Skip to comments.City Wants Power To “Disarm Individuals” During Crisis (Guntersville, Alabama)
Posted on 02/27/2013 7:01:28 AM PST by blam
City Wants Power To Disarm Individuals During Crisis
Paul Joseph Watson
February 26th, 2013
Guntersville (Ala.) Mayor Leigh Dollar is working with city officials to pass an ordinance that would give police the power to disarm individuals during a disaster, a chilling example of how the second amendment is being assaulted via the back door.
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The new rule would allow authorities to confiscate guns of unruly people during an extreme weather event such as the April 2011 tornadoes or any other emergency.
The ordinance states officers could disarm individuals, if necessary, reports ABC 31. Dollar says the proposal is just way to give officers more authority to protect themselves.
Dollar denied that the ordinance would be used to take away constitutional rights, but residents questioned why authorities would need to pass a new ordinance given that police already have the power to arrest citizens who are being unruly, whether armed or not.
Well, it seems like an infringement on the 2nd Amendment and thats the biggest problem I have with it, said Guntersville Music Academy teacher Paul Landry.
Authorities are seemingly attempting to mirror unconstitutional gun grab powers that were enacted in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
In the aftermath of Katrina, the New Orleans Police, National Guard troops, and U.S. Marshals confiscated firearms. Guns will be taken. Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns, New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass declared as he prepared to violate the Second Amendment.
The National Guard conducted warrantless house-to-house searches, targeting not just Hurricane-hit areas under the pretext of stopping violent looters, but also high and dry homes that were not even affected by the storm.
Authorities even confiscated pistols from old ladies, as documented in the video below..
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The Guntersville gun grab ordinance will be on the city council agenda at their meeting on March 4th.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.
Sounds like somebody is doing the police department a dirty little favor.
“unruly” vs. ‘breaking the law’
Can a person be ‘unruly’ and not break a law?
Aw crap! The Minneapolis City Council will see this and spring into action...
Is the word "unruly" defined?
I remember seeing them knock down that old lady, take her gun and force her out of her home even though she was fine. Meanwhile the police and the criminals were havng a field day committing rape, robbery and murder. The gun confiscation of good citizens broke my heart more than any of the aftermath of Katrina.
Yeah. Let’s say they ask to come into your house to take your guns. You refuse. That makes you “unruly”, giving them the legal right to take them. ;-)
Do cops actually want the job??? The endless whining about their safety, at the expense of the public’s safety is sickening. They are supposed to be tough on crime, not afraid of law abiding citizens.
Apparently they never heard why the Revolutionary War was fought and why the right to bear arms was in the Bill of Rights.
how about showing up for the hearing with a simple letter of resignation for the proponent to sign.
Yep same here, and yet even after Katrina I still hear gun friendly people saying “our government wouldn’t go door to door to take guns away”. Really?! They already have! Just not in large scale.
No. Not just No, but HELL NO.
Doesn’t Alabama have pre-emption laws?
I reserve my God given right to shoot any SOB that tries to take away my right to protect myself from Democrats.
That Mayorette is having a blond moment - be compassionate conservatives.
NO! NO !!! Not that kind of compassion, Laz.
The only authority any government official acts under is derived from the Constitution.
When they act contrary to the Constitution, they have no legitimate authority, so resisting their illegitimate use of force is legitimate on the part of the citizenry.
Folks in Guntersville need to vote out a bunch of politicians....and hire new law enforcement
And giving you the legal right to...refuse in much "stronger" terms.
“The very fact that they are asking for this power deserves this question:
Why are you proposing to deploy scarce law enforcement resources in the event of an emergency to focus on firearm confiscation from the general citizenry instead of protecting them from the criminal element which takes advantage of these emergencies? And how does that make you different from the criminal element?”
GOOD QUESTION. Something these folks need to be asking their representatives.
“Oakland Neighbors Policing Their Own Streets As They Lose Faith In Cops”
this is to create “mandatory evacuation compliance”.
Notice how the effete elite politicos and constabulary NEVER talk about having the civilians help.
They only seek to contain civilians like animals. see astrodome.
see new orleans
this person should tender her resignation or else face recal.
“how about showing up for the hearing (in mass, with pitchforks, torches, buckets of tar and feathers...lots and lots of feathers) with a simple letter of resignation for the proponent to sign.”
The meeting was probably held when "Dancing With The Stars" was on.
No way that this is Constitutional. If you legally own and possess your guns and are not engaged in the commission of a crime, the police have no authority to confiscate your guns no matter what some municipal by-law may say.
Mayor Leigh Dollar is damned if she does and damned if she don't.
I suspect the mayor knows her citizens pretty well, ...what they are capable of and in fact what they do in certain circumstances.
So, she has to decide whether the heat of the 2nd amendment people will be less than the heat that she will take if there is a disaster and what always happens during a disaster, in fact happens.
Is her first duty to protect the citizens, or protect the Constitution?..
If it was me, I'd protect the Constitution, for if it is destroyed, there is no protection for anyone.
That is the money quote. The police are under no legal obligation to protect citizens, they are armed for self protection not yours or mine. And why would officers want to protect themselves against armed ‘peaceable’ citizens anyway? Are they afraid they might do something that would create an ‘unruly’ citizen from one that was formally peaceable? What truly infuriates me is that the authorities want desperately to disarm you leaving you defenseless all the while knowing that they are immune from any legal ramifications as US citizens have NO Constitutional/legal right to police protection. MOLON LABE indeed!!
Unruly = bad attitude
You are correct sir. I have no problems with peace officers. I have a brother-in-law who is a leo for over 30 yrs. My uncle is a retired chief of police from two departments. Whenever an incident occurs with leo’s I always take a wait and see approach instead of jumping on the media’s bash the cops bandwagon. If they screwed up I say so, if they didn’t I defend the cops.
That being said if an officer decides to enforce this illegal law and gets wounded or killed and I am on the jury of the citizen they tried to disarm the citizen will walk.
The old line of “I was just following orders” was tried at Nuremberg, it didn’t work then and it won’t work with me now. The ballot box is a long gone joke. We are currently at the jury box and headed hell for leather for the ammo box. Sadly leo’s are going to have to decide in the future does their oath and principles mean anything or are they just doing their job and following orders.
Awesome. I’m a Town Meeting member in my town and see this happening a lot at the local level.