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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.


  1. Many suggested Greenfield needed a refresher course on the Constitution.
  2. Some made what Greenfield said are incorrect assumptions about his political leanings.
  3. Some drew parallels to other political missteps.
  4. Others imagined dire consequences.
  5. And what would the Internet be without a good meme or two, with a dash of Godwin's law?
  6. At least one Boston radio station latched onto the controversy.
  7. Ultimately, calls came for Greenfield to apologize or resign.
  8. Though at least some were willing to give him until the next election.