posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 07:18 PM
Originally posted by indy0725
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
what makes you people think they are seriously goin to go door to door kicking them in and taking the guns away?i don't get it.
Controversy arose over a September 8 city-wide order by New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass to local police, U.S. Army National Guard
soldiers, and Deputy U.S. Marshals to confiscate all civilian-held firearms. "No one will be able to be armed," Compass said. "Guns will be taken.
Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns." Seizures were carried out without warrant, and in some cases with excessive force; one instance
captured on film involved 58 year old New Orleans resident Patricia Konie. Konie stayed behind, in her well provisioned home, and had an old revolver
for protection. A group of police entered the house, and when she refused to surrender her revolver, she was tackled and it was removed by force.
Konie's shoulder was fractured, and she was taken into police custody for failing to surrender her firearm. Even U.S. Army National Guard
soldiers, armed with M16 assault rifles, were used for house to house searches, seizing firearms and attempting to get those remaining in the city to
Angered citizens, backed by the National Rifle Association and other organizations, filed protests over the constitutionality of such an order and the
difficulty in tracking seizures, as paperwork was rarely filed during the searches. Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, defended
the right of affected citizens to retain firearms, saying that, "What we’ve seen in Louisiana - the breakdown of law and order in the aftermath of
disaster - is exactly the kind of situation where the Second Amendment was intended to allow citizens to protect themselves." The searches received
little news coverage, though reaction from groups such as the NRA, the Second Amendment Foundation, and Gun Owners of America was immediate and
heated, and a lawsuit was filed September 22 by the NRA and SAF on behalf of two firearm owners whose firearms were seized. On September 23, the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued a restraining order to bar further firearms confiscations.
And anyone else who thinks the cops or military will have your back, two words: