I am a child of Holocaust survivors. I know many like to say that they’re going to go down fighting. I say I’m not going to go down.
That’s why I’m staying armed. That’s why Jews Can Shoot supports the Second Amendment. The US is the only country with a right to keep and bear arms with no constitutional restrictions. Lose that and every American will find themselves in the same position that the Jews were after being disarmed by Hitler.
The mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue has already faded from the news cycle. In part, it was replaced by the massacre at the Borderline Bar and Grill last week. However, part of it is that for some reason, it didn’t do a great job of advancing the gun control narrative the media seems to prefer in the wake of such events.
Meanwhile, Jews were left wondering where to go.
Anti-semitism has been a problem for the Jewish people for as long as there have been Jewish people. It’s not likely to go away, either. That’s unfortunate since any form of hatred against an ethnic or religious group of people is beyond stupid, but we don’t get to just decide how the world will be. We have to deal with it as it is, which may be why a number of Jews are arming themselves in the wake of the deadly synagogue shooting.
There are two types of synagogues: those that believe in G-d and those that believe in government.
After the mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the government synagogues turned to the government with calls for gun control. And those that believe in G-d, turned to the Almighty.
And then, trusting in the Almighty to stand with them against danger, they went out and got their guns.
Morning services at the synagogue these days begin and end with guns, with talk of tactical courses, firing ranges and concealed carry permits. “If someone comes to kill you, get up early to kill him first,” the Gemara, the Babylonian Talmud, that massive encyclopedic work codifying Jewish law, advises.
by Tom Knighton