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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Why don't you just steal them again, Mayor?

New Orleans Mayor Nagin is lobbying the Louisiana legislature to ban so-called "assault weapons" (in excerpts from the article, the odd substitution of question marks where quotation marks and apostrophes should be is apparently the result of some kind of cyber-flatulence in the original article).

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin kicked off a series of closed-door sessions in Baton Rouge to encourage state legislators to breathe life into the city�s health care infrastructure, curb access to assault weapons and ignite economic development.
But I thought the mayor liked "assault weapons"--he certainly seems to be having a good time here.

Oops--I suppose those are "patrol rifles," rather than "assault weapons"--my mistake.

Anyway, as I asked in the title, if Nagin doesn't like people having these firearms, why doesn't he just steal them (at gunpoint) again? Oops--my mistake again--that mean old Louisiana legislature says he can't do that anymore (although if laws were much of a deterrent, one might think that the Constitution would have stopped him before).

This part of the article caught my eye:
To tackle the issue of assault weapons, Mayor Nagin wants to team-up with Rep. Richmond and the National Rifle Association to lay out a �workable compromise.� The NRA has been a formidable opponent against any proposed state gun laws.
My first thought was to wonder what the good mayor has been smoking, but on second thought, if Carolyn "What's a barrel shroud?" McCarthy and Paul "Have I mentioned I was mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana?" Helmke can sweet-talk the NRA into a "compromise," why can't Nagin?


opaww said...

Wasn't New Orleans Mayor Nagin The one the news crew cought in the store looting stuff During Katrina? Sure looks like him

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

I don't think Nagin himself was doing that--I imagine he was far away from New Orleans at that time.

There was, I believe, some footage of New Orleans police officers participating in the looting.

Thirdpower said...

I remember some of the footage. There were two female officers walking around a store w/ a cart full of shoes and other items. When they noticed the camera on them, they left the cart and started acting "official".

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

That sounds familiar, Third--that was at a Wal-Mart, wasn't it?

Anonymous said...

Nevermind the fact that I'm a gun owner and enthusiast... As a someone that used to live quite close to New Orleans, and who still has family there, I'd just LOVE to see him fall in Lake Ponchatrain and get eaten by a shark.

Slowly. Small bite by small bite.

Please note that I am not openly advocating anything. So don't you lake-sharks get any ideas. :)

Anonymous said...

Sure looked like Nagin looting that store to me too. Could' swore I saw Jessie and Al there too.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I always thought that was a whole bunch'a magic that those dreaded "assault weapons" in the hands of we mere mortals transformed into an innocuous "patrol rifle" in the hands of the heroic cops!