Private security guards shot and killed a Somali pirate during an attack on a merchant ship off the coast of East Africa in what is believed to be the first such killing by armed contractors, the EU Naval Force spokesman said Wednesday.
The death comes amid fears that increasingly aggressive pirates and the growing use of armed private security contractors onboard vessels could fuel increased violence on the high seas. The handling of the case may have legal implications beyond the individuals involved in Tuesday’s shooting. [emphasis Murdoc’s]
Wait. People are worried that guards will INCREASE the violence? Who’s worried? The pirates? The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence?