I'm gonna go with "big dummy" as well.
An item that folk who are not MA residents should know is that by statute here the right to possess a firearm is a _privilege_ not an inherent right.
Further this state is a 'May Issue' state as opposed to 'Shall Issue'.
Additionally as part and parcel to these two facts; The statute toward gun possession demands that the owner possess a valid FID (Firearms Identification card) as a minimum. Only exception being air guns.
Along with that application toward and assignment of the card is and does remain contingent on that of the provisional applicant and license holder being deemed to be a person of 'good standing'.
This latter item is not at all clearly defined in the GL and by that open to interpretation and application by the issuing authority (Police!) of a persons given town or city of residence or business location.
So what happened is they revoked his LTC for concern that he no longer is a person of 'goo standing' and moral character, which in MA is not unlawful per the statute.
From there as the statute mandates that one must possess a _valid_ FID at a minimum in order to possess firearms OR ammunition (including any and all components such as brass, powders, unfired projectiles and primers) then again by statute the police likely submitted a warrant to enter and confiscate all of his equipment. Lawful.
Lessons learned here:
1) Don't move to MA (!)
2) If you live in MA....Move elsewhere.
3) If you live in MA and do not choose to move elsewhere, then well you had darn well batter act like you know and self moderate yourself or else you too could find yourself a pickle layered in jam just like this fool.
Corcoran’s post went on to criticize a report of the attacks that said the shooter was “firing indiscriminately.” His wrote in his blog that, “It is absolutely, absolutely unacceptable to shoot ‘indiscriminately’.Target only politicians and their staff, and leave regular citizens alone.” [Emphasis was a part of Corcoran’s original post.]
Source - http://www.wickedlocal.com/arlington...sial-blog-post