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After Mass Public Shooting in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu announces that “Firearm licensing will be e

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 3/15/2023
Israel just had a mass public shooting where seven people were murdered. Compare Israel’s response to that in California, where they have just had several mass public shootings. In California, few people have a concealed handgun permit. Half Moon Bay is in San Mateo County had 24 permits with 591,048 adults (one permit per every 24,630 adults). Monterey Park and Beverly Crest are in Los Angeles County and had 1,378 permits last year with an adult population of 7.8 million (one permit for every 5,660 adults). In contrast, they know that armed civilians are necessary to stop mass public shootings in Israel.