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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Stacey Newman, a former Missouri state legislator, is the executive director of ProgressWomen, a statewide social justice group focused on justice and equality issues. 

Lack of action on gun violence hurts the most vulnerable

Stacey Newman February 6, 2020

The astronomical number of people harmed by guns last year — children, domestic violence and suicide victims — had me expecting that someone in charge might want to “do something” about it. In a six month span last year, more than nine...

A group of students with the help of State Rep. Stacey Newman organized a press conference on Feb. 23 at Parkway Central High School to urge lawmakers to take action to prevent mass shootings. Photo: Eric Berger

Local students protest gun violence after Florida school shooting

BY ERIC BERGER, STAFF WRITER February 28, 2018

A group of Parkway Central High School students organized a news conference after school Friday to call for action to prevent gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting earlier this month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.More...

Washington University Hillel to host gun violence panel

November 24, 2016

Washington University’s Hillel Leadership Council student organization, in partnership with WashU Hillel, will convene a panel to discuss gun violence and gun control in the United States and St. Louis at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 at the WashU Hillel building,...

Young israelis carrying M-16 and Tavor assault rifles on Jaffa Street in the center of the city of Jerusalem.

Despite militarized society, Israel’s strict gun laws keep civilian violence down

By Ben Sales, JTA July 24, 2012

TEL AVIV -- First-time visitors to Israel might be taken aback to see groups of armed teenagers walking through a city plaza on a weeknight, or surprised to walk into a public bathroom and see an M-16 laying across the sinks as a soldier washes his face....

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