“The mysterious pal of Syed Rizwan Farook who bought the rifles used in last week’s deadly terror attack in Southern California has told authorities Farook aborted an earlier attack, Fox News has learned.” As of writing, there are no details on the unrealized attack. “Authorities had previously nid that Farook and Malik were planning a follow-up attack after the San Bernardino assault when they were killed in a gun battle with local authorities last week. However, they have been unable to identify what the target of that attack would have been.” What is clear . . .
Islamic fundamentalist terrorists are no longer confining their attacks to symbolic targets like the World Trade Center, Fort Hood and the Texas cartoon contest. While those sorts of propaganda-worthy targets are still in the cards, “lone wolf” killers are now looking for simple targets of opportunity. In other words, anywhere where groups of people gather.
If that isn’t enough to make you wary, a reliable source tells us that the number of Mexicans or Latin Americans crossing our southern border illegally has fallen while the number of other foreign nationals making the same journey – specifically Somalis and people of Middle Eastern origin – has increased. Also of note: the Texas DPS has testified that they’ve apprehended multiple people on the terrorist watch list entering the country illegally on the Texas border.
All of which means it’s even more important for Americans to arm up and be hyper-vigilant in crowds. (As if you didn’t know. As if that isn’t happening.) I highly recommend putting at least two tourniquets, a trunk gun and a cheap cell phone in your vehicle. Meanwhile, I’m thinking that open carry will become more socially acceptable as San Bernardino-style attacks become more common. In any case, keep your powder dry.