For or against easing gun controls – neither side wants an Israeli Second Amendment

Gun control isn’t usually a major political issue in Israel, but it has come up in a big way in recent months, after several terrorists in the current wave of terrorism were subdued by civilians.

The debate on gun control came to a head in Monday’s inaugural meeting of the Knesset Caucus on Firearms Policy – perhaps the closest Israel has ever gotten to a US-style “gun lobby” – but even those in favor of easing regulations have made it clear that they’re not gunning for Israel to adopt the Second Amendment.

“I’m not looking for people to be able to buy a gun at Wal-Mart,” MK Amir Ohana (Likud), who founded the caucus, quipped to The Jerusalem Post in his Knesset office this week.


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