DALLAS — More than 20 members of an Orthodox Synagogue attended a Firearms Information Session on November 27, 2018, in Dallas, TX. A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) Executive Director Robyn Sandoval and AG & AG Dallas Chapter Facilitator Dawn Rodriguez led the question-and-answer presentation that addressed a variety of topics, including armed self-defense in a place of worship, with children, and in the home.
“In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh murders, many Jews who have long been uninterested in firearms ownership have been awakened by the heinous crime,” says Yehuda Remer, who organized the event. “The first step to owning a firearm is education, and I wanted to give members of my community the chance to actively learn from knowledgeable firearms instructors.”
Remer, who is known by the moniker The Pew Pew Jew, is the author of Safety On, a book on firearms safety for children. He reached out to Sandoval to meet with families in the Orthodox community.
“It can be scary for families to accept that there are evil people who want to hurt others,” says Sandoval. “As a mother and firearms professional, I am able to address both the mindset and marksmanship needed to protect one’s family. Educating new gun owners includes providing facts on the safe use and storage of firearms, while dispelling misinformation that may have been obtained through movies and news media.”
Sandoval and Rodriguez provided information on upcoming AG & AG training opportunities, as well as resources on where to find classes on tactical medicine and other safety topics.
The event was successful and Remer is planning additional information sessions for his synagogue and others in the Dallas area.