Monday, June 20, 2005

"Most Effective" At What, Exactly?

Today's MGCSS will undoubtedly come as a surprise to many of you - NOT. But, it seems that despite having the "most effective gun laws in the country", more and more criminals are carrying guns. Who could have guessed?

Lynn PD sees spike in illegal gun seizures

LYNN - The number of guns seized in the first five months of 2005 is up 133 percent from the number recovered in the same time frame last year, according to statistics provided by Lynn Police.


Twenty-one guns have been seized from January 1 to June 1, according to Lynn Police Lt. Dave Brown, compared to the nine guns in 2004, and 16 in 2003.

Obviously, the solution here is to create additional restrictions on the issuance of gun permits to law-abiding citizens.

Many times the guns recovered were determined to be stolen.

I am simply shocked. I certainly hope they waited a minimum of 15 days before using those stolen guns. You know, to "cool off" and all.

Now, what MGCSS would be complete without an example of overtly inaccurate reporting by a Massachusetts newspaper?

Among the guns that have been seized this year is a .357 magnum, a .22 caliber pistol and a Tec-9 submachine gun.

Not that I have to explain the sheer folly of that statement to any of my readers, but this is an Intratec "Tec-9" semiautomatic pistol:

While it might look scary (I mean, come on, it's got that barrel thingy with all those holes in it, just like an Uzi-Mac-47), and the mere sight of it is enough to make the typical gun-grabbing asshole soil his or her undergarments*, it is not a submachine gun. One shot per trigger pull, no more, no less.

Of course, this gun has been specifically outlawed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, courtesy of our "common-sense" "assault weapons" ban, yet there are criminals walking the streets with such weapons of mass destruction.[/barriospeak] How can that be? Why, one would almost be led to believe that drug-dealing gangbangers don't give a flying fuck what the law says they can and cannot do.

Well, that's a new one. Gee, someone should start a blog to talk about what a failure this social experiment called gun control has been for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I know I'd read it.

* Or is it?