June 6th, 2017

This is how it works when a terrorist brings a hammer to a gun fight

The French police are armed, unlike the Brits:

French Municipal officers are armed each Municipal Police agency has different weapons meaning some Municipal Police may have revolvers while others have more modern handguns. Municipal Police also have rifles and shotguns as well for patrol needs.

So when a hammer-wielding terrorist shouting “This is for Syria” swung—and connected—with a French police officer at Notre Dame, he encountered firepower:

There were scenes of panic when two gunshots rang out at Notre-Dame, among the most visited landmarks of Paris, itself the most visited capital in the world, as hundreds of tourists were amassed outside its front entrance at around 4.30pm.

Seconds earlier, the unnamed attacker had swung his hammer at a police officer guarding the top tourist site, landing a blow. But before he could do any more damage, his colleague opened fire, hitting the assailant in the legs.

Journalist David Metreau, who said his office overlooks the square, tweeted that there were two “blasts” that sounded like shots, and posted a photo of a body lying seemingly inert on the ground.

Perhaps the terrorist was geographically confused, and thought he was in London.

[ADDENDUM: By the way, Paris has been patrolled by gun-toting officers (police or otherwise) for quite some time. Here’s a photo I took during my trip to Paris in the fall of 2006:

At the time I took that Paris photo, there was nothing special going on of which I was aware—no recent attacks, no particular threats. Just an ordinary day at the Louvre, if memory serves me.]

17 Responses to “This is how it works when a terrorist brings a hammer to a gun fight”

  1. arfldgr Says:

    its not terrorism
    its toxic masculinity
    here is someone that doesnt agree

    Rantzerker 84 | It was muh Toxic Masculinity done did it!

  2. arfldgr Says:

    ack, hit enter too fast

    The Shooting in Orlando, Terrorism or Toxic Masculinity (or Both?)

    Sofie Hagen Says Terrorism Is Caused By ‘Toxic Masculinity’

    Manchester Terrorist Attack Was Not About Islam – Curve Magazine

    uberfeminist: The Emasculated Muslim (Toxic Masculinity & Terrorism)

    Let’s explore a different angle. That is, that all Islamist terrorism is the fault of misplaced machismo, broken masculinity, emasculation. This is a narrative that was taken seriously by several publications after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. (… 3 & 4)

    The Patriarchy or ISIS: Who Is Really To Blame for Manchester

    Terrorism is not a Muslim problem. It’s a toxic masculinity problem. The only thing I was 100% sure of, was that the bomber would be a man.

    Memorial Day: Liberal Vox Attacks Marines’ Toxic Masculinity

    Dartmouth’s new class on Orlando shooting: Blame “toxic masculinity”

    Feminist Blames MEN for Increase in Terrorism — Not ISLAM

    Red Ice Live – Feminist Hysteria: “Toxic Masculinity is the Problem, Not Islamic Terrorism”

    Black Planned Parenthood Activists Blame Orlando Terror Attack on ‘Toxic Masculinity’

    Donald Trump’s Toxic Masculinity – The New York Times

    Toxic Masculinity Matters – EBONY

    STUDY: Women Love Them Some Toxic Masculinity | Daily Wire

    Toxic Masculinity Is Responsible for the Massacre in Orlando – Muftah

    TRENDING: Universities work to purge male students of their ‘toxic masculinity”

    The Antidote to Toxic Masculinity – Acculturated

    Planned Parenthood group: ‘Toxic masculinity’ caused Orlando terrorism

    WTF? Major Liberal RAG Blames Masculinity For Manchester

    Donald Trump has exposed the cult of toxic masculinity.

    Profs: Orlando massacre caused by ‘toxic masculinity,’ ‘extremist discourses’

    Tons more. and the most common answer for feminists is its mens fault, the left says its mens fault, and on and on… but if the men did something then they would be racists… and more.

    have fun with this, as these kinds of things have no counter… even + odd = odd… random + order = random… you cant refute a irrational with a rational that is not acceptable – even less if hey have had decades to normalize it under the radar

  3. arfldgr Says:

    After a series of seven different investigations, University of Notre Dame business professor James Wilkie and his colleagues found “the concepts of greenness and femininity are cognitively linked,” according to an abstract in the Journal of Consumer Research. That means many men — in deference to their “macho image” — will actively avoid green products and practices.

    “Stereotypical feminine behavior and attitudes are more in parallel with taking care of the environment,” Wilkie told the Washington Post. “Male traits tend to conflict with this idea of maintaining a nice environment for other people.”

    From Notre Dame Gender Studies Program:

    “I am the Lord of the Dance,” Said He: Deconstructing Toxic Masculinity in Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance
    Moira Horn – Senior Gender Studies and Pre-Health Major

    Schools offer ‘safe spaces’ to combat ‘toxic masculinity’ – Campus Reform

    News WATCH: This Powerful Video HUMILIATED The Notre Dame Snowflakes, Over 50 Million Have Already Watched


    Ivy League colleges are engineering students to shut down free speech – even their own.

    Colleges are socially engineering students to use fake pronouns.

    Courses about “toxic masculinity” and “masculinity and violence” are being offered at several universities.

    A college professor in Florida declared certain types of language offensive because it isn’t “inclusive” enough. Words like boyfriend/girlfriend and husband/wife had to be replaced with “partner”. “Mom” and “Dad” must be replaced with “family.”

    Colleges and universities are spending a lot of time and effort on manipulating the minds of students by teaching them which words are “appropriate” to use. Some schools are even having students sign a pledge that they will use “inclusive” language.

    This year, Merriam-Webster officially added “safe space” and “microaggression” to their dictionary, further legitimizing them.

  4. parker Says:

    It is common to see police with full auto submachine guns in Paris and other major metro areas. La Rochelle, where we have good friends, cops are typically armed with semi auto handguns. When it comes to long guns, they are relatively common in the more rural areas. They are mostly bolt action rifles and double barrel shotguns. Compared to most of Western Europe, rural France is way ahead of the when it comes to armed peasants.

  5. Lizzy Says:

    Heh, the lame “Toxic Masculinity Did It!” explanation was just (again) proven false with the female jihadi who went berserk with a golf club in a Toronto store.

    Of course women – and children – have participated in the jihad, sometimes voluntarily, sometimes against their will. It’s getting harder and harder to avoid the truth of who is attacking us and why.

  6. Richard Aubrey Says:

    A hammer can be effective if the victim doesn’t see you winding up until too late. Key is not to look like a foaming at the mouth jihadi shouting allahu ackbar until you get to within three feet.
    IOW, forget it.

  7. Lizzy Says:

    I’m glad the French police are armed!!

  8. Ann Says:

    I’ve been wondering if the British police even have tasers. This article from last December seems to indicate they do — or at least some of them do — but that the ones they have are outdated.

    They really do seem to be living under an illusion about civility, etc. Or maybe it’s simply John Bull stubbornness.

  9. neo-neocon Says:


    See the ADDENDUM to the post.

  10. parker Says:

    Studies have shown that a healthy young man 20 feet away, armed with a knife or a club, can reach the intended victim in 1.2 seconds. That is not enough time to unholster a sidearm and accurately aim or take off the safety and accurately aim a long gun..

  11. neo-neocon Says:


    Yes, I know.

    The point is that, although the first victim of the attack may not have time to defend him/herself (as was the case here, as well), other officers nearby can shoot the perp in fairly short order, if they are armed.

  12. parker Says:


    Police here do not typically patrol in 2s or 3s unless immediately after a tragic event. Given current circumstances, anyone rapidly approaching a cop without hands up should be considered a leathal threat. Micheal Brown learned that lesson the hard way.

    In Paris you often see security patroling in groups of 2, 3, or 4 as a routine precaution. In the incident under discussion, I suspect there was a lack of situational awareness. Whether acknowledged or not, this is unconventional warfare.

  13. TommyJay Says:

    Loved the post.

    I saw that P. Neville-Jones, the UK Security Minister has recommended (in the media) that all UK cops carry firearms. In the wake of the latest attack, is it true that PM T. May has stated her preference for the status quo?

  14. Snow on Pine Says:

    A couple of points–

    First, all these attacks at tourist sites will inevitably result in decreased tourist revenue so, for the Muslim terrorists, it’s at least a twofer–spread terror, while also depressing what is a major source of national income for many countries.

    Second, not only are British Police not usually armed, but I wonder how many Americans know that in some of the countries of Europe, the UK included, it is a prosecutable offense to criticize Islam. You can be arrested, tried, convicted, fined, and jailed, as some people have been.

    Authorities in the UK now admit to having 23,000 potential Jihadis on their watch lists, with 3,500 of them of “special concern.” Moreover, in the wake of the recent attacks in Germany, it was said that security forces needed an estimated 60 people to keep track of just one suspect on a 24/7 basis.

    Figure it out, the Brits are totally overwhelmed.

    Moreover, so reflexively PC is England that in one of the videos of the London Bridge area bar where one of the Muslim attackers came in and stabbed a woman, and patrons threw chairs and bottles at him, someone also hurled an anti-Muslim epithet at the knife wielder, and was immediately told to stop it by one of the other patrons.

    Finally, I note that yesterday on FOX a former Jihadi, in commenting on the London bridge attack, said that these attacks had now become so frequent and serious that what the UK is facing (and probably all of Europe, too, I’m guessing) is now an “insurgency” i.s. what is becoming a full blown attempt to overthrow the social order and government.

    If things have indeed gotten to the stage where we are facing an insurgency, then we in the West will have to resort to anti-insurgency tactics, which will be far, far stronger and more violent that anything that has been tried so far.

  15. lynndh Says:

    Yeah, I remember being in Paris train station when 3 armed Police or Soldiers came by. Two in front and one behind. Very serious dudes. Kind of like what was going on in UK during The Troubles. Looks like UK is going to have to change the way they do things. Too bad can’t have an Edward I.
    Going to offend someone I am sure but too bad the attacker got shot in the leg(s). A body shot would have been better.

  16. arfldgr Says:

    it is a mistake to focus solely on the Muslim side of the equation. It is not so much the Islamists that we should be afraid of, it is the Globalist movement in the west that has allowed, and even fostered, those squalid barbarians to grow so dangerous and impudent.

  17. Ray Says:

    I worked in Berlin in the early 1980s and at the Tegel airport there were always lots of cops with dogs and submachine guns. After awhile you get used to seeing cops with automatic weapons.

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