If You Have To Meet A Terrorist, Would You Rather Be In Texas Or In France

By Rob Morse

I’D Rather Be In Texas Than In France - UK Bobbies with, apparently, the only two machine guns in the kingdom?
I’D Rather Be In Texas Than In France – UK Bobbies with, apparently, the only two machine guns in the kingdom?
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Louisiana- (Ammoland.com)-   When the next terrorest attack strikes, I don’t want to be in England or France.  I’d rather be in Texas.  Better yet would be South Dakota, Indiana or Alabama.

Let me show you why.

To begin, 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 of police 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 armed policeman per thousand citizens.

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 these large states had about one armed person in 20, and they are on the street right now in the US.

These armed citizens are in addition to law enforcement.  That means a terrorist is more than 50 times more likely to meet an armed victim in the US than in England.  There is one exception.. and that is if the terrorists attacks a “gun-free zone.”

That raises a few questions.

  • Would you rather be in Texas or in England if there were a terrorist attack?
  • Why do we continue to provide terrorists with gun-free zones?
  • If there were an attack on US soil, why should we disarm and become like Europe?


About Rob Morse: Rob writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog.   He co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast.  He is also an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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Clark Kent

Freewill: Tough talk from someone whose azz is not on the line. If you were taking fire, you would be howling for a bazooka.

Clark Kent

What if they are in Paris, Texas? Look it up….


considering the attacks on U.S military bases and their ability to defend…why in the world would anybody depend on them? and why would two cops patrol the streets with full auto weapons? i dont think the terrorist armies are so large that they’re numbers are over-whelming to the point that that much fire-power is warranted in such a populated area.

Scott M

It doesn’t matter to them – they will have armed secret service agents with them in either Paris or Texas


Someone should ask the democrats this question during the debates.

Raymond Miller

Texas of coarse. But I live in Jersey where our Demon-crap controlled Government is kept in power by blacks and big unions, and they could care less about the average citizen. In fact they laugh at us when we try to obtain a CCW permit, they are reserved for their friends and big money contributors and of coarse them selves.


In today’s world firearms proficiency is an important skill. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Native Son

If there had been just a couple of armed Texans in the nightclub in France the body count would have been almost nil. We were brought up learning to shoot and hunt. I’m not bragging, it’s a fact, we are pretty marksmen. Do you remember what happened to the 2 guys that showed up at Pam Gellars meeting in Garland? They got out of there car heavily armed and never made it past the the Parking Lot. I’m just sayin’.


That terrorist Islam scum would get slaughtered in Texas ! Them ragheads like them gun free countries like queer England and gay Paris. Gov.Abbott is protecting our borders since the monkey in the White House won’t. ‘Texas like a whole other country’ !