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Loaded, cocked gun found at Jamaica Plain playground

Boston Police report detectives rushed to a Franklin Park playground off Walnut Avenue yesterday morning when somebody playing with several young children noticed a gun just lying at the base of a tree.

The Smith & Wesson .41 Magnum revolver ... was fully loaded and the hammer was cocked. The firearm was rendered safe and recovered by detectives.

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That's one hell of a hand cannon for your average gang banger to be carrying around (presuming thats where it came from), since that thing has some respectable recoil when fired. I'd love to know how it came to be lying there. It doesn't take much force to pull the trigger on a revolver once it's cocked, so I'm glad nobody got hurt, especially considering it was found in a freaking playground of all places.

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dropped while fleeing law enforcement?

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This sort of thing seems like it was left out by a psychopath who was hoping some kid would find it and shoot a friend thinking it was a toy. Depressing.

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The thought of a young child, like my two year old, innocently walking over and picking that up...

I want to throw up. I suppose that I should make a little less fun of the "don't touch anything, ever, anywhere!" parents.

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That JP, not Roxbury?

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It is crazy to think that criminals stay with in town lines. They drive and run amuck all over the city. They even crossover into blessed Brookline

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I never thought of that side of Washington as being in JP north of Eggleston. Bad news anywhere obvs.

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The playground is in JP but North Walnut entrance is not so I guess it depends on which tree the gun laid under. Hope that helps.

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DAMNIT, I missed out on a free pistol. That is RIGHT at the top of the hill where we live!

:P

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If the barrel or firing pin is rusted it could blow your hand off.

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Revolver appears to be jammed and non-functional: trigger is all the way back but hasn't dropped the hammer. You'd have to take this one apart and remove what ever is jamming the trigger and hammer before it would work.

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