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Saturday, September 24, 2005

The Second Amendment lives! Judge rules gun confiscation illegal

By Aussiegirl

"No one will be able to be armed. We are going to take all the weapons." ~~
Deputy Police Chief Warren Riley

At last, a victory for lawful gun owners. This is precisely why gun owners have always resisted the idea of registration. It was an outrage that law-abiding citizens were having their weapons seized while armed thugs and criminals roamed the streets with impunity. Check out this video of the Guard wrestling an old lady to the ground as they forced her out of her home. And watch the video of residents of a well-to-do area of New Orleans who were minding their own business while protecting their property. They were handcuffed and ultimately allowed to stay in their homes -- but their weapons were confiscated.

Watch this and be very scared. This is what the government is prepared to do to you in order to "save" you. Barge into your home with automatic weapons drawn, point the weapons at you threateningly, seize your legal firearms and forcibly take you from your home. Does this sound like America to you? Or does it sound more like Nazi Germany?

This is scandalous and outrageous. We are free citizens. Government in the guise of all-giving nanny becomes the agent of our own loss of freedom "for our own good". Frankly, if I want to die in my own home with my own pets then that's my privilege. I don't expect anyone to come and rescue me -- nor do I expect the government to forcibly arrest me and move me to a location where I can be "helped" -- if I don't want that help.

And let's not forget that it was the liberal and Democrat Mayor Nagin and his police chief who promulgated this policy of forcible removal and weapons confiscation. Remember that the nanny state ultimately becomes the police state -- all for your own good, of course.

(And note that the mayor and police chief filed false affidavits denying ever issuing such orders, when they are shown on videotape clearly ordering the same.)

HoustonChronicle.com - New Orleans police can't disarm evacuees

NEW ORLEANS - Gun rights groups won a temporary restraining order Friday preventing police in New Orleans and a nearby parish from confiscating people's firearms when seeking to evacuate residents.

U.S. District Court Judge Jay Zainey ordered the New Orleans Police and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office to stop taking weapons from law-abiding people and return any they already took in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

In documents filed in federal court in Baton Rouge, La., New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Police Chief Eddie Compass and St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain deny ordering the confiscation of firearms.

But news reports quoted Compass as saying that only law enforcement officials would be allowed to have firearms and Deputy Chief Warren Riley as saying, "We are going to take all the weapons."

Wayne LaPierre, president of the National Rifle Association, said his group documented 30 to 40 cases of people having their weapons taken away after Katrina hit Aug. 29.

1 Comments:

At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Piano Girl said...

When all the guns are duly registered it won't take the authorities long to find out where the are & confiscate them. Of course, it's only the law-abiding citizen who will actually register a gun ~ the crooks don't obtain their weapons by legitimate means so I hardly expect them to take the time for the paperwork required to be in compliance with whatever law is currently on the books.

 

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