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Two teens charged with threatening third with loaded flare guns in Forest Hills

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old on charges they used flare guns in an argument across the street from the Forest Hills T stop last night.

Police say officers responded to Tower and Washington streets around 8:45 p.m. on a report of a disturbance:

The victim stated that during the verbal confrontation, both suspects indicated that they were in possession of firearms. Officers then frisked the suspects at which time they safely recovered loaded marine use signal launchers, commonly referred to as flare guns, from both males. The suspects were then placed in custody without incident.

The two will be arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of being delinquent for assault by means of a dangerous weapon and unlawfully carrying a dangerous weapon, police say.


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Tempers flared up heh heh. It's good to see a stronger police presence there now. The area has honestly dipped in the past couple of years from being a nice place to being rampant with trouble makers, miscreants and bums along with the steady cavalcade of traffic violations, parking violations etc...

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Is not a firearm under Massachusetts law but it is definitely a weapon.

"Flare guns. A flare gun is not a “firearm” for purposes of G.L. c. 269, § 10(a). Sampson, 383 Mass. at 753-761, 422 N.E.2d at 452-456."


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If my fellow bostonians are not aware. Since December 16 2019 Boston police Have removed over. 73+ Firearms off the City of Boston streets, I would even go on a limb And say at least 38% of these removal or confiscation of illegal firearms were taken from teenagers.

The city of Boston has an incredibly out of control problem with illegal firearms. From my understanding the majority of these illegal Firearms are coming from surrounding states with relaxed gun laws.

I encourage every Bostonian to please find an organization That Are trying to change this horrible trend. Hear something see something say something. Get involved.

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Flare guns are not considered a firearm under MGL. They can be purchased at Wal Mart, West Marine, or tons of other stores.

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