Israel Turns to Civilian Gun Carriers for “Lone Wolf” Terrorist Protection

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The Jerusalem Post reports that the official Israeli response to the increase in “lone wolf” terror attacks is about the same as the de facto American one: more guns in civilian hands.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Wednesday approved a number of measures to ease the requirements for firearm permits, as Israel copes with a wave of “lone wolf” terrorism.

“In recent weeks many citizens have helped the Israel Police subdue terrorists who carried out attacks,” he said.

“Citizens with firearms training are a multiplying force for the police in their fight against terrorism and therefore I will take measures to ease the restrictions at this time.”

There has been a marked shift in domestic concealed carry circles post-Paris and post-San Bernardino towards people tooling up for the sake of the community (as opposed to just individual self-defense). I’ve seen a number of blog posts about it, and I’d like to write about this more when I have some time. I think this mindset change is one of the most important developments in the gun scene in the past few years.


I want more stuff like this!

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