New York State Jewish Gun Club Takes State Law Banning Concealed Guns in Synagogues To Court
The New York State Jewish Gun Club made their intentions clear this week with the announcement that they would be going to court over a new state law banning concealed guns in Shuls.
“As the Jewish High Holidays approach, we are appalled that we will be unprotected while our families spend many hours in our shuls,” the gun club said in an official announcement. “The second amendment is not a second class right. Law enforcement does a great job, but they simply can’t be everywhere all the time. We cannot outsource our self-defense to the government. Each individual has the right and responsibility to defend our families.”
Felling that they were left without a choice, they announced that they would be taking the matter to the courts, retained civil rights attorneys Ameer Benno of Benno & Associates P.C. and Cory Morris of The Law Offices of Cory H. Morris as counsel to lead them through the legal battle.
“This latest legislative effort eviscerates New Yorkers’ ability to exercise their most basic constitutional rights without fear of harm or arrest, it fosters criminality and forces religious institutions to advertise to criminals that New York demands our churches and synagogues remain vulnerable to hate and violence,” Cory Morris explains. “This legislation not only ensures that the surge in religion- based hate crimes will continue, but turns worshippers into sitting ducks.”
To help them build their case against the state, the gun club is looking for houses of worship from other denominations that are willing to stand hand in hand with them in this fight. “While this matter affects us more than others, the constitution guarantees this right for all Americans,” Tzvi Waldman said. “I call out to all religious leaders from across the state that are worried for the safety of their congregants to reach out to me. We need to do this together.”
The organizers are also looking to find store owners, people waiting for their pistol permits to be processed and anyone that is adversely affected by the new law.
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