Friday, September 09, 2005

"We are going to take all the weapons" [NOLA]


I read about this in the NYT this morning but thought the NYT was just over writing their headline.

Police Begin Seizing Guns of Civilians

Mr. Compass, the police superintendent, said that after a week of near anarchy in the city, no civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns, or other firearms of any kind. "Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons," he said.

I thought they meant carry like as in while outside your home.

Then I just read this.

NEW ORLEANSSoldiers and police confiscated guns from homeowners as they went house to house, trying to clear the shattered city of holdouts because of the danger of disease and fire. Police today also marked homes with corpses inside, with plans to return later.


Police and soldiers seized numerous guns for fear of confrontations with jittery residents who have armed themselves against looters.

"No one will be able to be armed. We are going to take all the weapons," Riley said.

Thomas say forced evacuations would be a mistake.

On Thursday, in the city's well-to-do Lower Garden District, a neighborhood with many antebellum mansions, members of the Oklahoma National Guard seized weapons from the inhabitants of one home. Those who were armed were handcuffed and briefly detained before being let go.

"Walking up and down these streets, you don't want to think about the stuff that you're going to have to do, if somebody's pops out around a corner," said one of the Guardsmen, Chris Montgomery.


So they take their guns and then let them go!?!

The criminals are just going to love this!

This is F*#%ING nuts.