The future of Israel as a Jewish state and as a democratic state depends on arming and training the Jews, community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, to defend themselves. The government has to permit and facilitate it.

It should be emphasized that the threat is to every Jewish neighborhood in the country and every sector of the Jewish population. The Arab terrorists are not coming to murder secular Jews. They are not coming to murder “settlers”. They are not coming to murder Haredim. They are coming to murder Jews.

Every Jew in Israel should apply for a license to own a weapon. We should write to every Jewish member of the Knesset demanding legislation mandating the right to own and bear arms. The government and the Knesset should be inundated with requests for licenses and demands for the right to own and bear arms. In fact, we should all demand that weapons confiscated from the terrorists be distributed to Jews. Meanwhile, every community and every city should bring in experts to teach their residents how to secure and defend their neighborhoods.

The police cannot do it all and cannot do it fast enough. Israel has seen many terrorist attacks cut short by armed civilians at the scene. One shudders to think what would have been if they had had to wait for the armed police team to arrive.

The best solution to bad guys with guns is good guys with guns.