So there I was in Boston...


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DigitalWarrior
October 1, 2004, 09:34 PM
I was in Boston on a business trip. I was standing by the door of my hotel when I saw a Tourist Brochure for Lexington and Concord. I realized that Massachusetts has gun laws that are some of the worst in the country. I also realized that a department of the Massachusetts government printed the brochure. So I immediately wondered how the hell they were going to spin the facts that the local insurgents were shooting government officials who had gone to seize guns.

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts / Department of Business and Technology, Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism:
It was here, in 1775, that the Minute Men took a stand by challenging the British Redcoats. History was made as the Minute Men displayed the determination of the American Colonists. And from that moment on, Lexington and Concord would be known as the birthplace of the American Revolution.

I laughed until I cried. Wow… :(

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4v50 Gary
October 1, 2004, 10:17 PM
Captain Parker's musket now wears a trigger lock. It would have been easier to fill the touch hole with putty.

Grey54956
October 1, 2004, 10:46 PM
Good thing those Minute Men stood up to the Red Coats and vehemently argued with them and shook their fists defiantly. So taken aback at the gesture were the Red Coats that they boarded their ships and crossed the sea back to the land of make believe...

benewton
October 1, 2004, 11:46 PM
M???????s are...

jefnvk
October 2, 2004, 01:19 AM
Captain Parker's musket now wears a trigger lock. It would have been easier to fill the touch hole with putty.

You have got to be kidding me. A musket with a trigger lock??? :confused: :banghead:

RevDisk
October 2, 2004, 01:26 AM
Captain Parker's musket now wears a trigger lock. It would have been easier to fill the touch hole with putty.

You're being metaphorical, right? RIGHT?

Benjamin
October 2, 2004, 03:12 PM
He's not kidding.

Our state gun right's org (GOAL) called BS on the legislature once they passed a safe storage ordnance.

They put a trigger lock on Captain Parker's musket.

However, I think it's been removed since.

Lone_Gunman
October 2, 2004, 03:19 PM
So is there a lock on the musket, or was that just BS?

OF
October 2, 2004, 03:25 PM
At one time there definitely was. I recall it was on the wall of some gov't building in a glass case or something and there was a freaking trigger lock on it.

If they've since taken it off, lets hope that was the high-water mark for tyranny of that stripe in MA.

- Gabe

Sean Cloherty
October 2, 2004, 07:30 PM
IIRC the musket was a wall hangar for a while in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In the Senate, the "Sacred Cod" is the wall hagar of choice.

Benjamin
October 2, 2004, 08:11 PM
So is there a lock on the musket, or was that just BS?



Yes, they really, really did put a trigger lock on the musket, while it was on display.

Honest.

GOAL ran a picture of it next to the column.

I wouldn't make this stuff up.

RevDisk
October 2, 2004, 09:35 PM
I find that deeply insulting and disturbing, yet somehow am failed to be surprised. I'm willing to bet the Massachusetts' HR doesn't get the symbolism either.

Locked case to prevent theft, sure. Trigger lock.... bah

OF
October 2, 2004, 09:59 PM
I find that deeply insulting and disturbing, yet somehow am failed to be surprised.That about sums it up.

- Gabe

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