Interpol Secretary General Robert Noble says the U.S. and the rest of the diplomatic world may need to consider “arming citizens” as a way to deter mass shootings and terror attacks.
Referencing last month’s attack in Kenya’s Westgate mall, where armed terrorists shot and killed unarmed shoppers with no fear of retaliation, Noble said: “Societies have to think about how they are going to handle the problem. One is to say we want an armed citizenry, you can see the reason for that.”
Noble made these comments in an interview with ABC News, where he also highlighted putting “extraordinary security” around “soft targets” so that those who have guns for ill intent having a harder time accessing malls and other public areas to begin with.
Ironically, this multi-layer approach is exactly what the NRA has been calling for in response to mass shootings at gun free zones in America.
One week after the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary, NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said, “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Following the shooting at the D.C. Navy Yard, LaPierre made it clear that layers of security need to be in place on soft targets.
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