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Friday, March 10, 2006

NRA SUES MAYOR NAGIN

NRA Sues Mayor Ray Nagin

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Fairfax, VA—T

The National Rifle Association (NRA ) has filed a motion for contempt against the City of New Orleans, the mayor and the acting chief of police for failure to comply with a temporary restraining order, handed down September 12, 2005, ordering an end to all illegal gun confiscations.

“With looters, rapists and other thugs running rampant in New Orleans, Ray Nagin issued an order to disarm all law-abiding citizens,” declared Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president. “With no law enforcement and 911 available, he left the victims vulnerable by stripping away their only means of defending themselves and their loved ones. Now Ray Nagin thinks he’s above the law, and that’s just wrong.”

Attorneys for NRA have exhausted all efforts to cooperate with the defendants, Mayor Nagin and Chief Riley, who repeatedly ignored the court’s permanent restraining order against their illegal gun confiscations.

“Ray Nagin is a colossal disappointment,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist. “During a federally declared emergency, he abused his power and abandoned the very people he was sworn to protect. He took away the victims’ freedom and their basic means of self-defense during an ill-fated and perilous time.”

The motion also includes an order that all seized firearms must be returned to their rightful owners.

-nra-

NRA SIGNUP

4 Comments:

Anonymous pekka said...

I understand ,that historicaly, the right to bear arms was introduced in oder to make sure that your covernments wouldn't turn into military dictatorships. This (my) simplistic assesment might not be bang on, due to my ignorance, but I have a real difficulty to see how arming of the citizens in today's USA can bring security. I am not talking directly about the situation in Big Easy righ now but generally. Hunting in rural areas is easy to understand, and the guns go with the territory, but what the hell are they doing in your cities? You can't tie your horse in any lamp post in lower Manhattan but you can carry a gun to any bank there and both of those used to be (historically) citizen's rights. One item changed and the other didn't. Why?

8:48 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

Because the right to ride horses isnt guaranteed in the 2nd amendment. What needs to happen is strict enforcement of laws regarding the use of firearms in the course of committing a crime.

Thats why we have to have guns. The bad guys will ALWAYS have them. No matter how many laws you pass, the criminals will have guns.

But Ive got them too...check out this website, and the stories about gun owning americans defending themselves against criminals.

http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

9:30 PM  
Anonymous pekka said...

In other words, you are telling me that the point of no return has already been reached. This seems to be kind of circular situation; bad guys get a gun so I get even bigger one and so on. I just had a flash back of Dirty Harry here. To me it looks that only gun manufacturers and funeral directors are the beneficiaries of this situation.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

You talk like guns are bad. They arent. Our Founding Fathers were very clear on their intent with the 2nd amendment, and there are numerous quotes attributed to this fact.

Look at Mexico. They arent allowed to own guns. Only the very corrupt police state has them, and the police state need never worry that the impoverished masses will rise up and revolt.

Look at Australia and the UK where violent crimes have skyrocketed because people cant defend themselves in their own homes.

Thank god we still can, and always will.

12:50 PM  

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