The parent company for The Daily Voice, a group of local news websites, is closing its Massachusetts sites, now-former Managing Editor Jennifer Lord Paluzzi announced Monday on her blog.
"For readers in Grafton, Shrewsbury, Millbury, Northbridge, Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Auburn and Leicester, that’s an end to the daily news they’re used to receiving," Paluzzi wrote. "For readers in Milford and Upton, the websites they were given only two months ago are now gone.There are seven reporters out of work. One managing editor. Three people in sales."
I've given up on the other fellow - but, the analogies are in response to the direct quote of 'hoarding weapons of mass killing' - nothing to be said of laws, nothing to do with suitability, nothing to be said of licensing... only based on 'hoarding weapons of mass killing'. As we all know, cars kill far more people per year than guns, therefore, if guns are weapons of mass killing, then by default, cars a weapons of mass killing also. Ditto for alcohol manufacturers.
Huh? You must be new here - there are questions on this page and others that have asked how old the son was at the time of the assault, and as far as 'hoarding weapons of mass killing', we really could make the case that Jay Leno is no different with his massive auto collection, or Jim Koch of Sam Adams fame for producing poison for the masses. View Comment
a little internet search from other news sources:
-He never used the bat, - chief's statment to Patch, above article, he used the bat first.
-"Jakob Woskie, 18, of 53 Upton St., Grafton, charged with vandalizing property" - google search from 2010 - so the child is 20/21 years old
- Who is the doctor prescribing the percs? Are these the same people (dr's) we're expecting to turn in unsuitable gun owners?
It doesn't matter what my made up story is, or how much you or I believe it - the only thing that matters now is what the jury believes, if the case even gets to court. Again, the guy is a criminal - yes -but - he very well could have been legal during the purchase process years ago. And just because it's an AK-47 does not mean it's an automatic weapon. Semi automatic is different, and the $100 Marlin model 60 above is a tube fed semi auto with 18 rounds on tap, so there are at least 2 semi autos out of circulation.
As far as the 'this is the exact type of household....' I'm not passing judgement on anyone based on a single news (loosely termed) story- everyone has bad days, and everyone lives in a glass house somewhere. View Comment
Technically, if you are able to purchase a gun out of state - different states, different rules - it's mandatory for the MA resident to record a transfer/report firearms to the state - if it's not transfered, it's not legal. Similar to buying any goods in NH, and legally having to inform the state of MA that you didn't pay sales tax, and mailing a check to MA department of revenue ...... and we all do that, right? It's still illegal. View Comment
Brat son - Yup, I went too far. You are correct - my normal snarkiness was getting the best of me. I also don't know the child - I'm also thinking he's not a child - 52 - 25 or so = 27 year old son?
I've never heard of a bat and hammer attack being 'unprovoked'. Maybe the kid had it coming?
As far as the escalating violence comment, there is absolutely no way to know if any escalation would have happpened beyond the hammer and bat - who knows? Maybe the kid was trying to steal some of the illegal guns, and the father stopped him, becoming a hero? yes, all crazy theories, but that's all we're being told right now. View Comment
You have me confused with a typical gun nut. I'm also asking for everyone to watch how the current system turns 'grafton man arrested with 10 illegal guns' into probation. As I said, it'll be down to 8 'firearms', and it's not even 24 hours! I don't agree with it either! I'm pointing out the fact that we don't enforce the laws we already have, and seemingly the only cure is to add more laws we won't enforce. He abosolutely could have bought them out of the back of a black SUV, but the only one pictured that's worth anything is/are the lever action rifles - and the last time I heard of a heist being pulled off with a Winchester 1873 was right around 1873! I'm standing by my made up story of how he could have gotten them legally, and then turned rogue, ie: not wanting to waste the time or money for something he already owned. I'll keep saying it - I'm not supporting this guy, but I understand how the situation came to be. View Comment
Did I hear someone calling me? Hiya, John. First, I 'm going to have to clarify - I'm a LEGAL pro gun friend. Now, I'll tell you how (I'm guessing, I don't know the guy) Mr. Woskie got his arsenal - he bought them more than 20 years ago, got them from grampa, a buddy left them in a will- maybe when he had a permit to carry, or a plain old FID card - the latter being only for long guns. Believe it or not, there are only 8 true firearms there. I'll describe, left to right:
1)AK-47 - since the AWB expired in every state surrounding us in 2004, he could have bought it in NH with a drivers license - legal, until he brought it across into MA. Magazines (and gun)could be from prior to 1994 - fully legal, pre ban
2) pump shotgun - mossberg/ithaca?
3) black powder rifle - not a 'firearm', no permits needed
4) lever action rifle- prob winchester, .30/.30
5) inline black powder - again, no permit needed - but looks like a real rifle
6) lever action rifle - prob marlin 336, 30/30
7) lever action rifle - prob winchester, .30/30
8) semi-auto .22 - marlin model 60, I'd go so far to say if you never owned one of these, you are unamerican! (j/k)- my first, as a 15 year old, and yes, it was legal LOL!
9) pump shotgun - mossberg 500?
10) bolt action rifle - prob marlin/glenfield .22 fancied up
Now, I'd love for someone - maybe this reporter, to follow this case thru the courts. I think we all agree that something has to be done about this. Even with mandatory sentencing, and MA judges, this guy won't see the inside of a prison - my money is on 5 years suspended sentence, 10 years probation, and never getting a gun permit.
As the laws have changed, FID cards were discontinued and pistol permits were changed to License To Cary (LTC), and anyone that wanted to be legal had to take a 4 to 6 hour class, pay $60 to $100 for the class, fill out paperwork at the police station, pay another $100 for the permit fee, get finger printed, some have to interview with the permit officer/chief, and wait for up to 4 months. How would anyone like to take their driving test again and pay $200 for the privilege to drive the car you already have in your yard? And unless you're a cop, you drive a heck of a lot more than you use a gun - so it's really a recreational thing, for $200.
As I said, I'm for LEGAL guns - and proper storage - that said, none of these guns were used in a crime, other than a brat kid squealing on is father. The youth of Germany were praised for that act not long ago.
Again, we'll both agree that criminals don't pay much attention to laws - that's what makes them criminals. With that said, your statement of 'where none should be carried' scares the heck out of me. If I were carrying my .44 inside a theater, or in a park - that would be the last place a criminal would want to be, no? Let's take guns out of the equation - is your car more likely to be broken into in a dark back alley at 2am, or in a secured parking garage with security cameras at all times? Opportunity knocks, and criminals answer - How about a liquor store where the cashier is sporting a nice Don Hume holster with a fabulous 1911? If I were thinking about knocking over a liquor store, that would be pretty far down my list.
Finally, why would someone 'plug away' with their .38 if I wasn't doing anything wrong - or are you saying I would have backup in case anything happened? That would just make it twice as likely to be a place where criminals wouldn't frequent.
First of all, it's been announced today that Eric Holder, you know, the Fast and Furious guy, is starting the upgrade of the nics system, allowing local LEO access to FBI purchase history, and the .gov keeping records longer than they have ever done before. None of these have been voted on anywhere, by anyone - but it's starting today. Can't wait until your special savings card from Wegman's is hooked up to the .gov to see how much sudafed you've bought in the last 6 months
As far as the executive order count goes, it's the same issue with all facts - they can say anything you want them to - how damaging are 10 bad ones vs. how good are 50 good ones? View Comment
"Can I put a missle silo in my backyard?" - change the object to '120 foot long propane tanks' and we already know where you stand, nimby.
If you can get training on a nuclear weapon with all the current restrictions in place, and you are able to purchase one..... why not? Using the same arguments as everyone seems to be using (deaths per gun, guns per owner... and on) american based nukes are much safer than anything you could possibly cite - including propane. I would guess there are just as many injuries per year with a gas grill or heater as there are with a gun, and both would be much more than a nuke. View Comment
"Your definition of need or right absolutely impacts the saftey and well being of my family" - We're well off track, but I seriously have enjoyed this anonymous discussion - it's helped me work thru some things, as I hope it's helped you also - As long as I'm not breaking into your house at 2am, why do you care if I own a 10000 round magazine? If I'm a law abiding citizen, what does it matter if my rifle has a pistol grip on it? My right to own a gun has nothing to do with your safety or the well being of your family - (I don't even know you) again, if I'm a law abiding citizen.
If I'm not a law abiding citizen, then how many new laws am I really going to pay attention to?
going to the movies - interesting reference....
As you have quoted - 'shall not be infringed' - right! What gives you the right to tell me where I can and can't carry, park or movie theater? To do so should be viewed as infringing - we've given up to many of these little speedbumps already - bayonet lug? sure, who cares, ha ha ha..wait a minute, now we're down to ONE scary feature that qualifies it as an assault weapon? How did that happen? Why can't you buy single bottles of water in Concord, MA? little by little, we give out rights away and it needs to stop - maybe not with this topic, but eventually people have to take a stand for SOMETHING! View Comment
I've actually enjoyed the discussion up to this point, with you and everyone else that has the RIGHT to speak freely - there's a reason for that - it was given to us by the same document that gives us the right to bear arms. I feel no matter what your opinion, it still furthers the cause of discussion and engagement. With that said, "you don't need them to protect yourself" is not a statement I'm letting lie. You don't get to decide that for me. I'll decide how and with what I protect myself with.
I've actually not visited the NRA site, so good for you - I don't care for their propaganda much either. I don't watch Lapierre speaches, and I don't care if he foams at the mouth. As far as the " he starts with blaming everything else and foaming of the mouth" comment, we could just change the name to Cuomo and have the same result - if the AWB as it sits goes into effect again, the USA will be held to 10 round magazines......except for NY, which wants 7 round mags - see where this is going? When do we hit single shots and black powder? View Comment