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Boston Marathon Bombers

Boston Marathon Bombers Broke Gun Laws to Acquire Weapons

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Washington DC - -( Less than a week after the push by Democrats push for more gun control went down in flames in the Senate, Reuters is reporting the suspected Boston Marathon bombers ignored gun laws that are already on the books in possessing the firearms they used in shootouts with the police.

According to Reuters, “The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, who police say engaged in a gun battle early Friday after a frenzied manhunt, were not licensed to own guns in the towns where they lived.”

This means the handguns and “at least one rifle” the brothers had with them were acquired and possessed in ways that broke laws already in existence.

For example, to have acquired and possessed the firearms legally, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder brother, would have first needed “to apply for a gun license with the local police department where he lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts.”

In Massachusetts, a Firearms Identification Card (FID) is required before buying, transporting, or possessing a firearm.

Another example of how new gun control laws will not deter criminals who have been ignoring the old laws for years.

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  • 3 User comments to “Boston Marathon Bombers Broke Gun Laws to Acquire Weapons”

    1. Pantera Vazquez on April 22, 2013 at 8:03 PM said:

      A criminal disobeying the law which is already on the books, how surprising.

      People believing that criminals would obey new enhanced laws-how asinine.

      Criminals are criminals-laws which handcuff law-abiders mean nothing to criminals….

    2. If the criminals don’t obey the laws, they’ll get different criminals. They’re on their way, with the elimination of these two. That is, unless they work out a plea deal bow that we know A) he wasn’t Mirandized and they’re prosecuting him in civilian court.

    3. No surprise that these terrorists broke laws,one after another. Laws don’t apply to them…well,laws aren’t followed by criminals. The lawabiding citizens of Watertown must’ve wished for something more than a baseball bat or a locked door.the real first responders are the people directly threatened by criminals and terrorists. Defdourselves.! Why would you leave that responsibility to someone else?

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