• Mark Lavie

How to prevent a massacre


Here's news of a Texas church under attack, and the hero who stopped it before more people were killed.


At a time when attacks against religious institutions, especially Jewish ones, are becoming a near-daily occurrence, we need to think seriously about how to react. Then we need to think about how to stop it. The first is an immediate necessity. The second, while potentially more important, is a long-term goal.


This isn't an endorsement of random worshippers packing heat and opening fire inside a crowded church or synagogue. Just the opposite. This person is the "deacon of security" at his church, highly trained, and doing his job. THAT'S what we need to emulate. Unfortunately, that's 21st century reality, and it doesn't matter who's to "blame."

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