How Many People In Boston Are Wishing They Had A Gun Right Now?

There is a massive manhunt going on in the Boston region right now, looking for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two brothers identified as likely having set the bombs.

Authorities are warning residents in the area to stay in their homes, and not answer a door unless for a uniformed law enforcement officer. Already one officer has been murdered by the brothers when the older of the two was still alive.

With fear and terror reining, Boston and surrounding communities have essentially become ghost towns.

That’s a little hard to imagine. One of America’s largest and most iconic communities silenced because of the actions of a couple of bombers.

This all has me thinking, how many people in Boston and in the region around Boston (which, collectively, have some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation) are wishing they had a gun in their homes today for protection?

The odds that any given citizen is going to have a run in with the on-the-run bomber or any remaining accomplices (if there are any) are low. But they’re not non-existent, and I wonder how many citizens wish they had a firearm with which to fight back should this fleeing criminal arrive at their doorstep?

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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