Jewish politicians lead chorus to stop gun ownership
As deliberations ensued in Congress over Democrats’ much-sought-after gun control legislation the US has witnessed an unusual number of mass shooting events, including the Buffalo supermarket shooting and the especially curious one that took place earlier this month in Uvalde Texas.
Thus as expected on June 23 the US Senate passed what CBS News calls the “most significant gun control legislation in decades.” In the end 65 senators voted for the package of laws, with thirty-three Republican senators voting against the bill. It will now return to the House and likely be eagerly passed there and by President-select Biden.
According to the CBS report:
The legislation enhances background checks for prospective gun buyers under 21 years old, closes the so-called “boyfriend loophole,” clarifies the definition of a Federally Licensed Firearms Dealer and creates criminal penalties for straw purchases and gun trafficking. It also provides $750 million in grants to incentivize states to implement crisis intervention programs and provides roughly billions of dollars in federal funding to bolster mental health services for children and families and harden schools.
The Senate’s measure does not go as far as what Mr. Biden has called forand is significantly more narrow than a package of bills that passed the House this month. That legislation would raise the minimum age to purchase a semiautomatic rifle from 18 to 21 years old and ban large-capacity magazines. It also incentivizes the safe storage of firearms and establishes requirements regulating the storage of guns on residential premises.
Jewish politicians have led the call in the United States for restricting gun ownership. The Talmud, a centuries-old arcane book of Rabbinical law, cautions against the sale of guns to Gentiles, whom it considers less than human.
A well-known Talmudist, New York Democratic congressman Jerry Nadler, crafted the House’s version of the gun control law that passed the Senate on June 23.