Police call on citizens with firearm license to carry their weapons

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Illustrative: A man prepares to load bullets in his 9mm semi-automatic handgun for a shooting demonstration at his gun range, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Illustrative: A man prepares to load bullets in his 9mm semi-automatic handgun for a shooting demonstration at his gun range, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Police commissioner Kobi Shabtai calls on residents with licensed firearms to carry them, following the two terror attacks in Jerusalem.

In a statement, police say that Shabtai has “called more than once to the public who holds a firearms license and is trained to use it when it is necessary to carry the weapon.”

“Over the years, more than once civilians skilled in the use of licensed weapons neutralized terrorists and prevented more serious attacks when they were near the scene of an attack. Those citizens even prevented harm to civilians and the security forces more than once,” the statement says.

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