Stopping Government Abuse During States of Emergency

Stopping Government Abuse During States of Emergency

Most will remember the devastation that hit Louisiana, as well as several neighboring states, when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. New Orleans was dealt a particularly hard blow, and some may feel it will never completely recover. Certain losses, especially those who lost their lives, can never be restored, but the region covered by Katrina’s deadly path has spent a decade-and-a-half building back. While that area of the country has always been prone to hurricanes, they hoped they would not soon experience another with the destructive force that 2005 storm brought. Sixteen years later, to the day, Hurricane Ida made landfall. Thanks to many of the lessons learned from Katrina, the damage appears to have been greatly mitigated. One of those lessons was the importance of protecting civil rights in times of emergency. After Katrina, NRA and the pro-Second Amendment community became outraged as reports began filtering in that the right to keep and bear arms appeared to have been eradicated in New Orleans. Orders came down to confiscate lawfully-owned firearms from city residents, and countless guns were seized from citizens who were simply concerned for their personal safety, and the safety of their loved-ones. NRA brought this issue to light to the entire nation, and fought against this unprecedented assault on the Second Amendment. We have covered this issue in detail numerous times, along with NRA’s response, but you can find a good summary of this ordeal here . The lessons learned from Katrina, as related to the […]

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