You'll recall the first was the fabled old City nearly being washed away. As in "Biblically." I was there a few months post-storm and can tell you 4/5ths of it was just...gone!
The second? Then Sheriff Henry Lee and his goons paddled around in their row boats, house to house, confiscating guns. From ordinary, law-abiding citizens.
Every, single, solitary one of them.
A little background: New Orleans has long been plagued with a veritable crime wave on steroids. My research tells me that every Mayor of NOLA and every Governor of LA all the way back to Huey Long in the 1930's have all been Democrats, and they've all wound up in the Gray Bar Hotel for fraud, kickbacks, bribery, theft and other nefarious dealings.
Remember Rep. Joe Jefferson? He's the Loooziana Congressman who got caught with $98,000 (cold hard cash?) in his freezer. He's doing 14 years in a Federal prison.
And so, with a murder rate threatening to eclipse even that of Chicago, the American city with the very strictest anti-gun laws and blood running in the streets (a murder averaging every 12 hours), NOLA's County Sheriff called for NICS (National Instant Criminal System) background check forms to be kept on file forever, rather than destroyed after 30 days. Which was, and is, Federal Law! Oh yeah, CA does this also through its "DEROS" (Dealer Record of Sale) system and has for several years. Big surprise there, right?
(NOTE: The "NICS" System is the background check we've been using for the legal purchase of firearms in America since 1996. The very same one the gun-haters are demanding we inaugurate! Go figure!)
How could they do this? Even though doing so was both illegal and unconstitutional? Easy. They just did it. Remember the old saw: "He who has the gold, rules?" Kind of like when Obama and Holder ran thousands of AR- and AK-style "assault rifles" across our southern border and into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels under the banner of, "Operation Fast and Furious." And this little "program" ran completely under the radar - illegally - until one Brian Terry, a U.S. Border Guard, was murdered by a cartel druggie using one of these illegal rifles. Supplied illegally via the courtesy of the Obama Administration. Annnd, it was you and me, the taxpayers, who bore the freight.
Of course, the program was quickly abandoned and the whole sordid mess swept under the carpet once Terry's murder was uncovered, owing to the fact that Eric Holder was the Attorney General. And as A.G. he functioned entirely as the "Consigliere" for his Godfather, protecting Obama from everyone and everything.
Kind of like the opposite of what Trump suffered through with a "recused" Attorney General Jeff Sessions, doncha' know.
So NOLA's Parish Sheriff confiscated all the guns...from honest, law-abiding citizens, preventing them from protecting themselves from the legions of criminals who were looting and stealing and killing unabated. And by the way, many of those same looters were NOLA's own Police! Check out YouTube for the videos showing NOLA Police, in uniform, looting local stores as the Storm was bearing down.
It's also been reported that they - the cops - emptied the local Cadillac dealer's inventory of 98 brand new Caddies and expropriated them for their own personal rides out of town, in Detroit comfort. Houston, here we come! How nice...
On second thought, maybe that's why the Sheriff grabbed the guns; enlightened self-interest?
Let us now turn to the "Universal" background checks the newly-empowered Democrat majority in the House of Reps want to impose. It's exactly like NOLA, circa 2006. "Universal" means keeping the original NICS application made for purchase or transfer of a firearm...FOREVER! Thus, when the time is right, and it's right in some places sooner than others, they'll come for the guns. And they'll know who has them because they'll have squirreled away the data. Illegally. And then they'll use it...
And for those unfamiliar with our laws, the Congressional "Firearms Protection Act" of 1984 established this inviolable rule, which the gun-haters are endeavoring to climb over, around or underneath. In other words, gut.
There can be only three possible reasons why Democrats are so dead-set on disarming the public:
First, they actually believe that making it damn near impossible for honest, honorable U. S. citizens to "keep and bear arms," will somehow make it more difficult for criminals, thieves, rapists and murderers from getting their hands on guns. Even though a recent Federal Bureau of Investigation study showed conclusively that more than 92% of all currently-incarcerated felons acquired the guns they used illegally. They stole them or bought them in some back alley.
Less than 8% state they bought them legally.
And no guns laws, old or new, would keep this from happening. Yet, somehow gun haters think it just might. There are more than 25,000 anti-gun laws on our books right now. Are they working? Hello! Criminals are well known for not obeying the laws. That's why they're called criminals!
Second, they just don't think you and me and all the other "ordinary" folks are smart enough to be trusted with a firearm. None of us. Nobody but the military, and maybe the cops should have guns. Just "maybe" on the cops, although they're not too happy with them lately, either. Remember, there's a whole bunch on the Left who think cops should all be fired! Face it: They don't think you know what to eat, or how to raise your kids, or what to drive. You really, reeeeely need their professional help. Because you're too damn dumb to be permitted to have access to a gun, and probably sharp implements as well. Remember: They just want to be left alone to live your lives. Deal with it...
Or third, finally, they actually do harbor the nefarious plan to one day come for all the guns. They intend to try, someday, reeeeel soon, to confiscate them. And in order to have that option, they just have to have a list of who has them, and how many.
Now, that's in direct disregard of our 2nd Amendment, which gives all U. S. citizens in good standing the absolute, Supreme Court-decided individual right to "keep and bear arms." Which the Democrat weenies just cannot abide. If people can't be trusted to feed their kids the food approved by their "superiors," or choose their preferred form of transportation, or how to live and vote, then they certainly should not be trusted to actually own a firearm!
They may actually want to unveil and undertake a full-blown confiscation of our more than 325,000,000 guns from their 100+ million owners at some point in the future. And in order to get there, they need to know who's got them, right now! And so, they need "Universal Background Checks."
Didn't know that, did you?
So, I ask you to ask yourselves: Whether you own a gun or not, and more than 43% of American households do, you might wish to someday acquire one, especially if things start to go south all around you. And if you look carefully around you, in many places they already are. Wouldn't you like the chance, the freedom to be able to exercise your Constitutional Rights?
Or are you okay with just leaving your welfare and that of your family and friends to the neighborhood police. I mean, after all, when seconds count the police are only minutes away...