“This year, 11 individuals were murdered and five committed suicide in Israel using privately owned weapons, said Internal Security Minister Yizhak Aharonovich Wednesday.” And? With so many enemies surrounding it, with a long, bloody history of terrorist infiltration and attack (and civilian counter-attack against same), you’d figure Israelis would accept that number as an acceptable trade-off for the security created by individual armed self-defense. Nope . . .
At a meeting of the the Internal Affairs Committee on reducing weapons, headed by MK Miri Regev, Aharonovich stated that as part of the gun reform in Israel, anyone who wishes to receive a gun permit will be required to undergo a medical and psychological examination. “If they won’t pass the psychologist’s test, they’ll have to see a psychiatrist.”
According to ynetnews.com, Israeli citizens seeking to renew their gun permit will be required to provide “liable cause.” What more . . .
The minister announced that a new police order will be introduced under which an individual who has not renewed his license in over six months will be subject to criminal investigation. Aharonovich said that over 290,000 guns are in the hands of private individuals and security guards, and that he strives to lower that number.
I guess “never again” means dial 100. Madness. [h/t DrVino]