MA Lawmaker Wants Police to be Able to Search Homes for Safe Gun Storage Without a Warrant

November 11 2013
by GSL Staff
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Stock Gun Photo - iStock_000016146459XSmallOne MA lawmaker apparently has not read the Constitution that he undoubtedly swore to uphold anytime recently.

If he had, he would know that his proposal to allow police to enter homes without a warrant in order to make sure firearms are securely stored, is a violation of both the Second AND Fourth amendments.

According to Patch.com,

Selectman Barry Greenfield introduced an enforcement discussion Wednesday that he hopes will lead to the safeguarding of guns in town — keeping them out of the hands of children.

In school shootings around the country, guns have been taken from parents and used by kids, he said…

…”We need the ability to enforce the state law,” the selectman said.

Other council members rightly pointed out that there are civil liberty concerns regarding such an ordinance.

According to Boston Herald columnist Michael Graham,

“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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