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The best way for New York to enhance public safety?More guns
The Hill ^ | November 3, 2017 | John R Lott Jr

Posted on 11/03/2017 9:42:16 AM PDT by richardb72

On terrorism, we often are fighting the last war. And sometimes the supposed solutions have nothing to do with preventing future attacks. They just give the appearance that politicians are doing something.

The terror attack on Tuesday in New York City left eight dead and eleven injured after a rental truck was used to plow down people on a bike path. We are just fortunate that the killer ran into a school bus and was unable to continue his plan to hit more pedestrians on the Brooklyn Bridge.

The NYPD immediately pointed out that it had repeatedly instructed the 148 truck rental businesses in the area on how to identify suspicious customers.

But the businesses faced an impossible task. Politically correct politicians want businesses to screen for dangerous people, but those same politicians would be the first to object to anything that remotely smacks of racial profiling.

Take Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D-N.Y.) public address a few hours after the attack. He avoided mentioning anything that might usefully identify such an attacker, saying only that those who target New York oppose “freedom and democracy.” He refused to mention radical Islam. And he implicitly criticized President Trump for wanting to screen people from countries where we have trouble even confirming a person’s identity.

This might be only the first successful mass killing with a vehicle in the US, but it is more common in other countries. Muslims only account for six percent of Europe’s population, but they are responsible for over 80 percent of vehicle attacks in Europe since 2000. Twenty-four percent of the people in the world are Muslims, but they carry out 78 percent of the world’s vehicular terror attacks.

Telling truck or car rental companies to screen for suspicious people isn’t a serious counter-terror measure. Even an explicit ...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; cprc; guncontrol; mediabias

1 posted on 11/03/2017 9:42:17 AM PDT by richardb72
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To: richardb72

"...vehicular attacks..."

Journalists hiding behind yet another silly term they have fabricated.
Imagine a world without Muslims. It isn’t hard to do.

2 posted on 11/03/2017 9:48:10 AM PDT by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: Blue Jays

NOT speaking about John Lott, of course. He is on our side.

3 posted on 11/03/2017 9:49:34 AM PDT by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: richardb72

And less democrats/socialists/Communists.

4 posted on 11/03/2017 9:51:46 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: richardb72

Actually the best way would be to oust a certain religious sect.

5 posted on 11/03/2017 9:53:05 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: richardb72

Might also enhance public politeness......the old adage “an armed society...”

What about vehicular attacks?

In a course somewhere, the instructor asks “how do you stop a moving vehicle?”

Answers flew from the eager students...

“shoot out the tires...”
“put a round through the engine block...”
“puncture the radiator...”

The instructor called for quiet and simply said “...kill the driver...”

paraphrased exchange from a novel, title....can’t recall


6 posted on 11/03/2017 10:00:44 AM PDT by petro45acp (" It IS About Islam: exposing the truth about ISIS, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the caliphate" by Glenn Beck)
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To: richardb72

No doubt ‘duh blaze EEo’ and cuomo will be on board with that. (The other cuomo)

7 posted on 11/03/2017 10:09:02 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Not a religious sect.....a death cult.

8 posted on 11/03/2017 10:13:57 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: richardb72

bollards and expanded pedestrian zones are the solution for much of Manhattan

9 posted on 11/03/2017 11:24:13 AM PDT by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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