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Israel to Ease Gun Control After Attack

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.

Well done.

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.

5 Responses to Israel to Ease Gun Control After Attack

  1. Badger7-7 November 18, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    Still think we should have gun control through education and training. Teach kids how to check and make safe a weapon, in the public school curriculum.

  2. Greg Toal November 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Amazing! A politician with common sense! Why can’t we have ONE?? Just freakin’ ONE!??! Is that asking too much? ONE?

  3. Andy November 19, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    Excellent step in the right direction but I still find it odd, that in a country where practically everyone has served in their military and therefore has some type of firearm training, they’re limiting defensive carry off duty military and security.

    Unless Isreal isn’t the one with mandatory military service and I’m just being a big doofus…

    • Brandon November 19, 2014 at 10:35 am #

      Yes, Israel has conscription, but I’ve read that only about 50% actually serve. Even so, it just goes to show you how precious our Second Amendment is, and why our politicians want to take it away from us so badly.

  4. TK November 19, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    I hope Israel kills every single one of the Hamas scum.