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Jews Should Buy AR-15 Receivers NOW!

Jews should BUY AR-15 RECEIVERS NOW.  I capitalize “receiver,” because at this time if you do not want to own a complete rifle, then by all means, don’t.  A receiver is not a full blown rifle, although it is treated by the ATF as the only part of an AR-15 that constitutes the “firearm.”  A picture of a stripped AR-15 receiver is at the left (click to enlarge).  As you can see, it is really just a hunk of metal–no barrel, no trigger, no magazine…just a hunk of metal (although there are even cheaper polymer plastic receivers available now).  You can obtain a stripped receiver like the one in the picture realistically for $80-$120 retail.  A receiver is treated like a firearm, so if you decide to acquire one all federal and state laws apply as if it were a full firearm.

Why do I say now is the time?  Because in light of recent events, certain members of Congress are avowed to pursue legislation banning future sales of AR-15 receivers.  It is possible that you and your Jewish family will never have another chance to acquire an AR-15 receiver, at least not at today’s reasonable prices.  If you mean it when you and your Jewish family say “NEVER AGAIN” on Yom Ha Shoah,  then in my blunt opinion, you are at best impotent and at worst a hypocrite if you knowingly do not make a move now.  You know our Jewish history.  Everywhere we go, eventually we are hated, hunted and killed.  I hope the US is different for me and my progeny, but who knows–history counsels otherwise.  I know I will do everything in my power to make sure my progeny have the means and ability to defend themselves if need be.

Again, it is just a piece of metal.  If your children find it they can’t hurt themselves with it unless one throws it at the other like a stone (and if you get a polymer receiver, no harm at all!).  If a thief sees it, he probably won’t even know what it is, but even if he does, he can’t do anything with it.  You are just holding it so that one day, if necessary, you can quickly and easily acquire the rest of the parts to assemble it into something that can defend your Jewish family, or if it comes to it, take as many of the bastards who come for us out before they finally get you.  What else do you think “NEVER AGAIN” means?

BUT, “I have a pistol…” you say.  That’s good, but a pistol is not a rifle.  There is an adage among soldiers, that “your pistol is only for getting you to your rifle.”  This is timeless advice.  In the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the great Jewish leader Mordecai Anielewicz wrote to his friend:

Three battle companies will move out tonight, with two tasks: reconnaissance and obtaining arms. Do you remember, short-range weapons [(pistols)] are of no use to us. We use such weapons only rarely. What we need urgently: … rifles ….

I have written before about AR-15 rifles and why Jews should own them.  If you are not ready for a rifle now, then just buy the receiver.  If nothing else, keep in mind that full auto machine guns that were only a few hundred dollars to buy new are now worth tens of thousands because in the 80′s it became illegal to manufacture any new ones for civilian sale.  Maybe the same could happen with AR-15 receivers.

I recommend Code Red Firearms, as I have personally found their receivers to be of excellent quality.  The proprietor, Tony Vega, is not Jewish but is a friend of the Jewish people.

Harsh Firearms Hebrew AR-15

The picture at left and at the bottom of the post (click them to enlarge) are of a Hebrew and Israeli flag inscribed AR-15 owned by Jared Harshaw, who is the owner and operator of Harsh Firearms.  I contacted Jared to learn about the inspiration for the receiver, which was very educational–not so much about the receiver, but of Jared’s religious beliefs (he is neither Jewish nor Israeli).

First of all, let me comment on the fact that I see many parallels between the ignorance and resulting fear that many American Jews have with respect to firearms, and the ignorance and resulting fear many American Jews have with respect to Christian Zionism.  Every American Jew should read David Brog’s book, Standing with Israel (I was sent a free copy for some reason, so there may still be some organizations giving it away, otherwise get it from Amazon used for under $5).  The book gives a basic overview of the theologies driving Christian Zionism (i.e. Christians who strongly support Israel and more specifically, the Jewish State), which is essentially founded in respect (or love) for the Jewish people and their covenant with G-d.  There are way too many uninformed American Jews who think Christian support for Israel is either some plot to convert Jews to Christianity, or a convenient “frenemy” relationship in opposition to radical Islam.  In their minds, all Christians=Catholic Inquisition, just as in their minds Guns=Murder.  Pure ignorance and secular progressive group-think.  And even for those Christian Zionists who believe Jews ought to become Christians…who cares?  If we are really believing Jews, then we should believe that everyone else ought to convert to Judaism!  I see nothing wrong with anyone believing their religion is absolutely correct, so long as that does not imply the use of force or other undue pressure on others to convert.  The entire world is currently threatened by a religion that simply doesn’t grasp that last point.
So back to Jared, here is his response to my inquiry about his AR-15:

Hello, Nice to meet you. My name is Jared Harshaw, I own Harsh Firearms. The rifle is my personal firearm. I’m a Hebraic Roots follower, believe in the holy days and the rest of the commandments found in the Torah. So when I decided to change the upper on my AR I went ahead and re-coated the whole thing. I do a lot of cerakote and came up with the idea as I was trying to put a personal touch on it. Its a good way for the conversation to be brought up when I’m out shooting and a way to educate. Its not finished yet and I just posted a few quick pictures of it. Waiting on the barrel to come in and coming up with an Idea for the Suppressor I have for it. Not really sure what else I can say other than we support Israel and not just with our mouths. Our congregation sends money to Itimar monthly and have had Moshe and Leia come through many times at Bet Ami.  You do a full on interview if you would like, I’m open to every bit of it. I would say the Wikipedia is pretty close to what I follow. Just trying to get out of Egypt per se. Discarding the lies of our fathers and looking to see the lost 10 find their identity and their way home. 

You can find the Hebraic Roots Wikipedia page here.  I strongly suggest you take a look and educate yourself.  I am a strong believer that Christian Zionists (including the unfortunate loser of the 2012 presidential election) are the true friends of Israel in the US, perhaps more so than most liberal, secularized Jews.  As for the Hebrew on the receiver, along the top is inscribed Devarim/Deuteronomy 28:7:

The Lord will cause your enemies who rise up against you, to be beaten before you; they will come out against you in one direction, but they will flee from you in seven directions.

The full-auto fire select (which I assume is non-functional?) is Tekiah Gadolah (loosely “the big blast”)…as in the the long blast of the Shofar on the High Holidays!  I believe I first learned of Jared’s lower from a post by Double Tapper.

Why Jews should Own the AR-15

As Jews, we’ve spent hundreds if not thousands of years subject to prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination. False rumors and accusations about us persist to this day. Because of our past, we try to avoid rushing to judgment and making uninformed decisions about others.

The AR-15 rifle platform, like the Jewish people, has suffered similar discrimination and oppression, such as being subjected to discriminatory dress codes, exiled from certain lands, and used as a scapegoat by politicians. Today it is accused of being an evil “assault” rifle. Now for the truth about the AR-15.

The AR-15 is a semi-automatic rifle. It is NOT an automatic “machine” gun. What’s the difference? Simple. For our purposes, a semi-auto rifle or pistol will fire one (and ONLY ONE) round for each pull of the trigger. A full auto machine gun will fire multiple rounds for as long as you hold down the trigger. Wait a minute, you say…one round every time you pull the trigger? Well that’s just like every gun I know…what’s so bad about that? The answer: nothing. Remember, I said that there are many misconceptions floating around about the AR-15.

The AR-15 is no more powerful than other hunting and target rifles. The most popular round for AR-15 use is .223 Remington, which is readily available at Wallmart. Wait a minute you say, it doesn’t use any special “assault” ammunition? Nope. Again, misconceptions.

So what’s all the fuss about? Why have the anti-gun crowd maligned the AR-15? Why do they want to ban it?

Answer: because of its cosmetic appearance. That’s the only reason. It looks like what an uninformed person thinks an “assault” rifle looks like, so the knee-jerk reaction is to ban it. It does look like the military M16, but it is not an M16. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has recently produced a video to help educate the public on the true nature of the AR-15. But because much of the public doesn’t know any better, politicians still use the cosmetics of the AR-15 to their advantage and scapegoat the rifle to placate their anti-gun supporters. Now you know better.

Should you own an AR-15? Let’s put it this way, the AR-15 is the rifle you want in your family just in case they do try to round up the Jews again. It is simple to use, extremely accurate, extremely versatile, extremely rugged. As long as there is an anti-gun lobby in the US, AR-15 rifles are going to hold their value extremely well, although at the moment certain configurations may be a bit overpriced.

However, I don’t think its a good choice for a first rifle. I think the novice will be much better served by a Ruger 10/22 semi-automatic that fires .22LR. It is much less expensive to own and shoot, and a great platform to develop basic rifle marksmanship on if one prefers a semi-auto over a bolt action rifle.

I have recently started using the AR-15 for target competition, and will post about that soon.