09 September 2005

America's Aggressive Civil Rights Organization

September 9, 2005


"Police Begin Seizing Guns of Civilians - Local police
officers began confiscating weapons from civilians in
preparation for a forced evacuation of the last

It sounds like a headline from _Unintended Consequences_.
But it's happening now -- today -- in New Orleans. Law
enforcement officials are confiscating the legally-owned
firearms from law-abiding citizens without due process,
without warrants, and without cause, leaving their owners
utterly defenseless and at the mercy of looters and thugs.

According to an article in the New York Times
(http://tinyurl.com/9ot44), the police superintendent P.
Edwin Compass III decreed that no civilians in New Orleans
will be allowed to carry firearms of any kind, even if they
possess permits to do so. "Only law enforcement are allowed
to have weapons," he said.

(Well, not quite. The New Orleans police department will
not be confiscating the weapons of private security
personnel, guaranteeing that only those wealthy enough to
afford a private bodyguard can be assured of protection).

Second Amendment advocates have long warned that such
confiscations would undoubtedly occur in the event of major
catastrophe. That they were right is not a surprise. Sadly,
neither is the fact that few gun owners have resisted the

Over the years, Americans have become increasingly ignorant
about what rights they really have. Inalienable, individual
rights have given way to "junk rights" -- privileges to be
granted or withheld at the whim of the government. So if
the government demands that they give up their guns, it's
only natural that they should comply. Police officers and
soldiers who are confiscating the firearms are either
equally ignorant about citizens' rights ... or _simply
don't care_ about following unconstitutional orders.

We've stated repeatedly that we must restore a Bill of
Rights culture in this country. Until the populace knows
ALL of its rights _and insists those rights be respected_ ,
the "brown-shirting" now in New Orleans will only get

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We MUST educate our fellow citizens about the Bill of
Rights, or what's happening in New Orleans today will
probably happen in your town tomorrow.

Wanna bet the brownshirts aren't lusting to do it?

- The Liberty Crew


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