Following last month’s al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble, in an interview with ABC News, said the US and the rest of the democratic world is at a “security crossroads”. He said that there are only two choices for protecting open societies from these types of attacks: 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.”
Indeed. Noble then went on: