The three Islamic terrorists that savagely murdered innocents in France, are dead. Happily, the savages who yelled “Allahu akbar” and “The Prophet has been avenged”, won their bid for martyrdom. Tragically, they murdered 12 at Charlie Hebdo (including 2 police), a female cop (shot in the back by the 3rd terrorist)…and 4 hostages in a Jewish Market.
Putting aside the problem with Islam’s ideology, there’s another issue here that faces the squishy Left in the West. For the Free World to survive, free people must be protected. And since police are not ubiquitous: Will Europe reconsider their laws that prevent their citizens the right to self defense?
France’s gun laws are considered restrictive (Newton, George D and Franklin E Zimring. 1969. “Firearm Licensing: Permissive v Restrictive.”):
— There is no right to bear arms for the French.
— To own a gun, you need a hunting or sporting license, which needs to be repeatedly renewed and requires a psychological evaluation.
And yet, those strict gun laws did not prevent more than a dozen innocent civilians from being murdered…by Islamic thugs who were able to obtain weapons…
What’s worse, for the safety of France’s citizens, is the fact that not ALL their police are armed. It was reported by Breitbart.com, CBSNews.com, and the UK’s Independent.co.uk that officers that arrived by bike, were unarmed and had to flee when they saw the Islamists brandishing AK-47s.
The French people are, as you say: Cible facile…a sitting duck…for the next Islamist who gets offended.
One drop of innocent blood shed is more than enough of a reason to rethink the laws that prevent innocent, law-abiding French citizens from owning firearms for self-defense. This can be said for all Europeans (except Switzerland who have NO restrictive gun laws)…each life is invaluable and is worthy of protection.
The right to defend oneself is a bedrock human right. Self-defense is not a privilege afforded at man’s whim to be yanked or restricted by wannabe despots, BUT rather a divine birthright to each human being, and infringing upon such a right can easily create a milieu of pernicious vulnerability to the next Mohammedan on a prayer rug ride to Allah’s paradise.
One more question for European authorities: Trusting your citizens (who graced you with the privilege of serving them) with the ability to protect themselves, shows that you greatly value the lives of your constituents. Is your message to your citizens, “America values the lives of their citizens more than we do ours.”?
Allow me to end with the words of a prescient man, Benjamin Franklin:
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
“Never trust a government that doesn’t trust its own citizens with guns.”