Panel recommends denying “unsuitables” from acquiring firearms

Where have we heard the term “unsuitables” before? A nice way of putting it in denying gun rights to Americans. Keep your eye out for this term. Now I remember, the Nazis were keen on this term in defining those who live on our planet. Unsuitables.



More than a year after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., a panel of academic experts today released a long-awaited report recommending that Massachusetts tighten its gun laws, which are already considered among the toughest in the country.

The panel made 44 recommendations, including that Massachusetts join a national mental health database for screening potential gun owners, that it beef up firearms training requirements, and that it eliminate Class B gun licenses, which are seldom used.

It recommended that the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association help define a series of factors that could be used to prohibit “unsuitable persons” from acquiring firearms. The panel said the current process allows local law enforcement officials too much discretion to determine whether a person is suitable to be granted a license to carry.

This is your standard reactionary nonsense, guaranteed to have no effect in a state that already boasts some of the strongest gun-control laws in the United States and designed primarily to make people who know nothing about firearms feel better about themselves. But it is what comes next that should horrify one and all — regardless of their politics:

It also said Massachusetts should require anyone wanting to purchase a hunting rifle or a shotgun to pass those standards of suitability. That could allow local police chiefs to deny gun purchases to people who have been arrested, but not convicted, of a crime.

Let’s just repeat that, for clarity’s sake: Massachusetts is considering denying “gun purchases to people who have been arrested, but not convicted, of a crime.” In other words, an American state is thinking about denying a constitutional right to the innocent because they happen to have been picked up by authorities that couldn’t prove that they had done anything wrong.

More at  NRO


13 Responses to “Panel recommends denying “unsuitables” from acquiring firearms”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    And who decides who is “unsuitable?” Why the state of course, what could possibly go wrong here?!


    • bunkerville Says:

      Ah very clever Steve, you catch on very quickly!! 🙂 The Minister of suitables I would imagine.


  2. TexasFred Says:

    Realistically, it *could* mean convicted felons… But somehow, I doubt that…


    • bunkerville Says:

      With 44 recommendations, for some reason, I figure the unsuitables will be painted with a broad brush.


  3. Petermc3 Says:

    Sieg Heil! There is more than one way to skin a cat and these liberals will eventually figure out how to skirt the constitution and the once supreme court. Who will be the gun confiscation czar is a question we will one day be asking.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Coming very soon. First they come for the ammo, then the guns, them us.


  4. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Will they be happy when only the mentally ill and criminals and the Gastapo have guns?


    • bunkerville Says:

      Only happy when they have confiscated all guns.


  5. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on


    • bunkerville Says:



      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.


  6. cg Says:

    Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses and commented:


    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link. They are bearing down now, got to get our guns.


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