Photo Credit: Israel Channel 1
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat walking around Jerusalem armed with a carbine rifle/gun.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat caused a minor storm yesterday when he was spotted in the Beit Hanina neighborhood, next to Shuafat, armed with what appeared to Israel’s Channel 1 as a mini-assault rifle, which the reporter misidentified as a variation of the Galil. The Arabs have been violently rioting in Beit Hanina and Shuafat.

Channel 1 was very concerned that the mayor was walking around Jerusalem without a proper license for the weapon. It’s still difficult for the average Jerusalem resident (and Israeli) to get a gun license.


In fact, Barkat, who earlier this year caught a terrorist mid-attack in Jerusalem has a proper license for a .40 caliber Glock pistol (personally, I recommend the CZ P-07, but to each their own). He was using it with a RONI carbine conversion kit, which allows quick conversion of a handgun into a carbine rifle (it’s very cool). The conversion kit increases shooter accuracy.

The mayor’s office released a photo of the gun in the RONI, and the mayor’s gun license.

The mayor should know, his gun license expires at the end of the month. It’s renewal time.

Nir Barkat’s Glock in a RONI carbine conversion kit.

The Channel 1 report:


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  1. The Bible itself admonishes us to be vigilant. Being vigilant entails not the spiritual alone but as well the physical. He is a proof of leadership by example and bcos he’s fully aware that securing Jerusalem cannot be the responsibility of the military alone, for this his of leadership by example.

  2. Not only Nir barkat, but most Jews should start have a weapon to defend themselfs …the savage muslims have all intentions to kill a few Jews every day….time to start get a weapon for every Jew again and takenthe muslims rats in Hell…

  3. Most people don't understand the concept of the "lower reciever" being the gun. Once you have the gun, the rest is a matter of barrel length and magazine capacity. The longer the barrel, the longer the sight radius, and more accuracy. But, many of the conversion kits are not as well fitted as possible, so you would be better off with 2 separate guns. If they are the same caliber, that's fine, but few good pistol rounds are good for rifles.

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