NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch joined NRATV’s Stinchfield Tuesday to talk about what the recent Islamist terror attacks mean for the Second Amendment: “I want everyone else around the world to stop looking at this issue like it’s a firearm issue. This is a self-defense issue” Loesch said. “Either you believe that you can defend your life with any means necessary, or you don’t. Either your life and the life of your loved ones and the life of the innocents around you are worthy enough to be defended in any way possible or they are not.”
In 2016, London mayor Sadiq Khan said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city” and encouraged Londoners to be vigilant to combat dangers. Yet, as Loesch pointed out, London has made no changes in empowering its people to protect themselves.
“There is a choice right now, Grant, that people all over the world need to make. And they need to get over their bigotry, and their partisan feelings about firearm ownership,” Loesch said, discussing the issue with host Grant Stinchfield. “They need to realize that terrorists don’t care about your laws, they don’t care about your principles, they sure as hell don’t care about your morals or ethics, and they will use any means possible to take you out.”
After it emerged that the leader of the London Bridge massacre is the third terrorist in recent months to carry out an attack despite being known to government security officials, immense pressure has been put on authorities worldwide over whether they are taking the necessary steps to eliminate extremism and protect citizens. Loesch asserts that without an armed citizenry, full security will never be achieved.
“You have a question—not just America, but Europe and the rest of the world: Do you love your life enough to defend it in any way possible? Do you love your children enough to defend them in any way possible,” she asked. “Because unless that answer is no, we need to start talking about having the ultimate equalizer to defend ourselves and our loved ones.”
Watch Dana Loesch’s full interview with Grant Stinchfield on NRATV.