Three primary goals drive the Wisconsin-based human-rights group Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO):
Destroy so-called “gun control” (code words for disarming innocent people).
Expose the misguided notions that lead people to seek out so-called “gun control”.
Encourage Americans to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for all citizens. The Second Amendment is the “Guardian” of the Bill of Rights.
Founded by Jews in 1989, JPFO initially aimed at educating the Jewish community about the historical evils that Jews have suffered when they have been disarmed. JPFO has always welcomed people of all religious beliefs who share a common goal of opposing and reversing victim-disarmament policies while advancing liberty for all. It was the brainchild of Aaron Zelman (1946 – 2010), a leading national civil-rights activist.
JPFO is a non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) educational civil-rights organization, not a lobby. JPFO’s products and programsreach out to as many segments of the American people as possible, using bold tactics without compromise on fundamental principles. Find out how you can donate to JPFO.
JPFO has always welcomed people of all religious beliefs (or none) who share a common goal of opposing and reversing potentially deadly victim disarmament policies. You don’t have to be Jewish to join JPFO; you just have to love freedom.
Aaron Zelman, a proud Jew, initially aimed at educating the Jewish community about the historical evils that Jews have suffered when they have been disarmed. He was appalled that so many Jewish politicians and influential Jewish public officials and spokespeople actually advocated citizen disarmament. He said it many a time: “Jews should be the last people on Earth to support ‘gun control’. See: An Interview With Aaron Zelman
As JPFO expanded its research into gun laws and the results of their enactments, it became blatantly obvious that so-called “gun control” had played a fundamental role in all the major genocides of the 20 th Century … not just the Holocaust. See: The Genocide Chart
So-called “gun control” is a deadly lie. Firearms registration lists lead governments-gone-bad straight to gun owners. Licensing and registration of guns has resulted in outright banning and confiscation over the last one hundred years of world history. The bloody results of these mass citizen disarmaments have been horrific.
Based on this insight, JPFO broke new ground with the award-winning documentary Innocents Betrayed. In this powerful film, viewers learn the dirty secret of “gun control”: how governments have historically deprived people of firearms … and then murdered them ruthlessly. Fifty eight minutes of hard-hitting facts that leave viewers dazed.
More recently, JPFO has made additional award winning movies. “2A Today for the U.S.A.”is probably the best introduction to the Second Amendment available anywhere. “Shall not be infringed” means what it says. Gun registration, permits, and licensing are blatant infringements of the right to keep and bear arms. Aside from being un-Constitutional, “gun control” simply does not work. Criminals ignore all gun laws.
To again quote Aaron Zelman:
“Anyone who is lawfully adjudicated unfit to carry a firearm should not be on the street in the first place. They should be in prison or in a mental institution. We’ve thrown the baby (our personal liberties) out with the bathwater, making us helpless to protect ourselves from armed criminals and lunatics. And who promotes this delusional illogic the most fervently? Politicians and the law enforcement hierarchy.”
Please carefully consider the logic of what is being said here.
Next in JPFO’s “arsenal of intellectual ammunition” came the controversial, but irrefutable, documentary “No Guns for Negroes” This film carefully details the racist roots of American “gun control”. The first widely applied “gun control” laws in this nation were enforced against freed slaves after the Civil War. American children don’t learn this in history classes; they are more often programmed with the simplistic lie that “guns are bad”.
To counteract the brainwashing of America’s youth (and the rest of us), JPFO has also published the terrific set of easy-reading, comic-style, fully-documented “Gran’pa Jack” booklets that explain:
- the entire Bill of Rights, its roots, its meaning, and how it is being trampled today
- the racist roots of “gun control” in America
- the United Nations assault on the U.S. Bill of Rights
- how “gun control” laws enabled the murder of nearly 170 MILLION unarmed civilians in eight major 20 th Century genocides
- how to debunk 21 “gun control” myths
- …and much more!
JPFO also offers a wide variety of freedom-related fiction and non-fiction books in our bookstore area .
Then came “The Ten Commandments of Self Defense”, a rabbinic examination of Jewish Torah Law in relation to self defense. Foundational to this lecture (available on CD), is exposure of the centuries long mistranslation of the Sixth Commandment. The proper Hebrew translation is “thou shalt not murder”. Religious Jews (and Christians) simply must re-examine their views on righteous self defense.
Next came the groundbreaking expose film “No Guns for Jews”. Expanding upon “The Ten Commandments of Self Defense”, this is an absolutely clear presentation of the Jewish moral and religious mandate for righteous self defense and the defense of the innocent.
You can watch all three of these more recent JPFO productions on YouTube (search the title for segmented presentations), or download them in full from our website – reference the movies page for relevant links. There is also available from the JPFO store, our “Triple Play combo DVD” containing all three major DVD’s together.
JPFO also maintains a dynamic, rapid response, website with a free e-mail alert subscription system to deliver intellectual ammunition both to Americans and to freedom lovers all over the world.
To contact JPFO for more information, call the national headquarters at (800) 869-1884 or (262) 673-9745, fax to (262) 673-9746, or click on http://jpfo.org . Dues are only $25 per year ($40 for two years). The sign up details page describes several options.