A TTAG reader from the Emerald Isle writes:
Here are four news article from Ireland about a recent spate of carjackings: Two elderly German tourists suffer carjacking ordeal; Boy (15) in court in relation carjacking of taxi driver; Man charged in connection to pregnant woman carjacking and Knocked-out carjack victim awake and recovering – family. Four in a few days. It may not seem like much but for Ireland, for such a small country, it’s a lot. I have a partner and two small kids how can I protect them? I can’t have a gun or knife for self-defence. We are not allowed TASERs or pepper spray! The criminals here run riot as even the police mostly are unarmed. Americans should be thankful for their gun rights.