Last week Islamic Terrorists stormed the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya killing at least 68 people. Four days later, the armed men have continued to hold off police attempts to retake the mall.
These terrorists executed anyone who wasn’t a muslim or couldn’t answer questions about Islam such as what Muhammed’s mother’s name was or couldn’t recite passages from the Koran.
The first thing I could think of is how easily that could happen here. The second was how did it happened in Kenya in the first place?
The answer is the fallacy of gun control.
A quick run down of gun control measures in Kenya:
-The Washington DC National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence categorizes the regulation of guns in Kenya as restrictive.
-The right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law
-Civilians are not allowed to possess semi-automatic self-loading military assault rifles of 7.62mm or 5.56mm calibre, or of any other calibre from time to time specified by the Minister, or firearms fitted with sound suppressors
-Private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited
-Carrying a handgun either openly or concealed while in a public place is prohibited.
With all these gun control laws, how is it that the terrorists were able to enter the “Gun Free Zone” that is Westgate Mall and execute the non-believers?
Because the ones executed were the only ones who were following the law.
The terrorist didn’t care about gun bans or not carrying in public or pretty much any of the nonsense that gun control fosters.
Could a group of armed citizens have stopped the attack completely and saved everyone’s life? Doubtful, but they could have saved some lives by at least making it difficult for the terrorists or at the very least have died on their feet rather than on their knees.
Could this happen in America? Absolutely. And rather easily too.
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