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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162]

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Look at where there is "complete" control, a prison. The "government" (not really, but for the purpose of the analogy) cannot even keep drugs and weapons out of prison... How could they protect against something like that?!

    It's horrible I know, but really, other than the luck of catching the person in the act of placing something there's not much that can be done for prevention... Though, there are already calls for more cameras, but you can have cameras on everything, but you can't have the personnel to track it all...

    But yes, this is a failure, but all reasonable steps are taken to mitigate the chances of these things happening so it takes someone truly motivated, and short of luck there's very little chance to actually prevent somethin like this, unfortunately. It doesn't matter how many armed guards / police you have around...
    I agree. I would never want to live as if in prison. We can beef up security at a bit at popular events, but that's about all we can do without encroaching upon our own freedoms.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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    It's easy to attack other supposed mistakes, Eh?
    Excuse me? You are not making much sense. What is attacking mistakes have anything to do with this thread?
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Well, one in hollywood starts with the turning this into an anti-2nd amendment issue, saying we need to 'get rid of the 2nd amendment'...

    Actor blames Boston attack on gun culture:
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    Still makes no sense as far as numbers go, since just as many people would run the other direction, and many would run toward it, in order to either help or gawk; it seems it would be a wash as far as numbers of people in a given area.

    I didn't see all the films, but the ones I did see didn't indicate enough to make that determination, and many of the films show the police trying to drive gawkers away from the first bomb as well as the second, especially since the second went off too soon after the first to make that matter as a tactic, at least from the vids I've seen; the surprise and shock made people stop in their tracks for the most part, followed by just as many people running toward the blasts as away.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Well, one in hollywood starts with the turning this into an anti-2nd amendment issue, saying we need to 'get rid of the 2nd amendment'...

    Actor blames Boston attack on gun culture:
    Is there anyone who contributes more to the 'gun culture' than Hollywood?

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Is there anyone who contributes more to the 'gun culture' than Hollywood?
    That's the crime in it all. Actual gun owners are almost exclusively good stewards with their arms. Hollywood glorifies guns as common means to an end, making heroes out of people who use them to kill.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    That's the crime in it all. Actual gun owners are almost exclusively good stewards with their arms. Hollywood glorifies guns as common means to an end, making heroes out of people who use them to kill.
    The chicken and the egg argument aside, as a good number of gun owners shoot themselves or friend and family, how can you make a statement that doesn't take this into account?

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The chicken and the egg argument aside, as a good number of gun owners shoot themselves or friend and family, how can you make a statement that doesn't take this into account?
    Define 'a good number'. Maybe in that definition you can post stats showing what percentage of legitimate gun owners shoot themselves or anybody else versus the numbers that don't, or would the latter be 'bad numbers'?

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's human nature to avoid danger.
    It's also human nature to rush to other peoples' aid, at least for those who aren't sociopaths.

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