Justice for Rich Intact, Gun Rights, TooProbably no rich people died from Hurricane Katrina, but some of them, naturally, want to get back to their homes, and start sorting things out. According to the NY Times, private security guards hired by rich people and business, openly carrying M-16s and other weapons, are the only people allowed to have guns in New Orleans. Your right to pay people to bear arms for you shall not be infringed, apparently.
No civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns or other firearms, said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of police. "Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons," he said.May the Light of the Eternal Lord Shine Down and Enrich the Pockets of the Wealthy. Hallelujah. Amen. Oh, and make sure to disarm the lower and middle classes. Sometimes they get so, well, uppity.
But that order apparently does not apply to hundreds of security guards hired by businesses and some wealthy individuals to protect property. The guards, employees of private security companies like Blackwater, openly carry M-16's and other assault rifles. Mr. Compass said that he was aware of the private guards, but that the police had no plans to make them give up their weapons.