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It’s often asked…

of us gun types: at what point do you start shooting the bastards? The line typically drawn by us gun types is when they come to take our guns. Hence, from my cold dead hands. So, via everyone in the blogosphere it seems, comes this:

Waters were receding across this flood-beaten city today as police officers began confiscating weapons, including legally registered firearms [They register firearms in New Orleans? – Ed.], from civilians in preparation for a mass forced evacuation of the residents still living here.

No civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns or other firearms, said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of police. “Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons,” he said.

I would not disarm. As a reader said in an email:

I can imagine a very dangerous game of chicken being played out here. “I am a loyal American citizen. I have committed no crime. If you intend to kill me so that you may disarm me, go right ahead”.

The authorities would have to take them from my cold dead hands. Period. I have a line in the sand and this is it. Actually, I have several. If there was ever a time when some folks needed their arms, this was it. This is easily illustrated by the countless stories in the press of those using their arms to defend themselves.

It’s troubling to me that in a disaster/crisis, this is the response by the powers that be. Disarming good and otherwise law-abiding people in a time of need is unacceptable. So, is every future disaster going to result in disarming citizens?

Now, comes the best part. Like you and me, only better:

But that order apparently does not apply to hundreds of security guards hired by businesses and some wealthy individuals to protect property. The guards, employees of private security companies like Blackwater, openly carry M-16’s [I’m not sure they’re M-16s as those are heavily regulated. Anyone know if security firms are exempted from the NFA and FOPA? – Ed] and other assault rifles. Mr. Compass said that he was aware of the private guards, but that the police had no plans to make them give up their weapons.

So, the rich, famous, and probably NBC are exempted merely because they are the elite.

As Cam Edwards says:

Talk about class warfare. If you’re rich enough to hire someone to defend your property, you’re okay. If you’re not… you’re SOL.

Also, the feds have joined in on the gun grabbing:

But on Wednesday night, Guidos said, armed federal agents identifying themselves as U.S. marshals confiscated her weapons and ordered her and six friends to leave by noon Thursday.

“When you get 15 M-16s pointed at you and they line you up against the wall, it’s kind of scary,” said Guidos, 55.

That is scary. What’s scarier is I figure I’d have only been able to take three down with me.

The Geek links to a video.

Update: Meanwhile, armed Mexican troops are coming. I appreciate the help they are offering, of course, but there’s something eerily creepy about armed foreign troops on our soil while the powers that be disarm regular Joes.

10 Responses to “It’s often asked…”

  1. Brutal Hugs » Gun Grabbers in New Orleans Says:

    […] Update: Uncle’s on the case. […]

  2. Publicola Says:

    Uncle,
    licensed security guards are eempted formt he governor’s ability to compell evacuation. This is acording to the Power of the Governor law. They’re not being disarmed because they cannot be compelled to leave. they are seen by the state as an asset inn that they will protect property & thus free up police resources.

    Yeah, I know.

    I’m just saying it’s not about a money or class thing – it’s just the state thought security guards that were licensed were close enough to cops to not be able to be kicked out of an area. & since they’re pretty much ineffective disarmed, the cops decided no to risk their skins by trying to disarm them.

    & the reason for the confiscations is that the cops don’t want ot get their assess shot (like they should) when they go around kicking people out of their own homes.

    but in a period of reconstruction federal officers are using force to disarm southerners in a southern city? If this doesn’t stop I’m not sure I’m going to be able to resist the urge to go down there. If it was NC I would have already left. & I imagine I’m not the only one. After all, weren’t some boys from the neighboring county rushing to lexington when they heard there was trouble?

    Oh & Uncle, I have faith that you could escort an even 5 out with ya. Just use the MAK. 😛

  3. hellbent Says:

    Haven’t I been saying Bush would turn his back on the Second Amendment as soon as it was convenient?

  4. countertop Says:

    Did Bush turn his back on this?

    My understanding is that these actions were being carried out by the NO Police and the National Guard – both acting under the direction of the gun banning bigot Democrat Mayor of New Orleans and/or the Democrat Governor of Louisiana

  5. xx y Says:

    countertop:

    “..But on Wednesday night, Guidos said, armed federal agents identifying themselves as U.S. marshals confiscated her weapons and ordered her and six friends to leave by noon Thursday…”

  6. Countertop Chronicles Says:

    Enemies: Domestic and Foreign

    We know about the enemies overseas: China, Al-Quaeda, Syria, Iran, Zaraquai, Venezuala, North Korea, the United Nation’s.

    But, in light of this, it seems the list of domestic enemies has now grown by at least one.

    Meet Edwin P. Compass, or at …

  7. The AnarchAngel Says:

    Shooting Cops

    Nasty subject, and one which I generally believe should get you the death penalty…

    …Unless those cops are no longer acting as the lawful representative of legitimate civil authority that is.

    …one shrinks back from the thought of killing c…

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  9. Eg Says:

    Fee, Fie, Fo, Fum…something my nostrils detect hails that particular stench of Gov. Blankout. Now were I a good agent of our federal government, I would certainly note various contentions and points of law; then accede to both the decision and directive of the States executive branch and go merrily about my way.

    One way or the other, the fit’s definitely going to hit the shan.

  10. fistfuloffortnights.net » RINOs Without A Hero? Says:

    […] Uncle Says “I Would Not Disarm”, while The Countertop Chronicles announces the coming of Gastapo and he continues the theme in regard to a new domestic enemy. The World According To Nick would include the right kind of fear. Aren’t you curious about what qualifies as benevolent fear? Of course you are, so run along now and visit him. […]

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