Even as I launch headlong into my new study of guns, I maintain a presence and interest in the sociology of religion. So, in addition to a not-yet-published article I wrote on religion and gun ownership, I am also constantly on the lookout for things happening at the intersection of guns and religion. Things like whether Jesus was pro-AR-15, the Catholic view of lethal force in self-defense, whether God blesses snipers, the NRA as a Christian organization, and so on.
Alan Korwin’s gunlaws.com email newsletter tipped me off to something new (to me): the existence of Jews Can Shoot, an initiative of the Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. Taken together, according to the website, “they are complementary fronts of the New Holocaust Resistance. We ensure that ‘Never Again’ isn’t just an empty slogan – it’s a vow.”
The group has organized events on how to buy a gun and how to use a gun, and even offers NRA sponsored personal protection inside the home classes.
What their relationship is to Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, I do not yet know, though they probably have the following (sentiment) in common.