This “Gun Death?” File comes from none-other than Joan Peterson!
Thanksgiving weekend in Springfield was marred by a fatal stabbing in the McKnight section of the city and several other violent crimes that kept police busy from Friday through Sunday.
In addition to probing the stabbing death of a man outside a McKnight apartment building early Sunday, police handled multiple assault, robbery, shooting and gun reports over the long holiday weekend.
On Saturday, police responded to a Sumner Avenue bank robbery in the Forest Park neighborhood around 11:30 a.m., and a knifepoint robbery in front of the Peter Pan bus station around 3 p.m.
Several hours earlier, police responded to a 2:35 a.m. report of gunfire in the vicinity of 79 Armory St., where they found several spent shell casings but no apparent victims.
About a half-hour before that, police responded to a stabbing report outside a downtown club around 2 a.m. Three people were slashed or stabbed outside Lux Ultra Lounge, 90 Worthington St., according to police, who said the victims were uncooperative.
On Sunday, police responded to a report of a man with a gun in the city’s entertainment district and wound up arresting 30-year-old Alexis Laboy on several charges, including three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.
This is a prime example of why I do the “Gun Death?” Report! First up this story comes from Springfield Massachusetts, so not only a state hostile to private gun ownership, but a town where the police do anything they can to discourage and limit what little rights we have left in Massachusetts. Unless you are politically connected in Springfield you cannot legally carry a gun there. Further Massachusetts has a comprehensive gun registry, a ban on “Assault Weapons” and “High Capacity Magazines”, a “Handgun Safety Roster”, and a may-issue permit system that can greatly limit what you can own, and when you can bear arms, especially in urban jungles like Springfield.
So in this story we have a knife murder, a knife-point robbery, and a triple slashing, but Joan focuses on the shooting reports in her blog, which from all I can tell resulted in no injuries, and possibly might be mistaken reports.
As you can see, only “Gun Death” matters to her, and she’ll ignore somebody who’s DEAD, and people who were seriously injured to talk about some minor gun mischief likely due to the gang activity in the city.
This is the world they live in. I do this report to point out how erroneous their talking points are!