Police discover a gun hidey-hole at Bromley-Heath

Boston Police report an officer walking through a corridor at 934 Parker St. last night happened to see an odd opening in the wall, about six feet up:

Upon closer investigation officers observed a brown handle that appeared to be protruding from the interior of the opening. Officers examined the handle closer identifying it to be the handle of a black firearm. Officers recovered a Rohm Model RG 40 .38 Special Revolver as well as a plastic bag of several rounds of ammunition.

Nobody came forward to claim the gun; an investigation continues.



Free tagging: 


Are "community guns" a thing in Boston?

I remember reading about them being an up-and-coming thing in NYC maybe a year or so ago. Essentially, it's the Zipcar concept applied to guns. There's some kind of hidey-hole like a mailbox or something with a gun in it, a bunch of people know where it is, and if you need it for any reason you "borrow" it and then put it back.

Lessens the risk of being caught with a gun you're not supposed to have at a time when you don't really need it. (Unlicensed, felon-in-possession, etc.)

It's been common for a long

It's been common for a long time to leave a gun outdoors where it's available but not 'in possession.' There's no need for a 'community' effort here - someone just hid his gun where he could get at it when necessary.


By on

How will the new gun laws help with this type of situation?

They won't

By on

Anyone that has anything to do with that gun is already breaking a long list of laws. Unless the laws of the universe are changed so that existing guns magically disappear, this is an unfortunate reality we have to live with.