Home Gun Control Quote of the Day: Hop to It Edition Gun ControlGun NationLaw and Order Quote of the Day: Hop to It Edition By Robert Farago - March 11, 2012 12 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome to Guntopia Where Firearms Will Decide If and When You Can Use Them Canadians Bracing for the Great Northern Gun Grab ‘Grassroots’ Anti-Gun Groups’ Solutions Include Executive Orders and Lots of Government Cash 12 COMMENTS “We didn’t think” Reply Obviously, “thinking” is overated….. Reply 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 “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 Lunacy….absolute, unadulterated lunacy. And there’s a bunch of ’em out there. Reply all that fancy book learning and these folks did really helped out here. Reply Law enforcement and peace officers will not be subject to the law. Of course… Reply 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 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 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 Does the town fall under the US Constitution or is it a special region like DC? I thought so. Reply 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 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.