'When This Happens, You Get a Wake-up Call': U.S. Jews Turn to Firearms Training After Pittsburgh Shooting

Hundreds of interested students contacted one tactical defense instructor in the last 72 hours. All but three or four were Jewish

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David Ortner adjusted his yarmulke, cocked his pistol and took aim - something he wishes a civilian had done to defend Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue three days ago when Robert Bowers walked in and shot 11 people dead.

“When this happens, you get a wake-up call,” said Ortner, a 28-year-old owner of an optician shop in Monsey, New York.

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