Israel eases gun controls

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  1. 4Rules

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    Israel has changed its gun regulations to enable hundreds of thousands more civilians to apply for licences, a move authorities say will increase security but others argue will stoke violence.
    Prior to the change, the main criterion for a permit -- besides professions such as hunter or diamond merchant -- was one's place of residence. Settlers or other Israelis working in the occupied West Bank tend to receive licences. It is common to see Israeli settlers in remote West Bank outposts openly carrying rifles. Under the new regulations, any Israeli who had extensive infantry combat training can apply for a gun licence. Most Jewish Israelis must complete obligatory military service after they turn 18, but only a minority receive such training. Police volunteers, medics and former military officers will also be eligible, the statement said. The shift in policy, announced by the public security ministry late Monday, means that up to 600,000 Israelis could apply for gun licences, a dramatic increase on the current 140,000 civilians with permits.

    https://www.france24.com/en/20180821-israel-eases-gun-controls-following-lone-wolf-attacks
     
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  2. varget

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    it's about time. they are surrounded by bloodthirsty arabs on all borders.
     
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  3. ChuteTheMall

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    I was amazed that Israel has issued permits to only 140,000 civilians.
    Compare this to Florida, with 1,784,395 permits for concealed carry.

    Israel, like Virginia, has a population of around 8,500,000.
    Yet Virginia has issued 429,837 permits compared to Israel's 140,000.

    It's not a pro-gun country, in spite of obvious proximate dangers.
    And so-called Israeli Carry, with an empty chamber, is obviously not intended for immediate reactive self-defense. In America, we consider that empty chamber a malfunction.
     
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    It looks like Israel finally has recognized the concept of "a good guy with a gun".

    Excellent.
     
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