John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
Simply by using the Internet, ISIS has encouraged “lone wolf” individuals. These “wolves” have initiated attacks on their own with no planning or coordination with others and without leaving a trail of clues about their intentions. Law enforcement authorities and our government are not well suited to defend against such individual terror strikes. As Israel has learned about such attacks, there are just too many targets to defend.
So what can be done to protect public safety? When police and the military can’t be everywhere, the last line of defense is having more citizens carry guns.
Just look at the alleged lone wolf attacks in the last few months. A clear pattern seems to be developing: from the beheading a month ago in Oklahoma to last week’s car attack in Quebec, the shooting at the National War Memorialin Ottawa, and the hatchet assault in New York City. Jerusalem last week also experienced a similar Jihadist attack, with a terrorist driving his car onto a crowded sidewalk.
The announcement Wednesday that the federal government is beefing up security at federal buildings misses the real problem: as we’ve already seen in the last month, there are an uncountable number of targets. Publicly announcing beefed up security at federal building simply makes it more likely that other targets will be hit.
After the attack on Parliament, Canada rushed to give more detention and surveillance power to security agencies. Not only is such a move more costly, . . .
The piece is continued here.