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NRA Tells Conservatives to 'Remember New Orleans'
By Jeff Johnson
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
February 13, 2006

(CNSNews.com) - Larger than life images of law enforcement officers confiscating legally-possessed firearms from New Orleans residents, who were accused of no crimes, played on video screens at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre urged the audience to "Remember New Orleans!"

"We're gonna make New Orleans the worst nightmare the gun ban crowd has ever seen, I promise you that," LaPierre told listeners, many of them NRA members, in a packed banquet hall.

LaPierre listed numerous studies by both government and private researchers, including some who oppose gun ownership, that show no correlation between gun control laws and reductions in violent crime.

"No gun control law anywhere ever had, ever has or ever will have any effect on crime, period," LaPierre argued. "All of this information is readily available to any policy maker who chooses to live in reality. But, still, there's a steady supply of people who just don't get it."

Included on that list, LaPierre said, are New York City mayor and gun control supporter Michael Bloomberg; Mike Wallace from the CBS News program "60 Minutes," who emceed a fundraiser for the anti-gun Brady Center; and Rebecca Peters of the International Action Network on Small Arms, a George Soros-funded non-governmental organization at the United Nations working to enact international bans on private gun ownership and possession.

LaPierre featured video clips of anti-gun comments by the trio, including Peters' assertion that "American citizens should be prohi..., should, should, be like any other citizens of the world."

"If the U.N. gets its way, we'll be just like those poor souls down in New Orleans whose guns were confiscated by force. They were left with no 9-1-1, no police, no protection and no way to protect themselves," LaPierre said. "That's the United Nations' dream for America."

Videotaped interviews with several New Orleans residents whose firearms were confiscated by police were also played during LaPierre's speech. They included remarks by one man who was beaten by robbers while police allegedly stood by and did nothing. Officers later returned, the man claimed, and confiscated the gun he had armed himself with in case the robbers returned.

While LaPierre is angry over how police officers treated lawfully armed citizens in New Orleans, especially as armed looters and robbers ravaged the city, he said the experience has created a new rallying cry for those who support Second Amendment rights.

"New Orleans was the first place in American history to disarm peaceable citizens, house-by-house, at gunpoint," LaPierre said. "And I promise you this standing here today: We at the NRA are going to make sure it's the last place it ever happens.

"Never again can Michael Bloomberg or Rebecca Peters or Mike Wallace, or the United Nations, or the Brady Center, or anywhere else say that honest citizens don't need firearms because what happened in New Orleans proves beyond a shadow of a doubt what we've said all along," he continued.

"The next time some arrogant politician looks at you and says, 'Why does anyone need to own a gun?' I want you to look them straight in the face and say this: 'Remember New Orleans!'" LaPierre exclaimed.

"'Why do you need to own a gun?'" he continued. "Remember New Orleans!

"'Aren't you just being kind of paranoid?'" LaPierre asked on behalf of the hypothetical politician. "Remember New Orleans!

"'Why does anyone need right to carry?'" he added. "Remember New Orleans!

"'What makes you think our government would ever try to confiscate your guns?'" LaPierre asked. At this point, he was joined by a roaring chorus from the audience: "Remember New Orleans!"

"'Is the Second Amendment really relevant in the 21st Century?'" he asked, allowing the audience to reply, "Remember New Orleans!"
 
Yeah it does sound like a good line for a shirt.

Just so you all know, there's a flaw in LaPierre's comments:

LaPierre listed numerous studies by both government and private researchers, including some who oppose gun ownership, that show no correlation between gun control laws and reductions in violent crime.

WRONG! There is a corelation betweeen Gun Control and Crime! They're linked! The MORE Gun Control, the MORE Crime you have! This is clear in the major US cities that have Draconian Gun Laws and High Crime rates. Not to mention the UK and Australia, where Crime shot up after Draconian Laws were passed. And then there's the places where CCW was recently permitted, and Crime went DOWN.

But, all that being said, there's nothing to show a REDUCTION in Crime resulting from MORE Gun Control.
 
JonJ said:
"The next time some arrogant politician looks at you and says, 'Why does anyone need to own a gun?' I want you to look them straight in the face and say this: 'Remember New Orleans!'" LaPierre exclaimed.

one problem I see with that.
Mass. has the most Arrogant politician out there, and not once in the past 36 years has Remember Chappaquiddick done anything to change him or the power he wields. [!]

just my grumpy old man's opinion
 
JonJ said:
You're right Nickle and that point is never driven hard enough.

True. And FINALLY, the Big Media is starting to agree. At least a few of them. NBC has swung a LONG ways to the right from where they used to be. And, they're just one.
 
scragglepoint said:
one problem I see with that.
Mass. has the most Arrogant politician out there, and not once in the past 36 years has Remember Chappaquiddick done anything to change him or the power he wields. [!]

just my grumpy old man's opinion

Truer words were never spoken....sad, isn't it?
 
No Teddy! I have a teacher nearly kneeling in front of that Kennedy name and example of 'Irish that helped America for the better' And he is urging us to go listen to him speak when he comes to our campus. If it becomes 'required' I will tell him that Teddy is lieing about the 'budget' because congress controls the purse and if they want to keep it, they just need to veto the current budget.

God, History teacher and don't know the basics of how our government works. Sad, isn't it.
 
scragglepoint said:
JonJ said:
"The next time some arrogant politician looks at you and says, 'Why does anyone need to own a gun?' I want you to look them straight in the face and say this: 'Remember New Orleans!'" LaPierre exclaimed.

one problem I see with that.
Mass. has the most Arrogant politician out there, and not once in the past 36 years has Remember Chappaquiddick done anything to change him or the power he wields. [!]

just my grumpy old man's opinion
Actually, it may have kept the Chappaquiddick kid from oocupancy of the oval office.
 
A history teacher that doesn't know that Joe Kennedy (John, Rob't and Teddy's father) advocated we join the Germans in WW2, or that he made big bucks as a "Rum Runner" during Prohibition.

Needless to say, one of the better things FDR did was to recall Joe from his post as Ambassador to England when he advocated joining the Germans.

In Teddy's case, the apple didn't fall far from the tree.
 
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