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  • Boston bombing suspects did not have valid handgun licenses

    04/22/2013 6:09:28 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 21, 2013
    The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, who police say engaged in a gun battle with officers early Friday after a frenzied manhunt, were not licensed to own guns in the towns where they lived, authorities said on Sunday. But neither brother appears to have been legally entitled to own or carry firearms where they lived, a fact that may add to the national debate over current gun laws. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was killed in the shootout with police, would have been required to apply for a gun license with the local police department where he lived...
  • Report: Boston attack suspects not licensed to own firearms

    04/21/2013 9:21:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/21/13 | Mike Lillis
    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...
  • Mass. police: Bomb suspects didn't have gun permit (Someone Alert Chuck Schumer!)

    04/21/2013 3:23:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 101 replies
    Big Story/AP ^ | 4-21-2013
    MASS. POLICE: BOMB SUSPECTS DIDN'T HAVE GUN PERMIT Apr. 21 4:32 PM EDT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn't have gun permits.