Passed legislation mandating
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.
Gun rights advocates contend that the way to stop mass shootings is by ensuring that there are always well-armed citizens present who can neutralize the shooter.
As NRA chairman Wayne Lapierre always says, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".
The pistol course needed to obtain a license takes less than four hours.
It is a far cry from the highly trained population that the Left imagines.
For example, the terrorists in the 2016 Sarona market attack were stopped by armed passersby.
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.
The Central Park Five had called on New York to mandate the recording of police interrogations in the hopes that such a law will help to prevent wrongful convictions like theirs.
The law, which applies to suspects convicted of class 1 felony crimes, would also allow at trial photo lineups that witnesses have used to identify suspects, in an effort to cut down on misidentifications.
Think about that for a second: The most heavily guarded borders in the world and a highly professional Shin Bet are still not enough to prevent criminals from obtaining illegal firearms.
When terrorists attacked a school in Maalot in 1974, Israel did not declare every school a gun-free zone.