Via Bearing Arms.. and it is a doozy.
In reality, Israel’s gun policy is living proof of the arguments the American gun lobby has been making for years.
…Enter Israel: When the knife intifada erupted in September 2015, the Israeli government’s response was to ease the process for the civilian populace to obtain weapons. After a particularly bloody Jerusalem shooting attack that killed four, then-Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan drastically changed the gun laws in order to significantly raise the number of armed civilians on the streets. Instantly, graduates of Special Forces units and IDF officers with the rank of Lieutenant and above were permitted to purchase guns at their will, security guards were allowed to bring their guns home after work, and the minimum age for a license was reduced from 21 to 18…
….In addition, the overwhelming majority of terror attacks in Israel are stopped by armed civilians, not law enforcement. For example, the terrorists in the 2016 Sarona market attack were stopped by armed passersby. A pistol-carrying tour guide put an end to the 2017 ramming attack in Arnona that left four soldiers dead.
In Israeli eyes, guns are a valuable deterrent against terrorism.
In fact, terrorists have told the Shin Bet internal security service that they often target haredi Jews due to the high likelihood that they are unarmed.
Not long ago in Twitter, I had a “gunsense” guy who had the misfortune to ask how come there are no school shootings in Israel and then he refused to accept that the Israelis armed teachers and had soldiers and armed people protecting schools.
I am amazed that they do not know that the reason school teacher are packing is because the Palestinians in the 70s were attacking schools and school buses. After the teachers began packing and the terrorists started to fail, they left the schools alone and went on with car bombs and explosive vests. Schools had become a hard target with no political brownie points available for the Press.
Apparently the Left has ignored those lessons, or maybe they know about it, but since they are Pro-Palestinian… you do the math.