Katrina Gun Confiscation:
The crimes committed against law-abiding gun owners are beyond comprehension. The arrogance of anti-gun politicians and government officials and their hate of freedom will churn your stomach. The law is the law, the Constitution is the Constitution. If ONE local mayor or police chief can decide what the Second Amendment means, it opens the door to tyranny where ANY mayor or police chief can say what the Second Amendment means.
That’s why we are asking your support to help guarantee that all firearms confiscated by former New Orleans Mayor Nagin and Police Superintendent Compass be immediately returned to our fellow gun owners. With your help we’re going to make the first time in New Orleans the LAST time in America.
Lighting the Fuse…
You have seen this brand of abuse of freedom in the history books in the pages about days of gun confiscations leading to the terror of Stalin, Mao and Hitler. But you have never in a million years think it could happen in America.
Well, it can and it did. And it will happen again unless we take action today.
Back in 2006, then New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent P. Eddie Compass unleashed a wave of confiscations with these chilling words:
“No one will be able to be armed. We will take all weapons. Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns.”
Thousands of firearms were then confiscated from law-abiding gun owners. The police gave no paperwork or receipts for those guns. They just stormed in and seized them.
My Bible and My Gun:
Please listen to the story of Marie Galadis, a Baptist Minister, who was left alone to face roving bands of looters, robbers and murderers.
You never saw this footage and you never will see it on ABC, NBC or CBS. You never will see the photos or read about these crimes in The New York Times, The Washington Post or any of the major dailies. The anti-gun media does not want you to see it because it will prove that everything they have been saying about how politicians and bureaucrats can be trusted to protect your Second Amendment rights IS A LIE.
Take a look at the unbelievable violence caught by Fox News when police entered the residence of Patricia Konie, and demanded that she evacuate her home.
You will see them body-slam this tiny woman into a wall, sending dishes flying, then confiscate her firearm and drag her from her home.
Worst of all, Patricia’s gun is still locked away in Mayor Ray Nagin’s trailers. And just recently, Patricia was robbed in her home! For Patricia and every other gun owner, we need to fight back NOW.
You are totally cut off from the world. Armed, predatory gangs are roaming the streets and committing serial violent felonies at will. No 911 and police are AWOL. It is up to you to defend your family and your home, or even prevent a murder or a rape.
More than a week later, when police and National Guard troops finally arrive, you feel relief… Until they make it clear that they have come NOT to help you but to confiscate your guns under sweeping “emergency powers” laws.
As hard to believe as it sounds, the situation I am describing is exactly what law-abiding citizens of New Orleans faced — just days after Hurricane Katrina struck!!!
NRA FIGHTS BACK:
These crimes against gun owners have continued to snowball into a far greater threat to our freedoms.
Even though NRA secured a court order demanding their immediate and unconditional return, almost every single confiscated firearm remains locked in government trailers.
With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Nagin and Police Superintendent Compass got away with savaging of the second, fourth, and fourteenth amendments of our Constitution. And they have put America on notice that they are going to keep seizing lawfully owned guns under any pretense.
You’ll Never See Your Guns Again
New Orleans gun owners are showing up at these trailers, with serial numbers of their firearms, expecting Mayor Nagin and his band of anti-gunners to respect the Federal courts. They are met by stony-eyed bureaucrats who say serial numbers are not enough and that gun owners now need PROOF OF PURCHASE of these firearms.
How many of those gun owners do you think had original receipts for those firearms? And even if they did, how many do you think could find those receipts in the wreckage of a hurricane? Many of these firearms were passed down from father to son, generation to generation. Some are precious heirlooms. Some are collector’s pieces won in our wars. And they were all lawfully owned and they must be returned to their owners.