How it DIDN'T go down.
Just before I went to sleep last night, I checked online from bed, and found that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been apprehended. I cheered, briefly stirring but slightly my sleeping wife.
Some things which are going to be remembered:
1. Tsarnaev and his brother were from another country known for terrorist attacks, but were not intercepted by the State Department or ICE.
2. The brothers were found on photographs and videos taken by private citizens, not taken by government entities.
3. Laws against making, possessing, placing, or using explosive devices (of which Senator Lautenberg is apparently unaware of the existence) did not catch the bombers. New laws would not have helped.
4. While a brief roadblock for a manhunt DID help catch the final fugitive, it was not a discovery by the police but rather a tip from a homeowner that caught the suspected bomber.*
5. At no point during the 22 hour manhunt did anyone hear a Watertown, MA resident utter the phrase, "Man, I'm glad that the Commonwealth made it so hard for me to have a firearm, right now!"
*In virtually every successful manhunt which I have taken part in, this has been the case.