Friday, November 02, 2007

Israel, the Gun-Lover's Paradise... or not?

According to the August, 2007 report of the Ministry of the Interior, the amount of firearms in civilian hands has been successfully reduced over last eight years.

From 301,243 guns in civilian hands in 1999 they
went to 214,751 guns in civilian hands in 2007.

Of these firearms, 127,811 are owned by corporations.
13,227 are on expired licenses.

I remind you all Israel has 7.1 million people. As such, assuming ever one of those guns is held by a person, less then 2% of our population are armed as civilians.

Do I need to explain how bad that is?


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