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Saturday, September 10, 2005

If you outlaw guns, then only the outlaws have guns...

According to the Associated Press, "Police fearing deadly confrontations with jittery residents enforced a new order that bars homeowners from owning guns. That order apparently does not apply to the hundreds of M-16-toting private security guards hired to protect businesses and wealthy property owners."

I understand the need to protect officers, but this blatantly contradicts the Louisiana Constitution, and I sincerely doubt it will accomplish anything but to turn the few innocent New Oleans left into helpless targets. Call me cynical, but I don't think the looters, burglars, rapists, and murderers really care one bit about what the Police have to say. As if those poor people didn't have enough to worry about already.

Louisiana Constitution Article I, Section 11

"The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged, but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of weapons concealed on the person"


Blogger praisesforhim said...

I agree one hundred percent. I think the right to own a gun is one right that so many people take for granted. Taking that right away from the people who are trying to protect themselves, their families, and their possessions will just put them at a greater risk.

September 10, 2005 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

What you are saying is absolutely true. When you take away guns from law-abiding citizens, that leaves guns only in the hands of criminals. Anti-gun legislation lets every scumbag in society know that people who obey the law are now completely helpless. However, passing concealed carry laws makes any criminal wonder whether that woman in the alley is really helpless or is actually packing a gun to protect herself.
In England, they passed anti-gun legislation. Soon after, robberies rose 81% and assaults went up 53% between 1996 and 2000 according to author Miguel A. Faria, Jr.-M.D. This is a prime example of what could happen in America if we let the gun control activists have their way.

September 12, 2005 1:14 PM  
Blogger Republican Michigander said...

The Second Amendment protest the rest.

September 13, 2005 1:33 AM  

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