Calif. forbids gun confiscations in an emergency
There may be hope for the People's Republic yet.
It is interesting, tho, that it passed the Senate on 21-16 vote, and one of its opponents complained that "They want to do anything they possibly can to see there is no way we can control guns in our society."
"Louisiana authorities reportedly seized firearms from law-abiding citizens following the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina."
"Reportedly"??? I guess the video footage of the old lady being body slammed in her kitchen by four burly guys, and the NRA's victory and court order in litigation with the Louisiana and New Orleans government wasn't enough to convince the A.P. that these weapons seizures actually happened. The federal court was apparently convinced. The pictures I've seen of the guns as they are currently stored are horrible. Talk about an uncompensated taking of personal property! They forcibly took guns from law-abiding citizens, then did NOTHING to protect that personal property from damage or loss. Many of the guns have ended up as rusty hulks, sitting in plastic trash cans. Seems to me the Louisiana and New Orleans government have committed conversion.
Then there's this gem:
"The reality is, you increase the danger of both homicide and suicide if you have a gun in your home," Scott argued. Note: he has that little (D) next to his name that excuses him from use of logic, reason or accountability. What a ricidulous, inane statement. Here's another reality: you increase the danger of being involved in a car accident if you drive a car. You increase the danger of being stabbed in your own home if you keep a block of knives in your kitchen. You increase the danger of being hit by a bus if you cross a city street. Idiot.
Posted by: Bill at September 7, 2007 08:03 AM
Thats all well and good. They already have a law. Its called the Constitution. If they don't respect the Constitution, its got the same force as those zany laws like you can't name your horse Spike or something.
Posted by: The Mechanic at September 7, 2007 01:41 PM
Since before the passage of Vitter-Jindal at the
Federal level I have been working with state, county and my local PD on the issue. What would happen
here in CA if the quake hit, and the local officers and deputies confiscated arms? It would be an
ugly scene -- those officers now have unlimited personal liability under the Fed. 1983 civil rights laws.
There are at least 100,000,000 cameras in CA. Video and still coverage of confiscations might result in $1,000,000,000 worth of easy-to-win
Posted by: Frank P at September 13, 2007 02:30 PM