Exploiting the tragedy at Pittsburgh for political gain

Police officers guard the Tree of Life synagogue following shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 27, 2018. REUTERS/John Altdorfer? TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC14584DB060

Not half a day had passed since the wanton carnage at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh when the San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council was already transforming the tragedy into a campaign issue. Drawing on the topic of gun control, the JCRC was callously manipulating the tragedy to steer its community towards the Democrats.

At a time that called for reflection, sympathy and prayer, the SFJCRC couldn’t wait to launch a call for gun control as a solution to innocent and vulnerable Jews slaughtered like animals in a charnel house.

In an email to the community, the local JCRC suggested that recipients follow a link to a National Public Radio listing of candidate positions on gun control. Of course, Democrats support nearly every form of gun control, effective or not, meaningful or symbolic.

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