In reaction to recent Hamas attacks, Israel is said to have eased its rigorous gun control rules, a move that Gun Owners of America (GOA) hails as proof of why Americans need the Second Amendment.
In terms of self-defense, Israel looks to be taking an all-hands-on-deck approach, with civilian citizens being able to carry a pistol for their safety in some situations.
“While gun control continues to be pushed by the Biden administration, Israel, a state lauded by gun control advocates for its strict regulations, has axed some of its gun control measures in an attempt to fight the recent terrorist invasion,” the Gun Owners of America reports.
Check out the following statement from Israel’s National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir:
BREAKING: Israel’s National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir just axed a ton of #guncontrol for the security of their free state.
TRANSLATION BELOW ⤵️
Today I directed the Firearms Licensing Division to go on an emergency operation, in order to allow as many citizens as… https://t.co/HT0LmR3H1Q
— Aidan Johnston (@RealGunLobbyist) October 8, 2023
As you may have seen, Israeli residents can now carry a private firearm legally if they are of sound mind and health and agree to a phone interview. In light of the recent escalation, there are also relaxed purchasing restrictions that allow for easier gun permitting.
As it struggles with negative ties with its neighbors, Israel, according to GOA, is awakening up to the idea of its own right to bear arms. If Hamas terrorists are truly going door to door hunting for unarmed Israeli people to kidnap and kill, greater private gun rights in Israel will help to protect them.
“Without access to firearms, Israeli citizens are helpless to defend themselves against these heavily armed fighters, resulting in kidnappings and killings,” GOA says.
However, unlike in the United States, there are still significant restrictions on legally purchasing and carrying a firearm in Israel. The process, according to GOA, comes with “heavy restrictions and unnecessary bureaucratic red tape.”
Another issue is that only Israelis from specific sections of the country will be permitted to own firearms. Everyone else in non-qualifying territory will have to remain passive while the next inevitable attack occurs.
“Others simply cannot afford to wait a week for a telephone interview or need more than the allotted 100 rounds of ammo,” GOA complains. “A good first step, but Israel needs a Second Amendment ASAP!”
Meanwhile, leftist politicians here in the U.S. are continuing to advocate for more gun control here, even as the situation in the Middle East unfolds.
“The biggest threat to Americans comes from their own government,” one commenter wrote in response to the GOA’s pro-gun advocacy for Israel.
“And the millions of an invading army allowed into our nation,” responded another.
“They don’t want you to be able to defend yourself when the jihadi cells that Mayorkas let walk over the southern border go hot,” wrote another about what Americans can probably expect in the coming days now that the Middle East has once again gone hot.
“Hopefully Abbott put them all on a bus to New York City.”
“It used to be that feral hogs were the worst invader you faced here in the states,” said another. “Not anymore. It is totally conceivable that a cartel could take down a border town.”
America could very soon find itself in the midst of another world war coupled with an internal civil race war.