Veering Sharply

One of the astonishing things about the massacre in Mumbai is that the sole terrorist survivor (the baby-faced guy from the train station) should have been stopped a long time before he could be captured and made a consumer of the Indian health care and legal system.

However, the police in the train station didn’t shoot back at him. Instead they ran the other way and hid, leaving him to kill as many people as he wanted. In the pictures from Mumbai, you’ve seen the blood puddles on the floor that resulted.

Photographer Sebastian D’Souza, who was able to take a photo of one of the armed terrorists in the train station in Mumbai, also described the events he witnessed there. One puzzling—not to mention profoundly troubling—aspect of his report was the following [emphasis mine]:But what angered Mr D’Souza almost as much [as the terrorists’ rampage] were the masses of armed police hiding in the area who simply refused to shoot back. “There were armed policemen hiding all around the station but none of them did anything,” he said. “At one point, I ran up to them and told them to use their weapons. I said, ‘Shoot them, they’re sitting ducks!’ but they just didn’t shoot back.”…The militants returned inside the station and headed towards a rear exit…Mr D’Souza added: “I told some policemen the gunmen had moved towards the rear of the station but they refused to follow them. What is the point if having policemen with guns if they refuse to use them? I only wish I had a gun rather than a camera.”

Which brings me to the subject of my post today, the new Ruger LCP .380.

This is a personal protection firearm that weighs less than a pound and can be carried wihout unduly burdening yourself — male or female, large body or small, under your clothing and with excellent handling and reliability. Enjoy the video, and don’t be afraid to shoot back.