So we have this post by Joan Peterson of the Brady Campaign and the Million Mom March.
And for me, there is another obvious conclusion. The way to make sure that crime guns found in one state don’t come from another state is to pass national gun laws for the sake of consistency and public safety. There is strong resistance to these simple measures by the gun lobby. Why? When we know there are things that work, we should apply them anyway, even against strong resistance. Doing the right thing can save lives. Elected leaders- are you listening?
And then reality
Police scoured Boston for clues and suspects Tuesday after four people, including a toddler, were fatally shot overnight in a brutal crime that carried tones of an execution and shook up an already troubled neighborhood.
Some of the victims were apparently dragged from a house and killed in the street, a neighborhood activist said. A neighbor reported seeing two naked bodies. A fifth victim was hospitalized and not expected to survive, police said.
I strongly suspect this is a Gang-land killing. I’ll also bet my next paycheck that the killer or killers are convicted felons, do not have a Massachusetts LTC, nor was the gun they used legally acquired, or registered.
You see Joan talks about passing “Sensible” laws, but she will never show how they work. Why not? Because THEY DON’T! Massachusetts has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. It means its a pain in the ass for a lawful person to buy keep and bear arms, its impossible for a poor person, and it means the criminals who are armed to the teeth won’t have to worry about their prey fighting back.
We don’t have a “Gunshow Loophole” here. We have an “Assault Weapons Ban”, our permit is to OWN a gun, not just to carry, and that permit is may issue. All guns are required to be registered with the state.
And hey look, blood in the street. That’s not a metaphor or hyperbole, that’s 4 dead people and one critically wounded found on a Boston street. For the people interested only in guns and “Gun Death” while looking the other way as the gangs take control of the street, some of that blood flowing into the gutters here is on your hands.