Armed Citizens May Be the Solution to Terrorism, Says Interpol Secretary GeneralProhibitions on private ownership and carrying of guns is completely totalitarian in every sense; "they" will tell "you" whether you can defend yourself, or whether you must be a sitting duck in a government defined kill zone shooting gallery. It really is that simple.
"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."
One statistic I have never seen: the number of killings which are done in "gun free" zones, where by definition no one can defend himself. I suspect that Europe is one big "gun free" kill zone.
I have lapsed on my concealed carry. That's a mistake. I will correct it.