BOSTON POLICE CHIEF: I WANT TO CHOOSE IF YOU OWN A SHOTGUN OR RIFLE
Remarks Made During NPR Interview
The chief of the Boston Police Department wants to decide whether a law-abiding citizen can own a rifle or shotgun. Police commissioner William Evans made the comment while being interviewed on WGBH, Boston’s NPR affiliate.
|A Kimber 8400 Patrol Tactical Rifle. Ownership of bolt-action rifles like this would be up to the whim of a police chief if legislation passed by the Massachusetts State House were to become law.|
During the interview, Evans reportedly said, “For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun. Nobody needs a rifle.” The comments came as the State Legislature was considering yet more gun-control in the very left-wing state. Police chiefs in the state are seeking discretion as to whether to allow citizens to own long guns. Under current state law, there is no discretion.
Such discretion has been a long objective on gun-grabbers. In 1993, Sarah Brady admitted to the New York Times that their ultimate goal was “needs-based licensing” – with police chiefs deciding who “needed” certain firearms.
The state senate in Massachusetts stripped the discretionary powers from the proposed gun-control bill.