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Discussion in 'Political Action Forum' started by takemrarely, Sep 15, 2017.
And I just read how 80 percent of UK police don't carry guns...... coincidence?
Please explain how a cop with a gun could have prevented this where a cop without one couldn't have? Are you implying that cops should be allowed to shoot Middle Eastern-looking guys carrying buckets because they are Middle Eastern-looking guys carrying buckets?
Edit: I would guess that America's abundance of guns has helped prevented more terrorist acts here. Can't say for sure, though.
Not implying anything except a softer target is easier to hit....and I never mentioned.middle eastern....you did
I think his point is that in order for guns to make a difference it requires somebody to shoot. So, since this appears to have been a bucket somebody left behind, do you just shoot people carrying buckets?
If they're middle eastern... yeah...
Especially if they are wearing a janitor's uniform!
Since you guys seem to know all the answers.....why has London been hit several times and not the US?
Obviously you don't think it is because more American law enforcement is armed.....are we just special?
Armed police fighting terrorists with small arms (knives, guns, etc.)... Yep, probably makes a difference.
Armed police fighting hidden bombs or suicide bombers... Not so much. An armed police force had no effect on the Boston Marathon bombings, and likely would not have had any effect with most of the bombings in England.
The increase in terrorist attacks in Brittan is NOT due to police not being armed, it is due to a huge influx of refugees, many of which are Islamic extremists, and the inability for Brittan to assimilate their immigrants and refugees... An inability which is perhaps surpassed in the U.S., but due to the differing nature of immigration here, does not pose similar problems.
You pretty much nailed it IMO-however you forgot to mention the resistance to assimilation by many middle easterners. The desire to assimilate when emigrating to a new country/culture has been the key to the USA's successful immigration history. However, this is now a problem in our country due to the politically correct concept of multiculturalism combined with our own middle eastern immigrants.
Maybe because we have better intelligence, but more likely what @Squaller said. We probably don't have nearly as many unvetted western-hating Muslims living here.
A terrorist intent on creating terror isn't going to be deterred by cops carrying guns. He'll just go somewhere with no cops, which is most places. Or he'll kill the cops first.