Skip to comments.Katrina and the Second Amendment
Posted on 09/05/2005 10:52:11 AM PDT by freepatriot32
Finally, some people are taking necessary action. Let the word go out - if you are threatening the authorities, innocent victims or people trying to help with evacuation and rescue efforts, this is what will happen to you.
Much has already been said about the dismal response of local, state and federal authorities in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and the terrible suffering that tens of thousands of people are enduring as a result. I don't intend to add to that thread. Instead, what has struck me about this disaster is that it has demonstrated what Second Amendment defenders have been saying for years:
The government and the police cannot protect you.
Reliance on government and police power is the standard line of so-called "gun control" enthusiasts. This is a lie even under the best of circumstances. (Here's a link to a site with some excellent information on the subject.)
But post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans proves that when the most basic infrastructure - i.e., government - is gone, you'd better have a way to protect and defend yourself, your loved ones, and your property, because otherwise, you'll just be a statistic.
The armed lowlifes that are preying on the sick, the weak, the homeless and isolated are not even deterred by common decency in the face of widespread suffering. They thrive on chaos. They are firing at police, at National Guardsmen, at rescue helicopters, at food and relief vehicles, at the hundreds of ordinary folk who showed up in their own boats to help transport victims. Does anyone seriously think that these creeps will pay attention to gun control laws?
Of course not.
I have family and friends in New Orleans, and they are all saying the same thing: The media is not telling you how bad it really is down here. And they are not referring to the heat, the lack of basic services, the fetid water, the corpses floating in it, and the alligators. (Although I don't think the media is talking about the alligators much, either.)
They are talking about the armed gangs - the would-be looters, rapists and murders who have come out in the dark like roaches in the absence of police, electricity, and alarms. New Orleans has become a third-world country. Ordinary folk have taken to defending their homes and neighborhoods with guns. In sections of New Orleans and the surrounding suburbs where the flooding has not been as bad, residents have stayed in or returned to their homes and posted signs on them: You loot - we shoot. And they do. Stories like the one Mona Charen recounts are popping up everywhere. Can you imagine what it would be like if the citizens of New Orleans could not defend themselves?
Watching this unfold, I could not help but think -- If Osama bin Laden and his cronies are smart - and I think they are - they are saying to themselves, "We don't need to destroy their country. We just need to knock out a few basic city services. And then we can just sit back and watch while they destroy themselves."
Gun control advocates - wake up. And those of you who believe that there is a reason the Second Amendment protects citizens' right to bear arms, you'd better speak up. As New Orleans goes, so goes the rest of the nation
you teased me!
I thought you had some pictures of those dead punks they shot!
Also someone was on FOX yesterday saying the alligator stories weren't true. You're saying they are. Most of us have no way of knowing if they are or aren't, but I'd hate to be trying to save my children and run up on one of these things without the ability to put several rounds in it.
This piece offers balance to Anne Rice's romantic lament of losing New Orleans.
Yes they have chicago style gun control in the projects down thier any public houseing that gets hud funding has to have gun control in order to recieve the money.(even under a republican administration hmmmm)so of course the only armed people in the projects are the gang members and civilians that are worried about violating the law are unarmed and defensless.
Be aware that if you are carrying in this lawless situation, you maybe mistaken for one of the bad guys.
Its A risk worth taking. but a real risk all the same.
Loads of fresh or brackish water without alligators in southern La is unthinkable.
This is an 'in your face' validation of the Second Amendment. All of America and the entire world saw what the criminals were doing. There are many stories coming out where home and business owners saved their lives and property because they were armed.
Be a protector of your own family and a good neighbor... Arm yourself and practice...
I applaud your defending the right of citizens to own and have guns. This crosses all political lines whether you are Libertarian,Republican or Democrat. It is important we remember our right to defend ourselves.
Thanks for the ping!
Concealed carry is your friend.
Yes, concealed and polite
"Loads of fresh or brackish water without alligators in southern La is unthinkable."
True but considering all the gallons of motor oil and gas and fuel that escaped into the water without any flow means that critters are probably avoiding.
We had 6' of water and its amazing how there was a film of oil everywhere.
That was a relic of the Clinton Administration. Those projects are built with federal funds and are often subject to federal gun laws. I don't know if the federal public housing gun ban was rescinded or not.
Cindy, thanks for the ping.
A Remington 870 is a close second, but I agree, the Mossbergs make a little more of a clatter. More torsional instability with one slide rail on the fore-end tube instead of two, I think.
An armed man can defend his citizenship....
An unarmed man will become a subject...
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