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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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To: Gamecock
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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To: Gamecock

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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To: All

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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To: Gamecock

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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To: Gamecock
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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To: Gamecock

Maybe if he cooperates the authorities can offer to dismiss it.....


21 posted on 04/22/2013 6:35:36 AM PDT by texanyankee
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To: Gamecock

The older brother was a Green Card holder (not a US Citizen), and thus would not have qualified.

The younger brother is 19, and you must be at least 21 to qualify.

If they new what the friggin’ CURRENT LAW was this would not be a story.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 6:36:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bunkerhill7

Bad guys who break the law, who would think they could do that.


23 posted on 04/22/2013 6:36:20 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Gamecock

and people wonder why conspiracy theories sprout up after an event like this.

try this one i heard on the radio driving in today:

gun control bill soundly defeated in us senate. bammy comes out upset.

following week, bombings in Boston occur.

instead of focusing on the primary cause behind the bombings, the nyt uncovers the story these guys had unregistered guns in attempt to reignite the gun control debate.

is it beyond bammy and his ilk to pull something like this??


24 posted on 04/22/2013 6:38:43 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Iron Munro

Wow... that. is. so.

BIBLICAL!

God’s Law does not make one righteous,
it is a mirror to show us our need for repentance,
and a Savior!


25 posted on 04/22/2013 6:38:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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A POLICE STATE IS A SAFE STATE


26 posted on 04/22/2013 6:39:56 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Gamecock

Laws suppressing the enumerated constitutional rights of citizens only creates a burden for the law abiding citizens. For only the law abiding obey laws.

Criminals and terrorists would not be concerned whether they had a permit or not. Nor would attempts to restrict access or owenership of classes of weapons keep the lawless from obtaining them. They only stop the law abiding.

Some fool gun grabber will put forward the specious argument that because weapons are available to the law abiding, that it makes them available to the criminal/terrorist. However, once again, that unsavory will find a way to obtain weapons regardless of how unavailable they are to the law abiding.


27 posted on 04/22/2013 6:40:23 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: laweeks
I went to classes and got my CCPC...

Now, if only politicians would pass meaningful laws, this whole nightmare of murder would not have happened. Frinstance, they could have banned CCPC such that the bros would not have had these bombs out of view in backpacks, and instead ALLOW OCPC, thus alerting the nearby public to give them a wide berth, and thus saving their lives.

28 posted on 04/22/2013 6:41:50 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Gamecock

And elevated to their level of incompetence,kind of like the WH.


29 posted on 04/22/2013 6:46:38 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Gamecock
So the criminals/jihadists/terrorists were already in violation of existing gun laws. However, they'll just implement more gun laws and that will make a difference in the future!

How can these people have any credibility?

30 posted on 04/22/2013 6:49:16 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Gamecock

you mean, they broke the law to get handguns???

That’s just AWFUL

And then there is that whole mass-murder attempt thingy too...


31 posted on 04/22/2013 6:56:17 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Gamecock
Headline for tomorrow:

DRUG DEALER DID NOT HAVE A PRESCRIPTION!
32 posted on 04/22/2013 6:56:28 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Gamecock

The real question here is: “Why weren’t they arrested?” Aren’t we protected by the laws? Isn’t the Police Department supposed to “protect” us?


33 posted on 04/22/2013 7:05:48 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: MrB
God’s Law does not make one righteous,
it is a mirror to show us our need for repentance,
and a Savior!

Gun control laws are so controversial and actually not necesssary.
Those who place their faith in laws stopping criminals can pursue a less contentious path.

Liberals should just propose a law making it illegal to shoot peple with a gun.
Every republican, conservative, gun owner and NRA member would be happy to help them pass it into law.

A law like that would stop gun violence in its tracks without infinging second amendment rights.

/s


34 posted on 04/22/2013 7:07:22 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Sola Veritas
The Colombian drug lords by their guns direct by the case.

They sell the drugs and guns to Mexican drug dealers.

The Mexican drug dealers manage to get tons of those drugs into the USA every week, but liberal bed-wetters think that if honest Americans are disarmed that magically the criminals here won't get guns?

35 posted on 04/22/2013 7:07:31 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Iron Munro

That would be a fun law to introduce in order to demonstrate the absurdity of liberal gun control laws.

Hey, wait, let’s just say it’s against the law to kill someone!
I read that somewhere.


36 posted on 04/22/2013 7:12:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lurk

Agree. It might slow them down a bit, but it won’t stop them from doing the crime.
Desperately needed, but will probably never happen:
Close the borders and ENFORCE the law.
Give the non-citizens and illegals the boot.
Re-open the mental institutions. Lock up the mentally ill that are a danger to themselves and society
No more life sentences for murder/rape - hang them - in public.


37 posted on 04/22/2013 7:19:01 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: Gamecock
Wow, I think that EVERY SINGLE ONE of the comments on the Al Reuters piece mercilessly mocked it and the idea that it was a valid argument for more gun people control...
38 posted on 04/22/2013 7:19:56 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Gamecock

Hopefully, people got the message from the lock-down during search for #2. If the MA gun laws are this strict, and only going to get stricter, maybe you had better do whatever you have to, to make sure that you and your family can defend themselves.

The “Law” be damned. Your lives and your families lives should be too important to trust to these idiots.


39 posted on 04/22/2013 7:20:49 AM PDT by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: Gamecock

Did he buy them from a gun show?


40 posted on 04/22/2013 7:23:19 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: MrB
Hey, wait, let’s just say it’s against the law to kill someone!

While we're at it, let's just outlaw abuse of dope and hard drugs too.

Along with speeding, wife beating and pedophilia.


41 posted on 04/22/2013 7:23:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Gamecock

Criminals do not apply for licenses.


42 posted on 04/22/2013 7:37:52 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: immadashell
The real question here is: “Why weren’t they arrested?” Aren’t we protected by the laws? Isn’t the Police Department supposed to “protect” us?

Exactly!

All you ever hear from liberals is "We need more laws!" Why don't they ever say, "We need to ENFORCE more laws!"?

43 posted on 04/22/2013 7:43:30 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Gamecock

Anyone notice the news blackout on the types of firearms the bombers had?

Usually the MSM would be plastering photos of them everywhere while calling for the Senate to revote on the AW ban that failed.


44 posted on 04/22/2013 8:01:57 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: Gamecock

Ohhhh...he’s in REAL trouble now!!!


45 posted on 04/22/2013 8:03:17 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS, GROW A PAIR. IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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To: Gamecock

That’s easy to fix. Let’s pass a law against possessing a handgun without a handgun license.

There otta be a law against it.


46 posted on 04/22/2013 8:09:39 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Gamecock

They probably got them from a mosque that got them from eric hoilder in a failed “sting operation”. Yep... like that has never happened before!

LLS


47 posted on 04/22/2013 8:25:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: yldstrk

Well, it lends credence to the assertion that gun control laws primarily constrain already law abiding citizens.


48 posted on 04/22/2013 8:28:12 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Gamecock

Al Reuters is getting better than The Onion...


49 posted on 04/22/2013 8:31:48 AM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: Gamecock
Let's get serious, if they are not going to obey explosive laws, laws against murder, laws against terrorism, who thinks that firearms (aka gun control) laws would stop them in their tracks?

If these guys carjack to get a vehicle, if they are willing to murder police in cold blood, what kind of law would keep them from getting their hands on firearms?

Anyone who says this is an example of why we need tighter firearm laws, should be laughed off the planet and asked if the USA would have been better in Boston on April 15th with tighter firearm laws or tighter immigration laws?

50 posted on 04/22/2013 8:35:04 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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