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Friday, September 11, 2015

Boston Targeting Law-Abiding To Combat Violence

In an attempt to reduce violent crime in the city, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans are doing exactly what criminals probably prefer they do—harass law-abiding gun owners who have nothing to do with criminal violence.

According to a report by CBS Boston, the city will be sending a letter to every licensed gun owner in the city detailing information about reporting a private gun sale, loss or theft, which seems quite reasonable. Then the letter goes too far, suggesting that gun owners can trade their guns in to the city for a $200 gift card. 

We’re not sure what’s more frightening—the fact that Boston city officials have the address of every law-abiding gun owner, or that they think “buying back” guns from the law-abiding is a way of solving the problem of violent crime.