Whoa… say what?

TEWKSBURY (CBS) – A Texas couple found with an arsenal of high-capacity weapons in their Tewksbury hotel room were “waiting for a mission, the apocalypse, some kind of civil unrest,” a prosecutor said in court Friday.

A judge ordered Francho Bradley, 59, and Adrianne Jennings, 40, both of Frisco, Texas, held without bail during a dangerousness hearing in Lowell District Court, after authorities seized large capacity firearms, a machine gun, ammunition, and tactical gear from their hotel room.
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I realize this is from a Boston news source and most folks up there have never seen a real gun, but just what in the fuck is a high capacity weapon? Or an infernal machine?

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22 Responses to Whoa… say what?

  1. warhorse says:

    if they had only gone a few miles up the road to NH, all of that would have been legal.

    https://law.justia.com/codes/massachusetts/2006/gl-pt4-toc/266-102a.html

    ” The term “infernal machine”, as used in this section, shall include any device for endangering life or doing unusual damage to property, or both, by fire or, explosion, whether or not contrived to ignite or explode automatically and whether or not disguised so as to appear harmless.”

    so, the flare launchers on the AR’s.

    • crazyeighter says:

      And if what he had didn’t meet the definition of an “infernal machine” give the Masshole Attorney General ten minutes to change it so that it does.

  2. bob sykes says:

    In a state (commonwealth) like Massachusetts, these guns have real street value. This couple likely were looking for buyers.

  3. Chish says:

    Being a former (emphasis on former) Mass-hole, the left leaning media uses this term instead of the generic “pipe bomb” only because infernal machine sounds far more dangerous. Just like semi-auto become assault weapon for the sake of hyperventilated reporting.

  4. Padawan says:

    The People’s Socialist Republik of Taxachuetts: quickly on it’s way to being exactly like Shitcago and Dumptroit. The reason why the residents have never seen a real gun is because their Dumbocratic made gun laws are so asinine it’s almost fucking impossible to get a permit to carry a bullet.

    • Nemo says:

      on it’s way? it was already there 40+ years ago when I left that shithole. In fact, Shitcago and Dumptroit could take lessons from Mass.

  5. Tom says:

    A high capacity weapon is one that isn’t a muzzle-loading flintlock. Isn’t an ‘infernal machine’ an oldtimey name for a booby trap? From about the same era as muzzle-loading flintlocks.

  6. So he comes up to Massachusetts from Texas (his first mistake) with the prizes he won at his local church raffle. Thinking someone was breaking into his room he calls the police (The second and worst mistake, a thief can only take your stuff. The police will arrest you and also take your stuff) .

    From the story, some of the objects were non-working replicas; but the crack news-team didn’t specify which. Probably the AK47 and tube.

  7. Sanders says:

    I don’t know about the others, but an “infernal machine” is my daughter’s 2002 Kia Sportage, and that’s the nicest thing I can call that piece of junk.

  8. Heathen says:

    Fucking Massachusetts.

    “Cradle of Liberty” my ass.

  9. “Infernal machine” – I had to look it up: 2006 Massachusetts Code – Section 102A. Infernal machine; possession; definition; notice of seizure.

    Section 102A. Whoever, other than a police or other law enforcement officer acting in the discharge of his official duties, has in his possession or under his control an infernal machine or a similar instrument, contrivance or device shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than ten years or in jail for not more than two and one half years, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and the said machine, instrument, contrivance or device shall be forfeited to the commonwealth. The term “infernal machine”, as used in this section, shall include any device for endangering life or doing unusual damage to property, or both, by fire or, explosion, whether or not contrived to ignite or explode automatically and whether or not disguised so as to appear harmless. Notice of the seizure of any such machine, instrument, contrivance or device shall be sent forthwith to the commissioner of public safety and the article seized shall be subject to his order.

    Found this in the comments

    • bogsidebunny says:

      That “infernal machine” apply to pressure cookers, robertsgunshop?

      My mother though so and said so along with a few expletives back in the early 1950’s when the rubber safety gasket blew. She was scraping green string beans off the ceiling for days.

  10. PoppaGary says:

    Tannerite?

  11. kevinH says:

    Assholes should have kept coming north…reasons not to enter mass.
    I live on the border and am very careful to never enter Mass.
    A freaking standard AR mag will get you 10 years,

  12. Critter says:

    Infernal Machine? Don’t tell Count Rugen!

    “Not to 50!”

  13. veeshir says:

    the Remington Speedmaster I got when I was 14 is a “high capacity firearm” I figure.
    It holds 20 .22 shorts or 20 .22 long rifle rounds.

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