“Massachusetts has some of the toughest gun laws in the country,” wwip.com reports, “but in the past year police took nearly 1,000 guns used in crimes off the streets. Where are these guns coming from?” Good question!
Or is it? In a country with hundreds of millions of guns, what difference, at this point, does it make? The firearm supply available to bad guys is literally inexhaustible. But WTH . . .
According to Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) data obtained by the I-Team, guns were used in 5,258 criminal incidents statewide in 2015. 22News I-Team reporter Tamara Sacharczyk discovered a large portion of the guns used in crimes are trafficked in from out of state.
The consonant-heavy Ms. Sacharczyk discovered what exactly? I mean, when I read weasel words like “a large portion” I get curious. Thankfully WWIP provides a link the ATF Trace data. To quote Richard Dawson, the survey said!
Well look at that! Despite the Bay State gun grabbers’ constant caterwauling about the iron pipeline funneling illegal guns to bad guys from the state’s [despised] southern neighbors, Massachusetts is far and away the largest single source of ATF-traced crime guns in Massachusetts.
In fact, New England accounts for 707 ATF-traced firearms — well over half of the guns included in the sample. Am I the only one who finds it funny that there’s no number for New York or the other 27 source states? It’s not like they didn’t have room on the map for them. Let’s go the tape . . .
Look! Massachusetts isn’t even on their graphic! I wonder why that is.
It’s called cherry picking folks. It allows the Powers That Be to claim that “weaker gun laws are bringing guns into Massachusetts.” Who knew gun laws carried guns? I hope they have a permit.
No matter how you slice it, I think it’s safe to conclude that WIIP’s definitely not working for you.