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Posted: 3/1/2006 12:58:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 1:07:15 PM EDT by LANCEMAN]
Good to see they are not letting these guys of the hook.



BELLEVUE, Wash., March 1 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Frustrated by the continued failure of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent Warren Riley to comply with a federal injunction issued last September to halt illegal gun confiscations following Hurricane Katrina and return all seized firearms to their owners, the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association have filed a motion in federal court to have both Nagin and Riley held in contempt.


SAF Founder Alan Gottlieb said the motion was made only after attorneys had exhausted all attempts to communicate and cooperate with the defendants, who have essentially ignored the federal court order. SAF and NRA took the city to federal court in September after widespread reports of gun confiscations in direct conflict with the Second Amendment and the Louisiana State Constitution.


"If Ray Nagin and Warren Riley think this lawsuit, and the court order, will just go away by pretending they don't exist, they are sadly mistaken," Gottlieb said. "Authorities in nearby Tammany Parish complied with the injunction immediately, and have agreed to the permanent restraining order. Counsel for New Orleans signed a consent order last Sept. 23, so they know this case is on the table.


"The City of New Orleans has insisted that no guns were seized, and we know that's not true," Gottlieb continued. "Our attorneys have provided the New Orleans attorney with evidence of the confiscations, including witness statements, and that information has been ignored. Authorities in New Orleans have made no attempt to comply with the consent order and return the firearms seized by police.


"Mayor Nagin seems to be suffering from the same denial that possessed him before the hurricane hit, and in the days afterward when he blamed everyone else on the map for his failure of leadership," Gottlieb observed. "We want Nagin and Chief Riley to appear in open court and testify under oath why they should not be held in contempt. They have been given every opportunity to comply with the court order and they have done nothing. They are not above the law."


The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers & an amicus brief & fund for the Emerson case holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.


http://www.usnewswire.com/

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20060301/pl_usnw/saf_seeks_contempt_violation_against_new_orleans_mayor__police_chief311_xml

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:01:09 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:05:02 PM EDT
Cool! I hope they file a Federal Civil Rights suit against them too.

-K
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:08:42 PM EDT

Good to see they are letting these guys off they hook


Had that up there to begin with, should have read "Good to see they are not letting these guys of the hook."
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:12:43 PM EDT
When the NRA got the injunction on confiscations, I joined for one year. I also said I would join for another year when I saw the criminals taken to court. It looks like I may owe the NRA some money soon.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:09:20 PM EDT
those 2 fucksticks need to have their asses handed to them.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:29:00 PM EDT
You think we'll ever see this story on the evening news like all the ACLU lawsuits that are filed every week?

Possible, but not likely.



Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:34:07 PM EDT
I bet the majority of the confiscated guns are GONE. Never to be seen again.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:00:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
I bet the majority of the confiscated guns are GONE. Never to be seen again.



Yep, they're in someone else's private collection, now.


Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:04:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fourays2:
those 2 fucksticks need to have their asses handed to them.



if they get sent to jail, they'll be the ones handing asses over
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:09:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
I bet the majority of the confiscated guns are GONE. Never to be seen again.



You got that right.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:11:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By giacutter:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
I bet the majority of the confiscated guns are GONE. Never to be seen again.



Yep, they're in someone else's private collection, now.





That older lady's revolver is probably ready to be a good drop gun in California for the JBT CHP guys in that video at this point in time
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