When even Interpol can see it...

Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month's deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians.

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.

The only person who can possibly be responsible for your defense is you. Your government can't be strong everywhere. If you try, you turn your society into a police state, and the criminals and terrorists simply switch to less well defended targets while you pay billions to guard soccer games.

This entry was published Tue Oct 22 03:37:46 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-10-22 03:37:46.0. [Tweet]

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