Boston Police Say Residents Do Not ‘Need’ to Own Shotguns, Rifles

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. Photo Credit: Boston Police.Homeland Review – by William Vaughns

Residents of Boston do not need shotguns or rifles, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.

Boston’s top cop made that statement Wednesday on Boston Public Radio in response to Massachusetts state senator Stan Rosenberg’s position that there are already “sufficient controls” on long guns at the federal level, giving no need for new state laws that grant police additional powers to deny ownership to citizens.  

According to WGBH, Evans responded:

I don’t agree with that. Having long guns–rifles and shotguns–especially here in the city of Boston. I think we should have, as the local authority, some say in the matter. [And] the federal [government] doesn’t really allow us to have the discretion that we want in these particular cases.

…For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun. Nobody needs a rifle.

Police have been urging lawmakers in Boston to restore a provision to a gun bill allowing them to deny someone a license to own a rifle or shotgun even if the person passes a background check.

The Massachusetts House voted to give police those powers, but the senate later stripped that section out of the bill. Lawmakers are now expected to attend a conference committee, where the dispute could kill the bill altogether.

14 thoughts on “Boston Police Say Residents Do Not ‘Need’ to Own Shotguns, Rifles

  1. hey William Evans…. F you!

    who are YOU to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t own?

    ever hear of the 2nd amendment punk?
    shall not be infringed ..suck on that

    im sure he thinks this way because he feels he and his opinion is somehow on some higher level than anyone else’s ..and thats probably because he’s a cop and most, if not all cops think they are better than everyone else

    Screw you ..hey everyone in that state should go out and buy a few more shot guns and rifles, and tell the store owners its because of this jerk that their sales have gone up
    he can be the next “gun sales man of the year” and try to bump Obama out of his seat

    besides , someone needs to wake him up to the fact that a shot gun is the best home protection tool you can own ..and this cop is no way going to show up on time to do a dam thing about any threat to your life, his scared lil a$$ will show up late for the party and draw a chalk line around your dead body

    so why does he need a gun? all he needs is a life time supply of coward chalk !

    so William are you going to get rid of all your dept’s long guns ? shot guns , pepper gas guns etc?

    yeah ..didnt think so you hypocrite

  2. So, the police in Boston do not have the “POWER” they want. What power would the like to have? The power to murder oh the have that power. Hmmm must be the power to prevent citizens from fighting back against thug police they want, and are trying to convince the politicians they need.

  3. So a guy who’s picture looks like Barney Fifthes brother is going to tell everyone in Boston they can’t own a rifle or shotgun. When these stooge cops take an oath don’t they pledge to follow the Constitution?

  4. Evans looks like Barney Fife of Mayberry, NC. He also probably needs to stuff a roll of toilet paper under his hat to keep it on his pin head, and has to load stones in his pockets on a windy day so he doesn’t blow away. He’s just pissed that Boston will only give him one bullet for his gun.

    Evidently, the Boston Police doesn’t have the same prerequisites of body stature that the Massachusetts State Police do… those guys are big; minimum 6-feet tall and brawny.

    Evans realizes that if every resident in Boston had a gun, then crime would be almost non-existent and he might be out of a job. He’s just another talking head feeding off Bloomberg’s teat.

  5. That’s right. No one in Boston needs guns because Barney Fife is going to protect you all.

    Having that moron as a police chief is exactly why you DO need guns.

  6. Need has nothing to do with it, It’s an American right. who the hell do these folks think they are telling free thinking Americans what they need. A right exercised by the American people is a right that might be lost in the future if it is not exercised now.

  7. Based on the current police brutality/homicide track record and the egregious conduct of all branches of government after the Patriot’s Day (April 19) propaganda drama, it is even clearer why there is a 2nd Amendment which is based on the premise that it is immoral to deprive a man of the ability to defend himself.

    None of those seeking to disarm the 47% would ever consider putting themselves in a situation where they could not defend themselves.

    They would all be out of jobs (and big fat budgets) if everyone carried.

  8. Ok, after looking at his picture, who in their right mind would trust a guy that looks like an insane criminal who just escaped from a mental hospital and put on a policeman disguise? The guy has the spitting face of a weasel. Just look at him. I can hear Henry’s “Weasel” sound effect right now as I look at him. Henry should make a special “Weasel Wednesday” shout out just for him.

  9. The way the police talk to and treat the good tax payer. If I was a police officer I would not want them to have a gun as well. There is a breaking point and the good citizen can only take so much abuse from the police. A gun does give them a great advantage over a crowbar. Now if we had law enforcment officers on our streets who respected the law and good citizens they might have a small case here for this. But then they would not need such a law.

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