This is a very good thing...
WASHINGTON — 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 Hurrican 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."
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.
The limitation would apply to federal law enforcement or military officers, along with local police that receive federal funds.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., repeatedly called the bill "insane."
He and some Democrats said the bill might satisfy the gun lobby, but it would put people into more danger during already perilous disasters.
"The streets of an American city immediately after a disaster are no place to abandon common sense," said Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y.
If there's anything you can count on, it's liberals demanding that the general public be releived of their tax money in ever-increasing sums, and their weapons. If every non-criminal resident of New Orleans had owned a gun, there would not have been any post-hurricane violence, looting, muggings or slayings.
Ignorant Democrats like to claim to believe that guns cause violence and use then use that flawed reasoning as an excuse to seize guns from Americans, ostensibly to protect us from ourselves. Every where gun seizures have been tried, violent crime has skyrocketed because the criminals didn't turn in their guns...because guess what? They're criminals! If I am a would-be criminal, I have to think carefully about finding a new line of work knowing that all potential victims might be armed.
Jerry Nadler...what a moron!