We support and commend the participants in today’s March For Our Lives events around the nation and the world. The more than 800 rallies, launched and led by students, are an encouraging reminder of the power of a united voice.
B’nai B’rith has long called for comprehensive gun reform measures including appropriate waiting periods, volume sales restrictions and background checks for all firearm sales, together with criminal and mental health reviews. It is imperative that we as a nation unite to restore the safety of our schools and public spaces. Meaningful legislation is desperately needed to limit access to the most dangerous weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines whose sole purpose is to maximize death counts. Today’s spirited marches and rallies are a bold call to action as participants declared “Enough is Enough!”
The enthusiasm and passion for change we witnessed today encourages us to renew our efforts on the issue of gun control reform. We will work in broad-based coalitions with public officials and leaders of both political parties to promote bipartisan solutions.