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Boston Bombers and the guns they used

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by 360shooter, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. 360shooter

    360shooter Portland Member

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    Does anyone else wonder why we have not heard (at least that I have seen) anything about the guns the Boston terrorists used? Where were they purchased (or stolen?)

    How much fuel would it add to the fire if these guns were purchased illegally, at a gun show or from a private party? I can just hear it now: "We need sensible gun laws to prevent terrorism!)

    Curious what everyone else has to say on this subject.
     
  2. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Something as big as this you would think they would let us sheep..." BAAAAAAHHHH"...Oops sorry....know more, see more proof. Maybe we need to just trust what they tell us?

    Guns are bad? Sensible laws prevent bad guns from getting into bad guys hands? We all will be safer with more firearm regulations? Only cops should have firearms and will be there shortly to defend us from a bad guy? Run, hide under a desk or play dead if there is a bad guy shooting at us? Schools are safe because firearms are not aloud?

    Am I thinking right?..." BAAAAAAAHHHHH".... Oops sorry.
     
  3. 1970camaroRS

    1970camaroRS Mill Creek, WA Member

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    I read this today in an AP article: "Armed with a M4, two handguns and a BB gun..."

    So, nevermind the news not knowing that an M4 and an AR-15 are not the same, it will be interesting to see where the guns came from. I promise you it will fuel the gun-control fire.

    Also, a BB gun, really?
     
  4. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    Give it time,they`ll get to the gun stuff soon enough.It`ll give em even more reason to try and shove another expanded background check bill through.
     
  5. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    Actually, things would get real interesting if it turns out that it was a real M4, since that would almost certainly mean that it was stolen or provided by someone else via illegal channels. Would sort of shoot a hole in the background checks argument.

    Any way, yeah - I think it's surprising that almost no mention of what types of firearms were used. After Newtown, it was the #1 obsession in the media.
     
  6. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Civilian, semi-auto Colts are often marked M4 Carbine on the lower these days so don't get hung up on the name game... besides the people who want them banned don't care what they are called.
     
  7. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    Didn't know that, good info.
     
  8. Norwestr55

    Norwestr55 Monmouth OR Deplorable Silver Supporter

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    I read yesterday that they didn't have handgun licenses. I thought man, that guy is really in trouble now! :huh:
     
  9. MagDump

    MagDump Vancouver, Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    360shooter, you are right on what I was thinking. We will see if this info comes available.
     
  10. wds

    wds eugene Member

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    I read in a artical that the S/N of the guns had been scratched off. The police are trying to trace the gun.

    Breaking the law breaking the law breaking the law. I am sure if we had UBC that they would not have been able to get a gun. We should also start putting S/N on pressure cookers, and make a national registry. Why stop there pipes too you can make bombs with them as well, fertalizer, diesel, gun powder thats at least a good start. We will all be safer!
     
  11. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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  13. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I agree, just offering another view of current events. And man there is a bunch going on ATM.
     
  14. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    That guy is totally missing the point anyways. Punk kids with pressure cookers don't destroy liberty. Cynical, exploitative politicians supported by sheeple do. The only important issue to come out of the bombing is the death of the 4th Amendment. Everything else is borderline irrelevant.

    I have not heard a single media outlet, mainstream or not, cover the constitutional issue of illegal searches. Total, utter fail.
     
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  15. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Here's some speculation being put out.









    Miller said there are still several unanswered questions about the murder of MIT police office Sean Collier.

    “The original question is they walked up to that car and appeared they shot the officer in the head unprovoked, that it was an assassination. But why? How did that fit into their plan? The operating theory now in the investigation is they were short one gun. The older brother had a gun. They wanted to get a gun for the younger brother and the fastest and most efficient way they could think of doing it was a surprise attack on a cop, to take his weapon and go. Officer Collier had a locking holster, it’s like a three-way lock. If you don’t know how to remove the gun, you’re not going to get it out. There was apparently an attempt to yank it and they couldn’t get it and left. “
     
  16. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    Yeah this whole Boston incident and these two guys in particular and the events that happened the next day (when the MIT shooting happened)....feels a little too Hollywoody to me, something just doesn't add up properly.
     
  17. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    Mine is marked as such. Actually surprised me a bit when I got it home and noticed it.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
     
  18. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Loco:

    Glad you pointed that out. I had a rather colorful chat with a reporter Tuesday about these guns, and explained that a "true" M4 would not only be banned in Massachusetts, you'd have a heck of a time owning one anywhere else, but then explained that several companies market a semi-auto dubbed M4, with collapsible stock and short 16-in barrel..

    And a BB gun? Yeah, take a butter knife to a gunfight...
     
  19. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Latest ABC news reports they had just one semi-auto handgun.
     
  20. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The whole reason they killed the MIT officer was to get his pistol. BUT he had a retention style holster that they couldn't fgigure out how it released the pistol so they weren't able to get it. What a shame killed the cop for nothing.