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Oh, you mean those guns

After Katrina, New Orleans denied it confiscated guns from people. Oops:

In a stunning reversal, the City of New Orleans revealed today to attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association that they do have a stockpile of firearms seized from private citizens in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The disclosure came as attorneys for both sides were preparing for a hearing in federal court on a motion filed earlier by SAF and NRA to hold the city in contempt. Plaintiffs’ attorneys traveled to a location within the New Orleans city limits where they viewed more than 1,000 firearms that were being stored.

“This is a very significant event,” said attorney Dan Holliday, who represents NRA and SAF in an on-going lawsuit seeking to enjoin the city from seizing privately-owned firearms.

“We’re almost in disbelief,” admitted SAF Founder Alan Gottlieb. “For months, the city has maintained it did not have any guns in its possession that had been taken from people following the hurricane. Now our attorneys have seen the proof that New Orleans was less than honest with the court.

Under an agreement with the court, the hearing on the contempt motion has been continued for two weeks, the attorneys said. During that time, according to Holliday and fellow attorney Stephen Halbrook, the city will establish a process by which the lawful owners of those firearms can recover their guns.

“While we are stunned at this complete reversal on the city’s part,” Gottlieb said, “the important immediate issue is making sure gun owners get their property back. We’re glad that the city is going to move swiftly to make that possible, and naturally we will do whatever is necessary to make this happen.

“What happened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was an outrage,” Gottlieb observed. “Equally disturbing is the fact that it apparently took a motion for contempt to force the city to admit what it had been denying for the past five months.

And the second immediate issue should be putting someone’s ass in jail.

8 Responses to “Oh, you mean those guns”

  1. Rustmeister Says:

    Hell, every “public servant” in NOLA should be fired immediately. New Orleans is so ate up, even Katrina couldn’t wash it all away. I’m sure it goes beyone city government, but we’ll never know.

  2. anguslincoln Says:

    uh,….would that be a “chocolate” jail?

  3. _Jon Says:

    Yeah, that’s what I want – some criminal ass in a Federal jail.

    Isn’t that a civil right’s violation?

    ang: funny

  4. robert Says:

    This means, of course, that the city is NOT going to be held in contempt, even though they knowingly lied to the court. In fact, it will be noted, then forgotten. Government is by, for, and about GOVERNMENT.
    The New Orleans confiscations certainly put to rest any debates about whether policing authorities would follow unconstitutional and illegal orders didn’t it?

  5. Ron W Says:

    “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie
    the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not
    become the legalized version of the first.”–Thomas Jefferson

    Anytime men with guns come to take away our guns, they are either one or the other of which Thomas Jefferson spoke. In New Orleans, it was the “legalized version” making sure the people were disarmed against “the first”.

  6. Bob Krumm » a citizen militia Says:

    […] That’s exactly what happened in New Orleans.  There, the violent were emboldened as lawful citizens had their only protection taken from them by authorities who, in too many cases, then abandoned them.  The city even had the temerity to deny the unconstitutional confiscation.  But they’ve been caught in their lie now. […]

  7. Ron W Says:

    “When will it dawn on the anti-gun nuts that making sure that only the
    criminals are armed makes them accomplices to the criminals?” -K. A. Skala

  8. SayUncle » New Orleans Guns Returned Says:

    […] Remember, at first authorities there denied the confiscations occured. Then later admitted to it when threatened with a lawsuit. […]