5 MKs now bear arms in Knesset plenary

At least five Israeli lawmakers now pack heat while attending Knesset sessions, according to a report by Walla news.

Likud MKs Anat Berko and Yoav Kisch, Eyal Ben Reuven of the Zionist Union, and Jewish Home’s Bezalel Smotrich all started carrying sidearms (which they own legally) since the uptick in terrorism, the news site says. They’re joined by Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who was already in the habit of carrying his pistol.

Berko and Kisch are both reservist lieutenant colonels and Ben Reuven is a retired major general.

Likud MK Oren Hazan, who formerly had a gun license, also apparently wants to get cleared once again to carry firearms.

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