Israelis Flock To Gun Ranges As Attacks Increase

posted on October 14, 2015

Israelis are rushing to gun stores following a wave of Palestinian knife attacks and government requests that permit holders carry their handguns in public. Washington Post reports that attackers began using knives, stones, guns and vehicles against Israeli citizens and security forces a few weeks ago in Jerusalem—and the attacks have since spread across the country.  

According to Yair Yifrach, the owner of a gun shop and shooting range in the West Bank, the increase in demand has been “dramatic.” “In truth, getting a gun permit in Israel is not easy,” he said. 

“This is something Israelis understand, appreciate and feel secure with,” said Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat. “In America and in Europe, if you see civilians carry guns you get scared. In Israel, it’s exactly the opposite. Given the current escalation in the security situation, those with a licensed firearm who know what to do with it must go out. It’s an imperative.”

Latest

Gun Ad Censorship illustration
Gun Ad Censorship illustration

A Group of Senators Want Government Agencies to Enact Gun Control

Anti-Second Amendment legislators want government agencies to ban gun advertising, to use the financial services sector to restrict gun sales and more. These attacks must be stopped.

First Gear: Prep for the Holidays

Prep for the holidays with these must-haves for gun owners.

The Armed Citizen® December 2, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

A Signal About What the Next Congress Might Do

One noteworthy anti-gun senator doesn’t think President Biden has the votes to bring his anti-gun agenda to fruition.

Shooting Straight with Aurelia Skipwith Giacometto

Aurelia Skipwith Giacometto has a lot to say about the intersection of our Second Amendment rights and wildlife conservation.

New Fronts in the War on Gun Owners

What our adversaries lack in logic, integrity and public support, they make up for in determination, underhandedness and cunning. This is why me must stand together and use the truth to keep our freedom.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.