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Posted: 9/23/2005 9:10:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 9:11:03 PM EDT by Joaquin]
in case some of you are following this...Now this is why we need the NRA


www.nraila.org/News/Read/Releases.aspx?ID=6539



Major Victory For Firearms Owners And Freedom In Louisiana

Friday, September 23, 2005


(Fairfax, VA) -- The United States District Court for the Eastern District in Louisiana today sided with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and issued a restraining order to bar further gun confiscations from peaceable and law-abiding victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

“This is a significant victory for freedom and for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The court’s ruling is instant relief for the victims who now have an effective means of defending themselves from the robbers and rapists that seek to further exploit the remnants of their shattered lives,” said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.

Joining LaPierre in hailing the U.S. District Court decision was NRA chief lobbyist Chris W. Cox. “This is an important victory. But the battle is not over. The NRA will remedy state emergency statutes in all 50 states, if needed, to ensure that this injustice does not happen again."

The controversy erupted when The New York Times reported, the New Orleans superintendent of police directed that no civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to have guns and that “only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons.” ABC News quoted New Orleans’ deputy police chief, saying, “No one will be able to be armed. We are going to take all the weapons.”

The NRA also pledged that it will continue its work to ensure that every single firearm arbitrarily and unlawfully seized under this directive is returned to the rightful law-abiding owner.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 4:13:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 4:14:33 AM EDT by Scope-eye]
It's just sad that it came to this.

How much time, money and effort was wasted on this, when the people of New Orleans needed the police time and effort now more than at any other time to help with the rescue and protection efforts? If they keep their guns they can at least try and protect themselves, potentially freeing up more police resources.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 3:02:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Scope-eye:
It's just sad that it came to this.

How much time, money and effort was wasted on this, when the people of New Orleans needed the police time and effort now more than at any other time to help with the rescue and protection efforts? If they keep their guns they can at least try and protect themselves, potentially freeing up more police resources.




+1
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:24:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Scope-eye:
It's just sad that it came to this.

How much time, money and effort was wasted on this, when the people of New Orleans needed the police time and effort now more than at any other time to help with the rescue and protection efforts? If they keep their guns they can at least try and protect themselves, potentially freeing up more police resources.




give the gob'ment an inch and they'll take a mile,which is why we need to be ever vigilent(sp?) with them. Hopefully this ruling will prevent other city/state gob'ments from trying to pull the same crap in the future.

...try pulling that shite in Texas and see what happens!



Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:45:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Joaquin:

Originally Posted By Scope-eye:
It's just sad that it came to this.

How much time, money and effort was wasted on this, when the people of New Orleans needed the police time and effort now more than at any other time to help with the rescue and protection efforts? If they keep their guns they can at least try and protect themselves, potentially freeing up more police resources.




give the gob'ment an inch and they'll take a mile,which is why we need to be ever vigilent(sp?) with them. Hopefully this ruling will prevent other city/state gob'ments from trying to pull the same crap in the future.

...try pulling that shite in Texas and see what happens!







I'm with you brother...I'm just a Texan that loves living in Arizona...14 yrs now
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