Media Matters made a stink out of a video in which Fox News contributor and Town Hall editor Katie Pavlich basically said that it makes sense for the American public to arm itself due to the threat of terrorism, particularly from ISIS which recently claimed to have “trained soldiers” in 15 different states to carry out operations.
“Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday [the foiled attack in Garland Texas] we are increasing in number,” said ISIS in a warning. “Of the 15 states, 5 we will name… Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan.”
“The disbelievers who shot our brothers think that you killed someone untrained, nay, they gave you their bodies in plain view because we were watching,” the post continued.
The extent to which ISIS is a threat here at home really remains to be seen. Yes, there are operatives here, but how many, how organized and how prepared they are to strike in any sort of coordinated fashion is unclear.
The two gunman who were fatally shot by security in Garland, Texas, at the “Muhammed Cartoon Contest” seemed, at least, ready and willing to take innocent lives. While we wait for the federal government to wrap its big, bloated head around the problem of ISIS in America, the best option is really for citizens to, as Pavlich indicated, (a) exercise their Second Amendment rights and (b) remain vigilant.