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12:00am 11/09/2005
 
 
LocaKitty
For those who are NRA members on my list, I am wondering about your thoughts on the revoking of weapons from the citizens of New Orleans, including licensed owners. Article behind cut

By ALEX BERENSON and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
Published: September 8, 2005

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 8 - Waters were receding across this flood-beaten city today as police officers began confiscating weapons, including legally registered firearms, from civilians in preparation for a mass forced evacuation of the residents still living here.

No civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns or other firearms, said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of police. "Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons," he said.

But that order apparently does not apply to hundreds of security guards hired by businesses and some wealthy individuals to protect property. The guards, employees of private security companies like Blackwater, openly carry M-16's and other assault rifles. Mr. Compass said that he was aware of the private guards, but that the police had no plans to make them give up their weapons.

Nearly two weeks after the floods began, New Orleans has turned into an armed camp, patrolled by thousands of local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, as well as National Guard troops and active-duty soldiers. While armed looters roamed unchecked last week, the city is now calm. No arrests were made on Wednesday night or this morning, and the police received only 10 calls for service, a police spokesman said.


I am not trying to start a fight or anything, I am generally curious. I am also curious as to why the removal of firearms from licensed civilians is not front and center on the NRA website, instead it's about halfway down the page in 9 point font. I would have thought this would be an outrage. Am I wrong in thinking that?
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 footnotefetish
 
07:14am 11/09/2005 (UTC)
 
 
Why We Cite: Krav Maga
I think the NRA just wants white people to have guns. Just kidding.

Even though I'm pretty liberal or pretty far left on most issues, I'm not a big proponent of any sort of gun control. I can't decide what to think about the situation in New Orleans. Of course, it's also late, and my brain is a bit impaired right now....
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 wynona
 
07:16am 11/09/2005 (UTC)
 
 
Moses supozas, ke mia piedfingroj estas rozoj....
I think marital law overrides everything...
 
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 wednes
 
07:18am 11/09/2005 (UTC)
 
 
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I'll tell you one thing, the Michigan Militia would declare war if they tried some shit like that up here. We Michiganders aren't much for that sort of thing. But look at what they're doing, military forcing people from their homes who don't want to leave...of course they have to take their guns away or they'd be killed. It's appalling.
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