Posted on January 5, 2016
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|Today, Jared Feldman, JCPA Vice President and Washington Director joined victims of gun violence and their families, law enforcement officials, and advocates to hear President Obama announce his new firearm safety policies. Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school, over 90,000 Americans have been killed by guns: in the streets, in movie theaters, in churches, and at home. The President, joined by Vice President Biden, described an integrated approach that includes strengthening the instant background check system, enforcing current laws, increasing access to critical mental health services, and spurring new gun safety technologies. The JCPA has been a leading voice in the need to for comprehensive policy address gun violence. In 2013, right after the shooting in Newtown which killed 20 first graders and six of their educators, the JCPA launched its #EndGunViolence Campaign. Since that time, over 10,000 individuals have joined the effort.