Remember that ol’ Constitution thingie? Politicians in Massachusetts don’t, at least, as is evidence with a new proposal that authorities should have the power to break down the doors of people’s homes to “inspect” the home for “gun safety violations.” Because… it’s for the kids.
Massachusetts Selectman Barry Greenfield is debating a new ordinance in Swampscott, Massachusetts that would give the police the power to batter down the doors of homeowners any time authorities feel like it wants to “inspect” the home for “gun safety,” reports SwapmscottPatch.
Greenfield thinks it’s only logical that if there are regulations governing how Bay Staters are supposed to keep and store their guns that the government should be allowed to invade people’s homes to “make sure” that citizens are following those regulations.
Why does he want to give government the power to invade people’s homes whenever it feels the urge to do so? It’s for the kids, dontcha know?
Greenfield says that recent school shootings have shown that too often guns are taken from parents by kids or young people who then use them for mass murders.
But, Greenfield notes, state law prescribes how citizens are supposed to keep guns stored and if followed those laws could minimize the chances of kids easily getting hold of their parent’s guns.
“The problem,” Patch reports that the politician said, “is that police do not have the authority, granted by a local ordinance, to enforce the law and inspect the safeguarding of guns at the homes of the 600 registered gun owners in town.”
“We need the ability to enforce the state law,” this authoritarian hater of the Constitution said.
Greenfield isn’t the only jackbooted thug that wants the power to knock down citizens’ doors whenever he wants too, either. Similar ideas have been floated in such states as California and Washington state as reported by Glenn Beck.
So, how long will it be until liberals have entirely erased the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution?