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Sellout alert: JPFO set to merge with Second Amendment Foundation

Sellout: JPFO to be handed off to SAF — unless we stop it
http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2014/08/22/se...

Will JPFO Sell Out?
http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/will-jpfo-sell-out/

Save JPFO from being absorbed into SAF

The board of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) has secretly made a plan to hand the organization off to the Second Amendment Foundation.
http://www.wendymcelroy.com/news.php?extend.6075

SIGN THE PETITION -
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-jpfo-from-being-abso...



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"When the cat's away, the mice will play..."

I am a JPFO member. This is the first news I'm hearing of the JPFO being handed off to the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF). I don't know much about the SAF.

For those who do not know, JPFO founder Aaron Zelman passed away in 2010. An excerpt from the article quotes Mr. Zelman, and explains why JPFO members are wary of the potential merger.

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“A housewife and a cat will both chase mice out of the kitchen. But the cat wants more mice to come back.”

– Aaron Zelman

Somebody reminded me this week of that statement from Aaron, the late, great founder of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. That was how Aaron contrasted himself and JPFO with Alan Gottlieb and Gottlieb’s SAF/CCRKBA.

Aaron wanted to educate people so that victim disarmament would go away. He would have been thrilled to be able to close JPFO’s doors and say, “We’ve done it.”

On the other hand, he despised Alan Gottlieb and saw him as an opportunist who used scary mailings to turn SAF/CCRKBA into a fundraising factory. He saw Gottlieb as a person who needed and wanted “gun control” because that’s what kept the money and the publicity flowing.

Gottlieb certainly confirmed many of the things Aaron said about him when he supported the Manchin-Toomey (really Manchin-Toomey-Schumer) universal background check bill last year. He even boasted of having spent hours helping to write the bill.

Now, the JPFO board of directors has hatched a plan to hand JPFO over to SAF — a merger that is scheduled to be finalized next week if JPFO supporters don’t stop it.

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So, you & I can see why the OP, and many of my fellow JPFO members, are so concerned. With Aaron Zelman no longer there to head the organization, it has struggled over the past few years (not unlike how the DP has needed a 'shot-in-the-arm' so to speak) but now (one or two, out of 3) board members, hoping to merely stay afloat, may "sell-out" the JPFO and join the not-so-uncompromising SAF.

I agree with the OP that this is a concern. It sounds like if the merger happens, that much of the JPFO's team will be retained. Though, apparently, maybe not all.

I'll tell you one thing. JPFO is an absolutely phenomenal pro-self-defense, pro-2nd-Amendment organization, and it would be an absolute shame, actually a travesty, if they go under.

If shackling onto another organization is the ONLY legitimate way to preserve the organization, then so be it. But it appears others members have other ideas and pressure should be put on the JPFO board members to explore all options before effectively signing over it's sovereignty as an organization.

I don't like to label the JPFO as "sell-outs", certainly not yet, but this situation is not ideal, for sure.

I will contact JPFO, and update if I learn anything.

Thanks, OP for the thread!

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I used to be a member of JPFO

I used to be a member of JPFO (although I'm not Jewish) and wish I'd kept it up. They are so consistently pro arms ownership they make the NRA blush. I hope they don't get taken over...

Beware the cult of "government"...

Bump

For JPFO!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
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JPFO and GOA are the only

JPFO and GOA are the only no-compromise organizations.

Actually so is the 2nd Amendment foundation is good.

Most of the recent court cases that have overturned gun control have been spearheaded by them.

Alan Gottlieb of the Second

Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation publicly ADMITS to Crafting the Toomey-Manchin Gun Registry Bill (the Background Check Bill).

http://www.dailypaul.com/281823/alert-alan-gottlieb-of-2a-fd...

THanks for the heads up on this one

and another bump.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

You can sign the petition now

it wasn't up earlier.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

petition

Thanks, I edited my post to include the link.