December 31, 2010
The second amendment community has lost a champion. Aaron S. Zelman Executive Director of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership passed away December 21, 2010
He is survived by his wife Nancy, two sons, Erik and Jeremy. Funeral services were held at 11am December 24, 2010 at the Beth El Ner Tamid Synagogue, 2909 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon. Memorials can be made to JPFO, P.O. Box 270143, Hartford, WI 53027.
Aaron was often interviewed by Alex Jones on his radio show and was a no nonsense voice for protecting and defending our second amendment. He would often speak in favor of a Bill of Rights Culture for all Americans and of the need for people to get involved.
While JPFO is known for its posters and articles supporting gun rights, it was Aaron’s work in exposing the connection between our 1968 Gun Control Act and the 1938 Nazi gun control laws in “Gun Control: Gateway to Tyranny” that brought JPFO to the attention of most gun owners.
More recently Aaron took JPFO in a new direction; documentary films.
Innocents Betrayed was one of Aaron’s first films. It was an award winning film exposing the true cost of citizen disarmament when governments go bad.
Ralph W. Conner Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Donna Major, Boston Field Coordinator for the Second Amendment Sisters were the featured spokesmen in “No Guns for Negroe’s”.
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“No Guns for Negroes” explains how the right of self-defense is a right of every American and if that right is taken away then the individual is made powerless.
Aaron’s final film “No Guns for Jews” may be Aaron’s master piece and his legacy.
“No Guns for Jews” calls out Jewish politicians and leaders that support gun control and asks the question, why do so many Jews support gun control when it’s in direct violation of Torah law.
At one point in the documentary, Rabbi Dovid Bendory holds up his New Jersey Firearms Identification Card and asks “What’s the purpose of this; the purpose of this is to have my name on a list so that the state police know that I am a gun owner”.
He then explains how these are the types of laws made by man that have created problems in the past.
In the last member correspondence, Aaron announced the Drudge Report had agreed to accept advertising from JPFO to promote our films. He referred to it as the 800 Pound Gorilla. Hopefully this effort will be able to continue.
Aaron will be missed. Rest in Peace my friend.
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