Dire Warning to American Jews Supporting Gun Control

A Dire Warning to American Jews Supporting Gun Control
by Rabbi Dovid Bendory, Rabbinic Director.

Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership
Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership

Washington, DC –-(AmmoLand.com)- Here in the United States, we Jews have the wonderful and unique freedom to own and use firearms in righteous self-defense.

Many American Jews don’t know it, but America actually provides freer access to firearms ownership than Israel provides to its citizenry. By and large, an Israeli cannot own or carry a firearm unless he or she is now, or once was, a member of the Israeli military, and handguns are further restricted.

How unique is our freedom as American Jews? Our brothers and sisters living in other nations (excepting Israel) have no meaningful recourse to firearms use in moral self-defense. The citizenries of Germany, England, France, Spain, Australia, Russia, and dozens of other countries live disarmed by government diktat. The history of our People’s disarmament and slaughter spans continents and centuries … see “Gateway to Tyranny

So why is it that some American Jews aggressively, even compulsively, refuse to arm themselves and learn the proper, safe, and strategic use of firearms?

And why do so many Jews who have achieved political prominence – Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg, and others – obsessively seek to force an unarmed victimhood mentality upon everyone else?

My Gentile friends who own firearms are confounded and indignant with this state of affairs. I’ve heard it more than once, to paraphrase in words that are generally not so directly leveled: “What’s wrong with you people?! How can a Jew be against personal gun ownership? Is it some sort of insanity?!”

And how can I answer them? These are not malevolent men and women spewing Jew-hatred. These are Righteous Gentiles (nearly all of them Christians) who on this issue show more practical concern for the Jewish people living around them than is displayed by those Jews themselves!

And these well meaning Gentiles continue to ask: “Why do powerful Jews like George Soros, Senator Charles Schumer, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and an army of other Jewish anti-gun advocates do what they are doing?” – see “No Guns for Jews”

Stand back for a moment and view this issue objectively. After all, how would you feel about what appears to be an entire ethnic group calling for your personal disarmament? Would you continue to respect that group? At what point might you actually begin to distrust or even hate them?

Endorsement of “gun control” by Jews in positions of power fuels American anti-Semitism unlike any other issue.

Ignore the supposed “causes” of anti-Semitism – an irrational hatred of Jews regardless of who we are or what we do. What can I say to a Gentile who mistrusts Jews on this specific issue of “gun control”?

Jews – and always remember, we are a tiny minority – live safely in America under the beneficent protection of Righteous Gentiles. If that protection evaporates, and especially if Jews purposefully and willfully keep ourselves disarmed, we are in grave danger.

There is only one way to live by the declaration “Never Again”: gun-hating Jews must repent of their naïve foolishness. We must encourage all Righteous Americans, Jew and Gentile alike, religious or not, to exercise their right to firearms ownership. And we must somberly embrace the resolve to use those arms in righteous defense should that horrific day ever come, G-d forbid.

Rabbi Dovid Bendory, Rabbi Bendory is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor.
Rabbi Dovid Bendory, Rabbi Bendory is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor.


Rabbi Dovid Bendory
Rabbinic Director
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership Mission is to destroy “gun control” and to encourage Americans to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for everyone. Those are the twin goals of Wisconsin-based Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO). Founded by Jews and initially aimed at educating the Jewish community about the historical evils that Jews have suffered when they have been disarmed, JPFO has always welcomed persons of all religious beliefs who share a common goal of opposing and reversing victim disarmament policies while advancing liberty for all.

JPFO is a non-profit tax-exempt educational civil rights organization, not a lobby. JPFO’s products and programs reach out to as many segments of the American people as possible, using bold tactics without compromise on fundamental principles. Visit www.JPFO.org Copyright JPFO 2010

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Daniel Steeley

I find it pretty funny that most people for “Gun Control” are the most uninformed and generally naive people i have ever had the displeasure of meeting, regardless of religious or political belief. With the exception of politicians and other rich and/or famous/”powerful” people with more of an end game agenda for gun control, how could anyone in their right mind be for the centralization of weapons and power in general? For everyone who thinks these catastrophic events like columbine, Tucson, or the Theater events, would never have happened if there were more strict gun laws or no legal sales… Read more »


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I left something very important out of my last posting, Rabbi. People, like myself, who are for stricter gun control laws are not singling out any particular religion. You only mentioned Jewish people who wanted stricter gun laws, why didn't you mention Christians, Atheists, Agnostics, Muslims, Buddhists etc. Everyone deserves equal protection under our constitution. Next time make a list of everyone who is for stricter gun laws. Maybe Jared Loughner wouldn't had that gun in the Safeway parking lot that horrible Saturday, if that had been the case. Rabbi's should know to think before voicing such strong opinions, blurring… Read more »


Rabbi, Before you send out letters, please don't allow the facts to get in the way of your opinion. How could you possibly misuse the term "Righteous Gentiles". You honestly don't know who Righteous Gentiles are? For your information here is the definition: 'Righteous Gentiles' is the phrase used for those non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. At Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem, over 11,000 'Righteous Gentiles' are honored; almost 5,000 are Polish. And are you implying that the prestigious Jewish Senators and Mayor Bloomberg are trying to disarm Jewish people. Wow, amazing……………maybe they just… Read more »



It is a well know "fact" that Jewish Senators & Mayor Bloomberg are doing everything they can to disarm Jews and Gentiles…? Don't you read the news? Just Google Mayors Against Illegal Guns.


As a Jewish gun owner, I definitly feel lonely.

I don't know why Jews hate guns. Why are most

Left liberals. But this is what I always say about it.





I too am a "Gentile" and I agree 100% with this article. I am dumbfounded how so many Jews, knowing their own history, still insist on trusting the government for their protection. The Torah should really have an 11th commandment:

"Thou shalt arm himself to protect his family and community from all danger"

I am surprised at how many Jews are proud of armed Israeli soldiers yet reject the very tools they use to protect themselves.


Rabbi Dovid Bendory writes, "Jews – and always remember, we are a tiny minority – live safely in America under the beneficent protection of Righteous Gentiles.". Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the USA founded on principles of freedom of religion and separation of church and state? Therefore each religious group (and those without affiliation or religion) together make up the USA. Sheer weight of numbers doesn't give one group any moral high ground or ability to determine whether others are deemed worthy of their "protection". For what it's worth I find the whole article quite poor, labelling calls… Read more »

Jeff Morelock

Although I am not Jewish, I am totally on "their side" for lack of a better term. I am a student of Krav Maga, and a lot of respect for the IDF and what they still face everyday.

Anytime we can come together to support and defend the 2nd Amendment, gun rights, and being able to get concealed weapons permits, the better it is for society as a whole.