John Thompson at the National Post, writing about the Islamic terror attacks in India writes:
The Mumbai attacks represent a scenario that few Western police and security forces have dared envision. Fewer still have prepared for it.
The basic strategy: use a large number of attackers to overwhelm a target city’s ability to respond, and then suddenly switch focus to high value targets and seize hostages.
The US is not as good of a target for these types of attacks precisely because of the second amendment. But that doesn’t mean that we are immune to them. Especially with all of our “gun free zones” and “gun free cities”
Yeah, I’m looking at you D.C., Chicago, and San Fran.
If lots (or even just “some”) of ordinary people in the Mumbai hotels had been armed, those attacks probably wouldn’t have worked as well.
The bad news about an Obama presidency is his desire to ban all semiautomatic handguns (which is most handguns in the United States), and his support of cities (such as Chicago) to shit on the second amendment and turn entire cities into massive gun free zones.
The good news about the pending Obama presidency is that gun and ammo sales are going through the roof right now as Americans are arming themselves while they can.
I drove by Red’s Gun Range in south Austin yesterday and it was jammed packed. The parking lot was completely full.
The attacks in Mumbai this week, and the potential for the same types of attacks being coordinated in the United States makes me even more aware of carrying my Springfield XD 45ACP Compact (my concealed carry weapon of choice) with me everywhere that the law allows.
I refuse to be a victim. And I’ll refuse to allow my fellow Americans to be victims if I can help it.
The Jawa Report has a post about American Muslims who are justifying the attacks.
This idiot at Langarhall writes, “Mumbai Attacks: Terrorism has no Religion.” Except that it does. It’s called Islam.
Though I’d argue that Islam is not a religion. It is a barbaric death cult.