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Gun Violence America's Plague | Shalem


Saturday, April 2nd
Kiddush after Services, and Shalem at 1:15 p.m.

We welcome Mr. Daniel Vice

The Talmud teaches us that" a person who takes one life it is as though that person has destroyed the universe." The carelessness with which human life is taken by guns stands in direct violation of this affirmation of our tradition. More people in our country have been killed by gun violence than all those who have lost their lives in American Wars since the Revolutionary War in 1776. The Talmud also says that a person who saves one life it is as though that person has saved the universe. We need to heed  our tradition and work together to end gun violence and build safer communities.

Daniel R. Vice worked at the Legal Action Project of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence from 2001-2012 and was the Center’s Senior Attorney.  The Brady Center is the nation’s largest non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence.  The Legal Action Project provides pro bono representation to gun violence victims and works to hold the gun industry accountable for the distribution of guns to criminals and the unsafe design of guns.  The Legal Action Project also conducts research for its Gun Industry Watch program, exposing gun industry practices that funnel firearms to criminals. 

Mr. Vice represented families of gun violence victims in courts across the country.  He successfully litigated cases including one on behalf of victims of the Washington, D.C.-area sniper attacks, achieving a record $2.5 million settlement by the gun dealer and assault weapon manufacturer that armed the shooters.  Mr. Vice has also filed amicus briefs defending gun laws in the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state courts. Mr. Vice has been interviewed on television, radio, and in newspapers concerning the Brady Center’s gun litigation and gun policy, appearing on CNN, CBS, Fox News, the Colbert Report, and other national and local news stations. Mr. Vice graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1994 and New York University School of Law in 1997.  He clerked for Judge Frank E. Schwelb in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and worked at public interest law firms in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.  He currently works as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Questions? Please contact
Larry Baizer at  TISocialAction@Tifereth-Israel.org