Even my broken French can read that as “I am Charlie”, a wave of support for the outrageous French magazine raided by murdering scum today. If ever there was proof that a right to “carry” is needed in today’s society it is the fact that 2 or 3 murdering scum were able to rush police and get into the offices of the internationally-threatened magazine and do systematic killing while citizens stood by doing nothing but recording the havoc on their smartphones. One or two citizens with rifles or shotguns could have made a real difference because they had the cover of buildings. Police riding up in shiny white cars made easy targets.
Whatever, the news is that the French have an idea who the culprits are and are hot on the trail. There may be another attack in progress. This time the trap will spring shut on these bastards but nothing can undo the damage they have done. Nothing can prevent surprise attacks but their effects could be greatly reduced if a significant number of citizens were allowed to keep and bear firearms in a safe but handy manner. Instead, governments have expended great effort to keep firearms out of the hands of citizens while allowing the bad guys to terrorize whole nations. France, for instance, has a law forbidding citizens from even owning a firearm of a kind that has been used for military purposes. Yet, these bastards were allowed to roam freely with AK-47/Kalshnikov assault rifles and do great harm. That’s just not right and it’s so easily solved. Require every citizen to take firearms training and give a tax break to good guys who agree to take refresher courses/practise and keep a decent firearm and ammunition handy. There aren’t enough soldiers and police to protect citizens so citizens should be encouraged to protect themselves. France should surely know that with how their citizens damaged the German war-effort during the occupation in WW II. Firearms in the hands of good people do good works. Today, they might have saved several lives.