Interpol — arms

Interpol - arms

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In the minds of people come obvious changes: more and more those of spiritual dictates or the nature of their work before, an armed citizens’ — bad idea, and it is now beginning to change their minds. Below is a translation of an article about a new look at the problem of arms of one of the US officials.

What to do if terrorists, renouncing attacks against well-protected objects, turning their attention to shopping centers, cinemas and other crowded places, and as a result of attacks on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the terrorist attacks in France killing hundreds of civilians. Well, the secretary general of Interpol, the international police organization, said that the need to protect all objects that little real or allow citizens and the means to protect themselves. Surprisingly, he seems to be leaning towards the empowerment of citizens to take responsibility for their own defense.

In an interview with ABC News Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said:

«Society must think about how they are going to solve this problem, — he said. — One of the options, we believe, weapons law-abiding citizens; the reason is that there are still many areas that can not be protected by the rule of law.

These zones — «enclaves», Refers to any place where people gather, it can be a shopping center, a theater, a supermarket, a city square… Police and security companies can not protect all these areas, they can not be in every place where there were a few people. They can not patrol all parks and protected every company that has a barbecue». This statement is quite unusual for a public official (he was direktorm Treasury Department of the United States in the security service of the Secret Service and ATF).

Next Noble adds: «Ask yourself if it was a Denver, Col., if it were Texas, could these guys (terrorists) to behave the same way? Worldwide, the police tends to restrict citizens’ access to firearms. But ask yourself whether an armed citizen a danger to society? Maybe you need to review this issue has arisen due to the new threat? It is necessary to raise this issue and to discuss it again.

For me it is an important issue, — he continued. — We are told, weapons must be controlled and limited, citizens should not be armed, etc., etc. I think that the opponents of the weapons have to ask yourself: «Would you like to be in the city, where a weapon is not available to citizens or where the weapons have law-abiding citizens? What do you choose, Denver or Texas?»
I’ll answer that allow citizens to actively respond to the threat is always better than make them defenseless victims. You can not protect every shop, yard or house».
This is the third five-year term secretary general of Interpol in his post, and he has consistently supported the idea of ​​weaponry respectable citizens.
As they say, do not add, not subtract …

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Alexander Kudryashov4 December 2015 at 00:00

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