I wonder how different it would have turned out if it had happened somewhere other than Texas.
A traffic officer working after hours as security for the event and armed only with a service pistol killed both men, who were wearing body armor and carrying assault rifles, Garland Police Department spokesman Joe Harn told reporters Monday.
“He did what he was trained to do, and under the fire that he was put under, he did a very good job. And probably saved lives,” Harn said of the unidentified officer. “We think their strategy was to get into the event center, and they were not able to get past our perimeter that we had set up.”
An unarmed security officer working with the patrol officer was shot in the ankle, police said. None of the approximately 200 people attending the event were hurt.
The would-be terrorists were allegedly armed with AK-47 “assault rifles” and were wearing “body armor” according to a number of sources. While it is possible that terrorists could obtain real selective-fire AKMs from their allies in Mexican drug cartels, it is more probable that the weapons in use are merely run-of-the-mill AKMs.
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