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Report: Boston attack suspects not licensed to own firearms
The Hill ^ | 4/21/13 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 04/21/2013 9:21:09 PM PDT by Nachum

The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were not licensed to have the firearms they used in several shootouts with police on Friday, Reuters reported Sunday night.

The news that the suspects were not authorized to own firearms will likely add fuel to calls for tougher gun laws – an issue that was put on the back-burner last week after the Senate blocked the central elements of President Obama's gun-control package.

Police say Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar, went on a deadly shooting spree Thursday and Friday, killing a university policeman before confronting local officers in a wild firefight in the middle of a Watertown, Mass., street that left the elder brother dead and a transit policeman injured.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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KEYWORDS: attack; banglist; boston; bostonbombersguns; democrats; guncontrol; licensed; nonewgunlaws; secondamendment; suspects
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1 posted on 04/21/2013 9:21:09 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I am shocked, shocked, I tell you.


2 posted on 04/21/2013 9:22:09 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Nachum

What!? You mean that these gun control measures will only serve to control law a using citizens? Criminals break laws? I’m amazed!


3 posted on 04/21/2013 9:25:49 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: Nachum
The news that the suspects were not authorized to own firearms will likely add fuel to calls for tougher gun laws –

Yes, add more laws to make double sure they couldn't get firearms.

4 posted on 04/21/2013 9:28:15 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Nachum

wow quell surprise


5 posted on 04/21/2013 9:29:02 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

Yes, we obviously need more gun control if even terrorists can aquire weapons inside one of the most restrictive states in the country! Sheesh. Turn in your guns Alaska!!!


6 posted on 04/21/2013 9:29:03 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Nachum
will likely add fuel to calls for tougher gun laws

Because when laws don't work, clearly we need more.

7 posted on 04/21/2013 9:29:15 PM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: Nachum

So I guess we need to expand the universal background check to private sales to terrorists. :-)


8 posted on 04/21/2013 9:29:18 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum

If we ban guns, only criminals will... oh, never mind.


9 posted on 04/21/2013 9:30:09 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Nachum

If the bombers got guns illegally, it is grounds to argue why we don t want tougher gun laws. It would make it even harder for law abiding citizens to get one for self protection while criminals have the means to get one off the street. US needs tougher immigration laws to make it harder for terrorists or people from countries with religious values and political viewpoints that can make them into terrorists or spies. That means the US should allow less Chinese, Russians, Arab Muslims, and Muslims in general from entering as immigrants into US.


10 posted on 04/21/2013 9:30:42 PM PDT by Fee (9/11 first shaking; 2008 finance collapse second shaking; 2015 ????)
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11 posted on 04/21/2013 9:34:45 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

They broke the law!!??


12 posted on 04/21/2013 9:36:06 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: Nachum

Newsflash: Making bombs is against the law... We need new tougher laws against making bombs...

Nothing ever seems to stop the liberal agenda, even when reality appears and starts shooting.


13 posted on 04/21/2013 9:37:34 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: onyx

Brilliant!


14 posted on 04/21/2013 9:38:12 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: onyx

LOL.


15 posted on 04/21/2013 9:38:47 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Nachum

Anyone notice there seems to be a blackout on news as to what type of firearms they used?

Normally if such a shootout happens the media would be full of photos of the weapons used with lots of calls for more bans on them.


16 posted on 04/21/2013 9:40:01 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: Nachum

Just to point something out, here, but weren’t the vast, overwhelming majority of the deaths and injuries here inflicted by kitchenware?


17 posted on 04/21/2013 9:42:02 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: GlockThe Vote; mylife

Government is entirely inept.
Takes a terrorist attack to prove it.


18 posted on 04/21/2013 9:42:03 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

How about crockpots. Were they licensed there???


19 posted on 04/21/2013 9:43:31 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Obviously the only ones in this matter with AR15’s and M16’s were the cops.


20 posted on 04/21/2013 9:44:11 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: onyx

It is up to us to not let them play us in this crisis.


21 posted on 04/21/2013 9:44:59 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: Nachum

22 posted on 04/21/2013 9:47:39 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Nachum

No way! So in addition to making pressure cooker bombs filled with shrapnel to kill children and others, THEY CHOSE TO BREAK A GUN LAW???


23 posted on 04/21/2013 9:50:16 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Nachum

This reporter did not ask these questions:

What if the FBI had booted them out of the country when they interviewed them?

What if we simply automatically deported anyone with a green card that breaks the law?

What if we never allowed visas for anyone known to come from a country that sponsors terroism or is a breeding ground for them?

What if there had been a ban on pressure cookers?


24 posted on 04/21/2013 9:52:04 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: vpintheak

Exactly. The stupid LIBS want to take guns away from law abiding citizens while the criminals and thugs will always have them.


25 posted on 04/21/2013 9:56:09 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: umgud

I guess the ultimate question here is are liberals this stupid or do they think the public is this stupid or both?


26 posted on 04/21/2013 10:06:48 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Nachum

So how did they get their firearms ? Should that not be issue number 1 ?


27 posted on 04/21/2013 10:10:04 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Anyone notice there seems to be a blackout on news as to what type of firearms they used ?

Probably stamped For Government Use Only. Actually, my guess is the phony guns never got planted on them.

28 posted on 04/21/2013 10:12:46 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: FlyingEagle
I am shocked, shocked, I tell you.

In an unusual development, a murderous terrorist did not possess a license to carry a firearm. Wow! Color me shocked too!

29 posted on 04/21/2013 10:14:54 PM PDT by BAW (We are the Resistance.)
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To: mylife

You’re right.


30 posted on 04/21/2013 10:17:48 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: umgud

“The news that the suspects were not authorized to own firearms will likely add fuel to calls for tougher gun laws –”

What’s wrong with the above sentence?


31 posted on 04/21/2013 10:21:22 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“So I guess we need to expand the universal background check to private sales to terrorists. :-)”

Don’t give them any more great ideas.


32 posted on 04/21/2013 10:23:37 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: Nachum

They were also not authorized to have/use bombs or IED’s.


33 posted on 04/21/2013 10:24:08 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Steel Wolf

>weren’t the vast,overwhelming majority of the deaths and injuries here inflicted by kitchenware?<

When pressure cookers are outlawed only criminals......... Oh, nevermind


34 posted on 04/21/2013 10:27:07 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Nachum

“Massachusetts has strong gun laws that help combat the illegal gun market, prevent the sale of most guns without background checks and reduce risks to children according to the Brady Campaign.

In the organization’s 2011 state scorecards released for all 50 states, Massachusetts earned 65 points out of a total of 100.”


35 posted on 04/21/2013 10:27:58 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: FlyingEagle

In a 2nd-amendment respecting society they would not be busted on the guns per se, but for using them for a criminal purpose. So I am conflicted on “throw the book at them for that.”


36 posted on 04/21/2013 10:29:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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ping


37 posted on 04/21/2013 10:50:52 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Jeff Winston

According to Brady Campaign, Massachusetts has the third “best” gun laws in the nation.

A 200-round firefight is the biggest I’ve ever heard of.

Glad to know Massachusetts has such good gun laws. Undoubtedly, if it hadn’t been for those strong gun laws, this these thugs might have terrorized a whole city.


38 posted on 04/21/2013 11:01:18 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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A 200-round firefight is the biggest I’ve ever heard of.

My guess is that 190+ of those were from the cops.

39 posted on 04/21/2013 11:22:57 PM PDT by jim-x (9/11/2001 - Never forget, Never forgive.)
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To: Nachum

Aw, fer cryin’ out loud...who the heck writes these “duh” stories?


40 posted on 04/21/2013 11:26:51 PM PDT by Pzorkit
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My guess is that 190+ of those were from the cops.

You're probably right.

I hate to say it, but the thought almost makes me wonder whether the brothers had any dogs in the car with them.

41 posted on 04/21/2013 11:35:27 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Nachum
The news that the suspects were not authorized to own firearms will likely add fuel to calls for tougher gun laws...

Wishful thinking on the author's part. What that news will do is remind people that criminals don't obey laws. This is akin to noting that these people bombed a public gathering, killed three people, engaged in a running shootout with a small army of police officers, and drove their stole SUV too fast, and concluding that what we need are stronger speed limits to address the issue. You can't reason with stupidity this monolithic.

42 posted on 04/21/2013 11:45:38 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum

I’m waiting for the first Democratic pol to suggest that murders committed with guns be made a federal crime as well, with a mandatory death penalty attached.


43 posted on 04/21/2013 11:54:09 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Jeff Winston
A 200-round firefight is the biggest I’ve ever heard of.


Two ones in Los Angeles that occurred when I lived there come to mind. I looked up the numbers...:^)

Around 2,000 rounds total (1,300 from the robbers) in the N. Hollywood bank robbery of 1997. The bad guys had full body armour.

The 1974 SLA shootout (remember Patty Hearst) was around 9,000 rounds - probably mostly from the cops in that case.

44 posted on 04/22/2013 12:21:02 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: az_gila

The SLA shootout apparently was a sort of news TV first...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofbvgjl6MhA


45 posted on 04/22/2013 12:23:54 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: Nachum

#1- it’s a car that killed the older bomber.
#2- the explosives killed and injured more people than all the gunshots did.
#3- police killed a boat with guns.


46 posted on 04/22/2013 1:13:21 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Nachum

He didn’t die in a gun battle with LEOs. He was alive and the LEO was attempting to handcuff his hands behind his back, when the younger brother “Joker” drove the vehicle at them. The LEOs jumped out of the way and the vehicle ran over the older brother, killing him.


47 posted on 04/22/2013 1:45:40 AM PDT by octex
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To: Nachum

The over a million families locked in their homes unable to protect themselves and their children from a gun/bomb toting madman are going to call tougher gun laws I am sure. Did you know that they could not even protect themselves with mace? Mace is outlawed in their great state.


48 posted on 04/22/2013 2:20:18 AM PDT by BushCountry (What does it matter now!!)
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To: kingu

Perhaps each city should just be made into a “bomb free zone”?

/s


49 posted on 04/22/2013 2:30:01 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: onyx

bfl


50 posted on 04/22/2013 2:32:23 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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