Judge rules against N. O.


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Kelly J
August 18, 2006, 07:23 PM
Judge Rules Against New Orleans in 2nd Amendment Case
On Thursday, Federal Judge Carl Barbier ruled against a motion by the city of New Orleans to dismiss a Second Amendment lawsuit involving the city’s confiscation of residents’ firearms in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The suit was brought by the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation and names Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent Warren Riley for violating citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

“We’re encouraged by this latest ruling,” said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the SAF. “For almost a year, we’ve been fighting the city’s delay tactics, which included outright lying by city officials that any firearms had been seized. Only when we threatened Mayor Nagin and Superintendent Riley with a motion for contempt did the city miraculously discover that they actually did have more than 1,000 firearms that had been taken from their owners.”

More than an effort to protect New Orleans gun owners, SAF intends this suit “as a warning to public officials across the country to forget about seizing firearms from their law-abiding owners in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.” The People’s Republic of New Orleans still holds two trailers filled with citizens’ firearms confiscated after Katrina.

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50 Freak
August 18, 2006, 07:41 PM
I hope Numbskull and that bonehead sheriff are sued as individuals later on and that they lose their shirts.

Kelly J
August 19, 2006, 01:10 AM
50 Freak, I personally would rather see them loose their jobs first then sued for Neglegence, and general stupidity.

ServiceSoon
August 20, 2006, 08:43 PM
1998 - October
New Orleans, LA becomes the first US city to file suit against gun makers, firearms trade associations, and gun dealers. The city's suit seeks recovery of costs attributed to gun-related violence.

Ironic? :eek:

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