Swampscott selectman triggers online firestorm
Barry Greenfield, a member of the Swampscott Board of Selectmen, said he was just raising a question about whether a state gun-storage law is enforceable. But when the Internet got a hold of the story, the reaction not entirely civil. Here's a sampling of the response.
- Many suggested Greenfield needed a refresher course on the Constitution.
- Swampscott Massachusetts Selectmen Barry Greenfield introduced a motion this week to allow police to enter civilian homes (WITHOUT a warrant) to "check" whether civilians are "storing guns in safes". In essence, what Greenfield proposes is that Amendments II and IV be absolutely abolished, effectively providing the police with powers tantamount to martial law, in order to facilitate the intimidation of lawful gun owners in accordance with gun control advocates' agenda. This pathetic attempt to advance an ideological agenda, masked as a "safety" precaution should not be regarded as anything but its true nature: a farce. Austin, MGR http://gunssavelives.net/news/ma-lawmaker-wants-police-to-be-able-to-search-homes-for-safe-gun-storage-without-a-warrant/ …
- Some made what Greenfield said are incorrect assumptions about his political leanings.
- Some drew parallels to other political missteps.
- Others imagined dire consequences.
- And what would the Internet be without a good meme or two, with a dash of Godwin's law?
- At least one Boston radio station latched onto the controversy.
- Ultimately, calls came for Greenfield to apologize or resign.
- Though at least some were willing to give him until the next election.
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