POLL: Would a Concealed Carrier Have Made a Difference in Paris Terror Attacks?
As I’m sure you are aware by now, an Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, France today took the lives of 12 people, including 2 police officers.
I’m seeing a lot of comments about the gun laws and lack of concealed carry in France being a contributing factor in the success of the attack.
Of course we know that gun laws only disarm the law abiding and personally I’d rather have a gun as an option no matter what. We also see that extremely strict gun laws (such as those in France), did nothing to stop this attack.
That aside, the suspects in this case seemed to be very well armed and very well organized.
Would a single concealed carrier have made a difference against multiple, organized attackers armed with long guns and possibly even armor (they don’t appear to be wearing plate carriers, but could easily be wearing kevlar)?
Here is a video of the suspects. Please note, this shows a police officer being killed and may be too graphic for some viewers. Please do not click play if you think you might have a problem with the video, and no, we didn’t upload it.
This is meant to be a productive discussion, please keep it as such.