Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Z_CNHI News Service

November 14, 2013

Local official's gun comment causes national fury

(Continued)

SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. —

Those comments went viral, drawing the furry of gun rights and privacy advocates, prompting Greenfield yesterday to issue a written apology to the town:

“I have no interest in having our town seek out the ability to violate the Fourth Amendment and perform warrantless search and seizure of personal property. If anything I have said or written gave that impression, I apologize. My intention was simply to learn more about whether or not an existing law could be enforced within the strict boundaries of the Constitution.”

Greenfield said he previously decided not to run for another term, but he plans to stay on the board until next year's town election.

John Callahan, who serves as a selectman with Greenfield, said his colleague was a reasonable question, and the online response is unjustified.

“He put the idea out as a possibility,” said Callahan. “It turned from a simple question about applying a state law into a story about a town that wants to take everyone’s guns away.”

Jonathan Phelps writes for The Salem News.

Text Only
Z_CNHI News Service
AP Video
Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins
Business Marquee
College Sports
Pro Sports
Facebook