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POLICE ENTERING HOMES TO MAKE SURE GUNS ARE STORED SAFELY? IF THIS POLITICIAN HAS HIS WAY
.theblaze.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 11/12/2013 9:36:39 AM PST by moonshinner_09

A Massachusetts politician has put forth a proposal to allow local police to enter homes without a warrant in order to inspect whether gun owners are properly storing their firearms.The idea was floated by Swampsott Selectman Barry Greenfield, who expressed frustration about the Newtown school massacre in the neighboring state of Connecticut and in other cases where people have obtained their parents’ guns to carry out shootings.

“We need the ability to enforce the state law,” Greenfield said, according to the Swampscott Patch.

The town of Swampscott reportedly has about 600 gun owners. Under Massachusetts law, it is “unlawful to store or keep any firearm … in any place unless such weapon is secured in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device, properly engaged so as to render such weapon inoperable by any person other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user.”

Greenfield said he spoke with Swampscott Police Chief Ron Madigan about inspecting homes for proper gun storage.

But Selectman Glenn Kessler said there are questions about the constitutionality of the proposal and wants input from law enforcement, legal counsel and town residents. There will likely be a meeting to solicit town input, the Patch reported.

Washington state considered a similar law earlier this year, according to Boston Herald columnist Michael Graham.

“Then some lawyer heard a rumor about some ‘Second Amendment thingy’ and it went away,” Graham wrote.

“This isn’t a Second Amendment issue. It’s a Fourth Amendment one — unreasonable search and seizure,” Graham continued. “If Swampscott residents who don’t own guns sit back and allow this to happen, they’ll be playing their role in the famous parable of Martin Niemoller: “First they came for the gun owners, but I didn’t own a gun …”


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TOPICS: Government; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; donutwatch; guncontrol; massachusetts; newscurrentevents
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This truly sounds like a headline from some newpaper located some where in some 3rd world country. Good gosh they are trying their upmost best to strip away our rights .One issue at a time.
1 posted on 11/12/2013 9:36:39 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

What a good little Nazi.

His name is Barry, too, just like Dear Leader.


2 posted on 11/12/2013 9:38:06 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Pipsqueaks like him pull this crap because they think no one will walk up to them one day and send their walnuts shooting up into their sinus cavity.


3 posted on 11/12/2013 9:38:55 AM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Don’t think of them as “inspectors”, think of them as “reactive targets”.

The Nazi pushing this stuff needs to assume room temp.


4 posted on 11/12/2013 9:40:17 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Politician: "enter homes without a warrant"

Fourth Amendment: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

It seems to me that an unconstitutional warrantless entry could be met with a hail of lead. Too bad, so sad.

5 posted on 11/12/2013 9:40:50 AM PST by Uncle Miltie ( "I was all for Obamacare, until I found out I was paying for it." - California Girl)
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To: moonshinner_09

Been there, done that.

Pay heed, America. These are people that WORSHIP Obama.

http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/of-family-jewhaters-and-madmen/


6 posted on 11/12/2013 9:41:05 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Windcatcher
The Mass. shooting was the work of a mental defective.
Selectman Greenfield should know that...
7 posted on 11/12/2013 9:41:16 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: moonshinner_09

If they approve this, I would expect someone to get shot as an unintended consequence of unscheduled home inspections/invasions. Once again, go after the honest citizens with a “feel good” bill title.


8 posted on 11/12/2013 9:41:42 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: moonshinner_09

There was an article posted yesterday about provisions in Obamacare allowing for mandatory home visits/searches which was scarier than this article. I’m convinced that if a health care provider asks about guns in the home - just say NO. Any other answer, including “what business is that of yours”, will go down on your records as a “yes”. I also think that seeking any tpe of mental health treatment or even advice in the age of Obamacare is just asking for gun confiscation. Beware.


9 posted on 11/12/2013 9:42:36 AM PST by circlecity
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To: All

One has to ccome to the conclusion about liberals, like this. They honestly think this would be a “good” policy; meaning it would actually help people. In which case they are completely disconnected from reality, and should be ignored. Or, that they want people to get killed, because that is the logical outcome of something like this going into practice. In which case, they are psychotic and should be treated as such.


10 posted on 11/12/2013 9:44:05 AM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: moonshinner_09

Will they start with Section 8 and low income housing first?


11 posted on 11/12/2013 9:44:12 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: moonshinner_09

FYI, I aim for the nuts!


12 posted on 11/12/2013 9:46:24 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: moonshinner_09

How do they know who the gun owners are ?


13 posted on 11/12/2013 9:46:53 AM PST by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: moonshinner_09

They gonna make sure I wipe with the government approved number of TP squares too....

I need to stop giving them ideas.....


14 posted on 11/12/2013 9:48:16 AM PST by GraceG
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To: moonshinner_09
As preevious mentioned:

The popos should start regular visitation to this b0z0s hacienda and do a safety check of his condoms.

15 posted on 11/12/2013 9:48:25 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: moonshinner_09

It is not stored, it is ‘ready for use’.


16 posted on 11/12/2013 9:48:30 AM PST by donmeaker
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To: moonshinner_09
As previously mentioned:

The popos should start regular visitation to this b0z0s hacienda and do a safety check of his condoms.

17 posted on 11/12/2013 9:48:40 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Uncle Miltie

“Too bad, so sad.”

I’m not. Happy hunting.


18 posted on 11/12/2013 9:49:14 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The Connecticut shooting was also done by a mental defective. His mother had her guns locked up. He was able to access them anyways. He was crazy, not stupid.


19 posted on 11/12/2013 9:50:13 AM PST by donmeaker
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To: moonshinner_09

Well Barry, can we start with your house? You know, to be safe.

Friggin MARXIST. Hang em all I say and let the buzzards have the carcass.


20 posted on 11/12/2013 9:52:08 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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