Urbin Report

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Civil Rights being violated in New Orleans

The confiscation of privately owned firearms by the government (in this case, the City of New Orleans) is clearly illegal as Dave Kopel points out:

I'll have an article on the New Orleans gun confiscation on Reason.com. But there's one part of the story that's too important to wait: the confiscation is plainly illegal. . . .

The particular Louisiana statute which allows emergency controls on firearms also clearly disallows the complete prohibition being imposed by the New Orleans chief of police.

HT to Mr. Reynolds