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I had no idea this took place. At a time when guns were needed the most, they take them away?

Hard to imagine this could happen...
Yup. You should see the video on youtube of the National Guard and local cops going house to house confiscating at gun point. Tackling an old lady for her unloaded revolver and zip tying residents while they take their rifles.

After that…. I knew orders will be followed without question.

Dont kid yourself with the "Soldiers will honor the Constitution".
 

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The NRA took them to court where they first denied that they disarmed folks. Afte showing the video of then Police chief Ed Compass saying "Only the Police will be armed" they acknowledged that they did that. They still fought tooth and nail to prevent folks from getting their property back. Sound familiar?

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20081010/new-orleans-mayor-finally-admits-illega

After a three-year legal battle over the unconstitutional confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during Hurricane Katrina, this week, the City of New Orleans agreed to settle a lawsuit initiated by NRA. A permanent injunction has been issued against the city, Mayor Ray Nagin, and current Police Chief Warren Riley. The Second Amendment Foundation assisted NRA in the legal battle against Mayor Ray Nagin and the City of New Orleans.

Wayne LaPierre played the video of this and answered questions at SAFE's 2nd Amendment Civil Rights Conference after this happened
"This is an important victory for the citizens of New Orleans and the Second Amendment," said Wayne LaPierre, NRA's executive vice president. "We fought for three long years in a fundamental legal challenge to assert the inherent self-defense rights for law-abiding citizens, knowing the Constitution would prevail. Today it has prevailed and freedom has won."
Judge Carl J. Barbier presided over the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Judge Barbier signed the permanent injuncation against the City of New Orleans. The city admitted the firearm confiscations carried out by Nagin and Riley were unconstitutional and illegal.
Under the terms of the injunction, Mayor Ray Nagin, Police Chief Warren Riley, and any agents or employees of the City of New Orleans must, among other things, cease and desist confiscating lawfully-possessed firearms from all citizens; make an aggressive attempt to return any and all firearms which may have been confiscated during the period August 29 to December 31, 2005; post on the City website the procedure for the return of confiscated firearms; and mail notices to all individuals who are identified on the property tags of firearms in the City's possession which were confiscated during the aftermath of Katrina.
"On behalf of the lawful gun owners of New Orleans, NRA is pleased with this outcome," said NRA-ILA Executive director Chris W. Cox. "We thank Judge Barbier for his leadership and constitutional scholarship in presiding over our lawsuit. NRA will continue to aid however we can in the full return of all the firearms confiscated by the City."
 

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Yup. You should see the video on youtube of the National Guard and local cops going house to house confiscating at gun point. Tackling an old lady for her unloaded revolver and zip tying residents while they take their rifles.

After that…. I knew orders will be followed without question.

Dont kid yourself with the "Soldiers will honor the Constitution".
 

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I'm guessing they were ok with that too. Friggin scary it happens right here at home.
Yeah, when they say it can't happen here, the only reason it can't happen here is because there are people with guns to stop "it".

Kind of ironic they didn't get that.
 

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I love the preacher lady, "I had my bible and my gun, I wasn't afraid at all", "I got my gun, you come mess with my family and I'm gonna give you some"
More power to you, preacher lady.

No rights and no recourse...simultaneously pissed off and heartbroken.
 

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What bothers me most is they asked to see her gun and when she produced it in a completely non-threatening manner they took her down

 

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There's another side of the story too. Many people were in desperate times and a black activist made a call out to the community. A bus load of people showed up with supplies mostly white.

He admitted his prejudice in the beginning and thanked everyone for showing up and that his view of race and racism changed.

It was a multi part YouTube documentary. Really crazy how things went down after that hurricane.
 

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As pointed out the NRA actually settled a lawsuit with NO over this. This was quite a popular topic among preppers and gunowners. This is still used as a practical study on the subject (it can never happen, but, but...(insert qualifier) )



There was also the case of the old lady and her husband getting their guns taken away on TV.



 

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There is an old custom back home that I never fully understood until now. People would clean and oil their guns, when I say oil, I mean pack in grease. They would wrap them in something, a cloth, or leather, I do not know what, and burry them somewhere on their property. Usually under a tree or some other marker. We were allowed to have guns, but the old folk buried theirs nevertheless.
 
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