We see this most readily on Metro. After an incident somewhere in the world, our Metro stations suddenly have bomb-sniffing dogs and fierce-looking officers carrying automatic rifles.Indeed. Also, noticeably lacking on the Metro and NYC subway are regular everyday folk who are armed for their own protection. Though after an attack somewhere in the world, there are plenty of these guys with rifles.
That sort of governmental distrust - explicitly shown via infringing gun laws - makes my blood boil, but I still have to see that many of the people from these cities asked for it, and thus have nobody to blame but themselves.
I'm pleasantly surprised to read an article about this from a news site; normally I browse the pages looking for something to mock. Good on NBC News for posting something that actually questions the typical response to events that scare the sheep. I do wish that someone in the organization would question the lack of armed Americans from time to time.