Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A change in position, or an exiting from the closet?

The armed-self-defense closet, in this case.

Exclusive: After Westgate, Interpol Chief Ponders 'Armed Citizenry' - ABC News

Interpol has not been noted as an international organization supportive of the Right of The People to Keep And Bear Arms --  note that it was run by Nazis in the 30s and 40s.
Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month's deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Noble said there are really only two choices for protecting open societies from attacks like the one on Westgate mall where so-called "soft targets" are hit: either create secure perimeters around the locations or allow civilians to carry their own guns to protect themselves.

This is especially noteworthy because Mr. Nobel was Undersecretary of the Treasury for Enforcement under President Clinton, in charge of, among other things, the Secret Service... and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.

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