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    Red heifer owner
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    I am a Jewish gun owner in Lakewood. Last night my store windows were shot out. If we dont learn to protect ourselves.no one will do it for us. Be A Mench and remember “NEVER AGAIN”

    #1613535

    WinnieThePooh
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    Let me try to understand what point you are trying to make-
    a. your store was shot out because you own a gun (your gun went off accidentally and shot thru the window?)
    or
    b. your store was shot out despite the fact that you own a gun (the gun did not actually prevent the crime)
    or
    c. Your store was shot out but you were able to prevent a robbery or bodily harm because you own a gun
    d. none of the above, but you are scared stiff because your store was shot out, and the gun gives you a sense of security.

    #1613547

    akuperma
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    1. Owning a gun is useless unless one has training in how to use it. Otherwise, your foot is at greater risk than the criminal. And a trigger happy vigilante would cause more trouble than it would prevent.

    2. Accord to the Wall Street Journal, people at an Orthodox shul in Pittsburg on learning of the shooting responding by securing the doors and pulling out their own guns. Apparently, some people manage to have guns without ceremony. Indeed, since an armed guard would be the first and easiest target for a terrorist, any use of weapons should be done with a minimum of publicity.

    #1613564

    Avi K
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    After the Har Nof massacre Rav Asher Weiss ruled that all of his congregants who have gun licenses should bring them to shul.

    #1613569

    1
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    Your zchusim protect you

    #1616157

    ☕️coffee addict
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    How are there -2 replies on this thread (the main coffee room site says there’s -1)

    #1616163

    Avi K
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    1, Rav Moshe said (IM OC2:111) that we cannot rely on our merits. Who says that they are so great?

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