Terrorism forces us to reconsider gun laws

What many people might not know about Sweden is that the “gun control” debate is non-existent. It’s not even a political issue, it’s not debated, it isn’t adressed. In Sweden it’s just a given that people shouldn’t be allowed to use guns. It’s not even legal to carry pepper spray, no less a knife.

But consider this: The Islamic State has now encouraged its followers to attack people in their homes. To just choose a random apartment or suburbia house, go in there, and kill people.

“What if they choose my home?” <- That’s a thought nobody wants to have, but are forced to consider now, even if the chances are low.

ISIS latest statement also encouraged jihadists to attack markets, roads and general masses. That’s what we saw in England recently where 3 islamists first attacked people with a car, then jumped out and started stabbing random people in the streets.

Interpol has said that legalizing guns could prevent terrorism. Secretary general Ronald Noble referred to a massacre in Nairobi, where al-Shabab attacked a mall and killed 67 people, injuring 175. This attack lasted for hours. He ponders: Would it be possible for terrorists to spend several hours shooting people in a state like Texas?

Those who are pro gun-control need to ask themselves: Where would you rather be when a terror attack happens? In a location where law-abiding citizens are allowed to carry guns? Or a location where they aren’t?

Politicians tell us not to be afraid. That “love will conquer”. I get the feeling that terrorism won’t be taken seriously until it starts happening in the politicians own white neighborhoods. Politicians don’t live in the same society we do. They live in nice apartheid-societies they’ve setup for themselves, where they never have to experience the consequences of their own decisions.

Bad people already have guns. Shouldn’t the good ones be allowed to have them too? It’s obvious the government isn’t gonna protect you at this point, so shouldn’t we at least be able to protect ourselves?

In Sweden it’s impossible for an average joe to buy a pistol that you can keep at home for self-defense. But if you wanna buy a gun illegally you can go to a ghetto and have it done in 5 hours.

Look at the Paris attacks in 2015. In the Bataclan 89 people died and more than 300 were injured, but over 1000 visitors were present in the location. Two police were nearby and before the special-operations team arrived they ran into the building and shot one of the terrorists.

Afterwards this action has been attributed with saving hundreds of peoples lives. The leader of the special-operations team, Christophe Molmy, said that the two cops made it possible to stop the killings.

But how ridiculous isn’t that? If one of the consert visitors would’ve been armed they could’ve done exactly what the cops did, and this long before the cops arrived. In other words, they could’ve saved even more peoples lives.

Should we, as citizens, just sit around and hope that a cop happens to be nearby when an attack is made on our lives? Unarmed citizens are just sitting ducks.

 

 

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