One of Europe’s most prominent Jewish organizations is petitioning the European Union to pass new legislation that would permit Jewish community members to carry guns “for the essential protection of their communities,” according to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish
communities across Europe, says that gun license laws must be altered
following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other
European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming
The response will probably be something along the lines of "What? Allow the commoners to defend themselves? Rediculous!" They'll word it as more of a 'For Public Safety, we cannot allow this', I'd imagine.
Have to disagree with this:
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center,
said that while guns could help Jews defend themselves against an
individual attack, only authorities can protect them against a mass
attack like those carried out in France.
“As to personally being armed, such a move could help when a Jewish
person is threatened by thugs, but won’t help if G-d forbid,
Charlie-type terror attacks are launched,” Cooper said.
I'd imagine things would've been a bit different had one or two of the people in that market been armed, Rabbi.