When people think of "Terror Attacks", perhaps the first thing that comes to mind are things such as: shootings, bombings, hijackings.
Especially when it comes to the west, the biggest attacks that we remember, tend to be along those lines,
for instance 9/11 in the USA, 7/7 in the UK, and more recently the attacks in Paris just over a year ago now. The US one involved plane hijackings, the UK one involved Suicide Bombers, and the France one involved Gunman & Suicide Bombers.
Those of course are just some examples,
however, since 2001, Security Forces around the world have had to step up and try to prevent things like this happening, and so purchases of guns, other hazardous materials could end up being put on the Government's radar, and so, theres a chance that Police Forces/Security Forces could pick up on that sort of suspicious behaviour, and prevent attacks from happening.
Yet the successes achieved by some terrorists lately, prove that maybe aquiring guns, bombs, etc. is no longer going to be essential to carry out attacks.
In July 2016, the attack in Nice, a truck rammed into a croud and killed 86 people, and injured a staggering 434.
Then in December 2016, in Berlin, a truck rammed into a croud and killed 12, and injured 56 others.
And yet again, earlier today, in Israel, 4 were killed, and 15 were injured after a truck rammed into a crowd yet again.
Something as simple as taking a truck, or lorry and ploughing it into a crowd seems to be so effective for attackers now, that it is really raising concerns.
How on earth, can we start to maintain control when we are no longer needing to look for firearms, and explosives, but simply looking out for lorries and trucks which may have been hijacked or even legally owned. It is really worrying that this is the current issue that we have. What precautions are going to be made to sort out issues like this, because if this is the way attackers are going to go, it'll be very effective for them. They have no need to smuggle in weapons or have to avoid being spotted acting suspiciously in public, they could quite easily continue with this current problem that is arising.