September 9, 2005

OOPS, DISASTER ASSISTANCE JUST LOST THE LIBERTARIANS...:

Police Begin Seizing Guns of Civilians (ALEX BERENSON and JOHN M. BRODER, 9/09/05, NY Times)

Local police officers began confiscating weapons from civilians in preparation for a forced evacuation of the last holdouts still living here, as President Bush steeled the nation for the grisly scenes of recovering the dead that will unfold in coming days.

Police officers and federal law enforcement agents scoured the city carrying assault rifles seeking residents who have holed up to avoid forcible eviction, as well as those who are still considering evacuating voluntarily to escape the city's putrid waters.

"Individuals are at risk of dying," said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of the New Orleans police. "There's nothing more important than the preservation of human life."


You can always just pry them from their cold dead hands after they drown....

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 9, 2005 6:00 AM
Comments

Er, given the horror stories about rampaging looters, armed with guns that I suspect will not be so quickly taken away by local and federal officers, why should they give away their guns to whoever knocks on the door? Other than the obvious: that the local and federal officers will shoot them if they don't.

Posted by: Just John at September 9, 2005 2:11 PM
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