Leave it to the only state in the Union that chose ultra liberal George McGovern in the 1972 presidential election to come up with this proposal. Selectman Barry Greenfield of Swampscott, Massachusetts, has proposed that police officers be able to inspect the homes of people who legally own guns – without any probable cause – to make sure that those guns are being stored safely.
I’m not even going to get into the absurdity of a law that requires people to have their guns locked away at all times. If an intruder breaks into my house, am I supposed to ask him to wait a few minutes before he harms my family so that I can walk upstairs to unlock the safe containing my gun and then come back to confront him?
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what this is about. They can’t stop people from legally buying guns – although they’d love to – and so they figure that they’ll try to do keep law-abiding citizens from using their guns. This is only the latest attempt to accomplish this goal, having been preceded by trying to buy up as much ammunition as possible and imposing heavy taxes on the ammo that remains available.
The folks who naively believe that gun violence will be reduced by taking guns away from law-abiding citizens are not going to give up this fight. And every time a tragedy occurs involving guns, they’ll pop up and say “I told you so.” They never seem to comprehend that a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun, unless of course they are successful in taking guns out of the hands of the good guys. That’s when the real carnage will begin.
Here’s a thought. Instead of the government once again sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong and trying to take guns away from its citizens, how about we keep convicted murderers and rapists in jail rather than allowing soft, liberal judges to let them out on “good behavior,” only to commit the same crimes again and shatter the lives of more innocent people.
How would you react if a police officer showed up at your door and demanded to see whether your guns were properly stored? Should law enforcement officials have the right to do that, or should Americans be protected against such searches without cause? I’d love to hear your thoughts about this.