The Ultimate Counter-Terrorism: No Soft Targets

A crime story shows how the U.S. can fight terrorism by providing no soft targets.

When terrorism takes the form of shooting people in an office or gunning down shoppers at a store, it becomes even more obvious where the true Homeland Security is found in the United States. You can see it in this story of the robbery of a liquor store that did not succeed.

A Tulsa liquor store clerk took on four masked men during an attempted robbery earlier this week, shooting and killing two and helping bring an end to a serial robbery ring.

The four assailants entered Ryan’s Liquor at around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Tulsa World. One of the men, 27-year-old Brian Powell, pulled out a handgun and fired a shot upon entrance and demanded money.

But the store clerk did not comply. Instead, he pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and fired it, hitting and killing Powell and 16-year-old Kevin Dobbs.

The two other men involved, 20-year-old Lakeit Thompson and 17-year-old George Williamson, fled the scene but were later arrested and charged with a variety of offenses, including armed robbery and felony murder.

So that’s it. Not only does this provide security, it actually breaks up crime sprees. This indicates that if more people owned guns a person wouldn’t just be safer because of recourse to one’s personal weapon, but the chances of needing to use the weapon would become less. Fewer criminals would live free to repeat their crimes.

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And, naturally, this would also be an excellent way to defeat and humiliate terrorists.