The Jewish state is increasingly embracing the idea that good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns, while the Garden State moves in the other direction.
As mentioned in our Daily Digest post last night, the restrictions on civilians carrying firearms are being reduced for those who have served in the armed forces. But this doesn't only affect IDF veterans.
Currently, there are 145,000 carry permits in Israel. That's in addition to those who carry as part of their jobs like police, armed security, and military reserve officers. Another 500,000 are now currently being green-lighted.