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...a polite society.

Although the State of Israel disproves that aphorism, a lot of gun rights folks are pointing to ubiquity of firearms in Israel as a deterrent to violence like yesterday's school shooting in Connecticut.

On the CT School Shooting: Just Remember, Israeli Schools Are Protected With GUNS

Yes they are.

But Israel also has very strict gun control laws.

For example, you can't own a firearm until you are 27 years old, unless you're in the military. And there are strict background checks, rigorous licensing and limits on ammunition.

So... 2nd Amendment fans, be careful what you wish for.
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