From the Washington Times:
Hispanic gang members are armed with machetes and chain whips, said the Boston Globe and other press reports.
"For years, the gun rights community has insisted that even if there were no guns, criminals would resort to some other type of weapon. The Massachusetts situation proves that point," Joe Waldron of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms told Cybercast News Service yesterday.
Several Boston-area communities have passed ordinances restricting or banning long knives.
"When are politicians going to wake up and understand that it's not inanimate objects — whether we're talking about guns, knives, clubs or rocks — but criminals that are causing urban and suburban problems?" Mr. Waldron asked.
"Gun control laws haven't worked, and pretty soon, politicians in Massachusetts will discover that machete laws won't work, either. They will merely penalize the wrong people," Mr. Waldron said.