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Old 10-28-2018, 06:16 AM
 
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In light of the Pittsburgh shooting, I was wondering if the synagogues you attend have armed guards and/or other security measures (cameras, etc.). I was surprised to read that the Pittsburgh congregation didn't seem to have such security measures. What about the synagogues you either attend or know about?
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Old 10-28-2018, 06:44 AM
 
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We have (on the Sabbath morning) an armed guard who stands at the end of the driveway. While that may dissuade the uncertain attacker, someone armed to the teeth is not going to be put off by one guy and a handgun who really isn't expecting any problems.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:29 AM
 
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Most I've been to only employ guards during the High Holy Days, and usually it's off-duty police. Cameras and alarms have been common.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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Several conceal and carry in my shul. Bad guy couldn’t get off more than one shot, chas v’shalom.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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We have (on the Sabbath morning) an armed guard who stands at the end of the driveway. While that may dissuade the uncertain attacker, someone armed to the teeth is probably not going to be put off by one guy and a handgun who really isn't expecting any problems.
Small technical point, but I would insert the word "probably."
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:01 AM
 
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Several conceal and carry in my shul. Bad guy couldn’t get off more than one shot, chas v’shalom.
Congratulations on taking some significant steps. Don't underestimate how much can happen in the time it takes to react.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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Several conceal and carry in my shul. Bad guy couldn’t get off more than one shot, chas v’shalom.
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Congratulations on taking some significant steps. Don't underestimate how much can happen in the time it takes to react.

Also don't underestimate the amount of constant training it takes to proficient with firearms in stressful situations.
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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What a tragic and horrible event in Pittsburgh. In my smaller city in Canada there us no longer a synagogue and when there was there were no guards and no concealed weapons however in this city I would be uncomfortable entering even a bank or city hall if there was a need for armed guards.
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Old 10-28-2018, 12:07 PM
 
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Also don't underestimate the amount of constant training it takes to proficient with firearms in stressful situations.
The Orthodox Jewish community in my town is heavily armed and well trained. I always wear my yarmulke loud and proud when I go to the range.
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Old 10-28-2018, 01:05 PM
 
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The Orthodox Jewish community in my town is heavily armed and well trained. I always wear my yarmulke loud and proud when I go to the range.
I really hope you don't think shooting at a stationary paper target is what I'm talking about.
While basic marksmanship is important, it isn't the only kind of training you should be doing.
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