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Disaster Canít Destroy Gun Rights
NRA-ILA ^ | 9/12/05 | NRA-ILA

Posted on 09/12/2005 5:12:45 PM PDT by Nov3

Disaster Can’t Destroy Gun Rights

Monday, September 12, 2005

National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre slammed New Orleans authorities Monday for seizing legal firearms from lawful residents.

"What we’ve seen in Louisiana - the breakdown of law and order in the aftermath of disaster - is exactly the kind of situation where the Second Amendment was intended to allow citizens to protect themselves, " LaPierre said.

"When law enforcement isn’t available, Americans turn to the one right that protects all the others - the right to keep and bear arms," LaPierre said. "This attempt to repeal the Second Amendment should be condemned."

The New York Times reported last Thursday that no civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to have guns, quoting the superintendent of police that "only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons."

A Louisiana state statute allows the chief law enforcement officer to "regulate possession" of firearms during declared emergencies. "But regulate doesn’t mean confiscate," said Chris W. Cox, the NRA’s chief lobbyist.

"Authorities are using that statute to do what the looters and criminals could not: disarm the law-abiding citizens of New Orleans trying to protect their homes and families," Cox said.

"The NRA will not stand idly by while guns are confiscated from law-abiding people who’re trying to defend themselves," he said.

"We’re exploring every legal option available to protect the rights of lawful people in New Orleans," Cox said, "and we’re taking steps to overturn such laws in every state where they exist."

"Local authorities in New Orleans are turning nature’s assault on human life into man’s assault on human rights," LaPierre said. "Four million NRA members intend to stop this unconstitutional power grab."



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2cndamendment; banglist; jackboots; thugs
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After the wishy washy email earlier this week I was discouraged. They need to sue every jackboot that violated a private citizen's rights, especially that CHP jackboot that tackled the 70 year old woman in her own kitchen.

A sea change has taken place with the events in New Orleans. We must react forcefully. If you haven't called your representatives and the NRA you are passively accepting the inevitable. If you hate the NRA, call the GOA etc. Do something. If this stands the 2cnd amendment is toast. (It may already be toast but we must try "for the children". I want my child to grow up in a country where there are some freedoms.)

P.s. To all the FR cops. I have seen very few of you denounce this. If the cops on FR support this - what must it be like in the rank and file.

1 posted on 09/12/2005 5:12:51 PM PDT by Nov3
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To: Nov3
I'm glad the NRA has finally come out with this statement.
2 posted on 09/12/2005 5:15:37 PM PDT by Cagey (Scrapple is not for vegetarians, those who keep kosher, or those with weak stomachs)
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To: Cagey

Call them and tell them to take the actions they have outlined.


3 posted on 09/12/2005 5:17:05 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: absolootezer0; GOV'T MULE; El Gato; Wonder Warthog; Squantos; King Prout; Jeff Head

ping


4 posted on 09/12/2005 5:24:00 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: Nov3; Flyer; Eaker; humblegunner; Travis McGee; Squantos; thackney

If the NRA is so committed to this, then the plan needs to be laid out for it membership in extreme detail...

Forget about the statute for now...That can be dealt with in due course...

#1 Suspend and investigate the officer who acted upon that woman in her own home...Get the full story out there whether it goes our way or not...

#2 Every single firearm confiscated under this inappropriate order will be located and returned to its owner before the end of the week...If a full attempt to return is not documented, and or the weapons not returned in an expiditious manner to their owners, the City of New Orleans will be fined $1000 per day, per firearm, till the issue is resolved...Period...This needs a court to rule on this unfortunately...Maybe our future CJ nominee can make an impact on this next month, first thing...

#3 Don't ever, ever do it again...Thats the message that needs to be tattooed under the eyelids of a few people in the country...Leave it alone...Guns are not the problem...

This seems extremely reasonable and do-able...Considering the offence these officials committed by exploiting a vague guideline within the law...

They know they were testing to see who would pop up and notice what they did...

Time to put a lid on it all...

And if any Law Enforcement in the FR community has a problem with my tone, please by all means contact me...I welcome the opinions of that community, and will be glad to clarify my opinion if you feel I may be critical of Law Enforcement, which I am not...


5 posted on 09/12/2005 5:29:48 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; Willie Green; freepatriot32; Tom Thumbs; cripplecreek; WillMalven; ...

ping


6 posted on 09/12/2005 5:31:17 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: Nov3
"Four million NRA members intend to stop this unconstitutional power grab."

And let's strive to make it 8 million by next year...

7 posted on 09/12/2005 5:31:54 PM PDT by snowsislander (NRA)
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To: Cagey
"I'm glad the NRA has finally come out with this statement."
What is the Administration's position on this? Any comments from the President or the Attorney General? I haven't heard anything. This is setting a really bad precedent.
8 posted on 09/12/2005 5:32:27 PM PDT by Burf (We'll all be drinking that free Bubble Up and eatin' that Rainbow Stew.)
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BTTT


9 posted on 09/12/2005 5:32:38 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Nov3

["Local authorities in New Orleans are turning nature’s assault on human life into man’s assault on human rights,"]


I believe the end of a free America and the bill of rights went out the door the day the five socialist supreme court judges allowed rich men to steal poor working class people's properties if they would pay higher taxes.
And no one in our conservative party has said or done a thing; the pubs are weak and foolish people and I don't belive they are worth voting for anymore.


10 posted on 09/12/2005 5:32:38 PM PDT by wgeorge2001 (And the Lord shall be King over all the earth;in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.)
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To: Nov3

Those cops who have done this should be prosecuted, stripped of their on own guns, and set out into the flood zone again armed only with tasers.


11 posted on 09/12/2005 5:35:10 PM PDT by kcar (theUNsucks.com)
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To: stevie_d_64
#2 Every single firearm confiscated under this inappropriate order will be located and returned to its owner before the end of the week...If a full attempt to return is not documented, and or the weapons not returned in an expiditious manner to their owners, the City of New Orleans will be fined $1000 per day, per firearm, till the issue is resolved...Period...This needs a court to rule on this unfortunately...Maybe our future CJ nominee can make an impact on this next month, first thing...

I want to them to pursue Federal Civil rights cases against the officers involved - individually. I want them bankrupted and their family destitute. That includes the police leadership. The OK NG too. Then there should be a general suit against the NO and LA government hopefully bankrupting them too. People need to hurt.

If there are any criminal proceedings they need to be handled to. I saw several assaults on those clips. There were HUNDREDS more we didn't see.

12 posted on 09/12/2005 5:35:42 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: snowsislander

Amen, this cannot stand - it is a stake in our hearts.


13 posted on 09/12/2005 5:37:03 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: kcar
Those cops who have done this should be prosecuted, stripped of their on own guns, and set out into the flood zone again armed only with tasers.

Why do they get the tasers??

14 posted on 09/12/2005 5:37:46 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: Burf
Any comments from the President or the Attorney General?

I think they sent a memo to the crickets outside my window.

15 posted on 09/12/2005 5:38:26 PM PDT by Cagey (Scrapple is not for vegetarians, those who keep kosher, or those with weak stomachs)
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To: Cagey

The solution is simple. The pigs who obey illegal orders show up at your house, you ask to see their warrant. Don't worry, they won't have one. You reply "See ya later!" and close & lock the door in their faces.

If the JBT's (Jack-Booted Thugs) try to break down the door, you are in clear and present danger from criminal home invaders. Commence Firing! Fire at will.


17 posted on 09/12/2005 5:39:29 PM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: Nov3

Cause they'd be patrolling in water.


18 posted on 09/12/2005 5:42:11 PM PDT by kcar (theUNsucks.com)
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To: Certain_Doom
Well at least we now know for certain what will happen when the Jihadists attack again. Disarm Americans!

Really the NYers were already disarmed so we can't even call that a precedent!

19 posted on 09/12/2005 5:43:39 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: Nov3

Thanks for the ping.


20 posted on 09/12/2005 5:47:22 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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