As a long time member of the NRA, I am greatly alarmed at the unabashed and
illegal gun confiscation that is taking place in New Orleans (in the aftermath
of hurricane Katrina), and I demand the NRA use it's considerable political
clout to put this practice to an immediate end! I implore you. please use every penny and resource at the NRA's disposal to
see that the raping of our 2nd. Amendment ends now and that those responsible
for these unconstitutional actions pay a hefty price! American citizens are having their legally owned firearms confiscated from them
by armed police and National Guard. Martial law has not been declared in the
city, thus there is NO legal justification for these actions! Law-abiding
AMERICANS are being denied their right to bear arms and their right to
self-defense at the point of the government's gun, and this must cease NOW!!!
I look forward to your reply.
Thank you, xxxxxxx xxxxxx
Here is there timely reply to my email from this afternoon.
Numerous media sources are reporting on an apparent campaign by New Orleans city
authorities to confiscate lawfully-owned firearms from people in the city.
Louisiana statute does grant the government, during a state of emergency, broad
powers in regulating and controlling firearms.
However, we have seen not just with Hurricane Katrina, but other similar
situations, that when police are unable to control the criminal element, people
turn to the one freedom that protects all others-the Second Amendment.
While one can certainly understand the dire predicaments of all those affected
by Hurricane Katrina, as we have learned throughout history, campaigns to disarm
the lawful do nothing to disarm the criminal. And in truth, these restrictions
make citizens less safe. Despite the valiant efforts of many law enforcement
officers and rescue workers, too many of those left in the wake of Katrina are
ultimately responsible for their own security and safety and that of their
families and loved ones; especially when communication is virtually non-existent
and police can't be quickly summoned to respond to calls for help. At these
times, lawful gun ownership is paramount to personal safety.
Of course, the entire situation in New Orleans is constantly in flux. But rest
assured NRA is monitoring this situation very closely and will address any
activity by the government that unduly infringes upon the rights of lawful gun
owners at the appropriate time. As we learn more, we will report to our members
accordingly. In the interim, however, we join with all Americans in offering
our thoughts, prayers, and assistance to the victims and survivors of this
terrible natural disaster.
Yea right nice form letter to do not a thing.
Also did you see her name Katrina Ruminski Same first name has the Hurracane.
Don't want to rehash the 15 page threads in the GD forum - but I believe the concern is that LE and NG personnel are forceably disarming people in their own homes. There is no excuse or justification for this in my opinion. The NRA (of which I am a life member, btw) needs to get off their hands and get involved. I have also contacted the NRA to voice my concern with these developments.