Sounds ridiculous right? Columnist and radio host Michael Graham of Massachusetts says otherwise. Graham is bringing to light a little known Massachusetts state law which allows the state and it’s agents to ensure firearms are being properly safeguarded against theft and misuse.

According to Graham, one Massachusetts Selectman wants to now begin using this law to allow local authorities to barge in on anyone they want in order to ensure compliance with the state law.

The selectman said state law requires Massachusetts gun owners to keep their firearms locked away or rendered inoperable.