With terrorist attacks becoming more frequent some are wondering if we have become desensitized to the violence.
What does it mean if terrorism no longer actually terrorizes us? Robert Summers with the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University in San Antonio told KTRH he thinks this could be happening and explains why.
“There’s a flood of information in today’s society. Terrorist attacks in Europe seem a long way off to a lot of people, so they don’t have a sense of urgency,” Summers explained.
It's a far cry from the days, weeks, months and even years after 9/11, when we were united in going after the terrorists. Now, Summers thinks we may feel very different.
“We have lulled people into a false sense of security. They’re not as vigilant. They’re distracted. It’s potentially dangerous,” Summers said.
What scares Summers most is that DHS Secretary John Kelly recently said terrorists want to 'visit America.' And he says that's something we all should be very concerned about.