Skip to comments.Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’
Posted on 11/06/2018 6:52:59 AM PST by george76
On Friday afternoon, with just a few hours before sundown and the start of the Sabbath, David Parvey hurried to a South Philadelphia gun shop called Firing Line to get his new 9-millimeter pistol.
To Parvey, who attends an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Center City, it felt like the only rational response to the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 congregants were killed.
"I legally have the right to at least be able to match evil with some sort of response, and in my mind I would be dumb not to," said Parvey, who on Wednesday went to the Philadelphia Police Department's Gun Permit Unit to apply for a concealed-carry license. "I don't want to hide behind the bimah waiting for my turn to get shot."
Parvey is not the only one to reach this conclusion
While some are responding with prayer and peaceful protests, there are those who feel that a pistol is just more reliable.
"This shooting in Pittsburgh has turned me into an activist," said Rahel Pachter
It's controversial, said Pachter, who got licensed about a year ago and, in frightening times, takes comfort from the reassuring weight of her Ruger LCP II or Taurus 709 Slim in its holster. Her rabbi doesn't want congregants carrying in synagogue.
"It's not something you're supposed to even touch on the Sabbath," she said. "I'm a daughter of a Holocaust survivor. I lost all my aunts and uncles in the Holocaust, and I'm going to go down fighting. I'm not walking into a gas chamber. I'm not going to stand there like a sitting duck
and get shot at. I refuse."
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New Trump voters!..........................
Good news, but will they change their *voting* on gun-related matters..?
I have my doubts.
Well, what the hell took so long?
The cognitive dissonance in liberal, east coast Jews is off the charts.
The Lord has opened their eyes, may He bless and keep them.
Things that would otherwise violate the Sabbath are allowed to save a life.
If they are buying guns than that must mean they are for what the NRA stands for, and by extension, the Republican party. Are they still going to vote for those that want to take their guns away seeing as how now there lives really do depend on them?
And... Defending yourself makes it less likely that others similarly situated will be attacked. I know Jews are smart, but they need to wise up. The Left in academia has been demonizing the Jews for decades. The fruit of that is ripening fast. Don’t assume that Trump will be president in 2 years, and don’t assume that the world won’t flip. It has happened just that way numerous times in the last 100 years.
I am of the opinion that this nation of ours does not suffer from to many guns. If anything, it suffers from too few guns.
Don’t confuse the Orthodox Jews with the “to whom it may concern” jews....
Spot on. Meanwhile, these guys have had a clue for a long time:
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Prayer and a pistol are both appropriate. The Lord gave you rights, and a country like no other, so you could exercise them. It's your folly if you let them slip away.
This sentiment is admirable, but I wonder if these East Coast Jews will continue to vote (by and large) for Rats who want to take their right to self defense away. Maybe if she wants to feel the safest, she should emigrate to Israel.
Count me in....
You would think so, but probably not.
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