I remember interviewing Bob Etheridge when he was running for Congress. Bob has never been one of my favorites in Congress, but every so often, he does something appropriate that deserves praise. He voted to protect the gun ownership rights in disaster situations. During Hurricane Katrina, law abiding citizens in Louisiana had their guns confiscated from them while they were simply staying on their own property and not bothering anyone. They wanted to be able to protect themselves from looters and other such criminals. That is only right. It is their right. Not according to law enforcement and military officials. Those guns were confiscated illegally.
Congress has been working to make such confiscations illegal. Rightfully so, I say. The 2nd Amendment can not be abridged merely because there are criminals running amok. That is the very time you need an armed citizenry. The law abiding pose no threat to the military and law enforcement officials called in to help. They actually complement them. But NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Over zealous and controlling figures illegally want to deprive people of self preservation.
Hopefully both houses of Congress will come together and work out decent legislation together.
Thank you, Bob Etheridge, for voting to preserve the 2nd Amendment. David Price, my neighboring district's Representative, I hope you lose your next election by a landslide. Price voted against preserving YOUR right to defend yourself in an emergency situation.
Here is a blurb from an email news brief I got today.
"...legislation passed the House of Representatives by a whopping 322-99 vote. The bill -- introduced by Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) -- is similar to the Vitter amendment which passed the Senate earlier this month.
...Jindal's important bill (HR 5013)...would legislatively block federal agents from confiscating firearms during an emergency. Jindal's language would even give aggrieved gun owners a cause of action in federal court to recover their firearms and would recompense victorious plaintiffs for their attorney's fees."