Rav Dovid Yosef, son of Chacham Ovadiah Yosef zt”l and member of the Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah of the Shas party, stated yesterday that anyone who has a gun license is obligated to carry his weapon this Shabbos due to the increased security threat in Yerushalayim and elsewhere.
Rav Yosef also stated that shuls must make sure that there is a charged cell phone available in to be used in the shul on Shabbos in the case of an emergency.
Rav Yosef lives in Har Nof, where Tuesday morning’s terrorist attack took place.
“If there is even just a one in one hundred possibility that by acting a certain way, someone’s life might be saved, one is obligated to act,” Rav Yosef said.
“Because of the present danger, I believe that anyone who has a gun license should carry [a gun] on Shabbat…,” he said.