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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mayor and police superintendent of New Orleans still violating rights, breaking laws

The Second Amendment Foundation has made every effort to work with Mayor Nagin and Police Superintendent Riley to right the wrongs committed against the lawful gun owners of New Orleans, but in their arrogance, Nagin and Riley continue to defy both the court and common decency. It seems that SAF's patience has finally run out.

Actually, the actions of the city defy a lot of things, including belief. First, at a time when the only law in New Orleans was the Law of the Jungle, and the people most needed the means to protect themselves, the city decided that the Constitution doesn't apply in times of particularly unpleasant weather, thus allowing them to bestow upon themselves the power to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens. Then, in response to the outcry raised by SAF and NRA, they denied the confiscations ever took place, despite photographs and video footage of just such horrors (and despite Riley publicly stating, "No one will be able to be armed. We are going to take all the weapons.").

Eventually, faced with the threat of being found in contempt, they "discovered" that "Oops!"--they had confiscated weapons, after all. They then promised to start returning the illegally confiscated property, but have continually used every stall tactic they can come up with to avoid doing so. They have disobeyed legal deadlines, and have shown that only the fear of direct legal action has the power to move them.

So be it--the time has come for them to reap what they have sown.