Nantucket raid on yacht yields drugs, guns

Nantucket raid on yacht yields drugs, guns
Yacht Marina; Dockyard Creek, Grand Harbour, Malta

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is as anti-gun a jurisdiction as you’re likely to find, and they’re currently working to become even more anti-Second Amendment. They’re just trying to figure out how.


But the truth is that no matter how many laws you put in place, some people are going to break them. It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about guns or drugs or something else. It’s simply a matter of time before someone breaks whatever rules you put in place.

Someone like this guy, apparently.

Scott A. Burke of Key Largo, Florida was arrested on unlicensed firearms possession charges as his yacht sat in the Nantucket Harbor Anchorage, after an alert about “a woman in need of medical assistance” aboard, the Nantucket Police Department wrote in a press release.

Nantucket Fire Department and Nantucket Harbor Masters Office officials took the woman to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the release continued.

The Nantucket Current reported the alleged presence of “guns, drugs, and prostitutes” aboard the 70-foot Cayman Islands yacht.

Burke also faces more charges for possessing unlicensed firearms and ammunition along with “4 Counts of Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device,” the release continued.

So, in other words, it was the ultimate party boat?

It should be noted that the magazines in question are perfectly legal in Florida where Burke is originally from. Further, guns don’t need to be licensed there. In fact, most of these gun charges really seem like Burke is being charged with being a Floridian gun owner in Massachusetts.

Drugs and hookers are a different matter entirely, and the presence of guns with the drugs is likely to land Burke in hot water all on its own. I mean, who does he think he is, Hunter Biden?


Too bad he doesn’t play for the Patriots, either.

In all seriousness, some will look at this and say, “See? Our problems with guns come because they’re trafficked in from other states. If Florida had our gun laws, maybe this wouldn’t have happened.”

I say that because someone almost always does.

However, to them, I point out that drugs are illegal everywhere in the nation and prostitutes are only legal in Nevada. If Burke allegedly didn’t care about those laws in question, then why should we believe for a moment he’d adhere to gun laws?

I mean, he clearly didn’t seem deterred by the laws against owning guns and using illicit drugs.

And if guns were suddenly banned throughout the US, why would anyone think that would do anything? After all, drugs are illegal and they seem to get to every corner of the United States. Why wouldn’t guns come in the same way?

Burke will have his day in court, and we’ll have to see how that shakes out for him.

In the meantime, we need to remember that laws only work on the law-abiding, as a general thing. You’re not going to stop someone from doing something with a law unless they’re willing to abide by it for whatever reason.

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