According to the Boston Globe, the Boston Police Department has confiscated more than 500 guns thusfar in 2017.
“I’ve seen my officers take thousands of guns off the streets of Boston during my time as Police Commissioner and I find it troubling that we keep seeing so many out there. Especially when they are in the hands of [teenagers],” Boston police Commissioner William Evans said in a statement Friday.
“These illegal firearms have no place in our communities or in the hands of teenagers,” Evans said. “I’m amazed at the work that’s being done by my officers but we need everyone to be involved to help keep our communities safe from gun violence.”
No one would argue that keeping illegal firearms out of the hands of prohibited possessors and teenagers is a noble cause and Boston will brag that it has seen a significant decrease in gun violence over the last few years, however, it should give any red-blooded American great pause when Al Jazeera praises your efforts.
Other’s say that the Boston PD’s crackdown on gun violence has created a shooters paradise.
Chicago has similar gun laws and has become the murder capital of America. I would say Boston is living on borrowed time.
As we descend further along the slippery slope of disarming America I am reminded of a quote.
“When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will own guns”
My gun permit was issued nearly 2000 years ago when Jesus said;
Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
And reiterated again on December 15, 1791, in the Bill of Rights.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.