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NRA Sues New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Mar, 7 2006 @ 11:06 PM
The National Rifle Association has sued New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin over the confiscation of firearms from citizens during the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina. A temporary restraining order was issued September 12, 2005 demanding an end to the confiscations which were illegal. A motion for contempt was filed by the NRA because other efforts to get the mayor and the chief of police to comply have failed.
The National Rifle Association (NRA ) has filed a motion for contempt against the City of New Orleans, the mayor and the acting chief of police for failure to comply with a temporary restraining order, handed down September 12, 2005, ordering an end to all illegal gun confiscations.

“With looters, rapists and other thugs running rampant in New Orleans, Ray Nagin issued an order to disarm all law-abiding citizens,” declared Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president. “With no law enforcement and 911 available, he left the victims vulnerable by stripping away their only means of defending themselves and their loved ones. Now Ray Nagin thinks he’s above the law, and that’s just wrong.”

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The chaotic conditions that characterized the aftermath of Katrina illustrates beyond a shadow of a doubt why the Founders felt so strongly about the right to keep and bear arms. That the city would defy the Constitution of the United States even in the face of a court order to cease the illegal confiscations demonstrates the danger that abusive government poses to our way of life. When New Orleans citizens could depend on no one but themselves to protect them from looters and other criminals, the NOPD could do no better than do disarm the law-abiding populace.

[edit on 2006/3/8 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 06:41 AM
This was one of the most blatant instances of disregard for our constitutional rights ever. It was bad enough that he (Nagin) lost total control of his Police Department, he then attempted to strip citizens of their second amendment rights.

I agree with the NRA: Nagin is a "colossal disappointment".

posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 07:44 AM
Washington D.C. banned handguns in 76 and Chicago in 82. All these bureaucratic bozos that think disarming the public results in lower crime have failed to study statistics.

Gun Control Facts

An armed citizen raises a criminal's expected costs for committing a crime.

posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 07:48 AM
They where slick here in Chicago, you can own a handgun if you had a permit in 82. As of 82 you cannot get a permit in the city, you have to be dang near 45 to have had a permit.

posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 11:13 AM
The sad part about all the anti-gun rhetoric we hear on TV or see in the movies or read in the papers, etc. is that people are actually beginning to believe it. Every study shows anti-gun claims to be lies, yet they continue to receive millions in donations to continue their gun ban attempts. Media outlets continue to be extremely biased in their reporting on gun related issues and this has been going on for so long now that ordinary citizens are starting to parrot some of their nonsensical slogans. Banning guns supports only two groups, criminals and the government. With no guns, criminals can ply their trade with no fear from their prey. With no guns, governments can safely ignore the grumblings & protestations of its citizens to ever increasing encroachment of government on their rights.

posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 11:38 AM
“A lie told often enough becomes truth”
--Vladimir Lenin.

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
--Joseph Goebbels.

Therein lies the modus operandi of the gun-control component.

Support Truth!

posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 11:54 AM
A "YES" vote from me. And a WATS will follow.

When are the anti-gun politicians and idiots going to learn. Criminals have guns illegaly, so taking away guns from law abiding citizens will not do a damn thing to prevent will raise crime. Regardless if firearms are legal or not....the bad guys will still have them.

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