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.

NCJW/Essex believes that our laws and policies should regulate guns to prevent gun violence and save lives. These commonsense public safety laws include:

  • 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
  • Eliminating loopholes that allow convicted stalkers and domestic abusers access to guns which can reduce gun violence and save lives. 

NCJW/Essex is proud to have provided testimony in support of gun safety bills in Trenton and regularly educate our members about how to talk to legislators about gun violence prevention. NCJW/Essex is a member of the Coalition for Peace Action. [https://www.peacecoalition.org/]

For more information on how you can get involved, email advocacy@ncjwessex.org