The Dash To Dumb continues at The Hill:
The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were not licensed to have the firearms they used in several shootouts with police on Friday, Reuters reported Sunday night.
The news that the suspects were not authorized to own firearms will likely add fuel to calls for tougher gun laws – an issue that was put on the back-burner last week after the Senate blocked the central elements of President Obama's gun-control package.
In addition to tougher gun laws I think this incident emphasizes the need for tougher anti-bombing laws, since clearly these guys weren't getting the message. And where is the law requiring registration and background checks for pressure cookers? No pesky Second Amendment issue there!
I have seen accounts in which the brothers are described as using "long guns", but did they use scary ASSAULT WEAPONS?!? Presumably if they did not people like Mike Bloomberg will comment on the possibility that we should not be focusing on irrelevant cosmetic features in banning (or not banning) various rifles.