posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 12:14 PM
They couldn't have acquired these firearms legally.
Suspect #1 was disqualified from receiving any Massachusetts firearm permit because he had a domestic abuse charge. He is statutorily ineligible. On
top of that, even if he didn't have the charge on his record, a non resident permit is extremely hard to get and have only recently been awarded to
Suspect #2 Would be eligible as a US citizen, but only for an FID permit, which only allows purchase of small capacity long rifles, because he was
under 21. That means no AR's, AK's, handguns of any kind. Think hunting rifle.
In Massachusetts, firearms permits are not "Shall Issue". They are "May Issue". That means the chief of police of your town may deny you for ANY
REASON AT ALL. He could deny you because he didn't like your shoes, and that is completely legal.
On top of all that, Cambridge doesn't like to give permits even if you qualify, show you have a need and you are Captain America. The city just
doesn't give out many of them. If by some miracle you actually did aqcuire a permit, there is the state's "Assault Weapons Ban" in place.
OMG the laws didn't stop them! More laws please!
edit on 21-4-2013 by METACOMET because: (no reason given)