Yesterday’s catch of the day? A ditched handgun!
A man fishing on a pier near Carson Beach thought he had caught a big one he could brag to his buddies about when his fishing pole began to arc.
But what Alberto Pina, 37, of Roxbury reeled in was “upsetting and scary,” he said….Boston police spokeswoman Nicole Grant said Pina called 911 at 6:11 p.m., reporting that he “was fishing and caught a gun on his hook.”
Detectives were sent out to recover the barnacle-encrusted gun and interview Pina. Grant said it is still unclear whether the gun was real.
The page has a photo of the gun. Looks like a Walther P99 to me, and I can’t see any obvious signs that its an airsoft or other pellet or replica gun. Occam’s razor says its real. Also even with all the sea life on it, it shouldn’t be too hard to uncover the serial number.
And given that the Massachusetts gun registry is all scanned and converted to electronic files the last owner should have been uncovered in hours….but it hasn’t been. Yet another instance where the Massachusetts Gun Registry is a total farce when it comes to its claims of stopping crime.
Registration is ONLY for future confiscation!