I know there’s a perception that in Israel, by golly, practically everyone has guns and that makes for great security. They may have an effective military. I don’t know. When was the last time it was really tested?
From our friend in Israel, we get a more accurate picture of how the government treats private gun ownership there;
Something new has been inserted into the firearms regulations here.
When your rifle (includes all .22 caliber rifles, even Olympic small bore .22s and air-guns) license comes up for renewal, if you are not an active member of the new Israeli Rifleman Association– a new branch of the Israeli Shooting Federation arisen out of the ashes of the Civil Guard Sharpshooters Association in 2009 – you must turn your rifle into the police or get a licensed firearms dealer to carry it on his “books” for you or sell it.
1. Since no one can obtain a rifle license, you can’t find anyone entitled to buy your rifle.
2. I know of almost no gun dealer who wants the headache, even for a fee, of having to deal with the Ministry of Interior inspectors about having “your” gun on his book. Even though it is “kosher.”
3. Turning your rifle(s) into the police, because your license to possess (even exclusively in your home) your private and valuable property is not renewed because of an administrative decision not to renew it, is confiscation.
And they will send the anti-terror unit of the Border Police to knockdown your door and destroy your home in the process of taking your rifle and you will be arrested and carted away – the TV cameras will be rolling and the newspaper photographers will be snapping photos of the event – you can be sure that the police will invite the media.
If you are a member of the new Rifleman Association you must be “active.” The Ministry of Interior regulations define active as you participating in a minimum of 5 national competitions per year.
GOD BLESS THE SECOND AMMENDMENT and the entire Bill Of Rights! Things Israel lacks.
Enjoy the Shot Show.
This resembles the UK more than it does our popular ideas of what Israel is supposed to be.