The Right to Carry a Gun is a Basic Human Right
Thank you to Internal Security Minister Gilad Ardan and MK Ohana for the new approach to gun licensing. From now on, all former combat soldiers with no criminal record will be allowed to get a gun license. Pictured here is the government ad announcing the new law. It says, “More trained gun license holders, more personal security”. From now, it will not only be hostile or criminal elements who have guns in Israel. Instead, loyal, law-abiding citizens will have them as well. All that is left is for us to internalize that the right to self-defense is a basic human right with which man was created, in the image of G-d. The state can negate the right to carry a gun from those people who endanger the public. But the default mode should be that every citizen has the right to carry a gun, as part of all the human rights that the state should protect. The state does not give us the right to carry guns. We have that already. All that it can do is take that right away.