Armed citizens can fill inevitable gap in public security

Submitted to the Telegraph in response to this article:

Sir

The police response to the attack on Borough Market was amazingly fast, but lives would have been lost had defiant citizens not confronted knife-wielding murderers with bare fists, pint glasses and bicycle baskets.

The 8 minute delay is an inevitable gap in public security. We were, therefore, delighted to read that Alison Hernandez, PPC for Devon and Cornwall, takes seriously the idea that armed civilian volunteers might be permitted to fill it – given suitable training and oversight.

Though perhaps flawed, we prefer this policy to further disastrous regulation of the internet and the abandonment of our human rights.

Simon Gibbs
Gareth Corfield

h/t Natalie on Samizdata.net

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  1. Been saying this for years, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and other places do just fine by allowing basic self-defense to its citizens… why is this counter-logical solution of an unarmed population still shared by so many? Fear of the masses’ voices.

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    1. Perhaps not their voices:

      “Why do we have a Second Amendment? It’s not to shoot deer. It’s to shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical!”

      (attributed to Judge Andrew Napolitano)

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