I’d Rather be in Texas than in France
I looked at this article about the strength of the French and British police force. France can put 278 thousand armed police on the street in an hour. That sounds like a lot until you realize that France has a population of 66 million. That is about one armed policeman per 200 people.
The numbers in Britain are one in a thousand.
For comparison, I looked at some of the larger states in the US. I combined them to a population of 71 million. What surprised me is that they had 3.2 million citizens licensed to carry a concealed firearm. That means about one armed person in 20 are on the street right now in the US. That is in addition to armed law enforcement. That means a terrorist is 50 times more likely to meet an armed victim in the US than in England.. except if the terrorists attacks a “gun-free zone.”
That raises two questions.
Would you rather be in Texas or in England if there were a terrorist attack?
If there were an attack on US soil, why should we disarm and become like Europe?