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Friday, September 23, 2005

Cold, Dead Hands

From NRA-ILA :: Releases:
NRA FILES SUIT TO STOP FIREARM SEIZURES IN NEW ORLEANS

Thursday, September 22, 2005

(Fairfax, VA) - Today, the National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a motion in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana seeking a temporary restraining order to block authorities from confiscating law-abiding citizens’ firearms in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

“New Orleans is the first city in the United States to forcibly disarm peaceable law-abiding citizens and it must be the last. Victims are dealing with a complete breakdown of government. At a time when 911 is non-operational and law enforcement cannot respond immediately to calls for help, people have only the Second Amendment to protect themselves, their loved ones and their property,” said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.

“The NRA stands with law-abiding Americans, who agree that at their most vulnerable moment, their right to defend themselves and their families should not be taken away,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA’s chief lobbyist.

According to The New York Times, the New Orleans superintendent of police directed that no civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to have guns and that “only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons.” ABC News quoted New Orleans’ deputy police chief, saying, “No one will be able to be armed. We are going to take all the weapons.”

“The NRA is determined to stop this blatant abuse of power by local politicians. It is disgraceful that any government official would further endanger the lives of innocent victims by issuing this ridiculous order. We are very grateful to the many rank and file police officers who have come forward and assisted NRA in exposing these violations of constitutional freedoms. We are also pleased that the Second Amendment Foundation is joining us in this effort,” added Cox.

“The actions of the New Orleans government have destroyed the one levee that stands between law-abiding citizens and anarchy - the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The NRA will not rest until this injustice is resolved,” concluded LaPierre.

--nra--
What the fuck are these people thinking? Are they out of their gawddamn minds? And no, I don't mean the NRA. I mean the idiotic police in New Orleans.
Anyone there without a gun now is a sitting duck for any asshole who would want something from them, be it property or whatever.
There obviously isn't enough law enforcement to go around, not there ever was, and now the police want to take away their only form of protection?

3 comments:

Australopithecus_africanus said...

I read this on the nra site last night, couldnt sleep a wink all night. I kept thinking what i would do if they came for my guns, disaster or not. I dont think it would be pretty.

As always... Rachael said...

We agree on this one. THe 2nd emmendment is most important in times like these. If they confiscate all the registered legal weapons... then the only fuckers with guns will by the unregistered ones... the ones wouldn't didn't pass a background check. This is a really bad plan...

curmudgeon said...

aus...,
It could turn waaaaayyyyy ugly.

Rachael,
That's what the morons don't ever seem to realize. Criminals are the only ones who would have guns.