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Ed Crane: ‘If everyone in Boston had a gun there would be no shut down. Just a dead 19 year old’

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Ed Crane: ‘If everyone in Boston had a gun there would be no shut down. Just a dead 19 year old’

Ed Crane, the founder and president emeritus of the libertarian Cato institute, told The Daily Caller that if everyone in Boston had guns, there would be no need to keep the city under lockdown.

“Since when does the government shut down half of Massachusetts (stay in your house!) to catch one 19-yr-old?” Crane emailed. “If everyone in Boston had a gun there would be no shut down. Just a dead 19-yr-old.”

The Boston Police Department have told city residents to stay in their homes Friday as authorities attempt to apprehend 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is suspected of planting a bomb at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Police consider to be Tsarnaev armed and dangerous.



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  1. fliteking

    April 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Ed is right, but the Gov’t is obviously uncomfortable with this concept because then human lives are put before Gov’t control and Gov’t employees careers.

    I wonder how CNN et al are getting along knowing 2 whitish conservative guys did this but they happened to be muslims . . . and not the American White Christian Conservatives they were hoping for.

    WhatTheFK is wrong with liberals anyway?

    • DrZarkov99

      April 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      One small correction: these guys were anything but “conservative”. The younger thug’s twitter messages show a strong support of Obama.

    • GG

      April 19, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      And don;t forget the Saudi who is in the hospital with burns who is scheduled for “voluntary” deportation on Tues….bet they let that one go. Watch for the expose on Monday.

  2. picnicfun

    April 19, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    We need him alive to question, not dead.

    • $21073179

      April 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      Why do we need him alive? He’s a Muslim – America is the great Satan. What else do you need to know?

      Of course the libs will want to know “why” they hate us so much. We already ran this drill after 9/11. Take care of justice when they find him. Otherwise, he may enter our prison system and recruit a bunch more just like him.

  3. Chuck

    April 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Everyone? If everyone in Boston had a gun there’d be more than one dead 19 year old. How about if every responsible adult in Boston had a gun? Maybe, but let’s not arm everyone

    • petroskhan

      April 19, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Read the Constitution, then get back to us.

  4. Benjamin Fox

    April 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Amen, amen and amen, those who hate the real God would be dead, I’m all for it, a armed person is a citizen, a unarmed person is a slave, who wants you to be a slave? Easy the Nazi left.

  5. Larua

    April 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    what is worse, he is only a patsy and on the run, and it has been announced that he could run from florida to californis, that means if they want to put marshal law on the whole United States, they can. This is nothing more than a control grab using false flags and fear.

  6. Ray - God Bless Israel.

    April 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    A friend of mine sent me this and i’d like
    to share it with you. Raymond

    Sign at a Gun Show

    “My brother and I went to the Gun Show at Reliant Center
    Saturday Jan.19. 2013 An all day big show and lots of guns.

    Looked like people buying mostly hand guns and a lot were
    just looking, as we were.

    Thousands of people hundreds signing up and joining the NRA – wow!

    The best sign I saw there was at a booth that read:


    • 7papa7

      April 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      I love it. How true, how true. Mr. Crane is right. What are they going to do if it takes a month to catch him or if they don’t catch him. Will the city be grounded to their homes.

  7. Ray - God Bless Israel.

    April 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Background checks are a good idea
    Mr. Obama – Let’s start with you………

  8. Ray - God Bless Israel.

    April 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    “This year will go down in history. For the first time a civilized
    nation has full gun registration. Our street will be safer, our
    police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead in the future”.

    Adolf Hitler, 1935
    Barack Obama, 2013

    • 7papa7

      April 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Amen Raymond. You are so so right.

  9. Bruce A Silver

    April 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I just saw a short segment on the ABC channel at my parents house. They were trying to convince us of what nice guys these murderers were. They make me sick. Out country as we know it is lost. Obama also made an executive order on gun control today as well. He truly does believe he is a dictator.

  10. Sharpshooter003

    April 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Ed the guys probably already dead …. the ” authorities ” going door o door are most likely collecting every ones guns …. don’t ever let a crisis go to waste …..

  11. hitthedeck

    April 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    If everybody in Boston are ordered to stay in their homes how would the police ever know what home the terrorist is hiding in. When people don’t report to work or are absence from school puts up a signal that something is wrong and should be followed up. If this terrorist is holding a family hostage who would know?

  12. denoferth

    April 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly
    describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized”.

    Now I realize everyone wants to cooperate but isn’t this door-to-door warrantless search setting a very dangerous precedent? Last month the Massachusetts governor declared a snow emergency and closed down the highway system under penalty of arrest and fine. Does governmental authority actually go that far? Are there any constitutional lawyers on this blog knowledgably enough to provide an intelligent

    • $21073179

      April 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      It is indeed a very dangerous precedent. American’s are being prepared for the police state.

  13. joanc

    April 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Has anyone noticed that there is no mention of the dead terrorist’s gun being registered? The President is so bent on removing guns from US citizens, that he conveniently forgets the criminals can buy guns on the street as well as getting their hands on the guns his administration walked into Mexico with no tracking devices. Was operation Fast and Furious set up to have the guns returned to the USA for use by criminals , thereby giving talking points to the administration to remove guns from civilians? Looks like a plan to me, only it backfired and the stonewalling began, along with an Executive Order to save Holder from a trial. The family of Brian Terry deserves answers as well as the families of the four dead Americans killed in the Benghazi tragedy while the US sat on its hands and failed to respond their call for help. The woman who aspires to be President Hillary Clinton said it all in her callous way “What does it matter now.” It matters a great deal to the dead men’s families and to US citizens who have caring hearts. God help us if she and slick Willie get into the White House in 2016.

    • GG

      April 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      perhaps he registered the pressure cooker and the nails and the ball bearings.

  14. polmutant

    April 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    ???? boston a sewer hole filled with mentally ill, brain damaged sheoples that call an illegal, lying, thieving, baby murdering homosexual promoting sodomite effeminate, anti christ anti american, commie pink kenyan a president? no one should have a gun not even the police, nor i knife or spoon, or explosive devise or public gatherings. these sheoples do not know what a constitution is, or what responsibility is. too poor to pay atenton the sheoples are led astray off to slaughter. crying out “take our wool, eat our children, only leave us grass to eat”. a gun would only lead to mass baahing and braying to ruin the rest of the country.

  15. 9Spoon9

    April 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I and most of the folks I know would have extreme difficulty in complying with MA’s “stay in your home” BS! No rhyme or reason to interrupt the lives of so many. Bad and as cold-blooded as the attack was…giving in en masse to the governor’s demand is akin to giving up LIBERTY itself. CBS is wearing this out to no end.

    Allow the citizens to return to as normal a life as they can. Tell us all WHEN you capture or kill this previously heavily-armed young man that doesn’t deserve even deserve a trial IF he is indeed one of the men involved with killing one officer and severely injuring another. I’m not even considering the alleged connection and possible responsibility to the IEDs from the Marathon.

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