Could be the one
A federal lawsuit accusing the city of illegally confiscating firearms during the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina was kept alive by a federal judge Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier denied a motion by the city of New Orleans to dismiss a suit by the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation. The gun-rights groups sued Mayor Ray Nagin and New Orleans Police Chief Warren Riley over the confiscation of guns following Hurricane Katrina.
The city asked the judge to dismiss the suit for lack of jurisdiction, saying “the states, and by extension their political subdivisions, are free to proscribe the possession of firearms.”
The court rejected the motion, ruling the city did nothing to back up “the brazen assertion” that the second amendment did not apply.
“I’m delighted to see that the second amendment still applies in Louisiana,” said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA.
Well, the fifth circuit is the strongest circuit court on the second amendment. Excellent. More:
In April, police made about 700 weapons available to owners. Those seeking a weapon must bring either a bill of sale or an affidavit with the weapon’s serial number, which LaPierre called an “impossible requirement.”
It is an impossible requirement. More folks should have turned theirs in ammo first.
This could be the case that gets to the supreme court. The fifth circuit has stated the second amendment means what it says. Other circuits have not. Cold get interesting.