Skip to comments.Disaster Canít Destroy Gun Rights
Posted on 09/12/2005 5:12:45 PM PDT by Nov3
National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre slammed New Orleans authorities Monday for seizing legal firearms from lawful residents.
"What weve 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 isnt 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 doesnt mean confiscate," said Chris W. Cox, the NRAs 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 whore trying to defend themselves," he said.
"Were exploring every legal option available to protect the rights of lawful people in New Orleans," Cox said, "and were taking steps to overturn such laws in every state where they exist."
"Local authorities in New Orleans are turning natures assault on human life into mans assault on human rights," LaPierre said. "Four million NRA members intend to stop this unconstitutional power grab."
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.
Call them and tell them to take the actions they have outlined.
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...
And let's strive to make it 8 million by next year...
["Local authorities in New Orleans are turning natures assault on human life into mans 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.
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.
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.
Amen, this cannot stand - it is a stake in our hearts.
Why do they get the tasers??
I think they sent a memo to the crickets outside my window.
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.
Cause they'd be patrolling in water.
Really the NYers were already disarmed so we can't even call that a precedent!
Thanks for the ping.
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