In the Aftermath of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shootings, A Call for More Guns in the Right Hands

Yesterday, I visited the International Museum of World War II, in Natick, Mass. With more than 7,000 artifacts, it’s the largest museum of its kind in the world.

One room is devoted to the Holocaust. It contains a book signed by Anne Frank, a uniform worn by a prisoner at Buchenwald, anti-Semitic posters and the label from a cannister of Zyklon B. You might say one led to the other.

On leaving the building, my wife and I learned of the attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue, where 11 died at the hands of a monster shouting “All Jews must die!” That’s original.

Predictably, the left blamed Trump for “creating the climate of violence in this country.” (Understand, mass murder didn’t exist in this country prior to January 20, 2017). We note in passing that Trump’s daughter, son-in-law and three of his grandchildren are Jewish. POTUS is the best friend Israel has ever had in the White House.

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On November 5, 2017, another monster went on a shooting spree at a Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX, killing 26 and wounding 20. He was stopped by a local resident, and former NRA firearms instructor, armed with an AR-15 style rifle.

We’ve demonized guns to the extent that the motives of the gunman have become almost irrelevant.

With mostly antiquated weapons, 820 Jewish fighters held off 2,000 German troops, almost half of them Waffen SS, for nearly a month, from April 19 to May 16, 1943. The Jews lost, but at least we went down fighting.

It was guns in the hands of Allied soldiers that ended the Holocaust. If every Jew in Europe had had a gun in 1939, there would have been no Holocaust.

Without guns, there’d  be no State of Israel – no United States either, for that matter.

Until human nature changes, they’ll always be men with guns in their hands  shouting, “All Jews must die!” and creatures like Louis Farrakhan comparing Jews to termites. (That didn’t keep ex-President Bill Clinton from sharing the stage with the Nazi of Islam leader at Aretha Franklin’s funeral.)

Monsters with guns will only be stopped by decent, courageous men with guns in their hands.

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Don Feder
Don Feder is a former Boston Herald writer who is now a political/communications consultant. He also maintains his own website,

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