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Amit, Yakov. 2012 ‘Firearm Licensing.’ Gun Control in Israel - A Short History, p. 12. Jerusalem: Ministry of Public Security of Israel. 1 November

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Firearm Licensing

In 1993, following the endorsement of the Minister of the Interior, the recommendations of the Cohen committee were adopted, and the Ministry of the Interior began developing new criteria for firearm licensing. In 1995 the criteria were completed, reflecting a more restrictive policy…

The new criteria would allow weapons to be issued to:

- People who reside or work in dangerous geographical locations

- People employed in lines of work requiring extra security

- Groups involved in the country's public security

In addition, it was decided that the criteria should be constantly reviewed and updated.

Renewing Licenses…

The Committee recommended shortening the time to every three years…

Government offices would have to renew their licenses every five years, and private organizations every three years…

[Yakov Amit is head of the Firearm Licensing Department]

ID: Q8774

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