What bs

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by lbwar15, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Was just checking out some videos on YouTube and I stumbled on this. I'm not sure how old it is or if anyone has seen it but it is complete bs that this has happened.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-taU9d26wT4&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah its old news from katrina. There was a lot of confiscating and people being forced out of their homes. The military was ordered to confiscate weapons for no reason.
     

  3. Jim1611

    Jim1611 New Member

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    This happened during hurricane Katrina. Yes it's true. You don't like this? Maybe you ought to because this is a glimpse of the future unless something happens to put a stop to taking freedom away from us as citzens.
     
  4. Ranger-6

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    Control: First, confiscate all the guns; Second, shoot everyone who protests.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    In April 2006, NOLA offered to return 700 guns IF they owners could prove that they owned them. Kinda hard to come up with a receipt if your house was under water. NRA sued. Results here:

    NRA, New Orleans to settle Katrina lawsuit
    October 9, 2008


    NEW ORLEANS _ City officials have agreed to return hundreds of firearms that police officers confiscated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, part of a deal to resolve a lawsuit filed by gun lobbying groups.

    After a three-year legal battle over the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms, the City of New Orleans has agreed to settle a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF). Police department spokesman Bob Young said the city has stored 552 guns that were confiscated after Katrina, which hit New Orleans Aug. 29, 2005.

    Said Wayne LaPierre, NRA’s executive vice president, “We fought for three long years in a fundamental legal challenge to assert the inherent self-defense rights for law-abiding citizens, knowing the Constitution would prevail.”

    Judge Carl J. Barbier presided over the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Judge Barbier signed the permanent injunction against the City of New Orleans. The city admitted the firearm confiscations carried out by Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Chief Warren Riley were unconstitutional and illegal.

    Under the terms of the injunction, Nagin, Riley and any agents or employees of the City of New Orleans shall:

    •Cease and desist confiscating lawfully-possessed firearms from all citizens;
    •Make an aggressive attempt to return any and all firearms which may have been confiscated during the period August 29 to December 31, 2005;
    •Within one month of the settlement, post on the city website the procedure for the return of confiscated firearms. This notice must include an interactive form for those claiming firearms to fill out, resulting in timely transmission of the information to the appropriate official. All other information on claiming a firearm will also be included on the site.
    •Within one month of the settlement, the city must mail notices to all individuals who are identified on the property tags of firearms in the city's possession which were confiscated during the aftermath of Katrina.


    Was this a load of crap by NOLA? Damn skippy it was. Are there guns that they took that have never been returned? Yup. Think it could not happen to you? Better check your state laws and see where you stand.
     
  6. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    I just realized how long ago it was I just saw NRA and clicked it.
     
  7. Johnny357

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    I saw this video a while ago, too, and have wondered what I would do in the same situation with no forewarning. With 10 heavily armed and armored men kicking in my door, would I OK corral it? Certainly not. The only chance you would have is if the news got out well ahead of time and you got together with a large number of friends to make a unified stand. With enough muzzles pointing back they might back down. Or they might come back 30 minutes later with a tank and level your place. What a terrible decision they made in doing this, but they suffered no consequences so I am sure they would do it again.
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    What you would have to do is hope for someone like my buddy who was down there in charge of troops. He was given the order to go door to door and confiscate all (including legally owned) weapons. He refused to do so or pass on the order regardless of the consequences. This country needs more people like him that will run into trouble to help others and stand up for what this country is supposed to be about. He is a true soldier and patriot and will always have my respect.
     
  9. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    I hope you put some money on the books for him. Seriously, did he suffer any consequences?
     
  10. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    He didn't end up in cuffs but I believe he ended up on clean up duty if you know what I mean.
     
  11. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    He should have been held as an example of someone who is true to the oath. Then promoted!
     
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  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Agreed. But not the way things work nowadays.
     
  13. tCan

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    Your buddy may be able to take legal action, though it probably wont have much of an effect on his employability, even if he wins. Unfortunately. I'm still proud of him though!
     
  14. mountainman13

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    Yeah he's well beyond it at this point. His last tour pushed him into retirement and disability. Just waiting on him to get the full disability he deserves at this point.
     
  15. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Did you see the ferret red jacket did for the NO police. I wonder whats going to happen after the next storm. Probably drive it into your living room ,blast you with the water cannon, and point the 1919 at you while screaming ware is the safe.