If I was a target of public anger I would arm up too. (granted that I am a pistol owner)Until a couple of weeks ago, that was obvious to everyone but Goldman, a firm famous for both prescience and arrogance. In a display of both, Blankfein began to raise his personal- security threat level early in the financial crisis. He keeps a summer home near the Hamptons, where unrestricted public access would put him at risk if the angry mobs rose up and marched to the East End of Long Island.
Arming Goldman With Pistols Against Public: Alice Schroeder - Bloomberg.com