Thomas Menino is the Mayor of Boston, he is also the Co Chair with Michael Bloomberg of “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (Which has a large number of criminals in its ranks) he is also a very stupid man. (Go spend some time at that site, its a hoot!) He’s equally as bright with his “Solutions” to the violent crime problem in his city.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is calling for a ban on motorized dirt bikes in the city, partly in response to a shooting in a Dorchester playground that wounded a four-year-old boy.
Menino — who called the motorbikes loud and dangerous — said Tuesday night that the city will immediately begin enforcing a ban on the vehicles in city parks and will ask the Legislature for permission to prohibit them outright in Boston.
Initial reports said two men fled on motorbikes after firing shots Monday night at Harambee Park. Investigators now believe the shooter fled on foot, but police said the presence of motorbikes in the park created an even more chaotic situation.
The Dorchester neighborhood of Boston is totally in the grips of the gangs, and most of the murders go unsolved because witnesses refuse to come forward because they and their families will be killed by the gangs for “Snitching”.
So we have what are likely underage gang members with illegally acquired guns, in a state that requires a permit and training to own a gun, registers all guns, demands background checks on all sales, and has a “Safety Roster” that restricts the sale of many types of handguns.
And the solution is to ban mopeds.
Doesn’t that fill you with confidence?
Again the other side is the side of the feeble minded.
Ban sneakers so they can’t run fast! Mandate high heals for everyone except police!
Did you know that every murderer in the past 30 years owned at least one pair of sneakers?
They Cause violence. The United States has the highest rate of sneaker death in the civilized world!
Something must be done FOR THE CHILDRENZ!!!!11!!11!!ELEVENTYONEONEONEONEONE!1
What amazes me is that they keep reelecting this guy!
It pays to do it. IIRC 70% of the population of Boston either works for city government or services or is on Welfare. Of the rest of that lord knows how many are the Union Hacks that will always vote for the idiot “Progressive” because that’s what the Thug Union Boss tells them to vote for.
Really makes sense when you think of it like that.
I’m at a loss for words…
I’m very sorry your city is turning into Baltimore. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. They banned dirt bikes here 2 yrs ago, yet on my commute I can count the number of dirtbikes riding around on both hands. In fact you can follow some of the dirtbikers exploits on various youtube channels. There is also a non-publicized no pursuit policy in effect because one of the aforementioned dirt bikers was run over and killed during a police chase. This isn’t just for dirt bikes it’s all pursuits. Baltimore also has very strict gun laws, yet there is a murder or shooting every day and plenty of illegal guns on the street. Banning something dosen’t make it go away and me-too government policy doesn’t work. Until they make the statistics fit and show you it is. Just like Baltimore. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-md-ci-rapes-20100519,0,5338041.story
Becoming? We’re in direct competition with any authoritarian paradise!
I guess I’m an optimist, unless its and actual war zone I always think other places can’t be this bad yet.
The war is against freedom.
It IS that bad.