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Jews in South Florida are Arming Themselves

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 2/23/2024
With the rise of anti-semitism, Jews are doing the smart thing and arming themselves.

“To be honest with you, I hate guns,” Peter, 76, shouted over the sound of gunshots Saturday afternoon as his wife took aim at a target at Gun World in Deerfield Beach. “But it’s better us than someone else.”

The Jewish couple had arrived for their Intro to Handguns lesson with Florida Firearms Training about noon. Peter, who asked to keep his last name private for safety reasons, had shot a rifle decades ago; his wife had never shot a gun before. By the end of the day they would be returning home with one. . . .