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December 14, 2018, marks the six-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Every year over 124,000 people are shot in the United States in murders, assaults, suicides and suicide attempts, police interventions, and unintentional shootings, and 35,000 people die from firearms injuries. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths are suicides. Over 17,200 children and teens (0-19) are shot and over 2,700 die each year from firearms injuries.
Following the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students all across the United States took to the streets to challenge lawmakers to enact effective gun control laws and to encourage voters to elect representatives who will support these laws. This past summer, students from Parkland and other states visited the DC area on a cross-country tour to encourage students and adults to support gun control and to be involved in the 2018 election.
Please come to our Friday night service for National Gun Violence Prevention Shabbat. In the spirit of tikun olam, Rabbi Schnitzer will address this issue and we also will welcome Dani Miller, a senior at Churchill High School and co-leader of Montgomery County Students for Gun Control, who will tell us about their goals and the actions they are planning in the coming months.
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