Israel Should Adopt America’s Second Amendment
Considering anyone in Israel can be attacked by terrorists leading to loss of lives, Israel should allow for the arming of her citizenry as a means of rapid defense anywhere in the country. And the formation of local militias.
America’s Second Amendment states:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The Second Amendment has two distinct protections. The formation of militias to handle state security defense, which could be narrowed down to villages and cities due to geographics of her country.
Having the individual right to keep and bear arms; with the comma between arms and shall shows the distinction of two separate rights, are the reasons it is both a militia and individual right under the American Constitution that could easily be adopted in Israel as a means of defense.
The reason for arming everyone who is of legal age, and not a convicted felon, is terrorists look for soft targets. Arming her citizenry will make few soft targets.
Terrorists do not care about civility. They care about killing as many as they can until they are stopped by force. More often than not, that force comes through arms.
With the draft Israel has, most are already familiar with proper firearms ownership. They have been trained and can be of service after they leave via militias. Those militias of already trained people can be in position to defend faster than the IDF in many cases.
Terrorists do not care about anything other than killing innocents out of propaganda fueled hatred for all Israelis. The best way to limit murder of innocents is to give those who could be at the receiving end of an attack the means to defend themselves.
To save lives when a small nation is surrounded by threats that come from within and without, arming the Israeli people makes sense. Adopting America’s Second Amendment would do just that. Arming, and continuing IDF training after leaving the IDF via militias, would put all Israelis in a more secure position against terrorists.