Gun Confiscation During Hurricane Katrina Gives Us Picture of Road Ahead

Did you know that when Hurricane Katrina took aim at the city of New Orleans in 2005, the Democrats in power at the time used the opportunity to disarm the people of the area?

In August of 2005, Katrina, a category 5 hurricane did its best to destroy the city of New Orleans and surrounding communities.  Large areas of the town were flooded and the National Guard was called in to help stop the looting and to rescue people.  The order was given to tell everyone in the city to leave.  Heavily armed Police and National Guards troops went door-to-door, block-by-block to evacuate the city.

I’m not sure if the order was given by the Democratic governor at the time, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the Democratic mayor at the time, C. Ray Nagin, or the superintendent of police, Eddie Compass, but the order given to confiscate all weapons in all homes.  You can see Compass giving that order on the video below.

Police and troops not only went to the flooded areas of the town and confiscated guns, but they also went to the high and dry wealthy parts of town and confiscated all of their weapons as well.  It left them without any means of self-protection at a time when rioting and looting had taken place a couple days earlier.

There was no justifiable reason to confiscate the guns from the homes that were not affected by the hurricane.  If anything, these people needed their guns to help insure their own safety and that of their families.  They used the guise of a state of emergency to carry out their disarming of the people.  I believe the liberal Democrats violated the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of New Orleans when they did.

But be warned.  They did it successfully then and are about to try it again, and perhaps, they used Katrina as a test run for the future.  Instead of a hurricane creating a state of emergency, it will be the economic collapse of our nation.  Obama will declare a state of emergency and establish martial law.  He will then give the order to confiscate all weapons from all Americans, just like what they did in New Orleans.  Also consider the fact that Obama has been tailoring his military leadership to include those who will shoot fellow Americans if given the order to do so.

Therefore, I contend that if you want to see what’s coming in the near future, look at what happened with Hurricane Katrina and project it to a national scale.



  • Screeminmeeme

    I remember thinking when that happened that this was an alarming picture of our future. And it happened on Bush's watch and became one of a long list of grievances I had/have against him.

    If it happened under a Republican prez, what would the power-hungry-gun-grabbing left do?

    • Gary_L_Thompson

      If not for Bush, we would not have Obama now (and the Bushites taking a deathhold on the party last election cycle helped ensure his second term). If the Tea Party wants to save the American republic, it will have to somehow provide a vehicle by which pro-Constitutional voting blocs can drive out the anti-American forces holding a stranglehold on the national institutions.

  • James White, M.D.

    Having lived through Katrina, I can vouch for the validity of this article. When they came to my house, I simply told them that as a physician, I needed my weapons because of the narcotics I kept in my home office, and presented the face to authorities that they would have to kill me on the spot, if they challenged my position. They moved on.

    They will not "move on" next time, and gun owners need to prepare for the fast approaching storm. People are going to be killed by federals soon, to confiscate guns. No question about that. Patrick Henry laid it out: "give me liberty, or give me death." Dominus vobiscum.

    • retireme

      The democrat party has been totally infiltrated by the communist and socialists parties in this country We have a man in the highest office of the country who won it by massive vote fraud If they will go that far then we are dealing with lawless people who will think nothing of furthering their agenda, confiscating guns and m u r dering innocent people who stand in "their way" People in my town are stocking up massively with guns, ammo and food. I can't say my family is ready but make no mistake we are being watched. They have their ene mies lists and we are most probably on it. Every decent, america loving patriot is on it. And by the way, I space between words because sometimes certain words will flag their system. May God bless America! I read they are doing military operations all across the country thereby getting rid of posse comitus, don't know if that is spelled right but you get my drift. But know this my friends this country is full of patriots and they know it. Even many in the black community view Obama as a dangerous individual, devoid of morals and doing great harm to this country.

      • RG

        Tin foil. Wear lots of tin foil. It makes you invisible to them. As an added bonus, they won't be able to read your mind, either.

        But don't hide under the bed. It's the first place Obama checks when he comes around at night. Hide in the closet, in a box. He never opens boxes.

    • jong

      I will give them a weapon and shoot them in the back as they leave. They deserve no more than that.

    • RG

      Soooooo... They verified your identity and acknowledged your right to keep and protect legally distributed narcotics. That sounds exactly what law enforcement is supposed to do during an emergency. What do you have a problem with, exactly?

      During a natural disaster, martial law is sometimes declared. This keeps the order on the streets until the infrastructure is rebuilt or reactivated.

      Did you consume a little too much narcotics during Katrina? The paranoia sort of sneaks up on you...

      • a_browning

        There is nothing in the Constitution that allows violating the 2A during emergencies. Quite the opposite. The last phrase of the 2A says, "shall not be infringed". To my knowledge that absolute is only used once in US Constitution and all other laws, unless refered to by other legislation that supports the 2A.
        The 2A is the most important of amendments in my belief, because it is the one that protects all other amendments.

    • tt82

      That was what the rest should have done. Im proud of you.

    • gypsy314

      Americans need to move on Obama and crew NOW

  • CaptTurbo

    We all need to pressure our states so stand against the Commies in DC.

    • Carl Stevenson

      Yes, it's the JOB of our state officials to protect us from federal tyranny. Everyone needs to talk to their state and local officials and, if they're not willing to stand up to the Feds, they need to be replaced with folks who will.

      • wminaz

        Here in AZ our lefislature is passing some bills nullifying any federal gun control actions including making it illegal for the feds to try to enforce such laws in our state. I am surprised by some states and cities where they enact stringent gun laws only to see their crime rate rise and then they pass more such laws. Unbelievable.

        • Carl Stevenson

          We're working on one here in PA, too. Appropriately, it's HB 357. 😉

        • wminaz

          Somebody has a solid sense of humor. I wonder what would happen if some state offered taxpayers the choice of having their state income tax refunded in cash or in ammo ?

        • retireme

          Your state Pennsylvania was way ahead for Romney during the last election by about five to six points. Have you ever wondered what the H### happened there?

        • Carl Stevenson

          Three words: massive voter fraud.

  • rivahmitch

    The difference is that in the future, people know that the government is NOT their friend and will react appropriately. Those not willing to kill and die for their rights will lose them. Semper Fi!

    • FLBuck

      Tyranny wins when good people stand by and do nothing.

  • Doc

    Katrina taught us to never trust any federal or local law enforcement agency. Should this be attempted again, I fear there will be blood shed by those involved.

    • retireme

      I just read recently that people with UN logos on their clothing dispossed thousands and thousands of Venezuleuans from their homes,confiscated their land and homes and now the people are living in shacks, no running water, adequate food. This thing is going on across the world.

      • Hiram Holiday

        Blue targets.

    • FLBuck

      I agree. It's time to tally up the butcher's bill.

  • HowCanItBeClose

    This is unbelievable. Confiscating weapons for the exact reason a person may wish to possess one? What the hell? This is my house, these are my possessions, get off my lawn. A semi intelligent looter would follow these guys down the street.

  • Carl Stevenson

    DHS and other alphabet agencies have recently purchased over 1.8 BILLION rounds of hollow point ammo – enough to shoot every man, woman, and child in the country 5 times or more – ammo that’s illegal for military use under international law, and have just ordered 7,000 FULLY AUTOMATIC "personal defense" weapons. How does anyone with the capability of rational thought escape the conclusion that our government is preparing for a war on its own citizens?

    Feinstein, Schumer, Obama, Holder, Bloomberg, Cuomo, and their whole gang are tyrant wannabes. To them, anyone who does, or might, oppose their control over every aspect of our lives, is “a criminal” because they said so.

    To quote a few of their heroes, with explanatory comments in ( ):

    “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” – Mao
    (They revere Mao and the way he ruthlessly grabbed power in China. The fact that he murdered about 100 million Chinese to do it is, to them, a “feature,” not a “bug.”)

    “If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves. … The only real power comes out of a long rifle. … Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach. … We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns? … The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” — Joseph Stalin

    “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.” — Adolf Hitler
    (These psychopathic sociopaths in our government – and THEY ARE PRECISELY THAT, never make the mistake of doubting it – believe that they are anointed to be our rulers and that we are the equivalent of Hitler’s “subject races.”)
    Don’t tell me, “It can’t happen here in America.” To borrow a quote from Mike Vanderboegh,
    “Anyone who tells you that ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ is whistling past the graveyard of history. There is no ‘house rule’ that bars tyranny coming to America. History is replete with republics whose people grew complacent and descended into imperial butchery and chaos.”
    Hitler disarmed the Jews and others, then murdered about 15 million.
    Stalin disarmed the Russians, them murdered about 40 million.
    Mao disarmed the Chinese peasants, then murdered nearly 100 million.
    The Turks disarmed the Armenians, then murdered 1.5-2 million.
    Pol Pot disarmed the Cambodians and murdered millions.
    Rwanda disarmed its ethnic groups, then murdered millions.
    The list goes on … about 262 MILLION people murdered BY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENTS in the 20th century – AFTER they allowed those governments disarmed them. See:
    They ALL thought “It can’t happen here” – until they were disarmed and it started, then it was too late. Don’t make the same mistake. Don’t EVER let your government disarm you.

    The Founders knew that government, if not constrained at every step, will continue to accumulate power and control until it becomes tyranny. That’s why they feared standing armies and insisted that the “right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
    “A tyrannical rule cannot in any reasonable construction be accounted lawful, and therefore the disturbance of such a government cannot be esteemed seditious, much less traitorous.” – Thomas Aquinas
    When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance becomes Duty – Thomas Jefferson
    Take the pledge:

    • retireme

      I think what is planned is for the UN to come into our country and fight against us. They don't have enough people that will turn on one another. This thing has been in the woodwork for a long, long time.

    • Screeminmeeme

      Carl Stevenson.....Great comments and spot on.

  • Carl Stevenson

    The officials who ordered this should have been prosecuted and, at minimum, spent a LONG time in prison.
    The troops should have refused unconstitutional orders,,and they should have been punished, too, but not as severely ... Fines, demotion, etc.

  • Doodlebug

    Isn't confiscation of guns, at a time like was with Katrina, also considered looting? What makes it any different? So, I guess any natural disaster should cause all of us to hid our guns and do not admit to having any or they will be gone!

    • Carl Stevenson

      Looters should be shot ... No matter what they're wearing.

  • Bob McCormick

    And after they confiscated the guns, police armed with “assault
    weapons” stood at the exit of a bridge blocking people trying to
    escape the city. According to the MSM news reports at the time (it
    was the Bush administration after all) the cops were given orders to
    prevent the refugees from entering their town.

    So don't think it can't happen, During Katrina families were
    corralled it the festering swamp that was New Orleans. During WWII
    citizens were rounded up and placed in interment camps for being
    guilty of being of Japanese decent. Before that during the early
    1820s gold rush in the south east, the Cherokee Nation was rounded up
    and forced on a death march as they were relocated to the west. And
    then the government decided it needed to find a solution to the
    “Indian problem” sound familiar the Nazis and “the final
    solution” And these are just some of the examples I can come up
    with off the top of my head.

    History proves time and again that our government is capable of
    taking our liberties in ways both large and small and that is why the
    founding fathers had the foresight to give us the second amendment,
    Is it time to form A WELL ORDERED MALITIA in your town?

    • Carl Stevenson

      Didn't they shoot someone on that bridge? Seems to me I recall that they did ...

    • Hiram Holiday

      Registration has ALWAYS led to confiscation. Confiscation has OFTEN led to genocide. Confiscation has ALWAYS led to TYRANNY!

  • Silas Longshot

    The citizens of New Orleans were 'blindsided' by the stupidity of and the unconstitutional actions of these leftist democrats in power. They were isolated and easy pickings for these illegal confiscations. If they had seen what was coming they could have banded together in resistance to this BS. Perhaps then, the cops / jackbooted thugs / national guard could have been convinced this is not such a hot idea, and they would have gone to where they should have been to begin with, in the areas that were being looted and burned. (But that might have been 'dangerous').

  • Walt

    Those in power are no longer concerned about what we think. They have enough brain-dead deadbeats who have sold their freedoms and security for a debit card and a phone to insure their continued re-election.

    • retireme

      If you believe this you are buying what the liberal media is selling you Don't believe anything that the media sells. People voted in this last election by millions.The machines were rigged to change votes from Romney to Obama. So, no election in the future will be fair. If they can do that then our whole democrat process of electing officials is down the toilet Secondly, hundreds of precincts across swing states had 100% to 140% of the vote go for Barry O. That just does not happen except in banana republics.

  • Jackson DeLand

    The NRA sued the city and the city was required to return the illegally taken guns. The Mayor (under inditement for fraud) and Police Chief (since resigned) required that any citizen that had their guns illegally taken, had to prove ownership of their "taken" firearms. Confiscation is still confiscation, illegal or not and most were not returned even though take illegally. Insane application of "the Law", legal or not, is still insanity! The people who did this to the New Orleans citizenry are gone and so are their "legally" owned guns. Tyranny by any other name is still tyranny.

  • Charles Durham

    If some one wants to take the items that one would want to defend themselves with than they should be prepared with posting people out side ones home.

  • John The Truth

    Over my dead body.

  • Dietrich Kaiser

    Let them come and claim them... My guns are to protect me from any thugs who enter my property...whether they be wearing gang colors, former welfare brats, or other criminals. A badge doesn't mean you can break the law and not be a criminal. Good cops would never confiscate...those that would aren't good cops and are common thugs.

  • GrizzMann

    There is always a reason to confiscate guns, for Democrats. Example, it is raining. Or the earth is turning. Try, there is a sale at Walmart. All good reasons?

    • Public_Citizen

      There is no reason there are only excuses.

  • Public_Citizen

    Any person "requesting" that you surrender private property should be willing to issue a proper signed receipt for that property.

    If they aren't willing to issue a receipt then they are in violation of USC Title 18, Section 242, acting under "color of law" to commit an offence. At that point they are just another gang.

  • HowCanItBeClose
  • tt82

    The people should have resisted and it would have been a different story.

  • gypsy314

    Bring plenty of body bags.

  • Chris Susalka

    Please people!!! Obama is NOT going to declare Marshal law and come get your guns. Stop the idiotic nonsense!! OMG. A bunch of paranoid people running around here! Gotta remember who your commander in chief was when that happened. The all knowing and powerful George Bush (the second coming of Christ to some of you ignorant folk). There was looting and violence in the streets and they were trying to defuse the situation. The US Military is not out to get you people. Drum up all the ancient quotes you want, go stand by your windows with your guns in tote - I'm going to go have a beer. lmao! You guys make me laugh. Bunch of back country white dudes that think the world is coming to an end and the civil war is still being fought. Sad... The facts are very clear - states and countries with stricter gun laws have lower rates of gun violence, the ones with more liberal gun laws have higher rates of gun violence. Are you serious people? What more evidence do you need? We need mental health checks and safety courses before we issue any firearms.
    So let me ask you paranoid folks this: The second amendment was written to keep the citizens in control of their country and prevent the government overthrow of the people. So do you think a pistol or firearm is enough to protect you from nuclear weapons and tanks and bombs that the military could use on us? No. So should we be arming ourselves with Sherman tanks and anti-aircraft weapons and nuclear weapons? The 2nd amendment says the right to bear arms doesn't it? We are NOT going to be overtaken by the government folks - just relax.

    • Brandon Ott

      A couple of points I'd like to counter here are ...

      1- The insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan have taught many that advanced weaponry doesn't equal victory. So, a well armed (with firearms only) citizenry can fight back efficiently.

      2- Even IF POTUS declared marshal law and aimed all the resources of the Federal Government at us, a large part of that force wouldn't comply. Brothers vs Brothers, etc.

      I do agree that too many people are WAY too worried about a sudden deliberate action against the citizens of our nation and that its highly unlikely. It's the unknown disasters (natural, financial, manmade, etc), and the over reaching Federal response, that concern me.

  • HowCanItBeClose

    Hi Chris,
    In my opinion, when we're talking about current events and comparing them to something that happened in the past, just as a reference. And in your third sentence you start blaming Bush? That horse has been whipped to death. Did he cause the blizzard in the northeast too? I watched news on Katrina. Bush was kept out, the Mayor of NO and the Governor of LA told him they didn't want help, stay out. The states are still sovereign. In retrospect he should have muscled in. Hindsight, and I thought gold was ridiculous at $200 an ounce. Have you seen the video of the 250 lb. guy tackling a 100 lb. GrandMa in her own kitchen. Why didn't that land on 20/20 or 60 Minutes? We'd be discussing felony or misdemeanor charges against bureaucrats in LA.
    If you can hide those instances, what else can you hide. Did you hear that HLS has enough ammo to fight the Iraq War for 30 years? They are placing orders for more. What for? Have a hunch - buy a bunch? I like to apply the theory that there are no coincidences. HLS placed an order for a very large volume of ammo with a company in Vegas. The company was in business for 5 days. No one answers their phone. Someone drove by the address and they are not there. So let me ask you, why aren't you more concerned?

    “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American peoples’ liberty teeth and keystone under independence... From the hour the pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security, and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable...The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.”
    George Washington wrote this.
    Hitler took everyone's guns, except the guys who murdered on his behalf...

  • akoby

    By disarming the residents, the police and National Guard left them at the mercy of thugs, looters and rapists. We know from the news that the police then left their posts and abandoned the city. So the only ones left with gyns were the criminals. How smart was that?