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Federal Judge Halts NOLA gun seizures

Fourth HorsemanFourth Horseman Member Posts: 516 ✭✭✭
FEDERAL JUDGE HALTS NEW ORLEANS GUN SEIZURES
BELLEVUE, WA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana this afternoon issued a temporary restraining order on behalf of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and National Rifle Association (NRA), bringing an end to firearm seizures from citizens living in and around New Orleans.

District Judge Jay Zainey issued the restraining order against all parties named in a lawsuit filed Thursday by SAF and NRA. Defendants in the lawsuit include New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Chief Edwin Compass III.

"This is a great victory, not just for the NRA and SAF, but primarily for law-abiding gun owners everywhere," said SAF founder Alan M. Gottlieb. "We are proud to have joined forces with the NRA to put an end to what has amounted to a warrantless gun grab by authorities in New Orleans and surrounding jurisdictions.

"Over the past three weeks," he continued, "residents who had lost virtually everything in the devastation following Hurricane Katrina had also essentially been stripped of something even more precious, their civil rights, and their right of self-defense, because of these gun seizures.

"SAF and NRA had no alternative but to take action," Gottlieb added. "If these gun confiscations had been allowed to continue without challenge, it would have set a dangerous precedent that would have encouraged authorities in other jurisdictions to believe they also could suspend the civil rights of citizens in the event of some other emergency.

"What must happen now, and quickly," said Gottlieb, "is for authorities in the New Orleans area to explain how they will return all of those firearms to their rightful owners, and do it promptly. What this ruling affirms is that even in the face of great natural disasters, governments cannot arbitrarily deprive citizens of their rights. Thanks to some great teamwork between SAF and the NRA, this sort of thing will hopefully never happen again."

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  • ComengetitComengetit Member Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote: Thanks to some great teamwork between SAF and the NRA, this sort of thing will hopefully never happen again.

    And let's not forget, an honest Judge with some balls. Way to go guys![:D][:D][^][^][8D][8D]

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  • pickenuppickenup Member Posts: 22,845 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It's about time.

    The gene pool needs chlorine.
  • ComengetitComengetit Member Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Has there been any new news on this topic or is it going to end up being swept under the rug?

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  • WoundedWolfWoundedWolf Member Posts: 1,658 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Received this from the NRA/ILA on Saturday (10/15):

    FEMA GUN BAN YET ANOTHER SLAP FOR LOUISIANA GUN OWNERS

    Under pressure from NRA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)is "reconsidering" a ban on the possession of firearms in the trailer parks providing homes for hundreds of families left homeless by hurricane Katrina.

    As the experience on the streets of New Orleans showed us, there is a
    demonstrable need to protect life and family after a disaster. Yet,
    according to an October 12, Associated Press article, FEMA has had a
    general policy for several years to prohibit guns at such parks anywhere in the country.

    The AP also reported that FEMA spokesman Butch Kinerney said that they
    were "trying to figure out who wrote the rules and what the intent was." The result, however, is clear--600 families were deprived of the option of keeping a firearm for self-defense.

    NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre threatened legal and
    legislative action against FEMA, which is already facing Congressional
    scrutiny for its mismanagement of the government response to hurricane
    Katrina.

    "Whether it's a national disaster, a flu pandemic, or an earthquake, the Constitution can't be thrown out the window," said LaPierre.

    We still need to hear from members who have been a victim of gun
    confiscation in Louisiana. If you have personally had a gun confiscated in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina hit, please call (888) 414-6333. Be prepared to leave only your name and immediate contact information so we can get back to you. Once again, we are seeking contact information from actual victims of gun confiscation in Louisiana only.


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  • jaflowersjaflowers Member Posts: 698 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Comengetit
    Has there been any new news on this topic or is it going to end up being swept under the rug?



    no news media will ever air anything positive about the outcome. it would prove all the liberal news media garbage they spew is just a load of crap intended to scare the sheeple of our country.[xx(]
  • ComengetitComengetit Member Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by jaflowers
    quote:Originally posted by Comengetit
    Has there been any new news on this topic or is it going to end up being swept under the rug?



    no news media will ever air anything positive about the outcome. it would prove all the liberal news media garbage they spew is just a load of crap intended to scare the sheeple of our country.[xx(]


    Is there not one network, newspaper, or publishing company that is pro-gun or even pro-constitution out there? Come on there have to be some. I know...how about integrity...surely one of those can be found. No? [:(][xx(][8][}:)][V][:(!][:(!][:(!][:(!][:(!]

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