Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Inc.
P.O. Box 270143
Hartford, WI 53027
Phone (800) 869-1884
Fax (425) 451-3959
June 29, 2000
Poor fellow clings to his delusions
(Or Maybe Not! -- see below)
Here is a prime example of how a single penny in a tin can makes the most noise when shaken. This man, a Jew, has taken the stance that JPFO's research goes against every fiber of his sense of logic, knowledge, and perspective. He must, therefore, revert to the psychological defense mechanism of lashing out, without any concrete basis, at his antagonists.
JPFO, this individual's caustic and outrageous accusations notwithstanding, will continue to work tirelessly to publish hard data, both online and off, to rid any such similar notions from persons inclined to dismiss our work as "bordering on idiocy", as this self styled arbiter of truth and morality has done.
Rabbi R. Mermelstein
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From: [Aaron Zelman]
To: [Richard Stevens]
Cc: [Rabbi R. Mermelstein]
Subject: FWD: jpfo
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 16:55:25 -0500
MR. STERN IS NOT LIKELY OPPOSED TO GAS CHAMBERS!!!!
----- Original Message -----
> Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 23:12:34 +0000
> From: Bob Stern <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: jpfo
> Today I received your letter and pamphlet at Radio Station
> WLIM in Patchogue, NY. I was amazed and horrified that an
> organization, clearly advocating violence and genocide, would
> cowardly hide behind the Shield of David. I would say that
> your pamphlet is laughable if it wasn't as dangerous as it is.
> Your twisted facts and reliance on your own publications, for
> the most part, as authoritative sources for data and
> information borders on idiocy. Your lunatic fringe politics
> and weird interpretations of the laws, statutes and rights of
> The United States makes me cringe and is appalling. This poor
> misguided and morally corrupt rabbi is the saddest case in
> your organization. If he is indeed a rabbi, which I tend to
> doubt, he certainly is a scholar and well educated, or can
> find his references handily within a database or searchable
> holy books. But his perversion in interpreting Halacha,
> Talmud, Mishna and most unfortunately Torah, is truly a
> disgrace. He slips through much non credited information
> which raises even further doubt in his credibility. He
> mentions sages such as Reb Eliezer. Which Reb Eliezer? I
> can think of at lest a half dozen without thinking. This
> rabbi is a sad deluded man.
> Your organization embarrasses me deeply as a Jew and as a
> human being. On no circumstances will you send any more of
> your printed information to Radio Station WLIM. We will
> consider any mailings sent to us as harassment using the
> US postal system.
> Bob Stern
> Program Director
> Radio Station WLIM
> Patchogue, NY 11772
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Addendum, July 3, 2000:
Mr. Stern reconsiders!
We must remind people to refrain from making threats. Violence is not the way to win hearts and minds.
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Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 00:50:15 +0000
From: Bob Stern
Re my contact with you of last week. Kindly understand that in my position as program director of the radio station at which I'm employed does NOT include any editorial position whatsoever!! I do not broadcast opinion either political, religious or social, nor does any announcer or newscaster employed at our station. We broadcast music and use either in-house or the ABC network service.
I don't know how your membership construed that I either broadcast opinion or (worse) censor it. I do neither! Please understand, and kindly pass this information to your membership, that any opinion I expressed to you is personal and NOT professional. I want to go on record saying that I feel that every American has the right to feel as they wish, have any opinion that they believe in, and enjoy the guidelines of the Constitution in the way that befits them best. If indeed your opinions and feelings were to be deprived to you, I would be in there fighting along side of you in a brotherly and entirely defending fashion. Our freedoms, when broken down to its merest form, is all we have. I respect your position, and hope, that as a group of Americans who feel that readiness and defense is an extremely important priority, can see your way to defend mine.
Some of the email I received was very intelligent and made me see and appreciate your position a bit more clearly. Some was violent and threatened bodily harm. If the calmer letters were all I received, I would better see the point the JPFO wants to make, and would certainly rethink many of my feelings. The violent and, in some cases, frightening messages, confused me and made me not understand how those who spoke reason feel about those who speak only in haranguing tones.
My initial feeling was that an organization such as JPFO had only members interested in violence and destruction, but receiving the better thought out messages has shown me that your cause appeals to people with more relaxed tempers as well, who are able to state your case in more eloquent, respectable and reasonable language. I thank those people for showing me in a kind way a side to gun ownership I've never before thought about.
Please be so kind as to distribute this email to your membership.
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The Liberty Crew
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