While I commend them for “embracing self-defense in 2021 a year after a horrific attack”, this should have been learned in 1939.
It was December 28th, 2019 when a disturbed man entered a home in Monsey, New York where folks were gathering for a Hanukkah celebration and used a knife to stab five attendees. In the months since, one of the victims died from his injuries, the attacker has managed to avoid federal charges on the basis of his mental condition, and many members of the Jewish community in Monsey have embraced their Second Amendment rights.
According to Forward, a number of Monsey residents have applied for a gun license in the wake of the stabbing attack, including a 28-year old named Abe, who says there’s been a sea change in attitudes towards armed self-defense among his friends and neighbors.
In the two weeks after the stabbing attack, 31 Monsey residents applied for a gun license, and many others have submitted their applications in recent months, though some of them are still stuck in a legal limbo waiting to be approved.
by Cam Edwards