Lawmaker Wants Police to Enter Homes to Ensure That Guns Are Stored Safely
Will we also get a patch to wear on our shoulder to identify us as gun owners? How about reeducation camps to teach us the errors of our ways? Maybe we’ll also get our government assigned TV programs without any guns in them.
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One Massachusetts lawmaker apparently wants to ignore the Fourth Amendment for the sake of ‘gun safety,’ proposing that police officers be allowed to enter homes without warrants to make sure that firearms are stored properly.
Swampscott Selectman Barry Greenfield proposed the idea last week, according to the Boston Herald. He argued that home checks for his town’s 600 licensed gun owners should be mandatory in order to ensure things like children’s safety.
State law requires that all firearms be kept “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.”
“We need the ability to enforce the state law,” Greenfield said.