Monday, November 22, 2021

Deadly Weapons

Don't know who did this or with what motive, but my long rarely spoken concern was that people inclined to mass violence would realize just how effective large motor vehicles were as weapons. Already in the getaway car!

I used to think about this largely in the context of, "what good is all this terrorism security theater when a couple of hijacked freight trucks and city buses can do more damage than just about anything else we can reasonably worry about?" That vehicles aren't a weapon of choice by just about anybody willing to do such things always puzzled me.

It's an additional concern as "the right to run over people blocking traffic" is increasingly enshrined in culture and law.