According to Holocaust concentration camp survivor Dov Marhoffer, stopping gun violence in America requires real solutions, not the tired platitudes or desperate measures being touted daily by the likes of Parkland survivor David Hogg and his gun control allies.
Writing for the Arizona Jewish Post this week, the Holocaust survivor and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership member was especially critical of Hogg’s attempts to exploit the Holocaust to promote his progressive dream of a gun-less utopia.
“The book ‘#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line,’ by David Hogg and Lauren Hogg, who were present at the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is a desperate call for gun control,” Marhoffer wrote.
“The book is meant to address drug-addled, video-mesmerized, psychotic, murderous classmates, but it misappropriates and reverses the central messages and lessons of the Holocaust.”
He specifically takes issues with Hogg’s appropriation of the phrase “Never again”:
For 70 years, the slogan “Never again” has been the post-Holocaust rallying cry of Jews everywhere. It is a solemn vow that millions of Jews will never again be disarmed and defenselessly marched into camps for systematic liquidation because we can resist with the same powerful firearms we might face in the hands of totalitarian government. That progressives would take this vow, turn it upside down, and use it to grab guns is an abomination.
The Jewish right to self-defense was an animating reason for establishing Israel in 1948, where persecuted Jews can find refuge. Still today, calls for exterminating Jews are heard worldwide, and gun-confiscation movements remain deaf to this imminent danger.
Yet Hogg is now using “Never again” to promote a cause entirely anathema to everything Holocaust survivors like Marhoffer believe in, including the right to self-defense. And the 18-year-old teen is doing so with the full backing of a media that want nothing more than to disarm the public.
“These students enjoy endless publicity heaped on them by a fawning media, all of whose civilian-disarmament agenda is obvious. Their architects hide behind a wizard’s curtain,” Marhoffer wrote, adding that the so-called “solutions” being peddled by Hogg and his allies wouldn’t even work.
“The students’ proposed solutions to classroom murders are the same tired, failed shibboleths that progressive/socialists have pushed for decades. These have failed to make a dent in the crisis, and instead infringe the freedoms of America’s law-abiding citizens. More than two decades of incessantly demanded background checks, expanded so-called ‘gun-free zones’ and confiscatory gun laws have left inner-city criminals fully armed and their victims disarmed.”
And what does the left have to show for this? Not much. Finishing up his post, Marhoffer warned that allowing the government to disarm the American public would be fundamentally wrong, and a threat to freedom. Of course, Hogg should already know this, though he clearly doesn’t.
“Our schools and teachers share blame for censoring these fundamental lessons,” he concluded. “Disarming law-abiding Americans runs counter to realities of the Holocaust, invites real calamity and ensures seeds of a new Holocaust will be sown in fertile soil. The book’s publisher and the motivated high-school students should change course. America needs real solutions, not cultural theft.”
As an example of a real solution, consider SwiftShield, a gun safety service that would do far more to stop school shootings than any one of Hogg’s childish ideas:
One of the service’s best fans is its spokesperson, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurlzelbacher.
“It’s unique in that it involves no cost whatsoever to schools or school districts and relies 100% on our corporate partners, donations and like-minded businesses, wanting to get involved in the event of another one of these horrific school shootings, and let’s be honest — it’s no longer ‘if’ — it’s now “when” the next tragedy strikes,” he said in a recent statement.
THIS is a real solution to violence. Appropriating Holocaust terminology, making up facts and threatening firearm manufacturers, on the other hand, aren’t just a waste of time — they’re disrespectful, especially to those like Marhoffer who’ve experienced firsthand what happens when a people are disarmed by those with evil intentions.
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