Posted December 6, 2023 7:01 am by Comments

By Lee Williams

Israeli men practice their gun skills at a firing range near Israeli city of Shoham on April 4, 2022. More than a quarter-million Israelis have applied for gun permits since the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks. (Photo-illustration from licensed Shutterstock account.)By Lee WilliamsMore than 260,000 Israelis have applied for firearm permits since the horrific Hamas terrorist attacks, according to The Times of Israel. While the Israeli government has loosened some permitting restrictions, the results are still far from the civil rights Americans enjoy under the Second Amendment.Itamar Ben Gvir, Israel’s National Security Minister, told the Times his office was approving 3,000 firearm permit applications per day, as opposed to around 100 per day before the terrorist attacks.“When the war started, we knew that we were right when we said that every person that has a weapon can save a life,” Ben Gvir said, according to the Times. “We need to enable as many people as possible to carry a weapon.”Previously, Israelis had to serve two years in the Israeli Defense Forces before they could apply for a firearm permit. Now, they can apply after serving one year in the IDF or other national service. In addition, those who work or live

Source: The Gun Writer

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