Friday, September 23, 2005

Yes, Virginia...

...there is a Second Amendment!

Remember this? Well, others do, too. Thank God that we have people to fight the good fight against the insanity.

[[ Two national gun rights groups yesterday joined individual Louisiana gun owners in a federal lawsuit to stop authorities from confiscating firearms from private citizens in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, seeking a temporary restraining order to halt the seizures of guns from law-abiding citizens. They described the confiscations as "arbitrary," "without warrant or probable cause" and thus "illegal."

New Orleans Police Superintendent P. Edwin Compass III "completely overstepped his bounds ... when he announced two weeks ago in the New York Times that only law-enforcement personnel are allowed to have weapons," Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the 3-million member NRA said in an interview yesterday.

As an American, it hurts me to see the utter and complete ineptitude of that local and state government. Then, to have them compound it with nazi tactics like weapons confiscation... is maddening. If they really wanted to help their people, they would have deputized hundreds of ordinary folks and then ARMED THEM.

[[ Given the lawlessness in New Orleans, residents who remain in the storm-ravaged area there need their guns for protection, said Mr. LaPierre.

"Things are worse at night, and people say their gun is the only source of comfort they have, the one thing they can depend on to save themselves and their families," Mr. LaPierre said, noting that a "third of the New Orleans Police Department walked off their jobs" during the Katrina emergency.

"In fact, the Second Amendment has really been the underpinning for [New Orleans] citizens to stay alive," he said.

He could not be more correct.

Here's the whole story.



Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

Pomoze Bog.

Of course, I would have to ask the question: Why didn't the citizenry HIDE the guns, like the Colonials did when the Brits came looking for them? If I knew the same folks who skedaddled during the storm were coming around snooping for guns, I'd put 'em behind the refridgerator until they were gone.
At the very least, I'd ask for a warrant before even allowing them in my door.

Tsar Lazar

23/9/05 11:21  

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