Comptroller to probe Israel gun laws
Tova Tzimuki
Published: 19.12.12, 10:47
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1. Gun Control
Get Real ,   UK   (12.19.12)
Hopefully this will not impinge on the need and rights for Israelis to be able to defend themselves against murderous assaults from Palestinian terrorists and infiltrators
2. Who is going to review HAMAS gun laws ?
Jules   (12.19.12)
3. Gun control in Israel is already pretty strict
Chopper4 ,   CPT, South Africa   (12.19.12)
Ordinary Israelis have no chance of getting guns willy nilly. When I wanted to get a gun, my kibbutz armory had to buy and then I paid them back. Unless you have real good reasons to buy a gun and those reasons are valid only then can a private person buy a gun. It is generally companies, kibbutzim, Moshavim and Yishuvim that can get guns easier than others. Private citizens getting guns in Israel is pretty close to impossible. That is from personal experience.
4. How about probing the sources and
jason white ,   afula,israel   (12.19.12)
amounts of illegal firearms in arab villages and where do they get all the ammo from? With all the deaths and injuries from auto accidents, there should be a ban on the ownership of all vehicles. There have been cases of canibalism in the U.S. Why not have the state comptroller also probe that here? It is hard enough to legally own a gun here and Jews are denied the right of self defense. What about security guards receiving weapons that do not fire or are the wrong caliber according to the law? Or people who cannot pass a course to hit a target more than 30-50% and geta certificate that they did? What about security guards that are hired privately and either show up with a personal weapon or no weapon? Some mentally deranged person that wants to kill his wife and has no pistol will use a knife or his bare hands. If they are mad enough to kill, they will.
5.  A well thought out strategy for gaining promotion
ky   (12.19.12)
Problem is that Israelis need guns more than the average American
6. While you're at it
Devorah   (12.19.12)
you better check the laws on spears, blowdarts, lances, trebuchets, crossbows, blackjacks, shurikens, bows & arrows, stiletto heels, umbrellas and knitting needles.
7. the dinosaur moves and the tail waggles
observer   (12.19.12)
the 51st state
8. Mmm -
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (12.19.12)
I Think regarding the Lawabiding Cityzens need of Individual protection, that a Handgun in public, and a Shotgun in the Home, is enuff to gard against Personal attacks in Public, and Attacks against the Home. As regarding the Handgun I Would Recomend the Revolver because of its simplicity of Operation and Security of function. The Pistol is more prone to Malfunctioning. The Cityzen should be Required a Certificat for Ableness to handle the defensive Guns and A Teaching Juridically when their Use is Allowed But - when in risk of Facing Terrorism, an Automatic Gun May/Could/Should be Required for Public Personel Facing and dealing with it. Arn.Sweden.
9. There should be a ranking
According to their capacities of arming someone and according to their rankings weapons should be considered more or less legal and have more or less restrictions to carry them. Obviously a pocket knife is less armful than a handgun
10. Israeli law is to be admired and enhanced
Israel has sensible gun laws and a periodic review of any regulation is prudent. International stats shows the country scores among the lowest in gun linked homicides. Guns belong in the hands of trained and monitored security professionals not the general public.
11. someone should let Ynet know that Connecticut is in USA
and therefore the Israeli Comptroller's jurisdiction over that matter is in question.
12. Leftist thinking is infesting the world,
Paul ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.19.12)
including Israel, with a restricted consciousness and malicious disregard for human life and freedom. Always using every problem in society to grab governmental power at the expense of human right to free-choice.
13. re10
John H ,   usa   (12.19.12)
they have the lowest gun death ratio because nearly everyone has one, i have an idea, since legislating away guns will some how stop deaths by guns, we should legislate that the mayan calendar continue to avoid the end of the world
BEN JABO (MACHAL)   (12.20.12)
15. Stupid conversation...
Andrew ,   Jaffa   (12.20.12)
So if a drunken idiot gets behind the wheel of a car and kills a bunch of innocent bystanders, should cars be banned too? This whole gun-ban hysteria is an adventure in missing the point.
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