Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel will speak on gun control at Temple Beth-El of Great Neck’s Erev Shabbat Service on Friday, March 8th at 7 p.m.
The co-chair of the New York Chapter of State Legislators Against Illegal Guns, Shimel helped build support from state legislators for an eight-point plan to reduce gun violence, following the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Many of these measures were included in the NY SAFE Act, recently signed into law.
Schimel has sponsored microstamping legislation, which advocates say would enable law enforcement to trace firearmsthrough shell casings found at crime scenes; that legislation was approved in 2012 in the Assembly but not the Senate. She also speaks on reducing gun violence at the federal level.
Temple Beth-El of Great Neck is located at 5 Old Mill Road in Great Neck.