Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah have come and gone, happy new year 5776.
I’m Jewish. I make my bread and butter in guns. I am a firearms enthusiast, a dyed in the wool gun nut. One of those things is not like the other, and that drives me nuts. When you look at the names of the Washington gun grabbers, it reads like Bar Mitzvah guest list, Schumer, Feinstein, Bloomberg, Wasserman-Schultz. You want to pick a fight at an Oneg (the food served after Sabbath services), say something pro-gun. I know, I’ve done it.
I have tried to wrap my mind around why so many Jews are anti-gun. I just can’t. Name me one, just one, big government regime that was friendly to the Jewish people. I’m waiting… Yeah, I can’t think of one either. One would think that such a record, from the Greek and Roman Empires to Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, would put Jews squarely in the small government supporters, but no. I have come to the conclusion, that they are Quislings. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, it comes from the name of the Norwegian war-time leader Vidkun Quisling, who lead a domestic Nazi collaborationist regime during WWII. In general, a Quisling is an enemy collaborator. I think this is an appropriate term. The only reason I think why so many Jews are anti-gun/pro-big government is that they feel that by being part of big government, they are safe from big government. Just ask Leon Trotsky how well that worked out, ice pick and all.
My dad recognized this. He taught me to shoot as a kid. In all irony, he taught me to shoot using the FN .32 ACP my grandfather took off some SS officer and brought back as a trophy from WWII. His feeling was that when we said “never again” we mean it, with a bullet, literally.
Of course we enjoy shooing. I love spending a day at the range. My dad is a hunter, he’s taken my sister hunting all over the world. We took the Orvis sporting clay class together. But the sentiment of “never again” has always stuck with me. It’s for this reason I resent the term MSR (modern sporting rifle) for AR-15 clones. Sure, it’s fun to shoot, 3 Gun is great, and so on. But at the end of the day, it is not my sporting rifle, it is my primary casualty-producing weapon.
Hopefully I will never have to use it that way. Then again, hopefully there will never be boxcars full of Jews again. Given the way the Iran deal is going, I can’t guarantee either, but that is a different rant.
If I go quietly into that good night, it is because my weapon is suppressed.
Say all that in a Synagogue and you’ve kicked the hornets nest. Point out that historical precedent is on your side, and bad for the Jews, and you’ve become persona-non-grata. The thing is, the Israelis know this. I know Israel doesn’t have the best gun rights, and that is one reason I have no interest in living there. For American Jews to support Israel and then totally ignore every lesson of the Haganah, who were literally rolling shell casings out of lipstick containers by hand to defend them selves from being slaughtered, is absolutely bat-poop insane. But somehow I’m the crazy one because I have an 18 gal tote full of .223 in my garage.
Here’s the point Mr. Schumer and Bloomberg, and Ms. Feinstein and Wasserman-Schultsz. LEAVE MY GUNS ALONE. You are not making the world safer for our people by taking away my guns. You making it easier to the agents of the state to haul Jewish children out of their beds. That you helped make is easier for the state to do that will not save your children from the same fate.
To the rest of my people, big government has never, and will never, be good for the Jews. Stop supporting it. Go to a range, rent a gun, try shooting. It’s fun, you might actually like it. More importantly, what I’ve been saying might click. Never again, with a bullet.