News Brief 10/23/2013, Cheshvan 19, 5774
Want a Gun? See a Psychologist
The Knesset passed Wednesday, in a preliminary reading, a bill that would require security guards and other citizens to receive clearance from a psychologist before being allowed to carry a gun.
Citizens wishing to receive a gun permit will have to present confirmation from a psychologist regarding their mental health and to show that they do not have a criminal record involving serious violent offenses. In addition, "professional elements" who identify a gun carrier as being dangerous to himself or to the public will be required to report this to the authorities.