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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:52 AM

Israelis shoot down NRA's claim that the Jewish State uses more weapons to keep schools safe

Israelis shoot down NRA's claim that the Jewish State uses more weapons to keep schools safe

JERUSALEM — When it comes to Israel and school shootings, Wayne LaPierre doesn’t know what he’s talking about, Israeli security experts said Sunday.

Such shootings are very rare in Israel and have been associated with terror attacks, not crazed gunmen, they said.

Appearing on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, NRA honcho LaPierre said: “Israel had a whole lot of school shootings, until they did one thing. They said we’re going to stop it and they put armed security in every school and they have not had a problem since then.”

But Yigal Palmor, spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said the situation in Israel was “fundamentally different” from that in the United States.

“We didn’t have a series of school shootings, and they had nothing to do with the issue at hand in the United States. We had to deal with terrorism,” said Palmor.


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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:55 AM

1. Amazing! NRA uses Israel as example....

A country that has strict gun control.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:22 AM

2. Not to mention multiple wars affecting their territory

I have plenty of criticisms of Israel, but their gun policy (except in certain settlement areas, which isn't what LaPierre was talking about) isn't one of them.

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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:01 PM

3. The truth not NRA lies

Lets get truth about the Israeli position on guns:Not the lies from the NRA!
JERUSALEMIsrael's policy on issuing guns is restrictive, and armed guards at its schools are meant to stop terrorists, not crazed or disgruntled gunmen, experts said Monday, rejecting claims by America's top gun lobby that Israel serves as proof for its philosophy that the U.S. needs more weapons, not fewer.

Far from the image of a heavily armed population where ordinary people have their own arsenals to repel attackers, Israel allows its people to acquire firearms only if they can prove their professions or places of residence put them in danger. The country relies on its security services, not armed citizens, to prevent terror attacks.

Though military service in Israel is compulsory, routine familiarity with weapons does not carry over into civilian life. Israel has far fewer private weapons per capita than the U.S., and while there have been gangster shootouts on the streets from time to time, gun rampages outside the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are unheard of.

The National Rifle Association responded to the Dec. 14 killing of 20 first-graders and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school by resisting calls for tighter gun control and calling for armed guards and police at schools. On Sunday, the lobby's chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, invoked his perception of the Israeli school security system to back his proposal.

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