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Boynton Beach Jewish congregation asks followers to take action on gun control

Posted at 7:24 AM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 07:24:02-04

A Boynton Beach Jewish congregation is asking its followers to get more involved in an effort to change gun laws in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.

On Tuesday night,  Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor hosted an expert on gun violence and answered questions.

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Rabbi Barry Silver says praying will not help, but taking action is the answer. 

"Show up at the meetings, target these politicians, ask them why they're supporting violence. Ask them what they're going to do ask them what they're solutions are, support the candidates that are supporting life," said Silver

While the White House said now is not the time to talk about gun control, South Florida Democrats in Congress disagree.

“We're pushing constant efforts to reduce gun violence. At the same time that dangerous gun agenda that the Republican leadership, unfortunately continues to push forward, wants to legalize silencers and put more armor piercing bullets, cop killing bullets, on the street,” said U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. 

“We can't just have thoughts and prayers. Now is the time for common sense action, prevent the gun violence, enough is enough,’ said U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel 

WPTV reached out to Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, Rep. Tom Rooney and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to comment but have not received comment as of Tuesday night.

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