Get A Gun While You Still Can
By Rabbi Dovid Bendory
Rabbinic Director, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- How can any American — much less any American Jew — view the mob lunacy that recently ravaged London and other cities and not contemplate the possibility of similar chaos on our own shores?
Armed with the knowledge that Londoners would be universally disarmed by England’s “enlightened” “gun control” laws, rioters plundered and pillaged orgiastically while timid citizens cowered in hiding.
This was the same nation that faced Adolph Hitler and the Nazi German war machine with heartrending courage? The video footage of this “new Britain” is horrifying, appalling, and shameful.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Anglo/European style “gun control” is the model that our social engineers, nanny state politicians, liberal elites, and authoritarian high-brows wish upon us. It is their not-so-hidden agenda. Some may try to dissuade us from spotting this agenda by throwing around comforting banalities like “reasonable”, “responsible” and “common sense”, but more and more Americans are learning to ignore their words and watch their actions.
Obama even warned us to watch for such duplicity: “Under the radar” as he described it.
While the grass-roots so-called “gun lobby” applies counter pressure with whatever direction and force we can morally and financially muster, the authoritarian collectivists and cultural Marxists are funded by at least two BILLIONAIRES, George Soros and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
So, with an understanding that America is likely headed towards more, not less, troubled times, and the parallel understanding that a controlling faction of our political and bureaucratic upper crust wants us disarmed, what is the average American citizen to do?
It cannot be more obvious: Buy more guns and more ammunition WHILE YOU STILL CAN.
Its The American Way
No law-abiding American home should be without reliable defensive firearms, whether a pump-action shotgun, handgun, or both. A rifle of some sort is of course a desirable addition to these basics. Learn how to use these firearms and to use them well. Jewish Law requires us to take defensive measures against threats we can expect or anticipate; these are the tools of defense against such threats.
If you are an urban dweller, it isn’t difficult to imagine a “flash mob” of “youths” raging down the street towards your home or business, leaving smashed cars, looted buildings, and bleeding victims in its wake. The “castle doctrine” and “stand your ground” laws of your state – and possibly of your city – will dictate when and how you are legally justified in using deadly force to protect yourself and others. Know these laws in advance as part of your preparatory training.
Jewish Law may allow you to use deadly force to defend any innocent bystander from violence, but Nanny States like New Jersey do not.
You will have to make split-second moral decisions if you see rioters physically attacking your neighbors or fellow business owners.
While the primary objective of armed self defense is to STOP THE ATTACKER, turning back a mob may very well involve more forceful measures. Ask yourself now, before you are in the situation, if you are prepared to take measures against multiple assailants. Can you live with yourself knowing that you left a dozen wounded lying on the pavement? Can you live with yourself knowing that you chose not to do so and instead allowed the mob to attack your neighbor?
In addition to your firearms, remember to keep an adequate supply of ammunition for each of your firearms. A couple hundred rounds of other common calibers, even if you don’t own a matching gun, is not a bad idea. You don’t want your neighbor, your brother in arms, running out of ammo, do you? The Brady Bunch may call that “hoarding” or “stockpiling”, but in Texas it’s just called “a few extra rounds” — “supplies for a rainy day.”
Rabbi Said What?
Why are you hearing this from a rabbi? I’m a man of peace. I relish life and respect the traditional American “live and let live” philosophy. This moral shelter has protected the Jewish people since our first arrival in America centuries ago. But the realization that it is the Second Amendment that protects the First has turned me into a gun owner, a certified firearms instructor, and then a co-leader of America’s most aggressive civil rights organization, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but the Jewish People have lived by the pen and died by the sword for millennia. We now live in a country that recognizes the G-d-given right of self-defense; to fail to exercise that right when threatened is to hold G-d’s gift of life in contempt.
I remember the anti-Jewish riots in Crown Heights, just twenty years ago. Could such a rampant outburst happen again? Can anyone deny the possibility?
Jewish community centers, synagogues, and even the Holocaust Museum have been attacked by gun fire; innocents have been killed, injured, and traumatized by violent acts of Jew hatred. I watch these events and understand them both as a Jew and as an American.
Far too many Jews have been on the wrong side of the issue of self-defense, helping to con our nation into “gun control” rather than fighting against it. There are far too many Bloombergs, Schumers, Soros’s, Feinsteins, Foxmans, and others, misguided or ignorant of Jewish history and Jewish Law, and they have been too loud on this issue for too long. I will not be silent in the face of their distortions and lies.
And so I recommend as a first step: Get a gun. While you still can. Exercise your Second Amendment rights. Rejoice in the freedom of America.
With blessings of Shalom,
Rabbi Dovid Bendory
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
Rabbi Bendory is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor.
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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.
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During the Revolutionary War small groups of local militia took on, and defeated, the most powerful army in the world. Our leaders at the time warned us that this may be necessary again the future.
We should heed that warning.
Hey Absurdity,how do you know they will be helping the Goverment?
They took the guns from the people of Europe, under the Nazi occupation, I also am not Jewish. They took the people, Not just the Jew's, but the Poles, the Russian's, and various other people. Over 12 million people went to the oven's,6 million were Jewish. No one could fight back. Sticks and stones against MG34's never happen. Until the Jew's of Warsaw got some weapons, no not automatics, mostly antique's, but for sure they knocked the peacock strutting, holier than thou jerks into a cocked hat. Supermen, bull. We face the same situation here, and we are the only… Read more »
The Japanese never invaded the US because of the fear of every American being armed. We should keep that fear as our armor against all enemies foreign and domestic. Always remember, the government is run by people whom are not in your shoes and only think that they know what is best for you.
Absurdity, consider this- US forces have been fighting in Afghanistan for a decade. The Taliban and other tribal fighters there are armed with weapons your comparable American "gun nut" has, barring military grade explosives, and surely NOBODY in America has set off a home made bomb before (see the Unabomber, Timothy McVeigh, et al)… The purpose of the Second Amendment is to give people the right to bear arms in order to resist the State Militia (standing armed forces and police) if the government is unjust, tyrannical, et al. See the recent interpretation of the Second Amendment by the SCOTUS… Read more »
Do you really think your weapons are any match for a standing army or even a local police department? Have you seen the news where so and so is locked in his house with a weapon. It never ends good – never! Even if you decide you want to arm yourself with AK47's you are no match. Remember Waco? They supposedly had all kinds of weapons and between the ATF and the other authorities they turned it into a fire bomb. The only thing your weapons are good for is shooting your friends, family, neighbors and possibly yourself.
Well said! But, the more important task facing ALL of us is getting our local and state representatives to DEMAND that Congress (the ONLY lawful law making Federal body) adhere to the strictly limited areas given to it to act under the US Constitution, and stop delegating to unelected, and thus unaccountable, bureaucrats the MADE UP powers and authority that are nowhere found in the Constitution, and thus, as one supreme court justice noted early on in our history are "null and void" (on their face, or as the pedants in the legal profession say, "prima facia"). POWER TO THE… Read more »
We need all the guns and ammo we can get.
That said; we must demand that the gun rights groups begin working for the REPEAL of gun control laws like the Illinois FOID card and the 1968GCA.
The only people that shouldn’t have guns are those in prison a mental hospital and those illegally in the country.
We need to go back to the way it was before the passage of the 1968 GCA!!!!!!!
Stop being Fuds and demand “REPEAL”
I pray that God Almighty will bless America once again but we must get back to the God of the old and new testament of the Holy Bible. I don't want to go to war again but if my hand is forced to do so then I will make that hard decision. We have had things to good for too long and our children are forgetting who we are or used to be.
The old Winchester Model 97 (1897-1957) "hammer" pump action shotgun designed by John M. Browning was formerly a popular and affordable shotgun. Not so anymore. 97's have escalated in price and demand considerably. The Winchester Model 97 is a classic example of an American shotgun that formerly defined homeland security and putting fresh wild game (meat) on the table, especially in farming, trapping, and rural communities where formerly the Grange Hall, local post office, and country general store was the community gathering place. Oh how simple things were then vs. today! Aside from this I ardently support and endorse JPFO,… Read more »
Good advice for what weapons should be found in an American home. Even on a budget, a non-hunting, non-shooting, non-collecting home should have — at a minimum — a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with 00 buckshot in any type action. Pump guns are popular and cheap. Further, a handgun for each member of the family that has a concealed carry permit or who can travel with a weapon in their vehicle. Finally, a security action plan in their use and deployment.
Beautifully said, Rabbi. I think I may just rest myself to a new AR next week. Good Shabbos!