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Posted on 09/22/2005 8:14:14 PM PDT by Hat-Trick
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, NRAs 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.
This also shows me that they are listening to their membership - at least on this issue.
No one will be able to be armed. We are going to take all the weapons.
...except from the criminals.
Some of which are on the NOPD.
Good to see they are on the case.. Im sure they got many many many e mails and phone calls by some pissed off folks. i was one of them... We the people call the shots and we will not put up with this kind fo bullcrap... Yeah, the govt can have my guns... from my cold dead lifeless hands!
Buy many guns and loads of ammo, we will need it sooner than later.....
It is most certainly about time!
My word! The NRA did something!
Better late than never. Pretty late, though.
"Today, the National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a motion ... "
The Second Amendment Foundation is helping the NRA with this (check the banglist). Or should I say, the NRA is helping the SAF. They both do good work.
Disarm Sean Penn before filing this motion!
Ping back to you!
I went through 3 check points and had NO PROBLEMS after LOUDLY announcing that I had a Loaded Pistol on my passenger seat.
Only 1 Solider asked about the pistol and I told him Louisiana was a right to carry State, and if he wished to check this fact further - I would wait. One check point was State Troopers and they did not even blink and eye when I made my announcement.
I find it hard to believe that given the situation - any Law Enforcement Official would seize firearms from Law Abiding Citizens.
It's cheaper to vote the bachelor's children out of office. 'Sides, can you imagine some AgencyPerson trying to survive on the economy? ;-)
So are they still takeing guns or what??
I thought they stopped that over a week ago.
Well, they finally admitted what we've been saying for years. "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns."
And that comes right out of the Outlaw Superintendent of Police in New Orlean's own mouth.
To maintain a free society, the penalty for obeying an unconstitutional order must be more severe than the penalty for refusing to do so.
I think it will be interesting to see if the NO PD have kept proper records and have a WRITTEN policy of how they SHALL return the guns after the "emergency".