A Tale of Two Anti-Semitic Attacks: Armed Citizen Ends Assault on Jews in Florida

Violence was avoided in an anti-Semitic attack in Florida when a citizen pulled out his firearm.

Attacks against Jewish Americans are on the rise in cities and towns across the United States. Encouraged by the armed conflict between Israel and Palestine, groups of anti-Semitic thugs are viciously attacking Jews without any provocation—and often in cities where citizens cannot exercise their Second Amendment right to armed self-defense.

Last week in New York City, for example, a Jewish man in Times Square was punched, kicked, pepper-sprayed and hit with crutches after emerging from a Subway station. In another incident in NYC over the weekend, three men harassed a group of Jewish men at a synagogue by yelling, “Free Palestine, kill all the Jews.” Forty-five minutes later, the men attacked two Jewish teenagers by punching them, yelling at them, and chasing them with baseball bats.

The Anti-Defamation League reports that they’re tracking a “dangerous and drastic surge in anti-Jewish hate” around the world.

“We are tracking acts of harassment, vandalism and violence as well as a torrent of online abuse,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement Thursday. “It’s happening around the world — from London to Los Angeles, from France to Florida, in big cities like NYC and in small towns, and across every social media platform.”

Floridians, of course, have a recourse that residents of other places don’t: the right to armed self-defense.

A similar anti-Semitic attack began to play out in Miami Beach on Tuesday, but a man with a firearm stopped it before it escalated to violence.

Eric Orgen was walking with a friend, his wife Karen, and his daughter Jamie, around 8pm when they were stopped and harassed by four men in an SUV.

“A white SUV with 4 Middle Eastern looking males in their early 20s pulled up alongside us and started screaming ‘fuck you Jew,’ ‘die Jew,’ and ‘free Palestine.’ They then yelled they were going to rape Karen and Jamie. They then threw garbage at us out the window as well as a water bottle,” Orgen explained in a Facebook post.

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“I made sure my wife, my daughter and our friend were behind me, so that if anything happened I would take the brunt of it,” Orgen, who is a business consultant and volunteer EMT, told the Miami Herald. “I was going to protect my family.”

Before the situation got even worse, however, a man driving an Audi behind the SUV saw what was happening and pulled out his sidearm. The SUV immediately drove away, and the man in the Audi began to chase it.

Orgen called the armed citizen a “hero.”

“So thankful that a total stranger stepped up to protect us!” he said.

Where the men in New York City had no way to defend themselves against a group of attackers, the Good Samaritan in the Audi chased away four men by simply showing his firearm.

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This is where anti-gun activists get the Second Amendment wrong. In the 21st Century, tyranny in the United States likely won’t involve martial law or violent takeover by government soldiers. More likely, as we’ve seen over the last year, citizens will be forced to defend themselves from violent activist groups that the government refuses to control. Whether it’s Jewish Americans defending themselves from anti-Semites or business owners defending themselves from rioters and looters, the American people need the tools and ability to own and carry firearms—which is exactly what the Second Amendment was designed to do.

Anti-gun zealots will paint fever-dream nightmares about Wild West style shootouts if more law-abiding Americans are permitted to defend themselves with firearms in America’s major cities. But the recent incident in Florida should be instructive: the man in the Audi never fired a shot. He used his firearm to defend others by simply pulling it out. Once the anti-Semites saw that Orgen and his family would be defended with a gun, they fled.

None of this means we should abandon long-term solutions that will decrease the influence of anti-Semitism and other violent ideologies. But in the meantime, we can’t leave victims without a means of defense. As local, state, and federal law enforcement come under the control of radical politicians, we must redouble our efforts to ensure that all Americans, no matter where they live, have the means to effectively defend themselves.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Jay June 6, 2021, 8:08 pm

    I have read everything blue dog has posted and there hasn’t been one helpful thing this idiot has brought forward. I am interested in hearing both sides but this douche hasn’t come up with a single idea to help or bridge the gap. At some point the mediator should pull a facebook or youtube and just ban him, her, she, he, it or shit. If ur gonna be a Democrat on this site bring something to the table because ur stepping somewhere u know nothing about.

  • someolboy May 30, 2021, 7:26 pm

    That crap in congress has no business in the United States or in our legislative governing body. They can not assimilate into our society because of their archaic beliefs, their prehistoric ideals, etc. It is time to pack them up and export them to their country of origin. If you don’t like it here leave.

  • D.J. May 28, 2021, 11:31 am

    Blue Dog , ” I don’t understand your brand of stupid , but I
    admire your dedication to it ” .

  • James B Tallent May 28, 2021, 10:11 am

    This example is not where the left gets the 2a wrong this IS one reason they want to take our firearms these terrorists ARE the left, LOOK AT THE SQUAD AND THEIR GOVERNMENT ALLIES, BOTH IN CONGRESS,SANDERS, THOSE WHO DO NOT CONDEMN THEM AND THE BUREACRATS AND THE LEADERS OF OUR MILITARY /L.E ETC. they don’t want what happened in this case to happen when they decide to hurt,murder,destroy those they hate and those who are not fellow travellers. They want nobody to be able to defend themselves or others so when they decide to kill someone else and rape their wives and daughters they will succeed.

  • Ken May 28, 2021, 10:04 am

    Why wasn’t Orgen carrying his own means of defense?

  • Walkin O'Shea May 27, 2021, 9:01 pm

    Not really surprising that this is happening in our country. In Congress we have several women who constantly harangue anything remotely Jewish or Israeli. There are several Jewish Congress people that do nothing to support their American Jewish citizenry. It’s all about optics. So why is this shocking?

    Wonderful that a good Samaritan with a handgun was willing to step in and save this family. He is the hero, unlike those Congress people.

  • paul I'll call you what I want/ 1st Amendment May 27, 2021, 2:20 pm

    good ole’ bluedog able to preach right and wrong to others and convince them to not protect themselves, all while dealing with an obvious identity crises…….you’re the ma……errrr whatever!

  • Blue Dog (he/him) May 26, 2021, 8:31 pm

    Is that the same Jewish Defense League founded by Meir “every Jew a 22” Kahane? The same Rabbi who encouraged vigilante gangs patrol Jewish neighborhoods and mass Jewish immigration to Israel to avoid a potential American Holocaust? Shema Israel, indeed.

    • Red Dog (Your/Highness) May 28, 2021, 7:40 am

      @Blue Dog, how much are the Bloomberg/CCP affiliates paying you? You work awfully hard to post anti-gun propaganda here on as many articles as possible. It’s almost as if you have a singular focus on the task.

      No one does that unless he is a parental basement dweller with nothing to do or is getting paid for it as an agitator/propagandist by trade.

      Just know that while it might feel good to make a little money as part of the Bloomberg/CCP 50-Cent Army or just to agitate, your efforts are changing no minds and are only solidifying the positions of the pro-2A posters and readers here.

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