Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Why were guns taken from law-abiding citizens in New Orleans?

John Lott
Last September 8, a little more than a week after the hurricane, New Orleans’ police superintendent, Eddie Compass announced: “No one will be able to be armed. Guns will be taken. Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns.” Even legally registered firearms were seized, though exceptions were made for select businesses and for some wealthy individuals to hire guards.

After five months of denial in federal district court, the city last week made an embarrassing admission: in the aftermath of the hurricane, the severely overworked police apparently had the time to confiscate thousands of guns from law-abiding citizens.
If you have any delusions of the police or others from government protecting you and your family, try googling the "DeShaney" decision where the Supreme Court decision in DeShaney states that "Law enforcement has no affirmative obligation to act..." in the defense of an individual citizen. It is your personal responsibility to protect yourself and family.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dunno why the guns were taken, but it's a democratic town where many people depend on the government for everything

8:54 PM  

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