Gun control, Israeli styleSome food for thought for those of you in the US this morning.
The truth is that it is not easy to get a permit to legally carry a gun in Israel. Not only do you need a permit and to establish a reason that entitles you to one (which, in my humble opinion, would pose constitutional issues in the United States), but there are also strict rules about using one. Among other things, if you're keeping a gun in your home, as far as I am aware, it's supposed to be unloaded at all times except when it's in use.
But somehow, here in Israel, we often seem to have off duty soldiers and private citizens with guns around when we need them. In fact, the IDF is even training them.
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