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Boston bombing suspects did not have valid handgun licenses
Reuters ^ | Apr 21, 2013

Posted on 04/22/2013 6:09:28 AM PDT by Gamecock

The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, who police say engaged in a gun battle with officers early Friday after a frenzied manhunt, were not licensed to own guns in the towns where they lived, authorities said on Sunday.

But neither brother appears to have been legally entitled to own or carry firearms where they lived, a fact that may add to the national debate over current gun laws.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was killed in the shootout with police, would have been required to apply for a gun license with the local police department where he lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

But there is no record of him having done so, according to Cambridge Police Department spokesman Dan Riviello.

Even if he had earlier received a gun license from somewhere outside Cambridge, that license would have to be registered with Cambridge police upon becoming a resident of the city, Riviello said. In Massachusetts, gun licenses are issued by municipal police departments.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bostonbombersguns; guncontrol; idiots; secondamendment; surprisesurprise; tsarnaev
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1 posted on 04/22/2013 6:09:28 AM PDT by Gamecock
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Did they have a license for pressure cookers?

Honestly, some people are educated way beyond their intelligence.

2 posted on 04/22/2013 6:10:47 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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They had unlicensed guns?

How can that be?


3 posted on 04/22/2013 6:11:32 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Gamecock

oh for Heaven’s sake, who the folk cares


4 posted on 04/22/2013 6:12:39 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Gamecock
Did they have a license for pressure cookers?

I have a license for pressure cookers . . . I went to classes and got my CCPC, but I still can't carry 4-Quart (military grade) cookers.

5 posted on 04/22/2013 6:14:34 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Gamecock

Criminals and terrorists illegally in possession of guns. Who would have thought?


6 posted on 04/22/2013 6:14:36 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Gamecock

No way! Evildoers who had no problem with setting up pressure cooker bombs in a crowded area of Boston were not deterred from owning guns becuase they were in violation of the local gun laws? Who would’ve thunk it???


7 posted on 04/22/2013 6:15:06 AM PDT by stremba
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To: Gamecock

Did they have a license for Jihad?


8 posted on 04/22/2013 6:15:08 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Gamecock

What provisions in Obama’s gun-grabber proposals would have kept these Muslim militants from getting illegal guns?


9 posted on 04/22/2013 6:16:39 AM PDT by txrefugee
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I wonder how many terrorists, criminals, illegal aliens out there have “registered” weapons or have gone to authorities to have their weapons registered???

I’m sure if Obama says they must all register their weapons that there will be a mad rush to do so...

How stupid can this get????


10 posted on 04/22/2013 6:17:18 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Gamecock

Cambridge Police Department spokesman Dan Riviello
does not have valid brain license


11 posted on 04/22/2013 6:20:14 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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If Massachusetts only had a law requiring terrorists to have valid licenses, that would have stopped the terror cell from being able to carry out the bombing!

So we can add unlicensed carry to “manufacture and transport of an explosive device resulting in death”, eh? Another year MANDATORY!


12 posted on 04/22/2013 6:20:17 AM PDT by DBrow
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So, in a place that has loads and loads of laws regulating and banning firearms, they didn't mean squat to the same terrorists who also broke laws involving making bombs and killing people.

Seems like we need tougher laws against mass murder, terrorism and bombing first.

But no... This is merely another excuse for trying to shift it back to 'we need more gun laws.'

But neither brother appears to have been legally entitled to own or carry firearms where they lived, a fact that may add to the national debate over current gun laws.

Only the liberal mind (and the bias of this journalist) could come up with this response.

13 posted on 04/22/2013 6:20:47 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Gamecock
were not licensed to own guns in the towns where they lived, authorities said on Sunday.

Well, if the bombing doesn't get him the death penalty, having a unlicensed handgun in Boston surely will...

14 posted on 04/22/2013 6:21:18 AM PDT by PROCON (Never underestimate the power of low information voters in large numbers.)
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To: Boonie

“How stupid can this get????”

If you consider that the point is to get any gun law passed, squeeze the good guys just a bit more, then it’s not so stupid. It’s including an emergent event into your propaganda.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 6:21:49 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Gamecock

The older brother had a domestic violence charge as well. He probably wasn’t going to legally get any sort of gun.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 6:28:49 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Gamecock

All the more reason why the gun grabbing bill should have been voted down last week. Because no criminal is going to submit to a background check in the first place. Why? Because they will get their guns illegally.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 6:31:10 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden (t)
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To: Gamecock
See.....

Gun control laws can stop killing and mayhem.

If only people would obey them.

Then we could all live in Kumbayah.

Liberal GFW's should just pass a law declaring it illegal to disobey other laws.


18 posted on 04/22/2013 6:33:27 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Gamecock

And a great job disarming the average citizen, leaving them helpless....


19 posted on 04/22/2013 6:34:11 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Gamecock

Criminal laws are like restraining orders; they are merely paper, and the police exist to pick up the bodies after the laws are ignored.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 6:35:11 AM PDT by lurk
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