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In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, would you advocate tighter security at such events in the future?

  1. No, this was a one-time event, regular security measures should be maintained, but we can't let irrational people change our way of life.
  2. Yes, these tragedies are becoming sickening and every precaution needs to be taken to prevent them in the future, including right to search people at major outdoor sporting events.
 
 
 
 
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jeff33

Apr-24-13 8:37 AM

I rather just stay home and watch it on TV, I got my security "SMITH and WESSON!

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Smid1972

Apr-25-13 4:08 PM

I think it’s safe to say that when you go to an event like the marathon you want to believe you are in a secure place. Although more security would help, I doubt in this case that more security would have prevented this. The Boston Marathon has a wide open format, there is no way you could make the whole run secure. In the end, when you have psychopaths, like the two terrorists in Boston, that believe they have a mission I don’t think all the security in the world would prevent them from succeeding to a certain level. All more security is going to do is give you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside that you are safe. When the reality is what we found out a few weeks ago. I guess staying home would be an answer but even a S&W wouldn’t prevent the effects of a dirty bomb!!!

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Smid1972

Apr-25-13 4:16 PM

I guess what I’m trying to say is, if you choose to stay home and sit in front of a tv that’s your choice. I refuse to live in fear of what might happen tomorrow. We’re all going to die someday and I don’t want my legacy to be determined by what event I watched on tv. I would rather volunteer during the LLWS, like I do every year, because there are things when you are there that you just can’t experience on tv. That experience and camaraderie that I get is what I live for.

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Garben78

Apr-27-13 7:22 AM

If we all knew when and why and how their would be no if ands and buts

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ArtFold

Apr-27-13 8:32 AM

Wow Garben78, while you may think you made a profound and deep statement it was in reality less than vapid. That's just my humble opinion. Keep trying, though! :-)

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Steelman

Jun-18-13 11:12 AM

Security is just a way to make you feel better; in reality there is no way to have 100% security. Shale we assign a personal bodyguard to each person so they can be escorted across the street and not be injured, so we can make sure they are "secure". There are security risks every day, not just at large scale events, so to sit at home and watch life unfold on a television is not living it is just sad. I would rather take a chance than to hide in fear my entire life. That is what this country was founded on taking risks not hiding.

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