The headline in the fourth largest Swedish paper, Aftonbladet, had the headline “Rensa Stockholm – stoppa bilarna,” which translated means “Clear Stockholm – stopping cars.” Banning guns from areas is obviously not the same as banning cars. Putting up barricades to cars in areas with lots of pedestrians can make sense. Still, it is interesting to see how people respond when attacks occur.
In the future if we are to protect people, we have to have cars removed from gathering places and city centers. It is not reasonable for a big truck can be driven right into Stockholm’s popular walking street on a Friday afternoon just before Easter. Politicians have been good at protecting themselves, but now they must also ensure citizens’ needs for secure environments. . . .