NRA SPEAKS, but will they ACT?

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  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    This item was reported in NewsMax today. I wonder HOW????????

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    Monday, Sept. 12, 2005 7:32 p.m. EDT

    NRA's Wayne LaPierre Slams Seizure of Guns in New Orleans

    National Rifle Association (NRA) leader Wayne LaPierre slammed New Orleans authorities Monday for seizing legal firearms from lawful residents.

    "What we’ve seen in Louisiana - the breakdown of law and order in the aftermath of disaster - is exactly the kind of situation where the Second Amendment was intended to allow citizens to protect themselves,” LaPierre said. "When law enforcement isn’t available, Americans turn to the one right that protects all the others - the right to keep and bear arms,” LaPierre added. "This attempt to repeal the Second Amendment should be condemned.”


    The New York Times reported last Thursday that no civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to have guns, quoting the superintendent of police that "only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons.”

    A Louisiana state statute allows the chief law enforcement officer to "regulate possession” of firearms during declared emergencies. "But regulate doesn’t mean confiscate,” said Chris W. Cox, the NRA’s chief lobbyist.

    "Authorities are using that statute to do what the looters and criminals could not: disarm the law-abiding citizens of New Orleans trying to protect their homes and families,” Cox said. "The NRA will not stand idly by while guns are confiscated from law-abiding people who’re trying to defend themselves. We’re exploring every legal option available to protect the rights of lawful people in New Orleans and we’re taking steps to overturn such laws in every state where they exist.”

    "Local authorities in New Orleans are turning nature’s assault on human life into man’s assault on human rights,” LaPierre said. "Four million NRA members intend to stop this unconstitutional power grab.”

    © 2005 NewsMax
  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

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    Now, why do I feel like someone is peeing on my leg and telling me it's raining? :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
  3. 1952Sniper

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    The NRA is in "spin control" mode now. They sat on their hands while this was going on, then saw to their horror that gun owners were outraged at their silence. Now they're turning on the verbal fireworks, hoping it was satiate their irate membership.

    Too little, too late.
  4. HiPowerKid

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    That's why I have a Life membership with Gun Owners of America (GOA). They do put action to their words and get a good bit of action out of their membership in contacting their reps in the District of Confusion. GOA needs more members in case some of you haven't heard about them. Click over to http://www.gunowers.org and join up. Also check out Jews for Preservation of Firearm Ownership (JPFO) http://www.jpfo.org . ;)
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