111 guns stolen, only 28 recovered
STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Stratford police and well as federal agents have arrested two men in connection with the theft 111 guns, some of which were sold on the street.
Elliot Perez was arrested this past Friday. Police say he's a truck driver who picked up a load of guns from the Smith & Wesson Plant in Springfield, Massachusetts.
111 firearms stolen from the Smith & Wesson plant. Does it matter where those guns were going? They might have been bound for a police force somewhere - i.e., even if private firearms ownership was 100% illegal, crooks would still have been able to get their hands on firearms. And I'll just revel in the irony of guns from Massachusetts "flooding" the streets of a different state. After all the crap that's been flung from Mumbles about guns from NH/VT/ME/GA/SC/VA/etc. winding up on the streets of Boston, to have nearly a gross of handguns stolen in MA and ending up in CT? Priceless. How's all those gun laws working for you?
Now, here's another thought I had. I wonder if that truck driver had a MA LTC.Granted, that's the least of his worries, what with 111 counts of illegally transporting firearms across state lines, theft of firearms, etc. It will be interesting to follow this case - that truck driver should be in jail for the rest of his life for this caper. However, I strongly doubt he'll serve even a small fraction of the total possible time.
You see, the politicians talk a good game about "keeping guns out of the hands of people that shouldn't have them", but when the rubber hits the road, they're really about keeping guns out of the hands of the law-abiding citizen. If you look at the gun control laws proposed, they don't really address crime - bayonet lugs and folding stocks? one gun a month? Loaded chamber indicators? No carrying in bars? None of these measures does a damn thing to address the problem of gangbangers shooting other gangbangers over drug territory, does it?
Then again, it has never been about criminal control, has it?
That is all.