December 29, 2010, - 4:00 pm
Most informed politically conservative Jews in America–especially those who cherish the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, as I do–know the name, Aaron Zelman. This great American and proud Jew was the founder of and single-handedly ran the JPFO–Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. Sadly, he died, last week, at age 64. His funeral was Friday. Zelman was the epitome of modern-day American patriot.
Zelman was an especially important person for me because he echoed what my late Holocaust survivor grandfather, Isaac Engel, always said and always taught me: the importance of the Second Amendment and of the Jewish defense and exercise thereof. Like all other Jews in Nazi Europe, my grandfather and his family were not allowed to own guns. It eased the way for Nazis to arrest so many of them and ship them off to the death camps. When my grandfather came to America, he said the real “Never Again” and always owned guns. In fact, because it was so hard to acquire a license to conceal and carry a gun to his business, back in those days, my grandfather was always packing one of his guns illegally to, from, and at his business right near Detroit. That he had one on him saved his life on so many occasions. Both he and my late father were members of/donors to JPFO.
Aaron Zelman didn’t make a lot of money running JPFO, unlike so many who run conservative non-profits, today, and make millions doing nothing but self-promotion and hype. But he did it out of principle. And his one-man operation had tens of thousands of members.
And Aaron Zelman was a prolific researcher and author, writing several books, fiction novels and non-fiction treatises, kids’ books, and guides, including “Consumer’s Guide to Handguns: Tough, Unbiased Test Reports Show You Which Guns Are Reliable and Your Best Values,” “Death by “Gun Control”: The Human Cost of Victim Disarmament,” “The Mitzvah,” “Gun Control -: Gateway to Tyranny: The Nazi Weapons Law 18 March 1938,” “RebelFire: Out of the Gray Zone,” “Hope: A Novel About Freedom and What Could Be . . .,” “Gran’pa Jack asks, Is America becoming a police state?,” ““Gun Control” Kills Kids! (“Grandpa Jack”),” and “Innocents Betrayed by Aaron Zelman (a DVD he produced).”
Buy Aaron S. Zelman’s Books & DVDs . . .
Writes reader Lawrence:
He is the author of “Death by Gun Control” and a great American that will be sorely missed.
One of his great quotes, “”If every German Jew and anti-Nazi had possessed a Mauser rifle, twenty rounds and the will to use it, Adolf Hitler would be a footnote to the history of the Weimar Republic.” — Aaron Zelman, 1995.
He was truly a great man, and one hell of a fighter for American liberty. I shall miss him terribly.
Yes, he was one of the many unsung American Jews who fight for American liberty and stand up for Jews like me who don’t buy into the liberal crap. Read more about Aaron Zelman from one of his co-authors, Claire Wolfe of Backwoods Home Magazine.
Aaron Zelman, Zichrono LiVrachah [Blessed Be His Memory].
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