Saturday, September 24, 2005

Judge Rules to Uphold 2nd Amendment in New Orleans

One of the interesting side stories of Hurricane Katrina was the decision of the New Orleans Police to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens after the hurricane. Ostensibly this was to help put down the looting and crime, but the reality is that this action by the police department left many citizens defenseless at a time when crime was rampant and police assistance was not readily available. Whether or not the police had the authority to take this action under emergency power orders by the governor is a subject of debate.

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order that the gun seizures must stop and any guns confiscated must be returned to law-abiding, legal gun owners.


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