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Thread: Backpacks, just say no?

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    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Security has become complacent on backpacks as the quote in the OP points out. Hard to tell by your post what your opinion is on backpacks.
    I guess my opinion is the same as it was for banning hoodies. It's a dumb idea.

    Sanga's suggestion on page one seems to make the sense, imo.

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    Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Sawed off shotguns are banned because they are easily concealed and can do tremendous damage. People still use pistols to create havoc but the sawed off is illegal to own. Banning backpacks from public events would at least take one weapon away from terrorist and just like the sawed off vs the pistol you at least take the bigger deadlier weapon out of the equation. The backpack ban would be very easy to enforce, they are kind of obvious.
    Backpacks aren't weapons. They have a myriad of useful, harmless purposes. Bombs, like sawed off shotguns, are already illegal, not that that's made a bit if difference, people still make both.

    A backpack ban would be completely and utterly useless. That's my point. If your goal is to "do something" even though its a completely useless gesture that wont save a single life go ahead and ban stuff. If on the other hand your goal is actually do something meaningful then you need to look elsewhere.
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    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    In this recent bombing everyone was fixated on the finish line waiting for their friend or loved one to cross it. Discretely setting down your backpack and walking just far enough to get away from the blast means it sits unattended for maybe one minute. Not enough time to be noticed much less reacted to.
    We don't know when that backpack was placed there. But I agree with you . . . it probably wouldn't make any difference.
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    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    It is. I'm being gently sarcastic and tossing in a little Sci-Fi. But I still have a point. Over-reaction leads to giving victory to the bad guys.



    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Sounds complicated and expensive.

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    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    How oh how did my generation ever get along without backpacks?
    What generation would that be that didn't use bags they slung across there backs?

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    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Please tell me you're not trying to resurrect the fanny pack.

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    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Why just not ban the public from public events and be done with it...

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    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Fat people? They are harder to frisk.
    Why are fat people at a running event anyways?

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    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Why are fat people at a running event anyways?
    Envious, I'm sure...
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    Re: Backpacks, just say no?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    This Boston bombing could not have taken place if people were not allowed to carry backpacks to events like this. Why does anyone really need a backpack anyway? IMO it would not be asking to much to leave your backpack home. The only time I ever wear one is you know, when I'm going backpacking.

    "You have people that have their backpacks with them, a runner may have a hydration pack on them, another person may be coming to watch the race and they may have a backpack," Penza said. "You see them so much, you stop thinking that any of those bags might have explosives."

    Marathon Security Practices Scrutinized in Wake of Boston Marathon Explosions - ABC News
    HOLY SHEEP **** BATMAN!! THIS IS WHY I GO ON RANTS!!!

    ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING !?!?!? BANNING BACKPACKS!!?!?!?!??!

    ....Sorry that wasn't necessary.....

    But seriously?? banning backpacks??? ..... "Hey Lightning, not only are you not allowed to run naked, and not only are we going to try to take your firearms, or AT LEAST limit them because you're a law abiding citizen.... you can't wear a backpack to a race.."


    K... I'm done.

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