Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A Good Law

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During the Katrina aftermath, the local police confiscated legally owned guns from local residents. This won't happen again:

WASHINGTON — The House voted Tuesday to prevent law enforcement officers from confiscating legally owned guns during a national disaster or emergency.

Republican Rep. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana lawmaker who sponsored the bill, said firearms seizures after Hurricane Katrina left residents unable to defend themselves.

"Many of them were sitting in their homes without power, without water, without communication,"he said."It was literally impossible to pick up a phone and call 911."

The House voted 322-99 in support of the bill. Senators voted 84-16 earlier this month to include a similar prohibition in a homeland security funding bill.

The limitation would apply to federal law enforcement or military officers, along with local police that receive federal funds.

Note the donk hysterics. If a bio-terror attack happened in NY, I for one would want a gun to defend myself and my family. Rep. Nadler would deny the citizens of NY that right.

My favorite quote is from Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY):

"The streets of an American city immediately after a disaster are no place to abandon common sense,"said Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y.

In the event of a disaster on the scale of Katrina, all sense flies out the window except for the sense of self preservation. The media told us so, Ms. McCarthy.

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