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"I live in a high risk city for terrorism -- do you" ???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by David, Mar 16, 2003.

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  1. David

    David Member

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    According to this article, the government has determined the top 120 US cities at risk for terrorism.

    I live in one of them!

    Here is a link to the list of so-called "high risk" locations (note: the list is located at the end of the article):

    http://www.offnews.info/inteligencia_seguridad/120cities.htm

    Perhaps this list is a good "heads up" in case we go to war in the next few days.

    :what: :what: :what:

    I wonder how they determined the risk of these 120 cities?

    How many other THR members live in one of these "high risk" locations?
     
  2. .45FMJoe

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    OK, I live in Tampa. I'm going to guess, bfore I read the article that I do. Report to follow...
     
  3. .45FMJoe

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    woohoo! I win!! I win!!! I wi....oh wait, what do I win? Darnit.:(
     
  4. Stevie-Ray

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    I'm toast.
     
  5. Graystar

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    Do I even have to say it? :(


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  6. AR-10

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    Nope.

    One of the advantages of living in the boonies-it ain't the city.
     
  7. SquirrelNuts

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    I live just north of Atlanta, in fact, I can see the skyline from here. So, yes.

    -SquirrelNuts
     
  8. Wildalaska

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    Looks like they took the major cities in each state...like look at Anchorage, whats up here to blow up? Besides, this is the most heavily armed urban environent outside of Bagdad in the world...

    WildcomeandgetmeAlaska
     
  9. Schuey2002

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    Nope, nope.. noper!

    Just like AR-10, I live waaaaaaaay out in the Hinterland.;)
     
  10. SquirrelNuts

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    Wildalaska,

    I do not know what there is to blow up out there, but...

    I think the psychological effect of blowing up a small place would leave EVERYONE to feel at risk...not just those in a large city. The effect of blowing up a small town would probably be just the same or greater than a large city, IMO. Take a look at the sniper shootings...everyone felt at risk.

    -SquirrelNuts
     
  11. Billll

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    Well, I live in Littleton CO, and everybody knows NOTHING EVER happens in a backwater burb like this.
     
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    hmmmm... CT is not even mentioned. I guess thats a good thing. :neener: However, New Haven harbor is the place that had a ship load of Pakistanis trying to disembark for shore leave and the coast guard wouldn't let them. This was a while back.

    Actually if they know some of the great targets that we have in CT then CT would be up on the list.......... Oh wait this ain't a list that I want to be on.:uhoh:
     
  13. TallPine

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    What kind of BS is this ...? Just trying to scare everyone into a police state?


    And NO, my STATE didn't even make it onto their list. :)
     
  14. carp killer

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    Hell, they completely forgot my state! :evil:
     
  15. Peter Gun

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    Squirrel nuts-
    Thats just what I've been thinking. I live far from cities, but close to the border and a resort town (Stowe). I beleive a smart terrorist would see this as a good target. Almost no police (lightly armed), close to cities, possible rich city people on vacation, easy access to border. Now if they are also aware of the local population's rather heavy arms supply, maybe they'll skip VT.;)
     
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    my city's not on that list, but I honestly have to agree that they seemed to have just taken big cities and put them on the list.
     
  17. Gopher

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    If the wind is from the south I'll be glowing in the dark soon. I have to wonder the source of this though.
     
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    What I don't like about this list is that it is way too general.

    I would guess that about 70+ percent of all Americans live within 50 miles of one of the 120 cities on their list.

    Does anyone know of a more realistic "high risk" list -- i.e. one that ranks the relative risk of each city?

    For example:

    #1 risk -- NYC

    #2 risk -- LA

    #3 risk -- DC

    and so on, and so on...

    I think a list like that would be much more useful.

    :what: :what: :what:

    Just my 2 cents...
     
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    Hmmmm, I live 15 minutes from the airbase where every EA-6B squadron is home ported, and I'm not on the list?

    Like I can believe that list.
     
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    :rolleyes: The closest town to me is about 3 miles away with about 800 population, I don't suppose were on the list.:confused:
     
  21. cool45auto

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    I guess me and SquirrelNuts can move somewhere safe like Columb...oh wait, nevermind, we're done for.
     
  22. MitchSchaft

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    Memphis is ranked 25th. I don't have a link for it at this time.:neener:
     
  23. SquirrelNuts

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    cool9mm2002,

    We could go to the Okeefenokee Swamp...wait...there is the Kingsbay Sub Base there....still thinking....

    -SquirrelNuts
     
  24. 10-Ring

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    I live in CA...:rolleyes: What is that, a rhetorical question? :scrutiny:
     
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    My STATE is not even listed.
     
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