Massachusetts Politician Wants Power to Invade People’s Homes to Search for ‘Gun Safety Violations’

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?

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  • jim_m

    Typical leftist “if you aren’t breaking the law you have nothing to hide”. Next is how do we know you aren’t beating your younger than school age children? We need to have forced inspections. How do we know that you aren’t doing something illegal on your computer, how do we know that you aren’t doing something illegal period? We need forced inspections.

    The left wants a police state. They will eventually get what they want. All leftist politics eventually leads to that ultimate destination.

  • LiberalNightmare

    I will not rest, until it is as easy to get a CCW in Massachusetts as it is to get an EBT card.

    • Abraham Collins

      “Permission” to exercise your second amendment rights. . . The very thought of it makes me sick. CCW permit laws are unconstitutional.

    • jim_m

      Don’t rest until Constitutional Carry is the law in all 50 states.

  • Abraham Collins

    This is the purpose of registration. The purpose of kicking the door in to inspect is for confiscation from non-compliant gun owners. The NRA was 100% correct.

  • Ogrrre

    What this fool does not seem to realize that such an action, sanctioned by law, or not, is a distinct violation of gun safety. This commielib needs to read the history of his state, and just what happened at Lexington and Concord, and what led up to it. Here’s a hint for you libtard: the legal government, in the person of the King of England, decided that the regular army would start confiscating firearms belonging to the colonists. Can you guess how that turned out, fool?

  • JWH

    Want to check homes for gun-safety violations? Establish probable cause, get a warrant.

  • Robert Brady

    Over my dead body.

  • Michael Lang

    This is just leftist blabber. In the end a lawyer will whisper reality into this pinhead’s ear and he will shut up.