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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  • July 19, 2023  Contact: Floyd Neeland

JPFO's influence keeps growing


Sanford "Sandy" Venitt joins the 34-year-old civil-rights group
He will focus on recruitment and firearms proficiency

"We're thrilled to see our ranks expand in this way," –Alan Gottlieb, CEO

Born many years ago in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Venitt worked as a chartered financial consultant with CHFC credentials, a Fellow of the Life Underwriting Training Council. Sandy is a long-time shooting enthusiast and hunter who has frequently traveled internationally and domestically to pursue his hunting interests. A regular attendee at gun shows, he has personally trained hundreds of people, including many youngsters, when he had been an NRA-certified firearms instructor, and as a private citizen concerned with public safety and the Jewish community of which he is a part.

Sandy believes, "All people, not just the Jewish community, should learn gun safety, marksmanship, self-defense techniques and rules, especially considering outspoken detractors we face for our sport and our rights." He firmly supports gun ownership for all responsible adults. Deeply concerned with the state of affairs in the nation's politics, he is becoming more active in JPFO, and AzCDL—the Arizona Citizens Defense League, and more, to address these concerns.

He ran a financial services firm from 1982 to 2022, responsible for investing approximately $100 million in assets for clients. His wife Betsey joined the firm in 1991. His interests include dogs, gun collecting, shooting sports, and good tequila, "but not at the range," he quickly adds.


Support JPFO, speaking truth to power:

"Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, is America's most aggressive civil-rights organization, dedicated to destroying the notion of 'gun control' as any kind of credible public-policy position. So-called 'gun control' does not control guns and doesn't control criminal behavior. What it does is disarm the innocent, leaving them helpless in the face of criminals, tyrannical governments and genocide. History repeatedly proves this fact. Founded in 1989 by Aaron Zelman as a response to the Holocaust, JPFO speaks with the moral authority and tenacious commitment of survivors of persecution, and knows that surrendering your personal and family safety to government protection courts disaster. You don't have to be Jewish to fight by our side, you just have to love liberty."