The growing anti-Semitism in the world, particularly in Europe and on American college campuses, has helped spawn a new interest among some Texas Jews in the care and use of firearms. Hence The Jewish Rifle & Pistol Club of Central Texas.
The club is sponsoring the first annual Jewish Day At The Range on the 25th at the Best of The West shooting range in Liberty Hill, up the road from the rancho. I plan to attend to see how many times I can put a .22 bullet from my new Ruger SR22 in the center of a paper target.
Some laugh at the little .22, but, as one SR22 user has commented, properly aimed, a .22 will kill you just as dead as a .45 ACP cartridge banger. And .22s are a whole lot easier to shoot (with almost no recoil) and the cartridges are much cheaper.
As Dr. Carson wisely said not long ago (to the inevitable chorus of denials by the usual leftist news media suspects) there would never have been a Holocaust if more Jews had been armed and competent in the use of firearms. I don’t think that’s going to be a problem from now on.