In Israel all barreled arms shooting metallic ammunition are considered firearms and therefore require a special government license to own. Airsoft arms are defined as "dangerous weapons"; while they are not licensed as firearms, they may only be sold to recognized airsoft clubs. Since civilians do not automatically have the right to carry firearms in Israel (citizens have to comply with certain conditions and prove "necessity"), only people who fulfill the restrictive criteria for owning and carrying pistols may purchase an air rifle or pistol. Members of recognized shooting clubs are excepted and may own air rifles or pistols, and other sporting firearms, after proving two years of competitive activity. The Ministry of the Interior sometimes changes the qualifications for purchasing and owning air guns.
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Famous quotes containing the word israel:
“...that he may learn that there is a prophet in Israel.”
—Bible: Hebrew, 2 Kings 5:8.
Elijah to the king of Israel who has received a letter from the king of Syria looking for someone to cure his commander of leprosy.
“We Americans are the peculiar, chosen peoplethe Israel of our time; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“For in the division of the nations of the whole earth he set a ruler over every people; but Israel is the Lords portion: whom, being his firstborn, he nourisheth with discipline, and giving him the light of his love doth not forsake him. Therefore all their works are as the sun before him, and his eyes are continually upon their ways.”
—Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 17:17-9.