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Israel’s Security Minister to Further Restrict Gun Ownership


Internal Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch announced that he plans to restrict gun ownership in Israel even further.

Aharonovich will now require a psychological exam, besides the medical exam currently required. If an applicant fails the psychological exam, the new rules would actually require the appplicant to visit a psychiatrist.

Private indivduals and security guards hold 290,000 guns in Israel, and Aharonivich wants to reduce that number.

Aharanovich also wants to restrict the types of security guards that can get guns and limit them only to high risk businesses, as well as require the guards to hand in their guns at the end of their shifts.

The security companies are fighting the reform, as is the Ministry of Education, which doesn’t want the new restrictions to apply to their guards.

As it is, Israel has overly restrictive gun control laws, and many feel that Aharonovich’s “reforms” are going to far.

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12 Responses to “Israel’s Security Minister to Further Restrict Gun Ownership”

  1. Ch Hoffman says:

    this is not "news" if you put in the gratuitous and idiotic comment: "As it is, Israel has overly restrictive gun control laws".

  2. Rob Conwell says:

    Any reform that restricts gun ownership is a good thing. Just like Australia's strict gun laws where we don't ever see the type of gun violence prevalent in America and starting to appear in Israel.

  3. Ahron Ebert says:

    it was a gun in a citizens possesion that stopped the trackter attack.

  4. Denese Kelly says:

    366 million Arabs, 6 million Jews, why should Jews needs guns, they're.
    surrounded by their loving cousins. I'm sure that makes sense to Abbas. One last thought, more people are killed in the US by Hammers and Scissors than hand guns, but why bother with facts.

  5. Matt McLaughlin says:

    27.8177458034 guns per square of Israel.

  6. Matt McLaughlin says:

    27.8177458034 guns per square of Israel.

  7. Carolin Knox says:

    I truly believe the Govt. Is afraid of it's citizens, and that is how it should be. No more restrictions are needed, in fact should be loosened. All the arabs have guns, but Jews can't?

  8. Adam Halley says:

    " he plans to even restrict gun ownership in Israel even further".

    Huh? Even?

  9. Lloyd Bergner says:

    Good idea..only muslims will have guns..of course the Ministers in the Government have armed security guards

  10. AC Stubbs says:

    Is Austrailia surrounded by enemies and attacked almost daily with rockets. Keep you fat ass in OZ

  11. AC Stubbs says:

    Yitzchak Aharonovitch – go walk though the WB without your body guards first

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