New Orleans--latest twist
NRA reports that the mayor and city government have caved, and after denying that it seized any guns, the city admits that it did, and arrangements are being made for their return. Details on how to file a claim are in extended remarks.
On March 15, 2006, lawyers for both sides informed the court that positive settlement negotiations were occurring. After months of stonewalling, the city of New Orleans has now admitted that it holds a number of firearms, and that owners of firearms which may have been confiscated may contact the Property and Evidence Division of the New Orleans Police Department in any of the following ways: by telephone, at (504) 658-5503; by mail, sent to: New Orleans Police Department, Property and Evidence, 400 North Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70119; or in person at the same address. Please be patient as records are incomplete, and the police are currently understaffed. Records are most accessible if you can supply your gun's serial number. Claims can be made based on proof of ownership, or, lacking such documents, an affidavit that the item belongs to you. For those who go through the above process, whether successfully or unsuccessfully, NRA would be interested in hearing your comments on what occurred. Please contact NRA Grassroots at 800-392-8683 or by email at https://secure.nraila.org/Contact.aspx.