The New Year’s Eve attack in Manchester’s Victoria Station may have only been a knife attack. In fact, gun control activists will probably herald this as a win for their way of thinking.
Yet it was still a terrorist attack that took place, regardless of the strict regulations of any and all weapons in the United Kingdom. And yes, it was a terrorist attack. Even the Brits are saying so now.
The stabbing of three people – including a police officer – in Manchester is being treated as a terrorist investigation, police say.
A man, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the attack on New Year’s Eve at the city’s Victoria railway station.
Two knives were recovered at the scene and a property is being searched in the Cheetham Hill area.
The BBC understands the security services are assisting police.
The three victims were taken to a nearby hospital with “serious” but not life-threatening injuries.
A woman, aged in her 50s, suffered injuries to her face and stomach, while a man – also in his 50s – has injuries to his stomach.
I’ve said repeatedly that if you give a law-abiding citizen the most lethal weapon in the world, they won’t try to hurt a soul with it, yet criminals will use a rock if that’s all that they can get.
Now, we’re talking about a terrorist attack that took place in a British railway station, and while the bad guy didn’t have a gun, it didn’t stop him from committing an attack. And, let’s face it, the UK has sucked at stopping the flow of illegal guns into the country. With that in mind, how long until the country’s home-grown terrorists start figuring out how to get their hands on guns?
Assuming, of course, they don’t already.
Meanwhile, the problem is that absolutely none of the many people in the area where such an attack will take place even can be armed. Yes, I can include a number of police officers in that category as well, for some insane reason.
These aren’t citizens. They’re not even subjects.
When we had terrorists try to attack an art show in Texas, they never even made it out of the parking lot. Meanwhile, some dork with a pocket knife can launch a terrorist attack on New Year’s Eve in the UK.
Gun control activists can feel secure with that kind of nonsense if they want. Personally? I’d much rather have good Americans with guns standing by in the event someone screams “Allah Ackbar!” and starts trying to kill people.
I’m completely in favor of sending these jackwagons to their 72 virgins quick, fast, and in a hurry. Say, the “hundreds of feet per second or more” kind of in a hurry.
Frankly, I don’t care if they want to go to Allah. What we need, though, are more people willing to arrange that meeting before they can hurt a living soul.
In the UK, though, that’s not a factor, and likely won’t be.