National Guard engaged in door-to-door gun confiscation during Hurricane Katrina
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Lawmakers in Louisiana are calling for National Guard troops to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler was killed in a drive-by shooting. The last time troops were involved in domestic law enforcement in the state, they were used to confiscate legally owned firearms in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Keira Holmes Gordon was caught in the crossfire of two separate groups of men in cars who were targeting another man stood near a B. W. Cooper Housing development on Sunday. The toddler, four days shy of her second birthday, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Citing soaring crime levels, state lawmaker Austin Badon Jr. told CNN he “wants the government to step and help control the violence,” by sending troops to patrol troubled areas, although he admitted that just “a select few people” were responsible for the crimes.
The CNN host makes clear that Badon is just one of several officials calling for National Guard troops.
“I have called on the Governor to bring in the National Guard,” said Badon, asserting that residents were “more comfortable” after seeing the Guard patrol the streets in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina.
“We are at war and when you’re at war, you have to bring in soldiers,” said Badon, describing the situation as “urban warfare,” and complaining about people who own guns.
A spokesman for Governor Bobby Jindal’s office said no request had been made from the mayor to send National Guard troops to patrol the streets.
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Concern about military involvement in domestic law enforcement, which is a violation of Posse Comitatus, has surged in recent weeks as a result of a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act which allows Americans to be arrested and held in a detention camp without trial.
Presidential frontrunner Ron Paul has also repeatedly warned that martial law and gun confiscations could become widespread in the aftermath of a civil emergency.
“The call for military reinforcements is reminiscent of the city’s post-Katrina era, when thousands of National Guard and U.S. Army troops were mobilized and sent to New Orleans after reports of widespread violence in the days after the storm,” states the CNN report.
Indeed, Hurricane Katrina was hastily exploited by the federal government and local officials to conduct unconstitutional gun grabs, with National Guard troops going to door to door and confiscating the firearms of citizens who lived in high and dry areas and were largely unaffected by the hurricane.
Watch the video below, produced by the NRA, which documents how local authorities hijacked the state of emergency and sent armed troops to seize the firearms of law-abiding citizens at gunpoint, a shocking abuse of power that has never been properly accounted for.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.