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In Support of the Armed Individual

The London Daily Mail’s [1] Ian Gallagher: [1]

The only terrorist captured alive after the Mumbai [2] massacre has given police the first full account of the extraordinary events that led to it – revealing he was ordered to ‘kill until the last breath’.

Azam Amir Kasab [3], 21, from Pakistan, said the attacks were meticulously planned six months ago and were intended to kill 5,000 people.

He revealed that the ten terrorists, who were highly trained in marine assault and crept into the city by boat, had planned to blow up the Taj Mahal Palace hotel [4]after first executing British and American tourists and then taking hostages.

[5]So… 300 feared dead. All of this by ten people. How can so small a number cause so much death? Simple; Nobody could defend themselves.

Imagine, dear reader, what would have happened, had these terrorists run into an armed populace, as opposed to an entire city of sheep. The guy who took this photo… one Sebastian D’Souza, asked the police on scene to shoot this guy. Nobody did. The police, it seems were the only ones armed, and the only ones capable of responding.  They did nothing, for reasons we can only guess at.

D’Souza told The Scottsman [6], later:

“There were armed policemen hiding all around the station, but none of them did anything,” he said. “At one point, I ran up to them and told them to use their weapons. I said: ‘Shoot them, they’re sitting ducks!’, but they just didn’t shoot back. When the gunmen moved towards the rear of the station the police refused to follow them. What is the point of having policemen with guns if they refuse to use them? I only wish I had a gun rather than a camera.”

There does seem some question if the police weren’t in on this attack.  However that may be, I’m willing to bet there’s a lot of other families that wish someone had a gun to respond to the threat.  The lesson here, in all it’s bloody detail is that we cannot depend on government to defend us.

BUt after all the attacks we’ve seen over the last 10 years, around the world all of them to the same effect… Islamo-fascists aside, we still have Virginia Tech [7], Columbine [8]HS, and a few others.  In each case, the victims were chosen because they are unarmed… by government fiat. Sitting ducks.

But since nobody listened back then, I don’t suppose they’re going to listen now.

No matter how many people die. After all, having guns would encourage violence, right?