Saturday, December 24, 2016

Soft Targets

From a 12/24/16 Boston Herald article about ISIS threats to attack churches over Christmas:
Alerts like the one released by the FBI have become commonplace around major events and holidays, said Arnold Bogis, a former Harvard fellow and homeland security consultant. But he said they can help spur local authorities to dispatch extra patrols or be “a little extra-vigilant” around larger gatherings or religious congregations.
 “You don’t need an ISIS or a group like that to inspire people to target a church,” he said, pointing to the 2015 massacre of nine people at a South Carolina church at the hands of a white supremacist.
“They’re the ultimate soft targets.”
They don't have to be.  Arm for church.

1 comment:

Punzdeleon said...

"Arm for church." Yup. I'm aware of three other men who attend the same service who are are armed but with pocket guns. I sit in the back where all doors are visible with good lines of sight and carry a stock Glock 22 gen 4 in 40SW. I carry it for the increased sight radius. Auditorium(sanctuary) capacity 140 with no choir up front. Sadly SS and nursery areas are exposed but a look at churches targeted shows that sanctuaries are usually the site of the attack. I pray this prep like all preps are not needed. I'm open to ideas from folks who have expertise in this area.