REad the rest of this post linked at the bottom. Karl has this exactly right.
The wrong answer to terrorism is what we’re doing right now.
What our government is teaching prospective terrorists is that all they have to do is manage to get two jackasses who are willing to die to commit mass-murder, even if they kind of suck at it (let’s face it, when they blew up those bombs in Boston they did commit their intended deed but an hour earlier and 10x as many people would be dead or missing legs.)
Then they pop a cop trying to rip off a convenience store and toss (non-working; they didn’t explode) bombs out the window while trying to elude the cops.
The payoff for doing this is that an entire city shuts down to literal empty sidewalks and train service is halted along a hundred-mile+ stretch.
Even worse now the authorities are allegedly preventing residents who were away from their homes from returning there! You are now being forcibly dispossessed of your residence! Yeah, it’s temporary, but so what — that’s my damned house, not yours! Get the hell out of my way!
Need I remind people that the entire point of terrorism is to terrorize? To create economic havoc in a given area through violence, and by doing so advance some social or political goal?
What sort of lesson is the jackass in the Oval Office along with those crap-for-brains idiots in Massachusetts sending to our enemies around the world?
Two *******s shut down a city of 7 million people who then cower in fear in their homes.
Screw that and screw them.
What should be the response is that every American who lives in that area should go about their business while openly carrying a pistol, rifle or both.
Go ahead — try that terrorist crap with the proper response to such an event and see how long you live. That would instantly be the end of those terrorists and the economic disruption would be zero. It would also send a strong message — pull that crap and we the people will do our duty as citizens to the common defense.
Instead we have a state and city that claims that doing so is “illegal” and gives the terrorists exactly what they want.
Those terrorists are responsible for murder but they’re not responsible for the economic disruption.
You are responsible by putting up with this crap and the government is directly and proximately responsible by demanding that you cower in fear. Two jackasses who kill or injure fewer people than get hurt in car accidents in a given 24 hour period have now conspired with an idiot government to shut down an entire city of 7 million people!
How far we’ve fallen as a nation. We can’t find our balls with both hands these days. We want the nanny cops and government to “protect us.” How well did it work at the Marathon? To make it worse Massachusetts is one of those “great states” where you can’t legally carry or possess a weapon without a license even though the 2nd Amendment says you have the unalienable right to do so.
I remind everyone that the 2nd Amendment exists for exactly this sort of reason and circumstance. Go read it again if you’re challenged in your memory of its words.