NY Times: "Police Begin Seizing Guns of Civilians"; NRA Conspicuously Silent
by Last Night in Little Rock
Local police officers began confiscating weapons from civilians in preparation for a forced evacuation of the last holdouts still living here, as President Bush steeled the nation for the grisly scenes of recovering the dead that will unfold in coming days.
Police officers and federal law enforcement agents scoured the city carrying assault rifles seeking residents who have holed up to avoid forcible eviction, as well as those who are still considering evacuating voluntarily to escape the city's putrid waters.
"Individuals are at risk of dying," said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of the New Orleans police. "There's nothing more important than the preservation of human life."
The NRA, however, conspicuously remains silent on the Second Amendment implications that they always attempt to make up to justify arming every man, woman, and child in America with heavy assault rifles and large caliber handguns.
Is it because it is their President authorizing the disarming of New Orleans? Isn't this scenario exactly what they have been telling us for decades was the reason for the Second Amendment? To keep the government's hands of our guns?
Days after Columbine, in Denver, no less, Charleton Heston can still defiantly say "from my cold dead hand," but where is he now?
And more civil liberties slip away.
"Liberty--the freedom from unwarranted intrusion by government--is as easily lost through insistent nibbles by government officials who seek to do their jobs too well as by those whose purpose it is to oppress; the piranha can be as deadly as the shark." United States v. $124,570 U.S. Currency, 873 F.2d 1240, 1246 (9th Cir. 1989) (Judge Alex Kozinski, appointed by Reagan).
And so it goes.
Update 9/10: After this was posted, the NRA issued it statement on September 9th here.
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