10 shot, 3 killed in separate Boston shootings
Ten people were shot in three separate incidents in Roxbury, Roslindale and Dorchester yesterday, and at least three were killed — two of them women — as Sunday turned bloody, police said.
“It’s horrendous,” Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said on Harlem Street in Roxbury, where two women were killed and two other women were wounded when their vehicle was sprayed with gunfire by unknown suspects who may have fled in a white car. The motives in that and the other incidents were not immediately clear. “We’re working the scene, and there are a lot of clues. It’s a very busy scene right now.”Got that? Three separate incidents involving firearms, three people killed, and it happened in a state with an "Approved Firearms Roster" *AND* an "Assault Weapons Ban". It happened in a city where unrestricted LTCs are unheard of for non-retired LEOs or glitterati, meaning that I'll bet my left nut that every gun used was carried illegally - and most likely wasn't purchased through legal channels.
I know, I know; I'm beating a dead horse with a broken record here. Gun control is an abysmal failure - it's not the tool that's the issue here. By all reckoning, the Sooper Seekrit range should have been the most dangerous place on the planet yesterday - all those guns, most of them in the hands of people with no affiliation to law enforcement or the military (although we did have a few vets present, and let them start the shootie goodness). Yet we had exactly zero casualties, not even so much as a hangnail, right there in Live Free or Die New Hampshire, whereas just over the border in MA there were multiple deaths despite all that gun control.
As a wise man once said: Gun control. It's what you do instead of something.
That is all.