Monday, September 26, 2005

Another Weekend in Our Gun Control Utopia

Yes-sir-ee, our common-sense gun control laws, of which our "progressive" leadership is so proud, were really paying big dividends this weekend in the Greater Boston area. Stop me if you've heard this one before.

In Boston...

...police found a 16-year-old Dorchester male face down with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Two 18-year-olds ... were also shot by an unknown gunman...

A 27-year-old Roxbury man shot multiple times...

A 22-year-old man shot in the groin during an argument at M&M's Jazz Club in Grove Hall...

Oops, they missed one.

An 18-year-old Charlestown youth was shot in his throat and face last night after a gang of men jumped him and dragged him into Franklin Park.

...across the Charles...

Two women who hailed cabs around closing time near Faneuil Hall were instead driven to Cambridge and sexually assaulted, that city's police said.

Wait a minute! Innocent women who have been rendered defenseless by their elected officials were assaulted by a predatory criminal with no respect for the law or the lives of others? I'm simply shocked! Does he not realize that aggravated sexual assault is against the law?

I'm stunned that the prospect of having some liberal, Dukakis-appointee of a judge sentencing him to a year's probation failed to deter him from this horrendous behavior.

...and across the Chelsea.

A 25-year-old Chelsea man is dead after a late night shooting...

The authorities' tired, worn-out boilerplate response? They ask citizens to "get involved", acknowledging that the police can't solve these crimes without the public speaking up. That's worked out well for this family.

A 10-year-old girl is sparking a crime-fighting revolution in her drug- and violence-plagued South Boston housing development, a bittersweet victory as she prepares to go into hiding after a death threat.

"I'm scared and proud at the same time," said Christina, who asked that her last name not be used, as she huddled with her mother in the living room of their small apartment at the Old Colony Housing Development. Her mother spent part of the day packing the family's sparse possessions in preparation for a hasty departure.

On Saturday night, Christina learned from a friend that men in the neighborhood planned to kill her, possibly because of a crackdown on crime that started when she penned a letter to Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

Remember that the next time some bloated politician insists that ordinary people "get involved", because the police can't solve these crimes on their own. They want people to get involved and rat out their neighborhood thugs, but they fight tooth and nail to prevent these same people from obtaining the means to defend themselves from the violent, criminal scum who control the streets in their communities.

And I especially loved the part about the city's crackdown on crime that "started when she penned a letter" to Menino last week - a mere 4,460 days since he began serving as mayor of Boston.

Better late than never, I suppose.

But, to be fair, you can't blame the city for all of this. I mean, it's not like the police aren't out there doing their job.

Police responded to The Landing at 6 Long Wharf at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and found the bar was running televisions illegally, the restroom doors were padlocked and just a week ago a man was so drunk he was rolled out in a wheelchair.

The bar owners were ticketed for operating three televisions without a license...