from Aaron Zelman, Founder and Director of
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

Copyright 2010 Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

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Dear Minnesota Governor Pawlenty:

Do you know this woman?

barbara frey

This is Barbara Frey. She is a teacher of law, specifically “International Law”, at the University of Minnesota, your own alma mater. Her salary is provided by the hard working taxpayers of Minnesota. Ms. Frey also has a dark past. She has aided and abetted the United Nations as a staunch advocate of life threatening global “gun control”* (see: footnote) schemes. Read: "The Enemy Within".

Ms. Frey is, in fact, a strategically entrenched enemy of our Bill of Rights. For that reason, I can accurately label her and her ideals as blatantly anti-American.

When she was admitted into the Minnesota Bar Association, and began practicing law in your State, she swore this oath:

"You do swear that you will support the Constitution of the United States and that of the state of Minnesota, and will conduct yourself as an attorney and counselor at law in an upright and courteous manner, to the best of your learning and ability, with all good fidelity as well to the court as to the client, and that you will use no falsehood or deceit, nor delay any person's cause for lucre or malice. So help you God."

Governor Pawlenty, Barbara Frey has violated her oath. She does not support our Constitution and its Bill of Rights. She espouses world wide victim disarmament under the deceptive mask of “International Law”. She and her ilk would subjugate Americans to the will of International Courts. For example: Rendering all pro-gun Supreme Court rulings irrelevant.

Additionally, Barbara Frey is poisoning the minds of her students with her victim disarmament ideology. She refuses to acknowledge that “gun control” played any part in the mass murder of tens of millions of innocent victims, by their own governments. These millions were slaughtered after their own governments disarmed them.

Also, to my knowledge, she has never in her classroom exposed the racist roots of American “gun control” laws. JPFO has produced a free documentary that meets this historical fact head on. I invite you, and your staff, to view “No Guns for Negroes”.

Barbara Frey’s globalist “gun control” ideology takes some very disturbing stances regarding the right to self defense. Barbara Frey, back in 2006, penned a United Nations document entitled in part “Prevention of human rights violations committed with small arms and light weapons”. To study the entire report, go here:

It is absolutely clear in this “report” to the U.N. that an unalienable, individual right to self defense is repugnant to her.

She lets the cat out of the bag on the very first page:

“The principle of self-defence (sic) has an important place in international human rights law, but does not provide an independent, supervening right to small arms possession, nor does it ameliorate the duty of States to use due diligence in regulating civilian possession.”

Another sample of Frey’s duplicitous victim disarmament mentality:

“Self-defence is sometimes designated as a “right”. There is inadequate legal support for such an interpretation.
Self-defence is more properly characterized as a means of protecting the right to life and, as such, a basis for avoiding responsibility for violating the rights of another.”
(p.9 of U.N. report)

These are dangerous, and potentially lethal, legalistic convolutions. This is from the mind of a woman who swore to protect our Bill of Rights, and whose teaching activities dangerously mislead her students.

How about this morally corrupt little gem?

“Thus, international criminal law designates self-defence as a rule to be followed to determine criminal liability, and not as an independent right which States are required to enforce.” (p.9 of U.N. report)

As a trained lawyer yourself, you can translate Frey’s legalese into plain English: In her mind, a government can lawfully prohibit you from defending yourself. This is pure evil masquerading in the guise of “caring for human life”.

JPFO has published and widely circulated a “Gun Control/Genocide Chart” that exposes Barbara Frey’s policies. Please take a moment to study this documentation.

To make it worse, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama’s Secretary of State, embraces Frey’s “report” with enthusiasm. The goal is a United Nations global “gun control” treaty by 2012. What right does the bumbling and deeply corrupted U.N. have to tell Americans how to run their lives? Does our national sovereignty mean anything? Not to people like Barbara Frey and Hillary Clinton.

Clearly implied in her presentation, and the goal of this treacherous U.N. treaty, is universal licensing, fees, taxes, registration, and centralized global databases. And then, what comes next? History’s deadly lessons teach us that it is the prohibition of, and confiscation of, private firearms. And then the hell of government sponsored or condoned mass murder and genocide.

Please compare Frey’s delusional pronouncements (couched in the slithering language of “International Law”) with our American Second Amendment. Clearly, you can see that there is the recognition of an individual, unalienable right to self defense built in to our Constitution:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

There is no way that Frey can deny that she would abolish or ignore the “Guardian” of our Bill of Rights. Her own words condemn her with crystal clarity.

Frey’s life threatening blather must stop, or, better yet, be actively countered with a mandatory opposing viewpoint in her classes. The students at the University of Minnesota deserve no less.

JPFO has produced several award winning documentary films that could certainly create a far more balanced presentation:

1. For a history and clear understanding of the Second Amendment, go here to see “2A Today for the U.S.A.” I am sure that this examination will deepen your own pro Second Amendment viewpoint. And, as importantly, it exposes Barbara Frey and her type to be the conniving social engineers that they truly are. Her beliefs, and the ideology of those that flock around her, are anathema to our freedom.

2. For a historical examination of genocides, all preceded by government “gun control” schemes, see the film “>Innocents Betrayed” and the book “Death by Gun Control”.

These materials are an antidote to Frey’s mind poisoning. We at JPFO refer to them as “intellectual ammunition” in our battle against gun prohibitions.

We would be happy to provide a copy of our award winning film and of the book, free of charge, for you and your staff to evaluate. These materials are valuable, powerful and truthful teaching resources, resources to counteract the manipulative and morally corrupt disinformation Frey is now spoon feeding her students.

Additionally, the official newspaper of the University of Minnesota, The Minnesota Daily, attempts to cover up Barbara Frey’s ideological poison. Here is how reporter, Jessica Van Berkel, covered the above JPFO article about Frey.

Notice how this “journalist” conveniently fails to link the reader to the actual JPFO article in question. Notice how the most relevant matters of the issue are glossed over or ignored. Notice Frey’s pitifully disingenuous and two-faced hand wringing at the close of the article.

Governor Pawlenty, you declare yourself a staunch Constitutionalist, a supporter of the Second Amendment, and recently signed a bill legalizing the carry of concealed firearms in your State. We at Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) strongly commend you for these stands.

It is now time for you to step up and confront the homegrown deception that has taken root in your own backyard. It is time for you to speak out against Minnesotans (and other Americans) like Barbara Frey. She is an enemy of the Bill of Rights, the same Bill of Rights (with its “Guardian”, the Second Amendment) that you swore to protect. Millions of gun owners are watching, and pray that you will do what is best for America. Then they may determine whether they should respect and support you … or reject you.

In closing, I will quote another native son of Minnesota. Despite his remarkable socialist (aka “populist”) proclivities, he seemed to fully understand the import of the Second Amendment and an armed citizenry:

“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.” Hubert Humphrey 1959 (“Know Your Lawmakers”, Guns Magazine, Page 4, Feb. 1960.)

If an avowed, nanny state Liberal like Hubert Humphrey could “get it”, why can’t an ivory tower elitist like Barbara Frey “get it”?

It would be in the best interests of the citizens of Minnesota, and the America people, if you took action today.



Aaron Zelman – Director and Founder of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

*JPFO has consistently put the phrase “gun control” in quotes. It is a form of semantic deception, the moral and ethical opposite of “shall not be infringed”.


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