Some left wing myths about Israel's gun control laws, and how they make use of tactics similar to the 'militia' concept stated in the 2nd A. Israel proves the NRA's arguments In reality, Israel's gun policy is living proof of the arguments the American gun lobby has been making for years. ... In the past, proponents of limiting civilian access to firearms have extolled Israel as having the proper approach to limiting mass shootings, pointing to the numerous legal hoops Israelis must jump through in order to be granted a gun license. ... Erdan explained that "civilians well trained in the use of weapons provide reinforcement in the struggle against terrorism", while Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called for every resident to carry a gun, and was even photographed traveling the city carrying a Glock 23. In addition, the overwhelming majority of terror attacks in Israel are stopped by armed civilians, not law enforcement. For example, the terrorists in the 2016 Sarona market attack were stopped by armed passersby. A pistol-carrying tour guide put an end to the 2017 ramming attack in Arnona that left four soldiers dead. In Israeli eyes, guns are a valuable deterrent against terrorism. In fact, terrorists have told the Shin Bet internal security service that they often target haredi Jews due to the high likelihood that they are unarmed. As some here know already, I have no problems with a state regulating firearms, and I'm also opposed to concealed carry, as well as allowing full auto weapons for sale to the public, and I also don't believe for a second the 2nd A overrides states' rights to regulate firearms as they see fit to via due process in their own legislatures. These aren't contradictions, they're personal opinions versus law, and I don't think my opinions trump law, whether I like the law or not, so spare me the usual sniveling over that stuff here. That also means states can do what the Israelis do, and then some if they so choose to as well, including allowing private citizens to carry full auto weapons, though I would let the state issue them and control who gets them. In any case, arming citizens not only works, it works very well, and 'gun free zones' are one of the stupidest ideas ever dreamed up. Our territory is far too large, and our cities are far too spread out to lie about the realities of police response times, and it is only common sense that much of the responsibility has to be shouldered by civilian volunteers.