Now that the Kenya mall massacre has caught the attention of the world, the “other” attacks by Islamist terrorists have begun to rise further up the Google News food chain. “Islamic terrorists dressed in Nigerian military uniforms assaulted a college inside the country Sunday, gunning down dozens of students as they slept in their dorms and shot those trying to flee,” foxnews.com reports. “‘They started gathering students into groups outside, then they opened fire and killed one group and then moved onto the next group and killed them. It was so terrible,’ one surviving student, who would only give his first name of Idris, told Reuters. As many as 50 students may have been killed in the attack, which began at about 1 a.m. in rural Gujba, Provost Molima Idi Mato of Yobe State College of Agriculture, told The Associated Press . . .
“They attacked our students while they were sleeping in their hostels, they opened fire at them,” he said.
The recent Boston bombing reaffirmed the idea in the American mind that terrorist attacks are like natural disasters. It’s the luck of the draw.
You work in a skyscraper. A bunch of terrorists fly a jet into the building. What can you do to defend yourself—aside from surrender your civil liberties to the government?
You run in a marathon or take your kids to some public event. Someone sets off a bomb. What can you do to defend yourself—aside from surrender your civil liberties to the government?
You’re shopping in a mall or or working in a school. A lone wolf killer or a squad of terrorists starts killing innocent people. What can you do to defend yourself?
Now that’s a difference question. One whose answer should include a discussion of the most effect way to exercise our individual right to keep and bear arms. As we’ve seen in the past. And will see again in the future.
You can’t negotiate with terrorists. The best you can do is to keep them away from your assets or shoot them dead when they appear. As soon as possible.