Excellent column – reality-based.
Bay State sanity
By Brian McGrory
Globe Columnist / January 12, 2011
Not often enough does anyone say this around these parts, but thank God for Massachusetts. Thank God for our elected leaders. Thank God they have the will and the wisdom to stand up to the National Rifle Association and impose some sane restrictions on gun ownership in this state.
Anyone need look only at the profoundly disturbing photograph of Jared Loughner on the front page of every major newspaper in America yesterday, with those thin lips curled into a demonic smile, to know that no way, no how should that man ever hold the business end of any kind of gun.
In Massachusetts, he wouldn’t have, not legally. In Massachusetts, he wouldn’t have been able to buy the high-capacity magazine that allowed him to fire 33 bullets from his Glock 19 in one swoop, because it is illegal, unlike in Arizona.
In Massachusetts, he wouldn’t have been able to walk into a store, flash an ID, and buy a gun, as he did in Arizona, no permit required.
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