Any Excuse Will Do: New Orleans Mayor Uses Coronavirus As Excuse To Ban Gun Sales


There’s an old joke about Fred who walks over to his neighbor’s house and says, “Hey, Bob, can I borrow your hammer?” Bob replies, “I would, Fred, but this hammer was given to me by Thor who made me swear a blood oath not to loan it to anyone.” Fred replies, “That’s the stupidest thing that I’ve ever heard! Why are you giving me that excuse not to loan me your hammer?” Bob says, “Fred, if a guy doesn’t want to loan his hammer, then any excuse will do.”

This next story makes me think of that joke. You and I know that there is no good reason for gun control. New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina with all of the looters and craziness is a perfect example of why people need to be allowed to own guns. The criminals were the ones with the guns, and crime ran rampant. Now, the mayor of New Orleans is using the Covid-19 virus as an excuse to try to grab guns when law-abiding people in New Orleans need guns more than ever (hat tip to here for the lead). Brock Simmons gives us the ridiculous details:

Reminiscent of the gun confiscation orders during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is once again flying off the rocker. Mayor LaToya Cantrell has issued an emergency proclamation that sales of guns, ammunition, and alcohol within the city may be suspended. The order also gives police authority to seize any private property they see fit in order to deal with the coronavirus emergency, and gives them the power to force anyone out of their homes for evacuation.

The text of the order reads, in part:

“The Emergency Authority may commandeer or utilize any private property if it finds this necessary to cope with the local disaster emergecy.

“The Emergency Authority, on my order as Mayor of the City of New Orleans and Chief Executive Officer of the Parish of Orleans, is hereby empowered to direct and compel the evacuation of any and all persons from any part of the City deemed by the Emergency Authority to be suitable for evacuation, if necessary for the preservation of life or other disaster mitigation, response, or recovery in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance no. 22,247 M.C.C.

“Subject to the provisions of Act 275 of 2006 (Regular Session), the Emergency Authority is hereby empowered, if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transporting of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles.

So, not only is this mayor trying to suspend the Second Amendment when the people of New Orleans need the ability to defend themselves most, but she also wants to be able to force people to comply by suspending the rest of the Bill of Rights.

Unbelievable. I guess any excuse will do to push gun control.

Several organizations have already threatened legal action against the city of New Orleans. Hopefully, Mayor Cantrell will get her head on straight and stop this foolishness quickly. But I’m not holding my breath.


  1. These MAYOR think they have lot of power! But they better go back to school and really learn the Constitution laws and Bill of RIGHT! I don’t believe any Democrat has ever learn the LAWS. But they seem to twisted it to make themselves look intelligent. BUT NOT! When they decide to ban marijuana and other drugs and alcohol. And disarm their bodyguard. To show they know HOW TO FOLLOW THEIR OWN RULES! But if not best they just resign or be RECALLED!

    • They learned the Constitution as interpreted by democrats , the Laws as made by democrats , and the Bill of Rights are those given by the government to the people to by revoked at any time …
      Their Constitution states they have rights that I can’t find in my copy …
      Their Laws are basically if you don’t like it ignore it and make your own …
      The Bill of Rights are the rights the people did not give the government when the people wrote the Constitution …

  2. Nagin used Katrina to take privately owned guns ; the NRA sued and the city was ordered to return them. In full contempt of court, Nagin refused to comply. I also heard that he went to jail over it. Typical DemonRats are still in charge, I see.

  3. I’m so glad I moved to Houston TX 12 years ago. I was there for Katrina and I saw with my own eyes what happened. The so called “chocolate city” has gone down the tubes and the liberals have taken over. We needed our guns then and we need them now more than ever. Thank GOD there’s Texas. Amen

    • EVERY town/city where the Democrats/Liberals have been in power for any length of time, goes down the tubes, NO EXCEPTION. They can’t do anything right.

  4. Unfortunately it is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Just wait until the real political fun begins when things ramp up for the elections. You are going to see the current division between people split wide open and witness things no one would have believed could happen in America 4-5 years ago. Both sides believe they are right and the other views are evil and dangerous. We are heading down a slippery slope we may have trouble recovering from. My advice?- move to the country, buy a few secluded acres where no body else lives and mind your own business and let the world go by.


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