UPDATE: British authorities insist the incident blockquoted below was a “traffic collision” and not a terrorist attack. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, though it should be noted Western governments are quick to deny terror links whenever possible. The main point of the original post, however — that would-be terrorists are hardly limited to firearms in their choice of weapons — remains a valid one.
It appears a would-be jihadist in Britain has provided a helpful (if painful) reminder that even if the U.S. were to overturn its Second Amendment and ban firearms, it will not lead to the utopia some proclaim:
Several people have been injured after a car mounted the pavement and mowed down pedestrians outside the Natural History Museum in London this afternoon.
A man was pinned down by security guards and arrested by police in the heart of the capital’s museum land in Kensington.
Hundreds of terrified tourists fled the scene as the black Toyota careered into a sign before ultimately crashing into a crowd of as many as 10 people as it hit into a silver car, according to witnesses.
Dramatic pictures taken at the scene show guards holding down a man covered in blood with rubble strewn across the road.
It wasn’t the rock that killed Abel. It was Cain. I take no joy in pointing this out, but it’s a little hard to accept the constant criticism of U.S. constitutional rights by Europeans when they’re not exactly living in violence-free zones themselves: