…says Interpol Secretary General.
Whaaaat? Say it ain’t so! Citizens protecting themselves with firearms?
Oh the humanity!
The blood baths! Oh, wait, there hasn’t really been any blood baths in places that allow their citizens to protect themselves. Who’d have thunk it.
Giving people the ability to DEFEND themselves IS a CIVIL RIGHT!
Being able to shoot back at assholes that are hell bent on murder and mayhem should be a no-brainer.
By JD Tuccille
What do you do when terrorists turn from attacking well-protected government buildings and transportation centers in favor of anyplace that people may congregate? Specifically, how do you address bloody scenarios like the assault on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya by the Islamist group al-Shabaab, which killed at least 61 civilians? Well, the Secretary General of Interpol, the international police-coordination organization, says you either start providing “extraordinary security” perimeters around anything that might be a target, or else let people carry the means to defend themselves. Surprisingly, he seems to lean toward empowering individuals to take responsibility for their own defense.
In an interview with ABC News, Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said:
“Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem,” Noble said. “One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you’re going to have to pass through extraordinary security.”