‘Armed citizenry’ is the best deterrent to terrorists, and Canada attack proves it, Judge Napolitano says

Even the strongest hero needs the means to be heroic.

That was the lesson from Wednesday’s attack on the Canadian Parliament by a recent convert to Islam, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said.

andrewnapolitano1023On “Fox and Friends” Thursday, Napolitano noted that the man who stopped 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in his quest to kill Canadian lawmakers would not have been allowed to carry a gun under Canadian law if he were not a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

“Thank God he was there,” Napolitano said. “But if he had not been there, or if he had not had that gun” the killer would have gotten much further, and likely greater carnage would have resulted.

Napolitano said the incident proved that for all the talk of the Islamic State — or organized terror assaults like the 9/11 attacks – the possibility of individual attacks of terror (or “workplace violence,” as the Obama administration prefers) means individual innocent people need to be able to protect themselves.

Attacks like the one in Ottawa are ” one guy getting out of a car and starting to shoot. What is the best deterrent to that? An armed citizenry. People able to protect themselves. We have a Second Amendment in this country. They do not have the equivalent of that in Canada,” Napolitano said.

“Gun control laws in Canada are as draconian as they have been in Washington, D.C., or Chicago,” Napolitano said. “The government thinks the people should not be able to arm themselves. In my view, that’s the lesson.”

Does that sound familiar?

“Oftentimes, a hero comes from among us,” Napolitano said. “But the hero has to have the means by which to behave as a hero.”

Check out the “Fox and Friends” segment here.


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