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Jewish Group Raffling Off AR-15 Rifles, Because "Gun Control Is Not Kosher"



Oy vey. A Jewish pro-gun group is raffling off some of the strangest AR-15 rifles we've ever seen.

The rifles from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership come engraved with a Star of David, fashioned like an American flag with rifles on either side, as well as the phrase, "Gun control is not kosher."

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Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership isn't exactly what you'd call a mainstream Jewish organization (the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, on the other hand, supports many gun-control proposals).

For example, while you're purchasing raffle tickets for the above AR-15, you can also purchase the following poster:

Despite Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership being a Wisconsin-based organization, the online ad repeatedly says that the raffle is being held by an "Arizona charity."

Not only is this due to state laws, but also because the executive director of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership is Charles Heller. Heller also works for the Arizona Citizens Defense League, a pro-gun lobbying group that has been advocating guns on school campuses around the state, among many other gun-nut laws.

Heller's operating under the belief that gun control is a direct cause of the Holocaust, which landed him on the Daily Show earlier this year.



Still, the engraved AR-15 rifles seem pretty cool -- if you think a hypothetical '70s exploitation movie about a Hasidic Jew who goes on vigilante missions with a powerful rifle that reads, "Gun control is not kosher," seems cool too.

The website for the raffle can be found here.

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