Israeli National Security Minister Plans to Streamline Firearm Licensing Process

According to JPost, National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir of Israel plans to present a proposal to simplify the firearm licensing process on Tuesday. According to the ministry, Ben-Gvir aims to shorten the waiting time for the interview component of the gun permit application and expedite the approval process. He intends to achieve this goal by increasing the staff at the Firearms Licensing Division of the ministry.

There are currently 17,373 pending applications, with 6,600 at the document submission stage and 10,773 awaiting interviews. Ben-Gvir's plan to improve the firearm licensing process comes as the number of applications has risen.