GUNS FOR ISRAELIS BUT NOT FOR NEW YORKERS | 2002-05-04
I saw a picture in Time Magazine of an Israeli woman showing the weapon she carries all the time. Have you heard any calls for gun control in Israel? New York's Jewish population solidly backs that state's gun ban but not a one of those folks wants the same law in Israel.
Is New York safe? Of course not. But if minorities threaten New Yorkers, the New Yorker gets a minimum sentence of one year in prison if he carries a weapon for self-protection. After all, Jews in New York look upon themselves as a minority group in sympathy with the oppressed minority groups.
But in Israel, the oppressed minority is the Palestinians, so that's a completely different matter.