Skip to comments.The NYC Jewish Community Is Arming Itself Following the Monsey Stabbing
Posted on 01/14/2020 4:21:59 PM PST by jazusamo
Following last month's stabbing during a Hanukkah celebration at a Rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, Jews in the area are taking their safety seriously and have decided to defend themselves. Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in Rockland County are applying for pistol licenses, which would allow them to carry concealed, en masse.
According to the New York Post , the Rockland County clerk's office saw a drastic increase in pistol license applications following the attack on Dec. 28th. Over the eight weeks prior to the attack, the clerk's office received an average of six applications per week across the county. Over that entire time period, only two applications were from Monsey.
Following the attack, 65 applications across the country have come in. Of those, 23 are from Monsey. Sixty of the applications come from the town of Rampao which encompasses Monsy and other heavily Jewish areas, the Post reported.
The Jewish owner of Precision Gunsmiths in a nearby town, Erik Melanson, said he's seen an increase in people purchasing firearms, especially as anti-Semitic attacks in the area are on the rise.
A lot of people are worried, especially the large Hasidic and Jewish community in Rockland County, Melanson explained. I have had rabbis come in. Some of the rabbis already have concealed carry permits.
Shlomo Reichberg, a Monsey resident who is a current firearms instructor and former Israeli soldier, said he understands why people feel the need to carry a gun.
I spoke to some people. They just want to have a firearm to protect themselves. They feel like thats the only way, Reichberg said. If we need to go there, were ready.
As anti-Semitic attacks continue, especially in enclaves like New York City, gun rights activists have encouraged people to protect themselves. We've continually seen attacks on houses of worship. And it's because gunmen and knife-wielding attackers know that church parishioners are typically sitting ducks. They don't expect people to be armed or willing to fight back.
When more law-abiding citizens decide to be a good guy with a gun then we can prevent these types of attacks. The more people who carry to church, the less likely houses of worship will be targeted.
In the movie Stir Crazy, Gene Wilder realized we are both totally innocent men convicted on framed false evidence and we are actually going to prison right now.
Richard Pryor: Yes. Welcome to the real world. And not a moment too soon.
Long overdue to join Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of gun rights in the United States and to encourage Americans to understand, uphold, and defend “all of the Bill of Rights for all Citizens.” The group was founded by a U.S. Navy veteran....
“Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in Rockland County are applying for pistol licenses, which would allow them to carry concealed, en masse.”
What about the rest of the democrat jews?
NYC will disallow them since they don’t want guns in places of worship. (/sarc)
As they should do.
I would also (if I could) ask each and every adult if they are voting Democrat.
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Who can blame any law abiding citizen arming him/herself when living in a sanctuary state where prosecutors refuse to chase certain criminals?
535++ vs 330 million. All hands on weapons.
Exactly, and when many are arrested they’re released on their own recognizance to continue their life of crime.
I recommend joining Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.
90% of Democrat Jews think Hasidim are nuts. And, that Conservatives are Jew hating Nazis. You’ll play hell convincing them otherwise.
Well, its only been about 80 years since the beginning of WW2.... whats the rush?
Another possible reason for the phenomena in Rockland:
Interesting video. It shows a Chaverim volunteer apparently having subdued the attacking animal by sitting on it.
Great idea... no more 'gun free zones'...
a legally armed and trained Jews is a “live” Jew. Tired of our people being killed and maimed with many of their assailants getting off, esp. in Marxist-ruined New York City.
Old Israeli saying about our enemies “Shoot first, pray later”.
Better late than never.
I'm a member, and not even Jewish. JPFO does good work.
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