Wednesday, March 08, 2006
NRA Sues New Orleans
I was interested to see that America's most controversial civil rights organization, the NRA, is suing Mayor Ray Nagin, the chief of police, and the City of New Orleans for alleged illegal gun confiscation in the aftermath of the Katrina flooding. Although it obviously wasn't the primary issue at the time, the issue was raised: Louisiana statute gives a lot of leeway on gun regulation in emergencies, but the NRA got a restraining order, which, they claim, was ignored. Nagin, on the other hand, had denied that he authorized taking firearms from citizens, and that appears to be the line taken now: that no guns were seized. I don't really have any commentary on it, but I thought it was interesting.