BREAKING: Israel Will Relax Gun Carry Laws Following Terror Attack
It looks like Israel is finally realizing that the best way to stop armed bad guys is with armed good guys.
If you haven’t yet heard, an attack last night on a Jerusalem synagogue left several people dead and several others injured.
The terrorists were armed with edged weapons and could have likely been stopped if there had been an armed presence nearby.
According to the Times of Israel:
Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch pledged to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defense after a gruesome terrorist attack at a Jerusalem synagogue that left four dead Tuesday
It was not clear exactly what new measures would be put in place, but it was reported that the move would apply to anyone licensed to carry a gun, such as private security guards and off-duty army officers.
It sounds like they still have some work to do in regards to their laws (like letting more civilians carry legally), but it does show that the best way to stop bad guys is with armed good guys – something we’ve known for quite a while.
The attack is believed to have been carried out by Palestinians and the attack was celebrating by Hamas and other anti-Israel factions.