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| Israelis still prefer not to own a gun, despite eased qualifications

Chaya V    
Thursday, 11 October 8:58 PM

Since the public security minister changed the criteria for gun permits, over 2,800 civilians have requested a permit, an increase of 183 percent compared to the same period last year. Still, the numbers are far lower than the ministry’s initial estimates that a change in criteria would lead to 35,000-40,000 requests.

In light of the meager public response, the ministry now estimates that only about 10,000 additional people will receive gun permits, bringing the total number to about 140,000, not including members of the police force and the army.

Full Story (Haaretz.com)
       
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