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Ken’s letter to the WSJ re gun control, and why we should consider Israel’s policies



Above: Video of Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat discussing the success of his Jerusalem’s revised gun control policies.

On October 7, 2017, SaveTheWest.com founder and president Ken Abramowitz submitted the following letter to the editor of the Wall St. Journal. The letter has not been published, so we are posting it here:

Letters To The Editor
Wall St. Journal
200 Liberty Street
New York, New York 10281

Dear Editor:

The “Gun Control After Las Vegas” article (10/5) concluded that “the chance that the American people will ever disarm remains zero.”

Although some extra controls may be warranted in some states, this effort is not the key issue.

There will always be 1% or so of the population who are criminals. The bigger question is what should the 99% of us do?

Let’s look at Israel. Because of sustained terrorism over many years, particularly in the Jerusalem area, local authorities encouraged reserve and retired policeman and soldiers to carry guns at all times. According to a speech recently given by the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, this change increased the percentage of the population with guns from 3% to 10%, on a daily basis.

And as a result, the number of terror attacks fell precipitously in the past 2 years. What a surprise!


Kenneth Abramowitz

New York, NY




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Jon Sutz was the Consulting Editor & Videographer of SaveTheWest.com from 2014 through August 2020. Jon is a liberty-oriented multimedia graphic designer, writer and creative consultant, based in Charlottesville, VA (jonsutz.com). Most recently, Jon authored his first book, about the dog that helped to save his life after 9/11, "Saved By Shayna: Life Lessons From A Miracle Dog," and is creating an activism campaign to help prevent dogs from suffering in hot cars: HeatKills.org.