(TheProudRepublic.com) – In an understandable new development, one stressing the undisputed value of Second Amendment rights for this nation, Jewish Americans and Israelis in Los Angeles are rushing to buy guns as they see themselves forced to defend against a growing number of anti-Semitic attacks.
After, on October 7, the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas massacred over 1,400 people in Israel, the United States, and other Western nations have seen a surge in public anti-Semitism and support for terrorists by leftists and individuals of immigrant background.
In Los Angeles, both American Jews and Israelis are now purchasing firearms at a significantly higher rate than usual, according to Eric Fletcher, the manager of Burbank Ammo and Guns, The Daily Caller reports.
This surge in firearm acquisition is attributed precisely to the recent rise in anti-Semitic incidents, with many Jewish residents procuring weapons for family protection, according to TMZ.
Fletcher observed a marked increase in firearm sales, particularly among first-time gun owners, over the past two weeks.
This trend reflects the growing concerns among Jewish Americans and Israelis in the area regarding their safety amidst the current crisis.
Highlighting the magnitude of this surge, Fletcher shared with TMZ that his store has conducted 194 firearm safety certificate tests just this month, a sharp rise from the 45 tests processed in October of 2022.
These tests, mandatory for first-time gun buyers, underscore the significant number of new firearm owners.
Approximately 75% of Fletcher’s clientele are now Jewish American or Israeli, with many women and entire families visiting the store.
These families collectively take steps to enhance their security in response to the troubling times, as reported by TMZ.
This dramatic increase in gun sales has led to a shortage of firearms in the store, challenging Fletcher to keep up with the escalating demand.
Handguns, in particular, are the most sought-after weapons at his store.
The Anti-Defamation League, a prominent leftist advocacy group, has reported a nearly 400% increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the United States since the beginning of the war between Israel and Palestinian Islamist terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
In a recent anti-Semitic incident in LA, UCLA students chanted, “Israel, Israel, you won’t hide, we want Jewish genocide.” At the same time, a man was arrested for invading a Jewish family’s home and threatening to kill them over the situation in Palestine.
Yet another violent antisemitic incident in the wake of the #HamasMassacre: Los Angeles police arrested a suspect for breaking into a #Jewish family's home and making threats to murder them because of their identity. The assailant began shouting 'Free #Palestine' after being… pic.twitter.com/yxUaIXZkfQ
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