Here’s a quote from the most recent JPFO posting, a Q&A with Rabbi Dvod Bendory, the organization’s new leader: “One of my favorite students was an octogenarian Holocaust survivor who, in her words, ‘is no longer afraid to be alone at home.’ She wanted a gun for years, but with her experiences she had no one she trusted. She’s no longer afraid.” And here’s occasional TTAG commenter and gun control advocate MikeB30200’s less than enthusiastic response to this idea, filed under Paranoid and Jewish . . .
Does anyone in their right mind believe that old lady is safer with a gun? The answer is yes, the biased self-serving hungry-to-justify-their-fetish guys insist she is, and believe their own bullshit. The truth is, and just think about all the 80-year-olds you’ve known, she’s much more likely to misuse the gun by dropping it or firing prematurely or allowing a burglar to take it from her than she is to use if some day to save herself.