How we got the gun industry to reckon with its deadly toll

How we got the gun industry to reckon with its deadly toll

NY Daily News, May 11, 2018

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/gun-industry-reckon-deadly-toll-article-1.3984205

by Sr. Judy Byron & Rabbi Joel Mosbacher

Earlier this week in the Arizona desert, the shareholders of a major American gun company took a modest step toward responsibly addressing the unacceptable levels of gun-related deaths and crime in our nation. Shareholders of Sturm, Ruger & Co. passed a resolution requiring the company to issue a report on its actions to mitigate harm associated with its products.

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WHEN THE DOLLAR IS MIGHTIER THAN THE GUN

WHEN THE DOLLAR IS MIGHTIER THAN THE GUN

Gun violence is not an abstract concept for Rabbi Joel Mosbacher. His father, Lester, was shot dead in 1999 as he opened up his check-cashing business on Chicago’s South Side. Rabbi Mosbacher, who had been ordained just six months earlier, struggled to make sense of the murder, even as well-meaning friends struggled to find words of comfort and support.

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RESPONSE TO LAWRENCE KEANE’S TAKE ON SMART GUNS

RESPONSE TO LAWRENCE KEANE’S TAKE ON SMART GUNS

Lawrence G. Keane is supposed to represent the gun manufacturers and retailers who pay his salary. With his wildly inaccurate attack on us and our network of citizens’ organizations (‘Smart Gun’ technology can’t be forced on law enforcement or public,” Conn. Post, Feb. 20, 2018) he does his patrons a disservice; he misses a rare chance to find common ground with Americans who stand outside of the gun industry’s ever-narrowing circle of wagons.

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RABBI JOEL MOSBACHER ON RELIGION ON THE LINE

RABBI JOEL MOSBACHER ON RELIGION ON THE LINE

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher discusses what communities today can  do to address  gun violence (starting at 48:20).

“If 30,000 Americans were dying in a war every year, we wouldn’t just stand idly by, we wouldn’t say ‘This is what it means to be an American. This is the price we pay for being an American.’ We would have done something…..It’s inexplicable, it’s inexcusable, it’s unacceptable.”