Lesson Learned

Israel has always had a paternalistic but pragmatic view of civilian firearms. As a general rule, they are opposed – but there’ve been exceptions. After a series of school massacres fifty years ago, they liberalized teacher carry in the kibbutzim – until they turned the job over to security (successfully, so far, where “success” doesn’t include civil liberty).

And now, as of last week…:

Israel Police will allow civilians to come armed to performances at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park, Army Radio reported Monday morning. 

This decision comes as huge concert events are set to return to venues, with the first being Israeli star Omer Adam’s upcoming show. The return of these large events brings the need for increased security. Security forces decided to allow civilians to attend events with personal firearms, rather than increasing the amount of security personnel, Army Radio report noted.

Can’t say I didn’t try to warn them, where “them” = everyone that treats self-defense as a privilege.

9 thoughts on “Lesson Learned

  1. Voting DFL is a habit not a decision. You don’t have to know what’s going on; you don’t pay attention. You don’t have to connect the dots – what dots?

    Note that this doesn’t explain AWFLs like Liebling. They fall under Orwell’s observation, It was always the women, and above all the young ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the Party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers−out of unorthodoxy

  2. Liebling is a bought and paid for stooge for Mayo Clinic, so she doesn’t give a flying rat’s ass about rural Minnesotans.

  3. ^ Knowing people who grew up in southern MN where Mayo Clinic has been busy buying out the competition, I can say on their behalf that the Mayo Clinic doesn’t give a flying rat’s ass about rural Minnesotans either.

  4. We live in the (distant) shadow of Mayo and my DFL suburban sisters were shocked to learn that our medical insurance cost twice theirs.

    Shocked for an instant, then they went right on voting DFL out of habit.

    It used to be everyone in my little town was a Democrat, now you can’t find enough to fill the chairs around a card table.

    Wonder why that is.

  5. BTW: jdm, loved the Orwell quote.

    Wonder what he would have to say about Roseville.

  6. Comments relate to an earlier post. Weird.

    The photo of the linked article is a 9mm but Powerline posts lots of photos of Israeli soldiers carrying battle rifles in public (okay, yes, they’re generally hot chicks with guns which is a whole different category from what we’re talking about, but still). They don’t seem to have much trouble. I wonder what the parameters of the new rule will be? If the AWFLs were in charge, it would be 9mm hardball only, 10 round mag, one mag limit, with proof of ownership and training and insurance and post a peace bond and / / /

  7. Maybe we’ll get around to the notion that concealed carry is a good idea in Israel. Given the over-penetration of FMJ/hardball, though, I’m hoping (as I’d guess Bigman is as well) that the regulations he suggests aren’t implemented. I’d certainly be reluctant to use something that penetrates to 30″ or so in a concert setting.

    My thought is that a concert in a big public venue needs to primarily avoid cases where a sniper/madman can get the jump on people, and to me, that means dedicated security in prominent places. Not against concealed carry, but I don’t know if it deals well with what Hamas did, and quite frankly with the threat like in the Las Vegas shootings.

  8. bike,
    A good friend of mine is from Israel and goes back there a couple of times annually. He served as a Captain in the IDF. He laughs at our airport security and how stupid and cumbersome it is, all to satisfy the sjws and their resistance to “profiling.” In the airports in Israel, they utilize have security in strategic places, as well as surveillance cameras that are monitored from a command center for quick response. No one goes through scanners, etc. This system has been very effective in thwarting several potential threats.

  9. In any number of areas, it strikes me what when we cast a wide net instead of looking at your biggest risks, we tend to miss the biggest risks. Oopsie. But what do a few thousand needless deaths annually mean? /sarc off

    To your point, yes, we need to start doing a lot more profiling to see who might be our risks,and to the question of concerts, maybe, just maybe, we don’t hold concerts and events in places where snipers could hide or infiltrate.

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