Massachusetts Finds More and More Illegal Guns Despite Gun Control Laws

“As quickly as we seize these guns, more flow into our cities and the violence continues,” Mayor Martin J Walsh said. 

Wow. Chilling, huh? I would never have guessed that stricter gun control laws increases violent crime. 

Here is a recent article that was posted on The Boston Globe. How many times have we been told that stricter gun laws would reduce crime? Well, it doesn’t look like that theory is working so well for the Codfish State. Read it and weep!

Almost half the illegal guns seized and traced in Boston last year came back to manufacturers and dealers in Massachusetts, a startlingly high ratio for a state known for its tough gun laws.

 

In 2013, Boston police seized 509 handguns, some used in homicides, others simply possessed illegally. Of those guns, police were able to trace 326 to their original point of retail sale. Forty-six percent of them were originally purchased legally in Massachusetts, said Anthony Braga, a senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government who analyzed the data for the Boston Police Department.

“The part that is concerning to me is that we have really good gun laws here,” Braga told police and city officials from across New England gathered at Roxbury Community College Thursday. “I don’t know if it’s a temporary blip or a trend, but it’s something that needs to be understood.”

 

Mayor Martin J. Walsh called the Regional Gun Trafficking Summit, a meeting of dozens of police chiefs, mayors, prosecutors, and administrators from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Walsh said he convened the summit as a jumping-off point for a long-term regional effort to reduce illegal gun trafficking.

“We’re going to leave with a plan that has concrete action steps,” Walsh said.

 

For years, the states north of Massachusetts — Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine — supplied a large number of the illegal guns found in Boston. Officials have said that looser restrictions in the northern states and in Southern states along the Interstate 95 corridor, such as Virginia and Georgia, made it easy for criminals in Boston to buy guns elsewhere that they typically would be unable to purchase in Massachusetts, where secondary gun sales must be reported to the state.

But Braga said his analysis suggests it is possible that criminals have been able to circumvent the state’s restrictions. In some cases, the offender involved in a gun crime was the original, and legal, buyer of the weapon, said Braga, who wondered if background checks are being conducted effectively.

Braga said he does not have a theory on why so many seized guns are coming from within the state. Between 2005 and 2006, about 26 percent of the guns seized and traced by Boston police came from Massachusetts, while nearly 41 percent of the handguns came from New Hampshire, Maine, and Southern states. In 2013, however, 36.5 percent of seized guns came from out of state.

 

Starting in June, Braga will oversee a study that will seek to understand how criminals, juveniles, and mentally ill people acquire illegal guns that land in Boston. He will work with the city’s Police Department, the US attorney’s office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. But Braga said he also plans to interview known gang members and others with knowledge of street crime to find out how gun sales are conducted.

 

Walsh said the study will cost $214,000 and will be funded by donations from several nonprofits, including Everytown for Gun Safety, which until recently was known as Mayors Against Illegal Guns. That group was started by Walsh’s predecessor, Thomas M. Menino, and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

 

Walsh made combatting violent crime in the city a central piece of his mayoral campaign. In February, after a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot by his 14-year-old brother with an illegally obtained gun, Walsh announced a gun buyback program. Officials said that 269 firearms have been handed over in exchange for $200 Visa gift cards. More than 100 of those guns were semiautomatic handguns, Police Commissioner William Evans said.

 

In addition, police have seized 179 guns so far this year, Walsh said.

“As quickly as we seize these guns, more flow into our cities and the violence continues,” he said.

 

Walsh called on those at the summit to support planning for a regional gun crime center that would act as a central location for tracing and analyzing guns linked to crimes. Planning for the center is still in the early stages, city officials said.

 

Walsh said he wanted police officials from other states to attend not just because of the gun trade, but also because guns are often exchanged for drugs that come from Boston.

“It’s a mutually destructive problem that demands a mutually constructive solution,” Walsh said.

Well, Mr. Braga, it is not a temporary blip. What needs to be understood is that stricter gun laws in the state keeps rightful owners from protecting themselves. It does not, by any means, keep criminals from breaking your new laws. What needs to be understood is that criminals will continue to break laws and illegally traffic and own guns regardless of what laws you implement.

It is interesting to read. Of course you have those who try to blame this all on non-efficient background checks or states with a ‘longer leash’ when it comes to gun sales. If that’s the case, then why are so many of the illegal guns they are seizing coming from within the state? 

Is it possible that once legal gun-owners turned into violent criminals? Sure. I am not ruling that out as a possibility, but I guarantee that is a very small percentage of the total violent criminals in the state. I am interested to see how their study goes. Maybe then they will finally realize that restricting sales and ownership of guns will not keep criminals from getting a hold of them. It will only prevent us from protecting ourselves in the event that we are confronted by them. Or maybe they won’t because people choose to be oblivious about the difference between legal and illegal gun owners. Who knows but I guess we will see.

What do you think their studies will find? 

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Are NJ Gun Laws and CA Senators Trafficking Scheme Connected?

As most of you know from reading about recent events, California State Senator and gun-control advocate Leland Yee was arrested yesterday for accepting campaign donations in exchange for trafficking automatic weapons, missiles, and rockets to the Muslim rebels in the Philippines. What you haven’t heard is that the cargo ship filled with these high-artillery weapons was scheduled to dock at Newark Port in New Jersey.

If the weapons on the cargo ship were to be delivered to those involved, why not directly ship from Russia to the Philippines? Wouldn’t that have lessened the risk for exposure? If Yee’s plan was to ship weapons from Russia to the Philippines for the sole reason of supplying heavy artillery to an Islamic terrorist group, then why would the cargo ship come to the US? Or more importantly, why New Jersey? If you ask me, that is a long way in the wrong direction if his plan was to go down the way he claims. Which is where I get suspicious and you should too.

Looking at recent events in New Jersey- A law has recently passed limiting the sales and/or ownership of a high-capacity magazine (over 10 rounds) and the state is further pushing the matter that guns should be banned in general.

If Yee was looking to supply weaponry to radical Islamists in the Philippines, what makes you think he wouldn’t be looking to supply these same weapons to radicals in our own country? Why he would do this is simple- If he were to see to it that these weapons would be imported to criminal entities in the streets of New Jersey, this could create more gun violence ultimately leading to MORE GUN CONTROL. Fact is, groups like CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood are waging “civilization jihad” against our Constitution to gradually implement Sharia Law on Americans through Muslim judges and anti-gun leftists.

Which makes you wonder- Where any New Jersey politicians involved as well? It wouldn’t surprise me.

This past February, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)-NJ chose Mohamed Al Filali as their new leader.

He was also the chairman of the American Muslim Union’s Chapters Committee from 1999 to 2001. Mahmoud was on the executive board of the Muslim Arab Youth Association, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, at the same time that the FBI learned of Islamist rhetoric at its events”

Then you have NJ Governor Chris Christie. Don’t let the Republican title fool you. He is a sympathizer of Hamas (a terrorist organization), he appointed a pro-Islamist judge by the name of Sohail Mohammed (who also has questionable ties to Hamas, and in July of 2012 Christie welcomed Imam Qatannani at an Iftar dinner that was held at the governor’s mansion. Qatannani was arrested by the Israeli government and convicted of terrorism, and was threatened to be deported. Until Christie and Sohail Mohammed stepped in. Sohail Mohammed was Qatannani’s lawyer when he plead guilty to membership of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Shall I also add that Qatannani both defends and supports a ‘charity’ that provides funds to children of suicide bombers? At the Iftar dinner, Christie introduced Qatannani and said that “in all [his] interactions with Imam over the years, he has always attempted to be a force of good… any people who have a problem with him are racist.” The original audio of Christie’s speech has been pulled from YouTube, but luckily for you, I still have it:

Next, you have Bill Pascrell, who is the U.S Representative for New Jersey’s 9th congressional district. A district, might I add, that is heavily populated with Palestinians who openly wear the Hamas scarf (keffiyeh). If you’re not familiar with what that is, the scarf (keffiyeh) is used to express that they are committed enemies of Israelis and Jewish peoples. Keffiyeh is a slogan to mean “Jerusalem is our’s- WE ARE COMING!”

Tell me- If these individuals were given a free weapon, do you think there would be any hesitation in killing Jewish people? Or any people for that matter if to further assist towards their agenda? Do you not see that there is a growing threat of Islamic Jihad GROWING FAST in our country? That’s including our leaders!

To think that our guns could be taken away and placed in the hands of these people is sickening. What’s even more disturbing is that you don’t see what’s happening right in front of you. We have senators, congressmen, and US representatives that are in bed with Muslim terrorist groups. What do they all have in common? They want to disarm law-abiding citizens and take over this country. How will they do that? BY MAKING YOU THINK GUN CONTROL IS A GREAT IDEA.

If this sounds crazy to you then fine. Stay asleep at the wheel and watch your whole world crash and burn before your eyes. But before you do, answer me this-

Why is NO ONE talking about the cargo ship that was set to dock in New Jersey?

Is this all a matter of coincidence and poor timing when taking the New Jersey gun laws into play?

Why are the American people no longer asking questions about their government?

Finally, take another look at the affidavit that I posted yesterday. The undercover FBI agent is telling Yee (look pages 98-101) he has connections to the port of NJ, and assures Yee that he can ship the weapons there. While reading this, I asked myself “What connections did he have there and why would they ship them there?” Something was left out, but because the big, bad Yee was arrested, everyone thinks this is no longer an issue.