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Thread: After Westgate, Interpol Chief Ponders 'Armed Citizenry'

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    After Westgate, Interpol Chief Ponders 'Armed Citizenry'

    Exclusive: After Westgate, Interpol Chief Ponders 'Armed Citizenry', Oct. 21, 2013, By JOSH MARGOLIN

    "In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Noble said there are really only two choices for protecting open societies from attacks like the one on Westgate mall where so-called "soft targets" are hit: either create secure perimeters around the locations or allow civilians to carry their own guns to protect themselves."

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/exclus...ry?id=20637341

    The problem is that creating "secure perimeters" around all possible targets is impossible. Interpol Secretary General Ron Noble is pretty clear: "You can't have armed police forces everywhere." Given that Noble is right that we have only two alternatives, it seems to me that there is no option but to accept his second option: let people defend themselves. [ ... ] ABC News goes on to immediately mention the deadly "movie theater in Aurora, Col., a suburb of Denver," but, of course, the story fails to note that the movie theater was a gun-free zone. http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/2013/1...hink-that.html
    Use of civilian versus citizen seems to signal OWG satrap, even here on OCDO.

    ETA: Paris Shooting Spree Sets Off Manhunt [Interpol?]

    "Prosecutors showed photos taken from surveillance video showing a man with a pump-action gun, and said he was suspected in another gun-related incident last week at an all-news television network as well. [ ... ] Such gun violence is relatively rare in France, where the possession of weapons is strictly regulated. Still, a few cases have shocked the nation, including that of a 24-year-old man who went on a rampage in and around Toulouse in March 2012, killing seven people."

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/...05483257662884
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    How's that new DSL working, compared to the old carrier pigeon service you used to have?

    This is old news that's been hashed and rehashed all over the gun boards. At this point the only "news" is that the guy was not fired for saying ot and that other than a lot of talk nothing has changed.

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