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http://www.guns.com/2015/09/10/boston-mails-legal-gun-owners-an-official-warning-offer-to-buy-their-piece/

In an effort to reduce violence, officials in Boston are sending out letters to registered gun owners as part of the "Your Piece for Peace" initiative.

The outreach campaign, announced Wednesday by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, contends most illegal guns taken off the streets in the city were recovered from someone other than the original, legal purchaser.

Walsh cited a study by Rutgers University and Harvard Kennedy School researchers, commissioned by the city, which found almost two thirds of the 3,202 recovered guns analyzed were not reported as transferred with the Massachusetts Firearms Records Bureau despite being required by law.

"These individuals who are doing the shootings, they have access to illegal weapons on the street," said Evans in a statement. "Without better enforcement and education, we're letting things slip through the cracks and legally purchased firearms are falling into the hands of criminals."

Therefore, Boston Police are sending all 8,000 registered gun owners in the city an official letter reminding them of their duties under state law to report lost or stolen guns, as well as any sell or transfer in a timely manner.

Penalties for noncompliance include a $1,000 fine.

"As partners in keeping the neighborhoods safe we want to bring to your attention your obligations as a gun owner, and ask for your cooperation in keeping guns in the hands of only those legally authorized to carry them," reads the letter.

The correspondence goes on to give tips about safe weapon storage, offers a free gun lock and closes with how to turn in unwanted firearms as part of the "Your Piece for Peace" program which offers a $200 gift card in return for a gun surrendered to police.

The program, debuted last year, has thus far brought in one, single firearm.

"We must think creatively in order to reduce the amount of illegal guns and violence on our streets," said Mayor Walsh.
 

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God these liberals are fu can morons! Direct resources to the problem! You know where the gang activity is round them up! You know where the drug dealers are round them up! You know where a good part of the gun related crimes are happening start there! Leaver gal folks alone! Wasting more money on everything but stopping the problem! [email protected]@ Boston !!
 

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God these liberals are fu can morons! Direct resources to the problem! You know where the gang activity is round them up! You know where the drug dealers are round them up! You know where a good part of the gun related crimes are happening start there! Leaver gal folks alone! Wasting more money on everything but stopping the problem! [email protected]@ Boston !!
Legal gun owners are easy, nonviolent, non-racial scapegoat targets.

Lowest and safest hanging fruit.
 

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Boston has a population of about 634000 people.... with 8000 registered gun owners ....registered gun owner... I hate that phrase .... anyway that's less than 2% of the population ...the 2% most likely to NOT be involved in criminal activity... Why ? ..THEY WANT OUR GUNS...that's why
 

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Can't this be considered profiling, accusing legal gun owners of being guilty of criminal violence without proof?

Of course they would never say this about the gangbangers because then they would loose their public assistance receiving bussed-in dead people voting base
 
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Can't this be considered profiling, accusing legal gun owners of being guilty of criminal violence without proof?
No no. An accusation would required evidence and a judge to sign off on a warrant.

This is just confirming your compliance with the law.
 
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I rarely stand up to people's expectations.
Why would it be different this time around.
They expect me to become a criminal because I own a gun.
Go fudge yourself!
 
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"The program, debuted last year, has thus far brought in one, single firearm."


I wonder if it was a Moisin they bought 20 years ago then turned around and put the money towards an AK?
 

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someone needs to package a nice pile of human excrement (in the exact weight of a Colt 45 and send it in to Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.

Package should be clearly labeled:

"A Turd for a Turd".

return address not required.
 

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Is there a rash of legal gun owners running around shooting people in Boston? I haven't heard of anything.

Desperate to keep their names in the news, desperate politicians do desperate things.
 

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Is there a rash of legal gun owners running around shooting people in Boston? I haven't heard of anything.
There you go again trying to make people think legal law abiding gun owners aren't the threat criminals are....
 
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