Boston residents: know many who weren't armed during "marathon lock-down"?

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    Question Boston residents: know many who weren't armed during "marathon lock-down"?

    If you're a resident of the immediate Boston, MA, metro area ...

    Question: During the chase/hunt for the marathon bomber suspects, did many of the folks you know nearby have the ability to arm themselves, or were they unable to do that (due to not having arms, not having CHL, etc)?
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    If the bombing had happened in a gun friendly state the poll results would be different. There is a lesson to be learned from this poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson85746 View Post
    If the bombing had happened in a gun friendly state the poll results would be different. There is a lesson to be learned from this poll.
    I'd thought of that when creating the poll.

    It would be interesting to pose the question in a nationwide poll, asking respondents if a large-scale, impactful situation like this were to occur in the community do people believe folks they know would be capable of defending themselves. As you suggest, I'm sure it would vary tremendously from county to county. It would also be interesting to know what percentage of those who'd be incapable of defending against violent entry have had previous violence impact them, versus those who had a squeaky-clean, pie-in-the-sky past with respect to crime finding them. I'm convinced that a Gallup poll could be extremely valuable if well-designed and done nationwide. I'm sure we would see some fascinating correlations.
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    The best thing that could have happened was for the bomber to be apprehended or neutralised by a home owner with a legally owned firearm.....
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    Everybody but my niece. Rest of the family in the Boston area don't own guns nor want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurahe View Post
    The best thing that could have happened was for the bomber to be apprehended or neutralised by a home owner with a legally owned firearm.....
    Yes.

    Had that homeowner been heavily armed while at his home, he might well have done a citizen's arrest and held him for the arriving cavalry. Still, given the gravity of the violence they'd already committed, it's unsurprising that he opted to call the cavalry and have them deal with it. I'm sure clearing a covered boat is at least as risky as clearing a house.
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    As a long time Boston area resident (now in the hinterlands) I'm pretty sure that in the neighborhood of Watertown, many were unarmed. It is very difficult in that town to get an LTC or even an FID. Overall, only about 25% of Mass. residents own firearms. However, should that have happened where I live now in MA (town un-named) it would be a completely different story I assure you.
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    Me thinks the poll should have been titled What Do You Think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurahe View Post
    The best thing that could have happened was for the bomber to be apprehended or neutralised by a home owner with a legally owned firearm.....
    Well it was a civilian that found the terrorist in his boat...........
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    I was joking with my mailman (pro-gun/ccw) that if it happened in Texas, the shootout between the two suspects and the police probably would have ended with someone from one of the houses grabbing a rifle and shooting them from their window.
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    Something I was wondering. During the man hunt you have a hand gun or riffle out (let's say on a table visible from the front door or visbly on your body). The police come knocking doing home searches. What happens?
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    Since only New Jersey, Hawaii, and the District have lower per capita gun ownership than Massachusetts, very few residents would likely be armed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Yes.

    Had that homeowner been heavily armed while at his home, he might well have done a citizen's arrest and held him for the arriving cavalry. Still, given the gravity of the violence they'd already committed, it's unsurprising that he opted to call the cavalry and have them deal with it. I'm sure clearing a covered boat is at least as risky as clearing a house.
    And I am quite sure he would have done it without blasting his boat full of holes as did the cops as soon as they arrived on scene. What if it had not been the terrorist in the boat?
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