Neither of the suspects in the Boston bombing had gun permits.
Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that neither Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) nor his brother Dzhokhar had permission to carry firearms.
He says it’s unclear whether either ever applied and the applications aren’t considered public records.
But he says the 19-year-old Dzhokhar (joh-KHAR’) would have been denied a permit because of his age. Only people 21 or older are allowed gun licenses in Massachusetts.
This will now become the standard boilerplate of the NRA and every gun-rights supporter for the next ten years or so: gun control doesn’t work, so why have it?
Bonus: Andy Borowitz on the courageous senators who stood up to the American people.