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Dave Duffy

Freedom Fighter Aaron Zelman dies

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Aaron Zelman, founder of Jews for the Preservation of FIrearms Ownership, has died. He was 64. I knew Aaron only slightly, as he was a frequent exhibitor at the old Preparedness Shows. He was a good man and an important fighter for freedom. He knew his history well, and told all who would listen what it meant to be a Jew, unarmed, and a good citizen in World War II’s Nazi Germany. He spent his life trying to educate people that they should never give up their firearms, and that they should always be wary of politicians telling them that giving up firearms was for the good of society. He knew better.

JPFO was launched in 1989, the same year I began BHM. In 1990, Aaron published a riveting interview of a Holocaust survivor in the pages of American Survival Guide, most of whose membership was absorbed into the subscriber base of BHM after it ceased to publish a few years later. The interview gave JPFO the momentum it needed to begin to flourish under Aaron’s gifted leadership. BHM’s Claire Wolfe has been a frequent collaborator on book projects with Aaron.

The following photo, which I found online, is how I remember Aaron:

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One Response to “Freedom Fighter Aaron Zelman dies”

  1. kevin m Says:

    Mr. Dave, sorry for both your and the freedom loving worlds loss. One can only imagine how much quicker WWII would have ended if only 10% of the 6 million victims of the holocaust would have been armed and able to fight back!

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