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Friday, September 23, 2005

NRA Goes to New Orleans

I meant to blog about this before, but never got around to it.

The United States District Court for the Eastern District in Louisiana today sided with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and issued a restraining order to bar further gun confiscations from peaceable and law-abiding victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

“This is a significant victory for freedom and for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The court’s ruling is instant relief for the victims who now have an effective means of defending themselves from the robbers and rapists that seek to further exploit the remnants of their shattered lives,” said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.

Joining LaPierre in hailing the U.S. District Court decision was NRA chief lobbyist Chris W. Cox. “This is an important victory. But the battle is not over. The NRA will remedy state emergency statutes in all 50 states, if needed, to ensure that this injustice does not happen again."

If there was a time to have a gun for self-defense, this would be it. Sure the Army is running around and has been authorized to shoot people, but as long as the people aren't stupid, they should be fine. Also, just because there's an emergency situation, doesn't necessarily mean that constitutional rights should be foregone. I would say that if New Orleans is as chaotic and crime-ridden as the MSM says while the authorities are as incapable at dealing with the problem as the MSM says they are, then it's up to individuals to take care of themselves and their property.

Once I get out of school and have a decent job, I'm starting up my membership with the NRA again.