We’ve come to expect the anti-gun crowd to get the vapors whenever they see anything resembling a firearm. They see firearms as fetish items and talismans of evil, so it almost makes sense that whenever they catch a glimpse of something gun-related they act like Baron Samedi just stepped onto the scene. It seems that the Boston MBTA Transit Police are getting in on the action now, having arrested a man for the heinous crime of not realizing that punk is something best left in the late 1970’s . . .
According to reports, Kevin Young of Watertown, Massachusetts calmly walked onto a bus, paid his fare, and was expecting an uneventful journey to his destination. What he got instead was a bus full of panicked Bostonians frantically calling 911 and claiming that the quiet rioter had a gun and was going to shoot people. From BPDnews.com:
At about 4:20 PM on Friday July 10, 2015, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for a person with a gun on an MBTA bus in the area of Cambridge and Harvard Streets. Officers learned that the driver had pulled the bus over as passengers began calling 911 when a male suspect boarded the bus with what appeared to be military grade ammunition strapped around his waist. The driver stated that the passengers were in a panic, fearing that the suspect was about to pull out a weapon. The suspect, later identified as Kevin Young, 26, of Watertown, exited the bus and was stopped by police on Penniman Road at which time it was discovered that the ammunition was fake. Officers recovered 69 replica bullets in all. The suspect was wearing what was described as spiked fighting gloves and spiked leather bracelets.
I wasn’t aware that fake bullets were illegal in Boston, but the cops confiscated them anyway. The man was arrested, but word comes that the charges have since been dropped and the man released.
The man has no doubt learned his lesson from this ordeal — namely that the inhabitants of Boston are so hoplophobic that they wet themselves at the mere glimpse of an obviously fake ammo belt and it might be a good idea to leave it at home next time. But isn’t hat the entire point of punk? Challenging authority, breaking norms, thumbing your nose at society? He probably has a new belt on order from Amazon as we speak. God bless America.