INTERPOL CHIEF: ARM CIVILIANS
Suggestion Embraces Concealed Carry
By Harold Hutchison
In the wake of the attack on the Westgate Mall near Nairobi, Kenya, the Secretary-General of Interpol made a suggestion that could make some gun-grabbers uncomfortable. “Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem,” Ronald Noble said. “One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that.”
According to multiple media reports, armed citizens helped save dozens, if not hundreds, of lives during the attack that killed at least 67 people. One was identified as a former Royal Marine. The Westgate Mall siege took three days to end.
“Ask yourself: If that was Denver, Colorado, if that was Texas, would those guys have been able to spend hours, days, shooting people randomly?” Noble elaborated. In 2012, days before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that killed 20 children and six adults, an armed citizen stopped a possible mass shooting at the Clackamas Town Center.
In the United States, all fifty states have some form of concealed carry legislation, but some states have very restrictive carry laws.