What If Kenyan Mall Massacre Had Happened Here?

A radical Islamist group, Al-Shabaab, attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya last Saturday, killing at least 68 people and injuring 175. According to CNN, there were 10 to 15 gunmen involved in this horrendous attack.

Gunmen. As in, they had guns.

An article on Portsmouth Patch asked, "Kenya's Mall Massacre: What If It Happened Here?"

That question has an obvious answer: Had this happened in the United States, President Obama, Mike "Big Gulp" Bloomberg, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and every anti-gun fanatic in the country would have slithered out from under their rock to demand greater restrictions on civilian firearm ownership. Diane Feinstein would be calling for the confiscation of Americans' semi-automatic rifles.

Interestingly, GunPolicy.org reports that in Kenya, the law does not protect the right to keep and bear arms. In fact, the group classifies private gun ownership in Kenya as "very restricted" by its guiding law, the 1954 Firearm Act. That law reads like a veritable Democratic Party wishlist.

As a result, private citizens trapped in that shopping mall were completely defenseless against their attackers; the law stripped them of their ability to effectively defend themselves. Instead they fled, hid, cowered, and, ultimately, 68 of them died because no one present could protect them.

Not surprisingly, in the aftermath of this massacre the Kenyan government has decided on the novel approach of calling for even more restrictions! They'll work as well as the old ones, no doubt.

Last March, a survey of 15,595 law enforcement professionals in the United States, conducted by PoliceOne.com, revealed that 91 percent of police officers support law-abiding citizens carrying a concealed handgun. Eighty percent "feel that legally-armed citizens would likely have reduced the number of casualties in recent mass shooting incidents" in the United States.

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Proud Conservative September 26, 2013 at 09:08 AM
Presenting legitimate facts to the anti-gun crowd and trying to reason with them is like trying to explain to a 3 year old why candy isn't the best thing to eat for breakfast. They are fully incapable of understanding.
Scott McPherson September 26, 2013 at 09:13 AM
They say the same thing about everyone with whom they disagree. For as long as I enjoy it, I'll keep doing my best to help both sides appreciate freedom and peace.
Scott McPherson September 26, 2013 at 09:13 AM
Thanks for reading my blog!


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