Revisiting Post-Katrina Gun Confiscations

BY Herschel Smith
7 years, 2 months ago

Via, where a robust discussion is occurring over post-Katrina gun confiscations in the comments, comes this bit of history.

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.

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  1. On April 27, 2017 at 9:02 am, Fred said:

    The ‘soldier’ toward the end of the video is worried about shooting an American. Then why is he there if he knows that his orders are illegal?

    The one guys name Bible. You can’t make this stuff up.

  2. On April 27, 2017 at 9:14 am, Col. Douglas Mortimer said:

    Never let anyone say that “nobody wants to take your guns”. Every single time I see that video I go from zero to biblical in about a second.

  3. On April 27, 2017 at 11:22 am, Bob said:

    @ 1:27 – Somebody want to explain what in the fuck a California Highway Patrolman is doing in Louisiana?

  4. On April 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm, revjen45 said:

    Befehl ist Befehl.

  5. On April 27, 2017 at 6:53 pm, Josh said:

    Bob, there were law enforcement from all over the nation in Louisiana in the weeks following Katrina. Not only that, they were bussing in private security from other states, too. From CA HP, to Blackwater, Dyncorps and even the small private security firm in SC I worked for, the place was absolutely crawling with “law enforcement.”

    Agents of the governor were deputizing everyone as they got off the busses and paying them exhorbitant sums.


  6. On April 28, 2017 at 6:49 am, DAN III said:

    I have little use for ANY .gov particularly those with a badge and a gun.

    Until American MEN organize into some semblance of a unified purpose opposing .gov tyranny, the PTB will continue to subjugate Americans at every opportunity.

    Simply put….badged thugs have to die when attacking citizens. Until then nothing will change for the better.

  7. On April 28, 2017 at 11:15 am, Renov8 said:

    I took a long range precision course from a guy, who will remain anonymous, who was in LA during these JBT events. He was charged with watching over the banks in the area and during the course of these events, witnessed a lot of illegal activity, not from the crooks, but from the deputized thugs disarming the locals. It changed him, in ways that even today, are the impetus for him teaching others how to go about defending themselves.

    If Katrina were to happen today, I bet the outcome would be considerably different.

  8. On May 2, 2017 at 5:17 pm, Jeremy said:

    Any way you could point me toward his training courses?

  9. On April 29, 2017 at 5:11 am, skybill said:

    If they come to my door like they did then and want my guns to leave me defenseless to die at the hands of the criminals who would not give up their guns, then it would be time for me to cap those wanting my defense.. if my death incurs from them then so be it!! It is better to die fighting on my feet than defenseless on my knees!!!!
    Audentes, Fortuna, Ivat!!!!!!!!!,
    Thank you Mike Vanderboegh!!,

  10. On April 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm, Roger J said:

    Seems like this is a good place to quote Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
    From ‘The Gulag Archipelago’, Part I, Chapter 1, ‘Arrest’:
    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not
    simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the down-stairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur — what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked? The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!”

    Translated from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney

  11. On May 1, 2017 at 3:08 am, WillyB said:

    It is interesting that Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn lived in
    Vermont… the only state with 2nd amendment (no)
    gun laws. He was just 50 miles from us and sadly, was
    accepting no visitors.

  12. On May 1, 2017 at 6:05 am, Mark Matis said:

    What if instead, Roger J, those thugs with guns had been uncertain that THEIR families would be alive when they returned?

    Let them and theirs fully enjoy the fruits of their labors. Or do you think their spouse don’t know what they are and what they do, yet cheer them on anyway?

  13. On May 1, 2017 at 8:51 am, Henry Bowman said:

    Every time I see this kind of shit(!)…these brown shirt MF’s kicking in doors….guns up and ready….I get absolutely primeval. Try that shit on front door.

  14. On May 1, 2017 at 12:40 pm, Gunner3USMC said:

    @Mark Matis….you’re alluding to bringing a recompense to the families of those traiors. You can only dispense justice to the actors…NOT…the families of those actors as it makes one just as bad as the tyrants. Sic…Kim Jong Il….imprisoning, killing families to the 7th generation. Justice demands not harming the innocent. You’re point is taken but the just never target innocent women n children. I do agree there should have been a shit load of dead thugs as they forsook their Oaths and acted with legitimate authority under these Constitutions so they committed crimes against the people of LA and treaon. And i wear a badge and have for over 30 yrs. My authority is on laon to me by The People. The creation never rules over the Creator. The creation serves the Creator.
    Semper Fidelis, Vigilio et Paratus.

  15. On May 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm, Gunner3USMC said:

    Correction….typo omission. .’Acted without legitimate authority ‘ dang small phone buttons.

  16. On May 1, 2017 at 2:01 pm, Initiate said:

    Pretty disturbing video. It s amazing what Americans do because it is their job.

    Witnessed the state of Oregon shutting down all state routes and interstates on the eastern side of the state for 2 plus straight days due to weather on the eastern side of the state. The storm and snow were just as bad in idaho and Nevada, closures there were there were intermittent if at all and they actively maintained the roads. If the roads were not maintained one was still allowed to use. Oregon shut the roads down and people were not allowed to use.

  17. On May 1, 2017 at 2:10 pm, Mark Matis said:

    You do your thing, Gunner. I’ll do mine. I am standing down as long as Trump remains President, for that is our only chance to bring justice for the fraud, corruption, and treason by this country’s “leaders” during at least the past twenty-eight years. If however, Trump is removed by assassination or impeachment or coup, I’ll go hunting. And I’ll start with the targets that are most likely to convince the Only Ones that they chose the wrong career. I will try to avoid harming their minor children, since they have no recourse to leave the sewer. I’ll try to avoid harming their pets, because they don’t understand how foul their owners are. But the spouses know full well what sewage they are married to, yet cheer them on anyway. As far as I’m concerned, that makes them valid targets. They are not even REMOTELY “innocent”.

  18. On May 1, 2017 at 3:08 pm, Joshua Smith said:

    @Mark, what you are advocating is unadulterated evil. You disgust me. Your words disgust me. Your presence on this website disgusts me.

    Shame on you.

  19. On May 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm, Mark Matis said:

    And you, Mr. Smith, are a Rove Republican. Enjoy your life.

    Shame on you for your treason.

  20. On May 1, 2017 at 4:07 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    For the record Mark, TCJ doesn’t advocate your approach.

  21. On May 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm, Yank said:

    Not one of the officers, Ok. and La. guardsmen or marshalls who participated in the confiscation or the individual who gave the illegal orders has ever been prosecuted.. WTF ? Every one in the confiscation and criminality going on knew their orders were illegal from the lowest up to the highest.. thety need to be made an example of. Failure to prosecute fully only brings repetition of the violation.
    If we arent willing to arrest them and prosecute them we sure arent going to be willing to shoot them down when they come back for another try..

  22. On May 1, 2017 at 6:44 pm, Joshua Smith said:

    What in the hell is a Rove Republican? I’m not even a republican to begin with.

    How did we jump from you advocating premeditated murder of law enforcement spouses to me being a traitor?

    I get the feeling you’re not the sharpest tool in the shed, Mark. Maybe try reading more? IDK. Might not be fixable.

  23. On May 1, 2017 at 7:08 pm, WalterMitty said:

    The problem is, in that type of scenario your family “is” being threatened.
    If you refuse their demands force of arms will be used in proximity to your family where they could be hurt or killed.
    What then? Explain to me the difference in what the thugs in uniform are willing to do to your innocent family, and the only retributive act that could cause them to re-evaluate the course of action they are planning on taking.
    Think about the drone strikes against the terrorist’s in the Middle East
    where so many innocents have been killed.
    I do not like it. But there it is.
    Nobody said the coming Revolutionary Civil War was going to be pretty.
    It will be a dirty ,nasty business should it transpire.
    The only way to stem the Judeo-Communist Totalitarian tide is to make the price too high for the paid thugs who will be assigned to prosecute it on behalf of the Globalist Communist Elite.
    Like I said. I don’t like it. But there you are.

  24. On May 2, 2017 at 8:12 am, Joshua Smith said:

    You’re presenting a false delimma, and begging the question, Walter.

    You’ve allowed a failure of reasoning to place you in a position of arguing for the premeditated murdered of women and possibly children.

    Let that sink in.

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