JME,There is another compelling reason for the "shelter in place" request in Boston.
The law enforcement task to search for the suspect is made significantly easier by having the roads clear of people traveling about and residents in their place of residence.
I hope that you are not suggesting that "shelter in place" would have not been useful if all Bostonians were armed
April 27, 2013 at 9:23 a.m.
James,There is another compelling reason for the "shelter in place" request in Boston.
April 27, 2013 at 9:19 a.m.
You are correct Rea, it is the gun in the hands of people that are killing people.
Don't let bad people buy guns and you might save one life, you may even save two lives.
Is a background check too unconvenient to save a life?
April 25, 2013 at 7:58 p.m.
@oldskool:I don't understand your comment, is it somehow related to concealed carry classes?
@ anyone else:good question from above, are there any specific examples of gun crimes that are not being prosecuted?
April 25, 2013 at 9:29 a.m.
@MrsRupp,A background check is punishment? Really?Is there something that can be done to limit guns to responsible people?
On the castration comment, you've assumed wrongly that I am a man.
April 16, 2013 at 10:26 p.m.
@MrsRupp,You wrote:” Prosecute parents for improper storage", Does that somehow bring the child back to life?.Unfortunately there are a lot of gun owners who are not are careful as you.
Castration comment: Are you repeating yourself? It didn't make sense the first time
April 16, 2013 at 7 p.m.
A 3-year-old child in Sumter, S.C., is dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shooting at the Magnolia Manor Apartments was reported around 10 a.m. last Tuesday. Neighbors told police that the child shot the gun after finding it in the apartment.
April 16, 2013 at 6:09 p.m.
Michael Leach, 59, a former Rochester, N.Y., police officer, was staying with his son at the Clarks Beach Motel in Herkimer, N.Y., The Little Falls Times reported last Sunday. He had been sleeping for a few hours when a noise startled him awake. He saw a dark figure in the doorway and discharged a weapon he kept nearby. At first he didn’t know where the bullet went, but he soon discovered he had killed his son, Matthew.
April 16, 2013 at 6:06 p.m.
The mother of a man accused of going on a shooting spree in a North Fayette tavern was charged with firearms violations on Wednesday for giving him the guns after he convinced her that he was trying to sell them.Gloria Mazzocco, 60, of Imperial, was arrested, Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman said, when “we determined (that she) provided him with firearms” used in the shooting at the Fort Pitt Inn on Steubenville Pike, leaving one man dead and two others wounded. Her son, David Mazzocco, 25, of Imperial, who is not permitted to have guns because of his history of mental health problems, is charged with homicide and related crimes for the slaying of James Adams, 29, of Imperial.
April 16, 2013 at 3:52 p.m.
4/14/13: A mother of three was shot and killed inside her Aliquippa, Pa., home by the father of her children Sunday afternoon. Police found the back door had been kicked in and Anesha Martin, 25, had gunshot wounds to her neck and head. 27-year-old Jasmen Walker surrendered and admitted to shooting Martin, explaining that he went to her house to talk about a fight but “could not take it anymore.”
April 16, 2013 at 3:45 p.m.