The Washington Compost doesn’t bust myths, it makes them.
Let's talk about where I live, the United States of America, where the Constitution recognizes my God given rights to own a gun and it's none of the government's business whether I have a "reason" or not.
If people in other countries want to allow their governments to deny them their God given rights, that's their problem.
Guns cannot be legal or illegal no more than a chainsaw, a lawnmower, pruning shears, or kitchen knives can be considered one or the other. People can commit legal or illegal acts. People can adhere to or break laws. When a mentally deranged man steals a firearm from a law- abiding man or woman, he commits a crime, he breaks the law. That gun is no more legal or illegal than the intent to use it. A gun might provide motive or opportunity, but it cannot prove intent or malice of forethought.
The left is attempting to control the narrative on firearms. They are attempting to anthropomorphize firearms into legal entities with rights and responsibilities, but until they have intellect, cognizance, or sentience, they are still nothing more than tools in the hands of humans who can use them in a legal or illegal manner.
However...teachers ARE armed...defeating Ezra Klein’s propaganda attempt.
Unless things have changed drastically in Israel..... The last time I was there in 1995, everybody was walking around with an M16. There were lots of reservists walking around with their weapons slung muzzle down at bus stops, restaurants, and playgrounds. In Jerusalem, I saw a school play ground where, while the kids were playing on the jungle jim, there was an adult with PRC-77 radio and an m16a2 (again slung administratively over the shoulder) vigilantly watching the young students. I am going to call this article B.S.
Knowing disinformation. According to the far-left gunpolicy.org, there are 500,000 legal private firearms in Israel, self-defense, hunting and sport-shooting are also legitimate reasons for ownership, and there are no restrictions on open or concealed carry for legal gun owners.
Switzerland requires young people, upon reaching 18 years, to get military firearms training and they keep the H&K rifle when they are finished.
I would say that is pretty much the definition of 'promoting gun ownership'.
Israel is surrounded by homicidal maniacs, and it is hard to construct a utopia in such surroundings.
Switzerland, however, is on to something that works.
It is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual society without the turmoil that usually comes with that.
Their secret is a weak central government and highly devolved, decentralized powers - and with well-armed responsible citizens who would never tolerate the loss of their liberty.
This is a bunch of hooey. My brother is in Israel - not in the territories - and has a gun...as do virtually all of his neighbors.