Court reveals Beersheba shooter's argument for keeping gun

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May 21, 2013 11:25

With finger-pointing rampant over how and why Itamar Alon, a former Border Guard, who shot and killed four people in a Beersheba bank on Monday, had a weapon despite an earlier police request to confiscate his weapon, the courts sent out a copy of the transcript of the hearing over confiscating his weapon.

The court transcript from August 8, 2011 reveals that Alon's "winning argument" for keeping his weapon appeared to be that his life was in danger and he needed the weapon for self-defense.

In an incident in 2002, Alon ran to the site of a terror attack at an IDF base in Beersheba and shot and killed one of the terrorists.

Alon told the court that the terrorist's family was planning and trying to kill him and that he had even tried to cover-up his identity, but that once his identity as the "hero" who killed the terrorist was made public, he was in permanent danger without a weapon.


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