“A woman was beheaded in at a house in north London this afternoon, with witnesses reporting that a man then went ‘on the loose with a machete,'” breitbart.com reports. “Police say the suspect, a 25 year old male is now in custody at a local hospital receiving treatment for wounds sustained during the course of his arrest. He will be assessed by psychiatrists, tested for drugs and questioned by Homicide and Major Crimes officers. . . . DCI John Sandlin, who is leading the investigation, earlier said . . .
This was a highly visible attack in broad daylight on a residential street. I can understand why this may cause people concern, however we are confident that we are not looking for anyone else at this stage… Local officers and specialist detectives are at the scene and will remain there for many hours to come.
We could have filed this story under This Is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace. But the point is the same: whether they’re facing a crazed killer or a determined terrorist or some combination thereof, a disarmed people are defenseless against barbaric attack.
Even in a police state, there aren’t enough police to protect the populace. And if the police are the problem . . . there is no solution, save armed self-defense. [h/t Henry Bowman]