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Thousands Rally Against Gun Violence In Copley Square
cbslocal.com ^ | December 26, 2012

Posted on 12/26/2012 9:17:24 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

BOSTON (CBS) – Some 1,000 United Synagogue Youth students turned out in Copley Square Wednesday to advocate against gun violence.

The students joined religious and local leaders and Colin Goddard, an advocate for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007.

“The issue of gun violence touches every community our USYers come from and our teens are ready to raise their voices and make a difference,” said Rabbi David Levy, director of teen learning for USCJ. “Our kids are telling us adults, ‘We want to feel safe,’ and we need to listen.’”

The rally’s name “The Praying with Our Feet: Rally Against Gun Violence” was a nod to Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s iconic phrase that he was “praying with his feet” when he marched in Selma, Ala. with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965.

Colin Goddard of the Brady Campaign was shot four times during the Virginia Tech shooting and survived. Goddard dialed 911 during the shooting and is credited for the fast arrival of the police.

After the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last week and another shooting in Webster, New York this week, advocates for the group say things need to change.

“It is unconscionable that — with the escalation of gun violence in our nation –there has been no real progress on the federal level,” said Rabbi Wernick. “It is time to force the hand of Congress to confront the National Rifle Association and their supporters. The massacre in Newtown, CT wounded the very soul of America. I am touched as a parent as well as a rabbi. The time has come to act.”


TOPICS: US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Anti-gun violence rally held at Copley Square - December 26, 2012 - State Representative David P. Linsky, a Democrat from Natick, urged the students to call their elected officials. “You cannot be complacent, make a promise to me...because you outnumber the members of the NRA,” he said.

“There are too many guns on the streets, too many guns in homes. Does anybody really need the type of weapon that can wipe out a first-grade class in a matter of two minutes, do we really need that?” he asked the crowd, which responded with a collective shout of “no.”


1 posted on 12/26/2012 9:17:30 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

At first glance I thought it said, “Thousands RIOT against gun violence in Copley Square.”


2 posted on 12/26/2012 9:22:07 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I hope most patriots are prepared to defend their 2nd Amendment rights with extreme violence if necessary. The left is pushing hard at this time, and although they may not be successful at this time, they will never quit.

I personally consider all of these traitors “domestic enemies”.

3 posted on 12/26/2012 9:26:15 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So I guess they have no problems with people being stabbed or beaten.


4 posted on 12/26/2012 9:26:55 PM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

1,000 United Synagogue Yoofs >>>>> That one is new to me


5 posted on 12/26/2012 9:27:55 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If CBS says 1000, figure it was 100. Unless it was a Tea Party event, then figure 10,000.


6 posted on 12/26/2012 9:28:57 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (New tag line in progress.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Typical crap here in Arseachusetts. These are the kind of people that should never own a weapon, never mind a gun.

I think the holidaze will soften this and the left have over played their hand but then again I predicted Romney would win.


7 posted on 12/26/2012 9:29:32 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“It is unconscionable that — with the escalation of gun violence in our nation –there has been no real progress on the federal level,” said Rabbi Wernick. “It is time to force the hand of Congress to confront the National Rifle Association and their supporters. The massacre in Newtown, CT wounded the very soul of America. I am touched as a parent as well as a rabbi. The time has come to act.”

What on G-d's Earth does that MEAN Rabbi!?

That the NRA shot those kids? That they are responsible?

It is your idiotic enabling that has brought us to this deplorable situation!

8 posted on 12/26/2012 9:35:51 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They always bully children by making them promise to behave in a certain way without fully explaining the issues. If they want to do something constructive for the United Synagogue Youth, they should take them to the firing ranges and teach them how to shoot.

Another neutral organization coopted by the radical left. What a shame.


9 posted on 12/26/2012 9:37:50 PM PST by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They’re raising good little sheep.


10 posted on 12/26/2012 9:53:29 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

I’m all for letting them Copulate.


11 posted on 12/26/2012 9:55:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: KC_Lion

USCJ is not hardly any better than reform atheists. They lean much farther left than Orthodox and their numbers are dwindling as many go over to reform which is much easier in its nonadherance to REAL Judaism.
Their ‘movement’ is mostly coopting Jewish children and training them from childhood, brainwashing them into a belief system that has no real belief...but changes as the wind blows.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Judaism

Another schism in the Conservative ranks, this time from the movement’s right wing, would come when a number of the traditionalist Rabbis led by JTS Talmudics professor David Weiss Halivni split from the United Synagogue to form the Union for Traditional Judaism. The dissenters were discontented with the general LEFTWARD trend in USCJ policies over the previous decades, such as “prayer book revision, egalitarianism, redefining halakhic boundaries of sexual relationships, and advocacy of Israel accepting conversions that are non-halakhic even by Conservative standards”., and the Union suggests that “The Conservative Movement thus appears to endorse the notion that changing societal norms can supersede the proper application of halakhic sources”. The Union today describes itself as “trans-denominational” and maintains a Rabbinical seminary, the Institute of Traditional Judaism.
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Easy Jews.


12 posted on 12/26/2012 10:17:27 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Future sonderkommandos.


13 posted on 12/26/2012 10:21:38 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Some 1,000 United Synagogue Youth students turned out in Copley Square Wednesday to advocate against gun violence
So other violence is okay?
Is there a just violence violence?
Guns are not violent. They are a tool The human being using them is violent or not violent.


14 posted on 12/26/2012 10:58:37 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: KC_Lion; Tailgunner Joe

Does anyone else here see the irony of Jews demonstrating for firearms confiscation? Did none of these “youth” ever talk with their grandparents and great-grandparents?


15 posted on 12/26/2012 11:38:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: KC_Lion

Rabbi Wernick is the kind of Jewish leader who would have been perfect in Nazi Germany, telling the people (like many rabbis did), that since they were good Germans, nobody was going to hurt them.

I’d like this bastard to look me in the face and tell me that this kind of advise is sane, and then I’ll tell him that my whole European family was shot, gassed or otherwise executed in Lemberg, Belzec and Auschwitz.

We have a word for people like Wernick, besides Putz. It is KAPO.

Unarmed Jews have been killed all over America by knives and guns and rifles and bombs. Armed Jews have not. Rabbi Meir Kahane, an acquaintance of mine, was stabbed to death by an Al Qaeda operative. A woman in a Jewish organization in Seattle was shot to death as was a Jewish worker at LAX.

Violence against Jews in America went down when the Jewish Defense League was formed by Kahane. Black attacks on Jews in New York City slowed a lot. I wonder why.

There are some of us Jewish Americans who are not stupid. We know who the enemy is and are determined to stop them dead, if necessary, and are prepared to do so. There are a lot of Jewish veterans of Vietnam, Gulf War I and OIF/Afghanistan who are not standing by unarmed and with our heads buried in the sand. That includes members of my family and our Vietnam veterans groups.

Wernick is symptomatic of the cowardice that is liberalism and it has badly infected our synagogues to the point that there is a major split in opinion out there on guns, Obama, national defense, etc.

In the end, the innocent pay the price for unpreparedness.

I once asked my father-in-law where he was on Dec. 7, 1941, and he said ‘getting bombed at Schofield Barracks’. We were unprepared and thousands died needlessly.

NEVER AGAIN!


16 posted on 12/27/2012 12:08:57 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Back in the 1970s when I was a UAW goonion official one of the many things that struck me in a negative way and ultimately helped push me back to the right side was the racism expressed by africanhyphenamericans toward Jews. There were Jews significantly instrumental in the formation of the UAW, who were every bit as red as could be desired, that was common knowledge, and made no difference to the ahyphenas. The ahyphenas (not all, but quite a few) felt comfortable expressing their hatred for Jews in front of the white “brothers” and “sisters” as if we would all understand and accept that hatred. One could never, of course, express one’s disenchantment with negative behavior of individual africanhyphenamericans at risk of being beaten down with a large crate of race cards.


17 posted on 12/27/2012 12:37:46 AM PST by RushLake (Why do people have to be compelled by law to join the "democratic" goonion?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s perplexing. I’ll never understand it. Maybe Dennis Prager could explain the oxymoronic nature of it.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 3:36:23 AM PST by MachIV
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

To me, that is one of the most perplexing things...the jewish community’s seemingly overwhelming support for leftists, including anti-jewish leftists.

It is very strange to me.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 3:45:59 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All
Colin Goddard of the Brady Campaign was shot four times during the Virginia Tech shooting and survived. Goddard dialed 911 during the shooting and is credited for the fast arrival of the police.

BWAHAAAAA!!! "Fast arrival"? So they could cower behind trees while dozens were slaughtered on the "gun-free campus"?

Goddard should be ashamed of himself. His classmates with butchered because they were DISarmed - thanks to that evil creature Sarah Brady that he now pimps for!

20 posted on 12/27/2012 4:14:50 AM PST by montag813
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Rabbi Meir Kahane, an acquaintance of mine, was stabbed to death by an Al Qaeda operative.

I envy you your acquaintance with that great man and one of the greatest Jewish leaders ever.

21 posted on 12/27/2012 4:17:00 AM PST by montag813
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To: KC_Lion

It is the same “idiotic enabling” that brought his “tribe” to the ghettos and then the concentration camps....


22 posted on 12/27/2012 7:06:29 AM PST by The SISU kid (I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If I were a thug, I’d be there with my homies ready to mug those unarmed innocents when they left or maybe follow them home. Self identifying easy targets.


23 posted on 12/27/2012 7:27:14 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: MestaMachine
Liberalism is there religion.

You are correct when you say they want to corrupt the Children.

They can never defeat us while our morals and convictions remain strong.

The first must Fundamentally Transform Jews and Judaism is to some Bastard State Approved version of it.

All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.

24 posted on 12/27/2012 7:32:56 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; MestaMachine; The SISU kid
Did none of these “youth” ever talk with their grandparents and great-grandparents?

Please see MadMax's Explanation of this 2DV.

I’d like this bastard to look me in the face and tell me that this kind of advise is sane, and then I’ll tell him that my whole European family was shot, gassed or otherwise executed in Lemberg, Belzec and Auschwitz.

We have a word for people like Wernick, besides Putz. It is KAPO.

I am proud to be a member of the J.F.P.O and you should be too!


25 posted on 12/27/2012 7:39:39 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Thousands Rally Against Gun Violence In Copley Square

Misleading headline. Most everyone is against gun violence. They were rallying for gun control.

26 posted on 12/27/2012 7:40:48 AM PST by Starstruck (Washinton is presently building a diving board on the fiscal cliff)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; RushLake
My Father Grew up in Post WW2 Germany and when he came to America in the 1970's he was shocked to see deep anti-semtism entrenched it some differnet groups in our society.

Unarmed Jews have been killed all over America by knives and guns and rifles and bombs. Armed Jews have not. Rabbi Meir Kahane, an acquaintance of mine, was stabbed to death by an Al Qaeda operative. A woman in a Jewish organization in Seattle was shot to death as was a Jewish worker at LAX.

You knew Meir Kahane!? Arguably one of the Greatest Jewish minds of this age? I am so Jealous Max. I wish to high heaven that he would have lived past 1990. I was only Two but I remember when Rabin was killed my Mother telling us about how distraught she was wehn Rabbi Kahane was assassinated.

I couldn't help but notice when I went to check the exact date of the Rabbi's death that Wikipedia has the J.D.L. labeled as a Militant group.

MestaMachine nailed it quite well in post #12 about this Idiotic Rabbi being an Easy Jew.

There are a lot of Jewish veterans of Vietnam, Gulf War I and OIF/Afghanistan who are not standing by unarmed and with our heads buried in the sand. That includes members of my family and our Vietnam veterans groups.

One of the First things my Father did when he came to this country is enlist in the USMC, he went to Vietnam and was present for the Fall of Saigon.

The Famous evacuation pictures he says he was there pushing the Choppers over the side.

Thank you and your FIL for your service, to repay you for that I will NOT be unprepared!

27 posted on 12/27/2012 7:54:44 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Kahane Chai! I have a manuscript. It is one of my greatest treasures.


28 posted on 12/27/2012 8:56:21 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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