Three Israelis competed:
44th Place: Leor Ovadia Madlal 1155-46x
54th Place: Sergy Rikhter 1150-40x
75th Place: Gil Simkovitch 1119-46x, however apparently at some point he had too many shots on a target, which normally means losing a higher shot. Either he didn’t count his shots correctly, or someone shot on his target by accident. Oy Vey!
Today’s results for Israeli shooters:
Alexei Kiriyevski made 61st place with a 568-15x in 10m air pistol.
On the girl’s side, 10m Air Rifle:
Adi Cohen took 35th place with a 394-27x.
Yael Kan-Dagan took 42nd place with 393-29x.
Chen Tal took 52nd place with 393-24x.
Mazal Tov! Tomorrow 3 Israelis shoot in the Men’s 50m 3-position match.
Israeli Marina Sokolovsky took 81st place with a 351-2x. Good to see that Israel is sending some pistol shooters to ISSF events, and not just rifle shooters!
Great shooting today by two Israelis today:
Sergy Rikhter took 4th place with a 596- 50x, note that first place was 597- 48x, so he actually “out-x’d” the winner! Leor Ovadia Madlal took 76th place with a 584- 34x. Mazal Tov to both!
Really a great way for Sergy Rikhter to get ready for the World Championships July in Munich…can he win the gold for 10m air rifle?!
Women’s 10m air rifle tomorrow, however the lineup has not been posted, so I don’t know which Israeli women are shooting yet.
You can watch the final at the ISSF web site!
I’ve mentioned that my main focus lately has been Service Rifle competition using the AR-15
. My practice routine consists entirely of dry-firing every night with a SCATT
system (you can order one from CenterShot
). I put on my shooting coat and glove and right in the comfort of our bedroom take between 10 and 100 shots on my own private range! Our 6 mo. old daughter loves watching abba (dad) do this as emma (mom) watches TV. We can all still chat, or I can keep an eye on the baby, which I couldn’t do with air rifle training in the garage. I think it’s great that boobah will grow up thinking this is a normal and expected routine in a Jewish household! I can’t wait for the call from the school when the kids draw pictures of their daily lives at home and abba is depicted laying on the floor with a big black rifle.
The SCATT system is amazing. Essentially, it records the path the muzzle of the gun takes, and estimates where the shot would hit. It is a precise system, always on call for me, and my scores closely match what I end up shooting in matches. After each shot, I can graphically see what my muzzle is doing, which allows me to make adjustments and track improvements. It also provides a variety of statistics. For example, it tells you what your score would have been had you released the trigger at given points in time, on average. For example, my scores jumped about 5 points once I realized that my shot releases needed to happen a second or so earlier in my hold, something that was not visibly obvious to me. Particularly with the seated and prone positions with a sling, the SCATT allows me to see my pulse-beat’s effect on the target and tweak my position to minimize it. One of the coolest features is the audio, which emits a tone pitched to how close you are to the 10 ring, which really helps to develop recognition of the perfect sight picture. SCATT systems aren’t cheap, but they pay for themselves in terms of ammo savings and range time–they drastically reduce the need for either. It turns boring dry-fire practice into a fun video game.
Here is the beginnings of a list of locally or nationally prominent US Jews who support the Second Amendment:
- Eric Cantor, Republican Congressman from Virginia “is opposed to Gun Control, voting to ban product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers in 2005, and to ban gun registration and trigger-lock laws in the District of Columbia. He has a rating of “A” from the National Rifle Association (NRA).”
- Mike Weisman, 1st Vice President of the Illinois State Rifle Association.
- Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation.
- Debbie Schlussel, a conservative thinker and nationally recognized political commentator, describes herself as a “strong proponent of the Second Amendment” and blogged about her experience applying for a concealed carry permit.
- Bill Bernstein, a Tennessee gun store owner and prominent local conservative.
- Ronald Miller, a prominent Michigan real estate professional and organizer of the Detroit Jewish Cigar and Shooting Club.
- Jackie Mason, world famous comedian speaks plainly about the right to self defense with a firearm.
- John Stossel, prominent reporter formerly on ABC and now on Fox, has reported and written about the fallacies and myths of gun control.
- Dennis Prager, conservative talk show host and author, wants “more good people to have arms,” as it brings more “goodness” into the world.
- Eugene Volokh, a world renowned conservative law professor, argues that “[p]eople should be free to have the weapons that are necessary to effectively defend themselves.“
- Mark Levin, conservative radio talk show host and renowned author.
- Joshua Streiff is a leader in the Appleseed Project.
- Aaron Zelman (1946-2010) was the founder of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, an organization whose name speaks for itself.
- Robert Farago is the Publisher and Managing Editor of the influential gun blog, thetruthaboutguns.com.
- Dan Lederman is a state legislator in South Dakota, and has been awarded a Defender of Freedom award and A+ rating from the NRA.
- Itamar Gelbman is a congressional candidate in Texas, and a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
- Jeff Spiegelman a state Representative in Delaware and NRA life member.
- Ben Shapiro is a prominent conservative pundit, lawyer, and supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
- David Mamet is a well known Hollywood big-wig and supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
- Robert Avrech is an award-winning screen writer and 2nd Amendment supporter.
- Alan Gura is an attorney who has won several landmark 2nd Amendment cases, including Heller, McDonald, and Madigan.
Please feel free to suggest additions to the list, I am sure there are many more! I will keep it updated and re-post from time to time.
Well, obviously it’s not a complete myth. However, there are a number of Jewish politicians who have strong gun rights records. It is more accurate to say that the Democratic party is anti-Gun, and it so happens that most Jewish politicians are Democrats. However, here are some examples of pro-gun Jewish politicians:
Eric Cantor, Republican, Virginia’s 7th congressional district, has an “A” rating from the NRA.
Arlen Spector, Democrat, PA US Senator, “… strongly opposes most gun control, voting against the Brady Bill, background checks at gun shows, the ban on assault weapons, and trigger locks for handguns.” (However, GOA gives him a “D”, which is somewhat confusing).