October 30, 2018 7:42 am at 7:42 am #1613351
Red heifer ownerParticipant
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”October 30, 2018 9:20 am at 9:20 am #1613535
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?)
b. your store was shot out despite the fact that you own a gun (the gun did not actually prevent the crime)
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.October 30, 2018 9:21 am at 9:21 am #1613547
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.October 30, 2018 10:31 am at 10:31 am #1613564
After the Har Nof massacre Rav Asher Weiss ruled that all of his congregants who have gun licenses should bring them to shul.October 30, 2018 10:31 am at 10:31 am #1613569
Your zchusim protect youNovember 4, 2018 12:19 am at 12:19 am #1616157
How are there -2 replies on this thread (the main coffee room site says there’s -1)November 4, 2018 1:17 am at 1:17 am #1616163
1, Rav Moshe said (IM OC2:111) that we cannot rely on our merits. Who says that they are so great?
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.