Chief Michael J. Sauschuck
“2 years ago we had a homicide that occurred here in one of our Dearing neighborhoods where a young lady was shot in her home during a home innovation style event. And then 2 months later that same exact handgun, a 45 caliber handguns, was used in another homicide in the city of Portland. It happens here, it can happen anywhere”.
WCSH News Video Story
What is the message here?
The Chief is making a stand on banning assault type firearms, we still don’t know what the definition of an assault weapon is, but he make a point that a 45. Caliber handgun was used in a homicide. Somehow that piece of evidence was never secured, so he was surprised when 2 months later it remained in the hand of criminals and was used to commit a major crime. Is this a good case for banning handguns from law abiding citizens or just a poor example of police work?
Why was the gun never secured from the first crime?
The only way to link them would be a ballistics comparison. Should there be a law to shoot all guns that enter a pawn shop and send the projectile to the crime lab for comparison? I don’t get what the Chief is talking about here. The case he is talking about doen't appear to do any justice for his stance. IMO