Boston Bombers Had Trouble Getting Guns
In one of the most heinous acts of terrorism committed in modern times on the soil of the United States, the pair of immigrant bombing suspects in Boston apparently had trouble laying hands on firearms.
The two suspects in the Boston bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 and his brother Dzhokhar, engaged police in multiple active firefights across the city. The thing is, according to a Reuter’s article, they were not licensed to own guns in the town where they lived. Neither brother had a firearms card on file with the Cambridge Police Department, a requirement of local and state law. The younger brother, only aged 19, was not eligible to apply for handgun ownership at all.
Therefore, the weapons in their possession were illegally owned for the jurisdiction they lived in.
So they went after a cop to try and get his guns…
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