Thursday, October 13, 2005

Doesn’t FEMA have enough to worry about? is reporting that FEMA is not allowing people seeking refuge at a FEMA compound to bring their firearms with them.
According to a report that aired on the Lehrer News Hour on Thursday, displaced New Orleans residents are being allowed to move into a trailer and RV compound called "FEMA City," but the conditions for residency include a ban on firearms.
Not only is this illegal, it’s just plain wrong. There were numerous stories about people in New Orleans protecting themselves, their families and their property with their lawfully-owned firearms. And now the Feds want to take away the only protection these people were able to count on? Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation said it very well; "Being the victim of a natural disaster does not require a citizen to surrender his or her civil rights, and that includes firearms rights and property rights."

Gun-grabbers just don’t get it. In their mind, if they pass enough laws and enact enough restrictions against gun ownership, “ordinary citizens” will give up their guns and then we’ll all live happily ever after. The fact is that regardless of the number of anti-gun laws and restrictions in place, criminals will continue to acquire guns. Gun-grabbers seem to miss that point entirely. Gun laws disarm law-abiding people, not criminals, and leave us defenseless against them.

FEMA’s stated mission is to “Lead America to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from disasters” (from their Strategic Plan. They should concentrate on this task rather than enacting restrictions on people who wish to defend themselves.

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