Not Just in the U.S. How Easy Is It to Get Hold of Illegal Firearms in Israel?

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, authorities decry the availability of firearms in Israel; illegal guns were used in a reported 1,060 shootings last year.

Could anything resembling the Sandy Hook school massacre in the United States happen here? Some commentators maintain that Israel's relatively strict gun laws render it unlikely, but Israel Police statistics show that in 2011 there were 1,060 reported shootings involving the use of illegal weapons - and it's assumed that the actual number is even higher. The number for 2012, they say, will be even greater than...