I am 73 and owned a Home in the New Orleans French Quarter at the time of Katrina. Crime was occurring unchecked for weeks. I was able to sleep at night with a 38 snub nosed police special (perfect Gun for women and Seniors)under my pillow, and a small dog who barked when my home was approached by anyone day or night.
Thankfully I have never had to use that firearm. I can remember the fear, the thoughts of the door being kicked in, and being trapped with no means of protection. (A woman alone)
This small but effective firearm allowed me to have the confidence that I would not be a victim. I could at the least try and fight for my life.
Remember New Orleans was on fire people were being robbed or killed and my neighbors were on their own. Police and troops not only went to the flooded areas of the town and confiscated guns, but they also went to the high and dry wealthy parts of town and confiscated all of their weapons as well. It left many of them without any means of self-protection at a time when rioting and looting was taking place.
There was no justifiable reason to confiscate the guns from the homes that were not affected by the hurricane. If anything, these people needed their guns to help insure their own safety and that of their families. They used the guise of a state of emergency to carry out their disarming of the people. I believe the liberal Democrats violated the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of New Orleans when they did. By disarming the residents, the police and National Guard left them at the mercy of thugs, looters and rapists. We know from the news that the police then left their posts and abandoned the city. So the only ones left with guns were mostly the criminals.
San Bernardino shooting: OK- So today I hear a TV News Person say “Can you imagine what it felt like to be trapped in that room with no way out “Yes I Can”
Terrorist’s are here and more are coming. I don’t care what Barak Obama tells us. The threat is growing and any thinking person can see our homes will be invaded next. Perhaps not today or next month but Black suited gangs of Muslim Terror and even more Crime will come to our neighborhoods.
The theory that becoming a victim is morally superior to defending your family
When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them Over
By Jim Karger
Jim Karger is a lawyer who has represented American businesses against incursions by government and labor unions for 30 years
“When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,” is a common refrain I often hear when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms.
And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. “You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,” which I often follow with the question, “And where will that leave you except face down in a pool of your own blood [in] the middle of the street, just another dead fool resisting the State?”
This is not a question they are comfortable with, if only because the intent of their saber-rattling was to imply they would fight to keep their weapons, and win.
Nice fantasy. It’s not happening.
…they will take your guns, and no, all your Second Amendment bluster aside, you are not going to do anything about it.
If the federal government decides to disarm the public, and when the increasingly-militarized police force rolls down your street after a not-so-subtle request that you kindly turn over your firearms and ammunition “for the common good,” it will be nothing less than suicide by cop to do anything other than what you are told.
The militarization of US police forces is ongoing and escalating. Many cities and towns now own tanks, armed personnel carriers, even attack helicopters, and almost all are outfitted with military weapons not available to the general public.
note jj: (So slick when this administration threatens now to take away police heavy military weapons that they gave them. Don’t believe it the progressives are crafty, sly and Machiavellian.)
And, it is not just your hometown cops who are getting new boy-toys. The military itself is buying up weaponry not just for use in the current or next scheduled war, but to deal with the likes of you, citizens who don’t seem to understand that the Bill of Rights has been overruled, and that specifically includes, but is not limited to, the right to protest and engage in civil disobedience.
Also ignored (as if it didn’t even exist) is the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 which generally bars the military from law enforcement activities within the United States.
Did you know that when Hurricane Katrina took aim at the city of New Orleans in 2005, the Democrats in power at the time used the opportunity to disarm the people of the area?
Article 15 of the UN Arms Trade Treaty, if ratified, provides for foreign “assistance to implement the Treaty,” and mandates that nations who can provide requested support must do so if requested by member nations.
United Nations Vehicles in the U.S
And, they are not just arming cops and weekend warriors for domestic purposes. Active duty Marines are now being trained for law enforcement operations all over the world (of which the US remains a part) specifically to deal with civil uprisings, and the US government knows that civil uprisings are coming to a town near you just as soon as the fantasy of a healing economy is shattered, the US dollar fails, and unemployment goes to 30%+ in real numbers.
And, to you tough-talk with your AR-15 rifles and a few thousand rounds of ammo, here is the reality: they will take your guns, and no, all your Second Amendment bluster aside, you are not going to do anything about it. You are not going to take on a platoon of Marines with state-of-the-art automatic weapons and the best body armor you cannot buy protected by armed personnel carriers and attack helicopters unless you choose to die that day — You will either be in the country or out, and if you are in, you will stay in and you will comply.
That is your choice… for the moment.
May 17, 2010We know that wholesale gun confiscation happened during Hurricane Katrina. We watched the Chief of Police of New Orleans declare on national television that “no one [no private citizen] will be able to be armed, we’re going to take all the weapons.” We watched an old lady being tackled in her own kitchen and disarmed.
“rumor of martial law”
“our group”…”Constitution loving”
“it’s wrong, we shouldn’t be doing this”
“don’t worry, we’ll never ask you to do that”
“whoa, why are they using active duty soldiers here”
“big army” “82nd Airbourne”
Note that bill clintoon called OathKeepers “hatriots”..those adhering to the Constitution, not beating and/or murdering civilians to confiscate their firearms..