The Jerusalem Post reports that the official Israeli response to the increase in “lone wolf” terror attacks is about the same as the de facto American one: more guns in civilian hands.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Wednesday approved a number of measures to ease the requirements for firearm permits, as Israel copes with a wave of “lone wolf” terrorism.
“In recent weeks many citizens have helped the Israel Police subdue terrorists who carried out attacks,” he said.
“Citizens with firearms training are a multiplying force for the police in their fight against terrorism and therefore I will take measures to ease the restrictions at this time.”
There has been a marked shift in domestic concealed carry circles post-Paris and post-San Bernardino towards people tooling up for the sake of the community (as opposed to just individual self-defense).