Rabbi Dovid Bendory of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership: Why Jews Hate Guns!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 02:53
Posted on May 10, 2012 by Robert Farago
I’m a Jew and I don’t hate guns. Nor does the rabbi or Mr. Zimmerman. In fact, we three TTAGers—and millions of other American Jews besides—see firearms as the key to our personal and collective survival. And the survival of our deeply cherished Constitutional rights. But there’s no doubting the fact that some American Jews (e.g., New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Chuck Schumer) spearhead the boneheaded push for gun control. This website and the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) have never shied away from this unconscionable truth. The JPFO have just published an article on Jewish hopolophobia. The full screed is unflinchingly comprehensive. Make the jump for the short-form top ten list . . .
1. A desire for utopian moral purity
2. A disproportional incidence of hoplophobia
3. A quest for power through victimization of peers
4. A utopian delusion that if guns would just “go away,”
crime would end and the world would be a peaceful safe place
5. Self hatred and a wish to be helpless, acting out guilt-based
behavioral problems that develop in childhood
6. The Ostrich Syndrome
7. Garden-variety hypocrisy
8. Adulterated religion — Jews In Name Only (JINOs)
9. Feel-good sophistry
10. Abject fear that yields irrational behavior
Original JPFO WhitePaper:
Why Jews Hate Guns
Are they right?
And who are The Shomrim?
This white paper is also available as a PDF file.
It’s no secret that one of the largest blocs of people pressing for so-called “gun control” is the culturally (aka not-so-religious) American Jewish community. This confounds many observers who would expect that Jews, with such a stunning history of oppression and murder by humanity’s villains, would cling tenaciously to personal firearms and the ability to protect themselves as the Hebrew Scriptures instruct.
In reaction to the Holocaust, American Jews adopted the phrase “Never Again!” If actions mean anything, they don’t believe it. That’s for someone else to do. How do Jews expect to put teeth behind the words “Never Again!” if not with the ability to apply and project personal force when righteous -- and necessary -- for survival?
Why then do so many American Jews hate guns and fear gun ownership so much?
Our research identifies ten reasons why these Jews feel the way they do about self defense in general, firearms specifically and your own right to keep and bear arms.