Thursday, March 3, 2011

How could this possibly happen Massachusetts?

From today's Herald:

A 29-year-old rising Roxbury rap artist was killed, and another man wounded early yesterday in a Theater District shooting that sent shock waves through the Boston hip-hop community.
Jamie Lee, a.k.a. Roc Dukati, and a 24-year-old man whose name was not released were gunned down after a fight broke at about 2 a.m. yesterday on Tremont Street among several men who had been attending a record release party, family members and authorities said.
Officers cordoned off the garage, arresting two men in separate cars on gun charges, prosecutors said.
Andrew Flonory, 26, of Brockton and Joshua Hollis, 22, were each charged with carrying a firearm without a license, prosecutors said.

Can someone explain to me just how the hell these guys got guns without a license to carry and possibly not being able to pass a background check?  It's almost as if the the NRA wackos have a point that gun control only affects law-abiding people.

But I'm sure these two young men were just a rare exception to the effectiveness of Massachusetts' strict licensing requirements.  

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