This Sunday marks the ten-year anniversary of the tragic events that we now simply refer to as 9-11 in the United States.
Ten years ago, on September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists hijacked and crashed four commercial airplanes killing nearly three thousand people; two planes hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and ultimately brought them down. Another plane was flown into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and the last plane crashed into a field in the vicinity of Shanksville, Pennsylvanian after several brave passengers attempted to retake control of UA Flight 93.
I write this article today not as a reminder or a history lesson, but as an important wake up call and, most importantly- a call to arms!
According to recent FBI reports, al-Qaeda has expressed interest in striking us again and that they may be planning a “Mumbai-style” attack in American cities. If history and memory serves correctly, al-Qaeda has always favored the symbolism of attacking again on or around the anniversary of prior successes.
A “Mumbai-style attack” is an attack tactic of multiple, coordinated attacks, carried out simultaneously by a handful of actors using small-arms fire and explosives named after the November 26, 2008, Islamist terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India that lasted three days killing 164 people and wounding at least 308.
Security experts agree that an armed Indian public could have presented a sizable counter-force capable of quickly disrupting the terrorist operation and keeping the Islamists off balance long enough for military and law enforcement responders to subdue the attackers completely.
On July 22, 2011, lone gunman, Anders Behring Breivik, killed 69 unarmed and helpless citizens attending a summer camp on an island in Norway. Norwegians can own firearms with a permit however a permit would not be issued for self-defense. Furthermore, even though many Norwegians own firearms, the police do not routinely carry handguns. Sadly, it is unlikely that such a benign law enforcement response could have made much of a difference.
It is entirely likely that both of these attacks could have been thwarted or the number of innocent deaths dramatically reduced by an armed and watchful public!
Again, I strongly urge all Americans who are legally able to carry a firearm to arm themselves in defense of their country, its citizens and the very fabric of our society. This is not kowtowing to terror, this is taking a stand against it.
I am armed today because I refuse to be a victim. How about you?
You can make a difference in the event an attack is initiated in the coming weeks by being prepared and vigilant. You are an American Patriot; this is your call to arms! Exercise your Second Amendment freedom… “for eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.”
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About the author: L. Scott Harrell is a gun-toting American Patriot. In his spare time he is the Editor-in-Chief of Pursuit Magazine, an online private investigator magazine, and a private investigation agency owner in Pensacola, Florida.