Thursday, July 27, 2006

Thank Bobby Jindal

The next time you find yourself amidst chaos and anarchy in your neighborhood following a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or other major event, say thank you to Louisiana Republican Representative Bobby Jindal. Thank him for protecting your right to defend yourself from the inevitable criminal element: "House Votes to Block Seizure of Legal Guns".

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Tuesday to prevent law enforcement officers from confiscating legally owned guns during a national disaster or emergency.

Republican Rep. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana lawmaker who sponsored the bill, said firearms seizures after Hurricane Katrina left residents unable to defend themselves.

"Many of them were sitting in their homes without power, without water, without communication,'' he said. "It was literally impossible to pick up a phone and call 911.''
It's a frightening proposition to be left defenseless when authorities aren't able to help you.

Despite all the reverse spin following Hurricane Katrina, in which the MSM backed off their stories of predators roaming the darkened streets of New Orleans, we know it happened more than they are willing to admit. I posted stories on this blog of people who defended their homes and lives with the guns they had, and were probably very thankful they had them.

Lost in the news reports was the confiscation of legal guns by authorities. Can anyone think of an example where that's happened before, and what the ultimate outcome was?

A major disaster could happen anywhere, and those who are prepared will have a much better chance of survival.

Fortunately, the bill had broad support:

The House voted 322-99 in support of the bill. Senators voted 84-16 earlier this month to include a similar prohibition in a homeland security funding bill.
You can go here to thank Rep. Jindal if you'd like.