Paris: If guns are illegal only criminals will have gunsthey were unarmed.
“Three policemen had arrived on bikes but had to leave because the men were armed, obviously,” Benoit Bringer, who works on the same floor as Charlie Hebdo’s offices, told France Info radio, according to The Guardian. “Then the attackers took off in a car.”
CBS News also reported — citing a reporter with Britain’s Telegraph newspaper — that the two officers were apparently unarmed.
Paris police officers have the option of carrying firearms, though many choose not to.
The officers came into contact with two or three gunmen armed with AK-47s after the Islamic terrorists had left the offices of Charlie Hebdo where they had fatally shot 10 inside the building, including four of the magazine’s cartoonists.
The terrorists — who were heard shouting “Allahu Akbar” while firing rounds in the streets of Paris and reportedly told witnesses that they were affiliated with al-Qaida — were reportedly angry at cartoons appearing in the magazine which satirized Muhammad.They have the option to carry firearms? You mean as opposed to London where they don't even have the option?
What could go wrong?