December 2, 2023

October 7th was a crushing reminder of what happens to unarmed and peaceable civilians (even children) when blood-thirsty animals are on the prowl; it was a sobering moment in which many of us realized that ultimately, the responsibility for our safety and that of our families falls squarely on our shoulders; and it was an unwanted vindication for the American conservatives denigrated as unsophisticated and uneducated rubes who “cling” to firearms, all because we are unrelenting in our defense of a citizen’s right to self-defense.

In the days since October 7th, the same rabid sentiments driving Hamas have erupted from under the surface across America—one professor declared Jews “pigs” and “irredeemable excrement” wishing they would “rot in hell” while another issued cryptic threats against Jewish children—and in response, American Jews are flocking to gun stores to buy firearms and procure the appropriate training.

From an article by Joseph Mackinnon at Blaze Media:

Firearm instructors and gun sellers have reported seeing a major influx of Jewish clients.

David Prince, the owner of Eagle Gun Range in Farmers Branch and Lewisville, Texas, told WFAA-TV that he saw a 300% increase in gun sales in the wake of the Oct. 7 attacks.

‘It’s been a really big change this last three or four days. … The people coming in and saying they are scared for their lives, because of their religion they are expecting to be attacked,’ said Prince.

‘As long as they want to protect themselves and their families, that’s all we care about,’ continued Prince. ‘We don’t care about anything else. We sell them for defensive purposes, and that’s what we’re here for.’

The same trend held true at an establishment in Hollywood, Florida, owned by a Mr. David Kowalsky:

‘These are mothers, teachers, the majority of them are mostly people who have never interacted with firearms or thought about owning them,’ said the gun seller. ‘There’s a safety concern. I think people are nervous about what’s going on and what can happen.’

Endi Tennenhaus, a Florida resident, preschool director, and one of those “mothers” of whom Kowalsky spoke (she has seven children), organized a “gun safety training” event for more than two dozen women last week at her synagogue; Tennenhaus said this:

‘If all of our husbands are buying guns, we want to make sure we also know how to use them and also to be able to protect our children and be able to keep guns safe in our homes[.]’

Restoring and fostering a Judeo-Christian firearms culture is the way.

The world is, and always has been, a dangerous and brutal place, but because of the bloody sacrifices of our forefathers and providential grace, America has been largely (and artificially) sheltered from the reality that has plagued all of humanity—violence and death are the most guaranteed aspects of the human condition. And, when peaceable and law-abiding citizens take ownership over their own physical security, there’s this beautiful ripple effect that reaches me and my children, making us safer.

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