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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  • October 26, 2023  Contact: Alan Korwin

The Hamas assaults prove our point—


"Jews should be the last people in the world to support 'gun control'." So said JPFO's founder, Aaron Zelman (1946–2010) and now it is painfully obvious why. One kibbutz, Nir Am, led by a woman, was armed, ready and stopped the jihadis cold, while others, disarmed by "nice" government social policies and cultural narratives were slaughtered. "Never again!" needs teeth, as we can plainly see.

"Our efforts are firmly based in Jewish law, traditions, teachings, history and common sense," said Rabbi Dovid Bendory, JPFO's former Rabbinic Director. "Aaron believed, and I agree, that the present, fervent, almost infatuated embrace of 'gun control' by liberal Jews is disgraceful. Not only is it morally repugnant, it goes directly against the tenets of Judaism's most fundamental teachings of the sacred nature of life, and the Torah's clarity in our obligation to preserve life and protect the innocent." And now the world can see the wisdom in remaining armed, while antisemites around the world chant "Death to the Jews".

JPFO believes it is grotesquely immoral to force or even suggest that Jews or any free people be disarmed "for safety" or falsely for their own good. Statements to the contrary are bald-faced lies. Government's "first responders" are second responders, evident once again. Common wisdom observes that disarming good people doesn't make bad people harmless. Proof is now on a platter before you.

U.S. politicians seeking infringements deserve removal from office for violation of oath. Schools that refuse to teach firearms safety and marksmanship—classic American values that have helped keep us free for centuries—should lose all official funding. Teach the value of guns to everyone, and encourage training.


"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."

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