Israel may move towards stricter gun control laws

The US is apparently not the only county that considers legislation based on a couple unusual events.  From Israel National News:
Israel will consider tightening its gun control laws this year, in response to a heightened rate of criminal incidents involving firearms.
Over the past several months there have been a number shooting attacks unrelated to terrorism.
This past month a lawyer and his daughter were murdered over a monetary dispute, and a worshiper at the Western Wall was killed by an angry security guard.
Public Security Minister MK Yitzchak Aharonovitch (Likud-Yisrael Beiteynu) told a Knesset session dealing with firearm ownership on Wednesday that he plans to review the current requirements for owning a weapon.
The minister plans to change the guidelines for issuing gun permits, so that applicants will have to receive approval from a psychologist in order to receive a license. If they fail that test, they will have to receive the approval from a psychiatrist. . . .



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