The Effective End of the Gun Control Movement

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Was at my local gun shop again yesterday. I’m not exaggerating when I say that there was a minyan of religious Jews inside within 20 minutes after the store opened. And I’ll say it again: Jews arming up like this is the effective end of the gun control movement in America.

Jake Novak @jakejakeny
Tweeted on November 11, 2023

I’m not sure this is the definitive indicator of the end of the gun control movement in America. If I were to place a stake in the political landscape and say, “This is point of no return for the gun control movement.”, I would place it at October 26th, 2020. This is the day the U.S. Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court as a replacement for Justice Ginsberg.

Still, large numbers of people from any group that usually votes for anti-gun politicians buy guns is a push in the right direction down a slippery slope. Gun ownership is a “gateway drug” to a more individualistic mindset.

In a recent discussion with brother Doug he reported something he had read on a forum somewhere indicating that gun ownership doesn’t necessarily mean voting against the political left. As he reported it:

Jews will continue to vote for the political left as they are being loaded into the box cars.

I don’t know how much truth there is in that claim, but it is worth further observation of Jewish voting habits as the Hamas supporters in this country continue to show their bloody intentions.


5 thoughts on “The Effective End of the Gun Control Movement

  1. It’s not clear what “religious Jews” refers to. If it refers to Orthodox Jews, then what’s reported is not news at all. It’s well known that Orthodox Jews are far more likely to support gun ownership, and far less likely to vote Democrat, than other (especially Reform) Jews.

  2. Ya, that’s going to do absolutely nothing to stop gun controllers. Hell, most of the communists pushing gun control are out in the streets calling for jewish extermination right now.
    And I’m sorry, but if you live a 1/2 mile from a whole society dedicated to murdering every last jew on the planet. And remain disarmed?
    And here in America was the answer all along. (Arm and stand ready to save yourself). As indeed we saved jewish butt in 1940’s. And their just now getting around to buying guns?
    God gave you’all jews a commandment what, 3,000 years ago to wipe out the Philistines. All that drew breath were to be killed. And you still ain’t got it done?
    With a track record like that? Holding one’s breath on jewish hope and change, I’m thinking may not be the best policy?
    Sorry, being a pig-eating goyim, I ain’t that smart.

  3. I recently heard about a class at SIG Academy. *All* the students were rabbis.

    I also heard that, since Oct. 7, American Jews are buying guns, compared to the same time period last year, at an increase of 7000%.

    Finally, in re the boxcars… everyone remembers the German Jews who denied Hitler was a problem until it was far too late. Few remember the German Jews who saw the writing on the wall and got out when they could… some of them with their families and fortunes intact. About 300,000, if memory serves, emigrated to British Palestine, and would become Israelis.

    There is a self-selection process that happens. See it coming, and be on the correct side of it.

  4. I wouldn’t say that Jews buying guns means much, politically. Jews are such a small subset of the population that even if “large numbers” shifted to a pro-gun mindset, the overall support/opposition needle won’t move a significant amount.

    And the concern that, even if a group that typically leans Democrat discovers a new appreciation for 2nd Amendment rights, they’ll still vote Democrat come election day, is not unfounded. I can’t explain it, but the phenomena is well-founded, so I wouldn’t count on them to support gun rights just yet.

    OTOH, the Democrats’ full-throated support for Hamas and Hezbollah, and their silence when pro-Hamas groups assault, detain, and threaten Jewish students on university campuses, might just make the difference and convince them to stop supporting people who hate them.

  5. I would argue that the movement has been on borrowed time since the 1994 federal AWB.

    It was stupid, gun owners hated it, but there was nothing like telling people “you aren’t allowed to have these things any more” to make them suddenly become extremely interested in owning at least one of each.

    And it didn’t do any good.

    After that, the anti-gun movement has pretty much lost every major battle and won only a few minor ones here and there.

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