by Jeff Davis
This is a brief story that shouts volumes aloud between the lines.
WHDH in Boston reports: “The FBI says weapons are missing after a break-in at the Army Reserve Center in Worcester.”
“The FBI says it is working with State Police and Worcester Police to recover the weapons.”
“‘There is no indication that these missing weapons are connected to any kind of terrorism threat whatsoever. Nevertheless, every effort will be made to recover these weapons immediately,’ the FBI said in a statement.”
So the weapons were stolen by just ordinary criminals or gang members, then? Whew! That’s a relief!
The article continues “The weapons have been entered into a national database, according to the FBI. Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities have been alerted.”
First off –conspicuous by its absence from this story– is any description of exactly what weapons were stolen. Were they M-16s? .50-caliber machine guns? Rocket launchers? Stinger missiles? Tanks? Flamethrowers? What?
Secondly, also remarkable by its absence, is any hint of who the alleged suspects might be and what their motive might be for the theft. Is it money through re-sale? If that’s a possibility then how can the FBI allegedly guarantee no terrorism is involved since they presumably could be sold to anyone? Or do the thieves intend to use the weapons themselves?
Thirdly, this kind of armory-busting is actually a surprisingly infrequent crime in this country. You can legally buy a variety of excellent weapons in most states despite liberal attempts at gun control going back to the FDR regime.
Who would bother to commit a dozen major felonies to obtain small arms of a kind they could almost certainly obtain legally? Unless of course the weapons stolen were something that could only be found in a military arsenal?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see if anything goes boom in the night. Maybe some of those Syrian refugees, Obama has been letting in, have something planned out.