This will be intersting to watch
This is a discussion on Nra Sues New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; NRA has filed a motion for contempt against the City of New Orleans, its mayor, Ray Nagin, and the acting chief of police for failure ...
NRA has filed a motion for contempt against the City of New Orleans, its mayor, Ray Nagin, and the acting chief of police for failure to comply with a temporary restraining order handed down September 12, 2005, ordering an end to all illegal gun confiscations that occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
"With looters, rapists, and other thugs running rampant in New Orleans, Ray Nagin issued an order to disarm all law-abiding citizens," declared NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. "With no law enforcement or 911 available, he left the victims vulnerable by stripping away their only means of defending themselves and their loved ones. Now Ray Nagin thinks he's above the law, and that's just wrong."
Attorneys for NRA have exhausted all efforts to cooperate with the defendants, Mayor Nagin and Chief Riley, who repeatedly ignored the court's permanent restraining order against their illegal gun confiscations.
"Ray Nagin is a colossal disappointment," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. "During a federally declared emergency, he abused his power and abandoned the very people he was sworn to protect. He took away the victims' freedom and their basic means of self-defense during an ill-fated and perilous time."
The motion also includes an order that all seized firearms must be returned to their rightful owners.
This will be intersting to watch
Thanks so much, I just found an addendum to my sig...
"Ray Nagin is a colossal disappointment" - NRA/ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox.
"...be water, my friend."
If any body died as a result of their gun being taken and their inability to defend themselves, then the Mayor ought to be sued for Negligent Homicide or at the very least Manslaughter.
Since the confinscations were illegal, the only way to maintain any credibility for those in elected postitions is to ENFORCE the law and make the issuing official ACCOUNTABLE for the negative results of any illegal order.
And...he(him personally,not the city) ought to be financially liable for ANY firearm not returned to its owner within 30 days.
perhaps that would stop that kind of silliness.
This happend a week ago, but positive things seem to be happening.
Is anyone here involved or know someone thrying to get their guns back, I wonder how it is going, and how many of the guns that were taken are still there to be returned.
"fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand
Because of the pending contempt order, NO was forced to show the stockpile that they swore they didn't have to the NRA-ILA and it was over 1000 guns. (according to Reuters)
Shouldn't they be held in contempt for saying there was no stockpile?
Live Free or Die
Gun control is hitting what you aim at
I wonder how many guns were taken and NOT turned into that pile??
I'll bet that a lot of the confiscated guns never made it to the turn-in pile.
I think a prison sentence is in order.impeachment anybody?
Extra benefit: Mr. Nagin would get a couple of up, close and personal encounters with the very scum the people of NO were trying to protect themselves from.
Not going to happen *sigh*, but if it did, imagine the look on his face when he thinks, "If only I had a gun!"...
"So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause."
- Senator Padmé Amidala, "Revenge of the Sith"
Wasn't the election last week? Anyone know if Nagin was re-elected?
"Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."
Mrwilson....welcome to the forum.
No, there will be a run-off election between Hizzoner and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu.
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