Guns

In Dark Times, Taking Aim

Fear has Jews buying guns, imagining the worst.

01/07/2015
Associate Editor

In Jerusalem’s early morning, when lips barely flutter in that time for silent prayer, when feet are required, in the manner of angels, to come together as if they were not limbs at all, two Arabs entered the Har Nof shul with a gun and meat cleaver, killing four, leaving arms still wrapped in tefillin in puddles of blood. It took seconds. The police arrived in minutes on that late November day.

Arms and the man: Josh Levy at the Gun For Hire shooting range, in Woodland Park, N.J. Courtesy of Josh Levy

Too Many Guns: A Surreal Memory

Listening to the NRA’s chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, advocate arming civilians and placing them in every school in the country as a means of reducing violence, I was reminded of one of the more surreal scenes I’ve ever experienced, during which I was sure I would not survive.

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