The Unitarian Church in Summit
4 Waldron Avenue (Corner Waldron &Springfield Aves)
Summit, NJ 07901

March 23–Protect Our Children From Gun Violence

Rev. Shannon Daley-Harris, for 24 years, Senior Religious Advisor of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) in Washington, DC. Author of dozens of publications on advocacy for children

Robert Tessaro, former director of Law Enforcement Relations, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

April 27–Understanding Guns & Firearms Safety

George ...

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Gun Violence Prevention: Request for Information

Dear Liaisons – The UULMNJ Gun violence Prevention Task force is proposing that NJ UU’s join in a campaign that has been initiated by a community organizing group called NJ Together.  This group is part of a national organization called Industrial Areas Foundation which originated with Saul Alinsky.  Here is a link to their web page regarding this issue:  http://metro-iaf.org/content/covenant

This current strategy is based on the idea that, since it is the gun manufacturers who profit from the ...

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Morristown: Gun Violence Prevention Meeting

UU Meeting with Rep. Frelinghuysen on Preventing Gun Violence, Sept. 3, 2013

Rev. Alison Miller, Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Diane Finn, Bill Tyler, Jo Sippie-Gora, Kathy Allen Roth and Jim Stevenson met with U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen in Morristown on September 3, 2013.

After introductions, Diane presented more than 70 signed letters supporting legislation to reduce gun violence.  She said the letter campaign was initiated at a talk by Colin Goddard at the showing of Living for 32 at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship ...

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Ridgewood – Gun Control Forum – Feb. 28

Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
Gun Control Forum  
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM

An Evening of Explorative Social Justice: 21st Century Concerns for our 18th Century Second Amendment  
Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Committee  

Join other members of the congregation and community for a facilitated discussion of gun control, types of gun violence, the rights of gun owners, the responsibilities of gun owners, the likelihood of current government proposals to curb gun violence, and our responsibilities ...

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UULMN in the papers – gun violence prevention

I thought I should let you all know that UULMNJ was in the news on Thursday, February 14.  The Bergen Record had the  following:

Another supporter of the bills was the Rev. Craig Hirshberg, executive director of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey, who said she was upset by much of what she heard at the hearing.

“I reject the thought that the only way to get a safer society is to expand our capacity to kill people,” she said. ...

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