Quote of the Day: Hop to It Edition by Robert Farago | Mar 11, 2012 | 12 comments facebook twitter linkedin email “We didn’t think of other areas the law would affect” – Hopkinton NY Town Supervisor Marvin E. Rust on a new ordinance that would make it illegal to possess a firearm on town property, via watertowndailynews.com. comments MadDawgJ says: March 11, 2012 at 16:10 “We didn’t think” Reply screwtech02 says: March 11, 2012 at 16:22 Obviously, “thinking” is overated….. Reply Dave in AZ says: March 11, 2012 at 16:24 Well they had to do SOMETHING to try to stop the out of control gun crime that is happening in … where is that again… Hopkintown, NY. Reply bontai Joe says: March 11, 2012 at 16:32 “The local law would prohibit people from having any hunting devices, including traps. According to the town documents, the purpose is to protect the peace and safety of residents.” Sounds like the kind of place that wearing a blaze orange coat or camo will get you thrown up against the wall and searched. I wonder what all is included in the list of “hunting devices”? Pocket knife? Duck call? binoculars? Reply Joseph says: March 11, 2012 at 17:10 Lunacy….absolute, unadulterated lunacy. And there’s a bunch of ’em out there. Reply sdog says: March 11, 2012 at 18:06 all that fancy book learning and these folks did really helped out here. Reply Tom says: March 11, 2012 at 20:02 Law enforcement and peace officers will not be subject to the law. Of course… Reply Mike in NC says: March 11, 2012 at 20:36 This rattles my cage more than most everything else our lawmakers do to us. I personally feel that it violates both Article I Section 9 (No title of nobility shall be granted…) and Amendment XIV Section 1 (Equal protection clause). Reply Tom says: March 11, 2012 at 20:04 I have really been trying to figure out how local ordinances trump State and Federal Laws and Constitutions. Sort of like having a local ordinance against free speech. Reply Bob says: March 11, 2012 at 20:54 Yeah, local ordinances can trump state and federal law, within certain limits. This really exceeds those limits though. It’s only a matter of time before the state or the fed will have to deal with this town council. In the mean-time, the ordinance is invalid; it just needs one test case to prove it is. Reply GS650G says: March 11, 2012 at 22:26 Does the town fall under the US Constitution or is it a special region like DC? I thought so. Reply Dyspeptic Gunsmith says: March 12, 2012 at 02:40 The way to deal with this nonsense is to make it clear to hunters that they shouldn’t patronize the few businesses in this town. I know exactly where this little podunk hamlet is, and they’re not exactly a hive of economic activity. Hunting season in the north country is a pretty good economic shot in the arm for many of those small towns on the outside edge of the Adirondack state park, but these yahoos decided that they don’t want the business. So don’t give them any. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.