@Breaking911 on Twitter shared photos in a tweet this weekend claiming that Orthodox Jews were openly carrying AR-15 and "high capacity" magazines in the aftermath of several anti-Semitic attacks recently. The photos were taken in Rockland County, NY, apparently outside a temple or synagogue. The photo has not been verified.
Five people were stabbed Dec. 28th at a rabbi's home as they celebrated Hanukkah in Monsey, NY. A shooting that killed 4, including police officers, and injured 3 others outside a kosher deli occurred earlier this month in Jersey City.
The rifles in the photo do not appear to be New York compliant and open carry in such a manner in New York is illegal. There is no word if police are investigating or there will be prosecutions. I don't see persecuting Jews who want to protect their worship service with fiat-forbidden guns flying politically in New York.
At this point, with several anti-Semitic attacks and the recent church attack in Texas, whether it is legal or not, worshipers should be willing to take their defense into their own hands when government fails them or denies them that right. Self-defense is inalienable a right as the right to religious liberty. Perhaps through "too hot to tough" non-compliance gun control can be shown as the lie it is.