It has been over 25 years since the attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, one of the most significant terrorist attacks involving a vehicle up to that point. The world seems more dangerous now in many ways. News stories about terrorists weaponizing vehicles by driving them at high speeds into pedestrian areas as outdoor events are becoming more commonplace.
In October 2020, the United States Department of Homeland Security identified domestic terrorism and violent extremism as one of the most significant threats facing the nation. The FBI warns that it is the foremost terrorism threat of 2021. On January 6th, we all watched in horror as violent domestic extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., while both houses of Congress were in session.