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Rundown of Gun Licensing Laws in Israel
One in 19 private Israeli citizens owns a licensed gun - what criteria must they meet?
20 May 2013
There are 292,625 licensed guns in private hands in Israel. Some 160,000 are owned by citizens who meet specific licensing criteria, like former members of the security forces and residents of the territories. The other roughly 130,000 guns are registered to organizations that employ guards, like security firms, and companies located in the territories.
These figures do not include weapons belonging to the Israel Defense Forces, Israel Police, Israel Prison Service and other official bodies.
The math works out to one private weapon per 19 Israeli adults.