Friday, August 21, 2015

Unarmed U.S. Marines Take Down Moroccan Terrorist (Updated)

A group of unarmed US Marines on board a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris foiled a terrorist attack after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle, wounding three people.

The 26-year-old Moroccan national, who was known to security services, came out of the toilet brandishing the gun and opened fire. Fortunately, two US Marines were nearby and overpowered him before he could massacre passengers.

The suspected terrorist had at least nine full magazines of ammunition holding almost 200 rounds. He was also carrying a knife.

Unfortunately, one of the Marines was shot and is believed to be in a critical condition.
According to The Telegraph, he also had a handgun. Authorities are refusing, as of yet, to call it an act of terrorism.

My question is: How was it legal for this guy to have all these firearms? (Just kidding. We all know that firearms laws are only intended to keep taxpayers from having firearms, not criminals).

Update: Not Marines, but a member of the Air Force, a member of the Oregon National Guard, and one of their friends.

Update: And an American professor and unnamed British businessman.

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