May 2006

Downrange: 05/06


The National Rifle Association has filed a motion for contempt against the City of New Orleans, the mayor and the acting chief of police for failure to comply with a temporary restraining order, handed down September 12, 2005, ordering an end to all illegal gun confiscations.

Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president, said, “…Ray Nagin thinks he’s above the law, and that’s just wrong.”

Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist said, “During a federally declared emergency, [Nagin] abused his power and abandoned the very people he was sworn to protect. He took away the victims’ freedom and their basic means of self-defense during an ill-fated and peril...

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