Old 9th Jan 2015, 06:51
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MTOW
 
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Considering the howls of outrage from virtually every talking head in our mainstream media that followed similar suggestions after the school killings recently in the US and the events in Sydney's Martin Place, this story is an interesting development.

Exclusive: After Westgate, Interpol Chief Ponders 'Armed Citizenry' - ABC News

Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month's deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Noble said there are really only two choices for protecting open societies from attacks like the one on Westgate mall where so-called "soft targets" are hit: either create secure perimeters around the locations or allow civilians to carry their own guns to protect themselves.

"Societies have to think about how they're going to approach the problem," Noble said. "One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you're going to have to pass through extraordinary security."
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