“While it has been extremely frustrating to watch Congress not act on this problem, we are encouraged to see the president take the steps he is now taking,” Jared Feldman, vice president and Washington director of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, told The Times of Israel. . . .
Other groups that lauded the president’s actions were the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, the political arm of Reform Judaism in the United States, the Anti-Defamation League, the National Council of Jewish Women and Jewish Women International. . . .
Researchers from federal agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) have largely been mum on the public health issue of gun violence—not by choice, but because of a 20-year-old congressional ban on federally funded gun violence research.