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  •  Tamerlan Tsarnaev wasn't a citizen (0+ / 0-)

    was he?

    nope. . .

    http://www.nytimes.com/...

    Published: April 20, 2013

    Department of Homeland Security officials decided in recent months not to grant an application for American citizenship by Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, after a routine background check revealed that he had been interviewed in 2011 by the F.B.I., federal officials said on Saturday.

    According to Fox News he was arrested in 2009 for domestic violence.

    The younger couldn't get the handguns used.  

    •  you do NOT have to be a citizen for long guns (4+ / 0-)

      and in some cases, not for handguns

      Tamerlan had a green card.  That was sufficient, even if he had not been granted citizenship.  His green card had not been lifted.

      And as of now we do not know when or where the guns were purchased, and what guns were used.

      We know the MIT policeman was shot with a handgun.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 07:49:24 PM PDT

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