The future of gun control is alive and well in Massachusetts. This is the true story of Bill, a guy who wants to be able to carry a pistol to and from work.
Bill is a former U.S. Marine reservist living in a small town near Boston. He’s never been arrested, he owns a small business, and is in his 40s. He wakes up very early to go to work and returns pretty late. He’s had a history of employing juveniles with criminal histories and he sometimes carries large amounts of cash and always has valuable equipment.
In Massachusetts, the right to bear arms is defined, according to handgunlaw.us, as “Local police issue resident permits.”
The chief of police is tasked with the right to determine, by himself, with or without cause, for any reason, whether or not a private citizen will enjoy their Constitutional 2nd Amendment rights.
Bill filled out his one-page form, submitted it to his local police department, and was shocked when he learned that he wasn’t qualified to carry a gun.
The actual word used was “unsuitable” for a concealed carry license.
Here was a corporal in the U.S. Marines deemed not suitable to carry a weapon by a failed attorney-turned-chief of police with no military training or background whatsoever. His reason? He doesn’t need one.
Massachusetts has long been a breeding ground for tyranny. Tip O’Neill cut deals that spent our country to the brink of disaster, Mike Dukakis promised tax hikes if he won the presidency, and John Kerry let us know that he’d let us know what his policies were after the presidential election of 2004.
Allowing freedom to be placed in the hands of a single appointed government official is tyranny. Chief Silva never learned that at his bottom-ranked law school, but he’s able to dictate it to others because he has a hat with a star on it.
As Massachusetts struggles to preserve the “right” of a man to go into a woman’s bathroom and relieve himself next to a teenage girl, because he’s feeling particularly feminine that day, the right to bear arms is non-existent. Unless you’re in good with the chief of police.