Nobody needs an assault rifle, right? Well, somebody did:
An Afghan girl has shot dead two Taliban fighters and wounded several more after they dragged her parents from their home and killed them for supporting the government.
Insurgents in the central province of Ghor stormed the home of teenager Qamar Gul last week looking for her father, the village chief, before shooting her parents.
Gul then emerged from the house with her family’s AK-47 and opened fire, killing the two Taliban fighters who gunned down her mother and father and injuring several others.
Here’s the thing: as lawlessness increases and mob rule overwhelms policing, the greater the need for ordinary citizens to be armed against the mob. We saw it in St. Louis with those two liberal lawyers protecting their home, and now we have another, more tragic example of the need for self-defense.
I know, I know: what happened in Afghanistan could never happen here, right? Then someone explain to my why “doxing” someone (publishing their personal details like their residential address) isn’t such a threat in this country. We’ve already had examples of a howling mob appearing outside conservatives’ homes; now add a little mob hysteria and some weaponry — a Molotov cocktail, perhaps, or a gun — and it’s easy to see how tragedy could so easily take place.
Always be prepared, in every sense of the word. Even though he had a gun, the Afghan chief wasn’t mentally prepared for the day when the mob descended on his home, and died as a result. That his teenage daughter had to respond just adds to the tragedy.