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Monday, April 22, 2013

Boston Suspects Had No Permits for Guns

We've been noting here for three days that a largely-overlooked angle in the coverage of the Boston bombers in recent days is:  Where did they get their guns, used to fire on (and kill) police?  Still don't know--though now we know they were "illegal"--but here's part of an AP piece:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn’t have gun permits.  Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that neither Tamerlan Tsarnaev nor his brother Dzhokhar had permission to carry firearms.
He says it’s unclear whether either ever applied and the applications aren’t considered public records.  But he says the 19-year-old Dzhokhar (joh-KHAR') would have been denied a permit because of his age. Only people 21 or older are allowed gun licenses in Massachusetts.

1 comment:

Laurence Glavin said...

I come here for all the latest shootings news in this exceptional country of ours, and so far NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THE FIVE DEAD PEOPLE NEAR SEATTLE? So far, even Joe Nocera has been silent.