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    ACLU of Louisiana files lawsuit over gun...

    Anyone else hear about this?

    ACLU files suit over gun rights

    A New Orleans man is suing the city and its district attorney for refusing to give back a gun that police seized when he was arrested on drug and firearms charges.

    The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed the federal suit on behalf of Errol Houston Jr., who was arrested last year following a traffic stop.

    The suit says the district attorney's office declined to prosecute Houston but has refused to return his .40 caliber firearm.

    Houston claims Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has instituted a policy that firearms seized during arrests will not be returned to their owners.

    The ACLU says that policy violates Houston's constitutional rights.

    Cannizzaro says his office decides on a "case by case basis'' whether to return confiscated guns.
    “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” - Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, 05-15-2001).

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    If no charges were filed against him he should have his firearm returned to him .Plain and simple.

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    Right on target, CCW357. Proof that the ACLU isn't wrong every time. The D.A. can't just make "policy" unilaterally.

    That said, if the owner isn't legally allowed to have a firearm, they can't exactly hand it back to him.

    Twenty years ago, New Jersey, under gun-grabber and tax flim-flammer Governor Jim Florio, seized all "assault" weapons without any compensation to the owners. The ACLU was cheering the government on in that case. (Of course, most owners gave them for safekeeping to friends in Pennsylvania or otherwise "hid" them. I doubt that the state actually took possession of very many.)

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    Cool Confiscation of Guns

    New Orleans isn't the only place in Louisiana that will confiscate guns. The National Association for Gun Rights put out a letter concerning the city of Shreveport doing the very same thing. According to the letter, a gentleman by the name of Robert Baillio was pulled over by the police for having two pro- gun stickers on the back of his truck. The officers excuse for pulling him over, however, was for failing to use his turn signal. The only questions supposedly asked Baillio concerned guns and, if he had a gun and where was it. The officer then proceded to confiscate his gun and search his vehicle without his permission. Mr. Baillio has a CCW and the state law allows a gun to be carried in a vehicle. Apparently, it all boils down to the anti-gun stance of the mayor who believes that he and his policemen can violate the individual's rights and confiscate his weapon in violation of the law. Maybe the mayor in this case should look into the law suit filed against the city of Cleveland Heights, Ohio and the consequences of arbitrarily violating an individual's rights. The blog by NAGR can be read at: www.NationalGunRights.org/Blog.

  6. When it comes to anti-American activities, the ACLU is the head of the SNAKE! Do not be fooled!!
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."Frederic Bastia

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooddoctor View Post
    When it comes to anti-American activities, the ACLU is the head of the SNAKE! Do not be fooled!!
    What has the ACLU done that you think is an anti-American activity?

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    What has the ACLU done that you think is an anti-American activity?

    It has tried to have In God We Trust removed from our coinage, for one. It has also argued that the U.S. Constitution guarantees every American the right to publish child pornography.

    But not to own firearms: the ACLU has long insisted that Americans do not have the right, constitutional or otherwise, to keep and bear arms. I consider that position un-American.

    For (far) more, and an understanding of the various metamorphoses this organization has undergone since its founding during World War I, read The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union, by William A. Donohue.

    But even a broken clock is correct twice a day. Every once in a while, the ACLU takes up the case of a college student who was disciplined for questioning his school's prevailing left-wing orthodoxy or for flying an American flag.

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    Yes they can make policy. When the police chiefs have discretionary power they can do whatever the hell they want to. Unless this guy wants to take HIS case all the way to the supreme court, his only option might be to have a friend retrieve the gun through a sale or gift, and move to another city to regain possession of it. The chief has the final word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaBoy View Post
    What has the ACLU done that you think is an anti-American activity?

    It has tried to have In God We Trust removed from our coinage, for one.
    "in god we trust" was not adopted as an official motto until 1956. America got along fine for 180 years without it.

    Seems to me those who have worked to overturn 180 years of American tradition are the ones exhibiting un-american activities.

    Let's go back to the America of 1950 - when "god" was not in the pledge, and before "in god we trust" was a national motto. Would that make you happy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    "in god we trust" was not adopted as an official motto until 1956. America got along fine for 180 years without it.

    Seems to me those who have worked to overturn 180 years of American tradition are the ones exhibiting un-american activities.

    Let's go back to the America of 1950 - when "god" was not in the pledge, and before "in god we trust" was a national motto. Would that make you happy?
    No, it wouldn't make me happy. This nation was dedicated to God from the get go. It survived and prospered and became the greatest nation in the world. When people started leaving God out of our every day lives, our nation started to deteriorate and you can see what a mess we are in now. I am sorry for you if you don't believe in God but the day is coming in which you will!

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