Riley da Crawdad
It seems someone with sense pointed out to Mr. Riley that his tail might land in the slammer for giving a repeat performance in New Orleans. He might even be made an example of in federal and state court. Then the crawdadding began. Riley now asserts in the next emergency, his officers will detain people on the street in possession of firearms, but they will not confiscate the weapons unless the person has a criminal record, is mentally ill, or unable to prove they own the weapon. "They have a right to carry the guns, but they have to prove it is theirs," said Riley.
Wrong answer Riley. What the hell ever happened to the concept of innocent until proven guilty? That idea still applies in New Orleans, eventhough some officers apparently don't think so. Citizens do not have to prove ownership of their property. Law officers are, however, tasked with proving they committed a crime if they arrest a citizen. Are these simple concepts of law and order too damned much for a Chief of Police to comprehend?
How in the Sam Hill are officers going to perform instant background checks in the next disaster? Most folks seem to recall communications being destroyed in the last hurricane. Does Chief Riley believe they will survive the next?
Does Chief Riley plan to bestow some special super power on his officers to assist them in determining the mental competency of people walking the streets? Does he expect gun owners to laminate bills of sale and then zip tie them to their triggerguards in case of an emergency?
No, Mr. Riley doesn't expect all that, he just suddenly found out how very wrong his ideas and plans were. He's backing up quick before his ass gets caught. Crawdadding.
Labels: New Orleans Gun Confiscations