This video above, French police eliminate the terrorist behind the wheel of the truck that he used to claim some 84 innocent lives, and injure dozens more. Needless to say, the police are using guns. The Nice attack is a case of good guys with guns stopping a bad guy with a truck.
The paper published a photograph of a damaged, long-distance delivery truck, which it said was riddled with bullets and images of emergency services treating the injured. Social media carried images of those hit lying apparently lifeless in pools of blood, prompting police to ask people to stop such posts.
The driver was shot and killed by police. Presumably, every bullet fired at the jihadi came from les flics; it’s nearly impossible for ordinary people to legally carry defensive firearms in France.
The driver apparently had a gun of his own.
The man had opened fire on the crowd, local government chief Christian Estrosi told BFM TV, and weapons and grenades were found inside the truck after he was killed.
From the view of terrorists, this was a very effective and cheaply produced attack. It only required one jihadi and the ability to steal, buy, or rent a truck. I expect copycat attacks in other locales, including the United States. I hope armed Americans are on the scene — before the police arrive.
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