Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who has a large Jewish constituency lambasted the methods. "The police are doing everything they can to find those who've done it, and by the way they think it is different individuals, not one group. There is no need for people to come in and train people with guns like it's 1938 Germany." His strong words continued, "We don't need you. Go somewhere else. Please don't impose yourself on us."
We tracked the self proclaimed leader of the JDO teaching at one of their paramilitary camps in Illinois, and interviewed him on the phone. Leader Jeff Klein boasted of how widespread their program has become. "Around the country 8,000 different jewish men and women have been trained. In kick boxing, gun training, and it's legal and free, the whole program."