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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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.
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.
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.
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.
The SLA shootout apparently was a sort of news TV first...
#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.
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.
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.
Perhaps each city should just be made into a “bomb free zone”?
No, that is impossible! If it were illegal for them to have guns, they would never have shot anyone. Everyone knows that. /s
What concerns me is that they will push through a ban on gunpowder. And maybe that was the whole point in letting these bastards blow up people.
Well surprise, surprize, surprise!
There's a lot of this going around in the criminal world (Chicago, and numerous other places comes to mind)
200 rounds fired and only one hits suspect in the leg? What kind of training do these doofusses have? That is why WE need high cap magazines because they sure as hell can’t protect anybody. Guess they train with air soft!
Pardon me, I’m out here in flyover country. What does “licensed to have a gun” mean? We don’t have licenses for our guns. Does this mean Mass. already has gun registration?
I swear I read somewhere in all of this that they obviously had some sort of weapon when they killed officer Sean Collier but that they took his duty weapons and used them in the firefight in Watertown later that night. Can anyone confirm?
So who got the firearms for them? The buyer was clean and got them legally no doubt??
It's the liberal mindset in action. They are the anointed ones, therefore they are never wrong; so if something isn't working, you obviously need more of it.
Fast & Furious?
Yes a special Muslim outreach version of Fast&Furious! Got the firearms for the Bomb Brothers. Paging Eric (the racist hypocrite) Holder!