Israel To Relax Gun Laws to Help Arm Citizens In the Face Of Ongoing Terrorist Attacks

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The Israeli people, facing war after the surprise terrorists attacks by Hamas this weekend, will now be able to purchase and own guns more conveniently. Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said on Sunday that some of Israel’s stringent gun laws will be relaxed to make ownership of weapons more accessible and arm “as many citizens as possible.” Compared to America, anywhere from 32-60% of people own guns, but only about 2% of Israelis own guns, as reported by the BBC.  The new laws went into effect on Monday in the midst of the ongoing terrorism. Gun ownership among Israeli citizens has consistently been on the rise since 2021 and will most likely jump even further under the new legislation.