Skip to comments.Report: Boston attack suspects not licensed to own firearms
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.
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It is up to us to not let them play us in this crisis.
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???
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?
Exactly. The stupid LIBS want to take guns away from law abiding citizens while the criminals and thugs will always have them.
I guess the ultimate question here is are liberals this stupid or do they think the public is this stupid or both?
So how did they get their firearms ? Should that not be issue number 1 ?
Probably stamped For Government Use Only. Actually, my guess is the phony guns never got planted on them.
In an unusual development, a murderous terrorist did not possess a license to carry a firearm. Wow! Color me shocked too!
“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?
“So I guess we need to expand the universal background check to private sales to terrorists. :-)”
Don’t give them any more great ideas.
They were also not authorized to have/use bombs or IED’s.
>werent the vast,overwhelming majority of the deaths and injuries here inflicted by kitchenware?<
When pressure cookers are outlawed only criminals......... Oh, nevermind
“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 organizations 2011 state scorecards released for all 50 states, Massachusetts earned 65 points out of a total of 100.”
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.”
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.
My guess is that 190+ of those were from the cops.
Aw, fer cryin’ out loud...who the heck writes these “duh” stories?