Bruce over at MassBackwards has a roundup of commentary regarding his post on restriction of choice in Boston and how it may have led to the death of an older woman in Southie last week.
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I don't have a gun, don't have mace (which has to be registered, as well). Too much of a liability here in Boston, where I might be criminally charged or sued if I were to hurt or kill in self defense. Even if there weren't that liability issue, there'd be the problem of stigma: I could totally see being discriminated against for housing or work here if a potential landlord or employer were to catch wind of the possibility of me having a weapon. Wish people here didn't have to be so narrow-minded about these things.