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Jews, Gun Violence, and the Second Amendment

Author Jay Michaelson joins Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss what it means for American Jews to participate in a political culture that cannot seem to make its citizens safe.

Demonstrators hold a banner to protest the visit of US President Donald Trump to the border city after the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 7, 2019 (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)
Demonstrators hold a banner to protest the visit of US President Donald Trump to the border city after the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 7, 2019 (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)

Jews in America are deeply affected by gun violence, sometimes as direct and specific targets and sometimes as other Americans who find themselves victims in the wrong place at the wrong time. Author Jay Michaelson, a regular contributor to New York, Rolling Stone, The Daily Beast, joins Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss, gun control, the Second Amendment and what it means for American Jews to participate in a political culture that cannot seem to make its citizens safe.

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