Are Guns The Answer?

| May 16, 2011

It's been a long time since the phrase "every Jew a .22" resonated at JDL protests. But as it becomes apparent that people around the world, and in New York in particular, seem to be increasingly targeting Jews with a frightening fervor, as evidenced by the arrests this week of two alleged homegrown "lone wolf" terrorists, it's likely that at least in some quarters more Jews will argue for taking up arms.

Looking only at U.S. incidents, in the past 15 years or so there have been attacks on a busload of chasidic students in Brooklyn; a JCC in Los Angeles; a federation office in Seattle; the El Al terminal at LAX; the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and the Riverdale synagogue bomb plot and now this latest incident mercifully aborted by the quick and fearless forces of the NYPD and Manhattan DA. You might also figure in the attack on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who spoke openly about Judaism.

 

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