If Guns Don't Stop Violence, Why Are Israelis Suddenly Buying So Many Guns?

Israelis do not currently have a codified right to bear arms, but I have to wonder if that may soon change as they realize that guns save lives.

With the recent spike in violence, the most recent being a horrific attack on an Israeli bus station over the weekend, the government has loosened its restrictions on the process of obtaining a firearm permit. As a result, many Israelis are taking firearms training for the permit process. Yair Yifrach, a gun shop owner, told the Guardian “there is a huge interest among people” in obtaining a permit for self-defense, and that the interest is “from all parts of the population.”


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