What's Taking Them So Long?
The mother of two Dorchester boys who found a fully-loaded .22-caliber gun and turned it into police wants to get her kids out of city schools because she fears for their safety.
The owner of the gun, which cops believe could have been a "community weapon" shared by gang members, has not been found.
What's taking them so long?
Obviously, the individual who put the gun there had to have been licensed to own a gun. With Massachusetts having the "most effective gun laws in the nation" (according to local firearms expert John Rosenthal), I don't see how it could possibly be any other way.
Seems all the cops have to do is match the serial number of the gun to the FA-10 form that was filed with the state following the transfer of the firearm to its current owner, and cross-reference that name to the list of License to Carry holders in the city. It can't be that long a list.
Should take them an afternoon to I.D. the guilty party.
Oh, wait. Those rules and regulations don't apply to criminals.
I keep forgetting.
Gun laws in Boston serve but one purpose, and one purpose only - to ensure the government [read: the Mayor's Office and the police commissioner] has unlimited power to put whatever hurdles it deems necessary (whether financial, bureaucratic, or psychological) into the path of the city's most law-abiding and morally upright residents, who refuse to surrender their personal sovereignty to the "common good", and who wish to exercise their constitutionally-protected right to bear arms in the defense of themselves and their communities.
Case in point.
File under: Disgracing the badge.
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