There are a lot of articles and discussion forum threads on barrel twist rate for AR-15s. So why am I writing one? Well, some of the information on the web is very wrong. Additionally, this closes out comment threads we've had here touching on this topic, EMail exchanges I've had with readers, and personal conversations I've had with shooters and friends about this subject. It's natural to put this down in case anyone else can benefit from the information. Or you may not benefit at [read more]
THEY didn’t stop serving when hurricane Katrina trashed New Orleans, and they defied looters by turning their bar into a fortress, with a shotgun-wielding transvestite as sentry at the door.
But on Thursday, regulars at the Kajun Pub regretfully drank a final toast to their life in the Big Easy, and bowed to authorities’ demands that they turn their backs on their stinking, wounded city.
It took a heavily armed team of US marshals, who confiscated their weapons in a late-evening raid that ended with a barman in jail, to break the resistance of owner Joann Guidos.
The videos include Louisiana National Guard, local LEOs, and others. Above we learn that some of the “others” were federal marshals.
As regular readers know, more than two years ago I had sent a FOIA request to the Louisiana National Guard to determine who issued the arming orders for the National Guardsmen on patrol through Louisiana. To date I have heard nothing back from them even after calling the governor’s office. My bet is that arming orders were never issued and magazines were empty.
If this is true, it means that federal agents actually conducted all of the gun confiscations. It’s really too bad that federal agents didn’t die during those raids. It would have brought attention to infringement of God-given rights, and it may have been the only thing that would have.
Some weapons were returned to owners rusted and broken, others never got their weapons back. All of them were left defenseless in the face of armed looters by men who don’t care and would just as soon see the people perish as to recognize their rights. “Just obeying orders, ma’am. Just obeying orders, sir.”
Never forget. Never let it happen to you. The federal agents confiscating weapons were criminals, conducting illegal search and seizures, guilty of theft, assault with deadly weapons, harassment, trespassing, and breaking and entering. Each and every one of them deserved to die. For the record, declaring “martial law” means nothing concerning your constitutionally recognized rights. It is precisely in times of crisis that your rights matter the most, and the founders didn’t exempt hard times for the recognition of rights.