A knife-wielding criminal was able to kill three disarmed and defenseless citizens, for in Massachusetts the Democrat-controlled statehouse believes, as in most police states, that only the police should carry guns.
Two disarmed and defenseless victims were knifed to death in Massachusetts because they were disarmed and defenseless and the police could not protect them. The killer then went to New Hampshire to kill again.
If only one of the disarmed and defenseless victims in Massachusetts had been carrying an assault weapon or a "Saturday Night Special" like then Mayor Dianne Feinstein used to do, then maybe only the criminal would be dead.
"Police state," where only the police carry guns and the citizens live in a "state" of fear; "Free state," where the citizens carry guns and the criminals live in fear. Which "state" do you want to live in?