- Many suggested Greenfield needed a refresher course on the Constitution.
- — Oscar Alanis (@skateordie1254)Tue, Nov 12 2013 17:18:55Barry Greenfield, why do you want to give power to the police to enter a home w/o a warrant? This conflicts with the 4th amendmant.
- — Dr. Byron Spickard (@E6Patriot)Mon, Nov 11 2013 20:38:57Swampscott Selectman Barry Greenfield has come up with an idea to violate the 4th Amendment rights of the 600 gun... t.co/TH9fngzwV3
- Some made what Greenfield said are incorrect assumptions about his political leanings.
- Some drew parallels to other political missteps.
- — Bruce Fenton (@brucefenton)Sun, Nov 10 2013 18:17:23The Todd Akin of the gun grabber movement, Barry Greenfield, a Selectman from Swampscott, MA wants to see... t.co/kKbcRT7StA
- 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.
- — Ken Ferguson (@kafergusonIII)Sun, Nov 10 2013 17:51:23
- — Bruce Fenton (@brucefenton)Sun, Nov 10 2013 17:43:50Everyone PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION. The unconstitutional overreach by a town official who wants to see... t.co/iLCNqivnHl
- Though at least some were willing to give him until the next election.
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.