You might have heard about today’s terrorist attack in Israel, where two Palestinian men, armed with knives, axes, and guns stormed a Jerusalem synagogue and savagely murdered four worshipers (three Americans and one Briton). Eight others were also wounded in the attack, which Hamas leader Mushir al-Masri was quick to describe as a ‘heroic act’.
As is usually the case, good guys with guns stopped the attack – in this case, police, who shot the attackers dead. Good riddance, but once again, we see a situation where savages, hellbent on killing as many people as possible, chose to attack a group of unarmed people. If this attack had happened in America, liberal politicians would immediately be on TV calling for increased gun control, knife control, etc, as if that would do anything to prevent future attacks.
Thankfully, Israel is taking a bit different approach.
Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defense after a deadly Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said on Tuesday.
“In the coming hours, I will ease restrictions on carrying weapons,” he said in remarks broadcast on public radio, indicating it would apply to anyone with a license to carry a gun, such as private security guards and off-duty army officers.
Aharonovitch did not elaborate, but it is believed that under the planned changes security personnel would be allowed to carry their arms even when off duty.
Look people, if you think we’re safe here in America from these types of attacks, you’re only fooling yourself. If you don’t want to carry a gun AND get trained to use it, that’s your choice, but once again we see that only thing that stops a bad guy with a weapon, is a good guy with a weapon.