Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mumbai and Packin'

Glenn Reynolds has repeatedly been making the point, rightly, that the Mumbai attackers depended on the fact that the populace is unarmed:

Of course, if significant numbers of citizens were armed, the response would be much harder to overwhelm.

It has always struck me that the annual anti-gun obeisances in Canada around the Marc Lepine shootings (coming up depressingly soon) are utterly fatuous, as the simple fact is that if the students had been armed Lepine might have killed at most one or two people, not fourteen.

Disclosure: I have never owned nor fired a gun.


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